Friday, November 11, 2011


What a crazy 2 months it's been. As we arrive to this significant day in our lives all I can say is something feels "off". Maybe our album title was a prelude to a reality. Not sure, but things have been crazy. We will indeed be back to writing music again soon while we create more and more videos for our current songs, so stay tuned..... assuming the world doesn't end first.

To celebrate this strange date and this strange progression of events which are far too difficult to explain, we offer our new video up to you here. "dreamsong", from our latest album titled "losing them all to this time", and yes many loved ones have been lost recently..

Monday, August 22, 2011

losing them all to this time

So it's now complete. Two years of composing, recording, mixing, producing, going back to recording, learning new tricks, finessing, traveling to countries for new tracks, sending files back and forth, mastering, re-mastering, video shooting, setting up label business for the album, coordinating, mailing, and finally relaxing... and now here we are. It's 2011. 5 years since we first began this madness. This completely insane DIY process, that has been completely in our hands. Rewarding, humbling, nearly impossible, and draining in every way to the pocket book. But worth it? Yes! Very much so.

We may go down in history as the broke blokes who should have hunted for a label instead of taking out massive loans, but I will never complain. It feels so much better knowing I can only blame ourselves for any follys. We'll never be able to point our fingers at someone else for issues which may have or may arise in the future. Plus the album is exactly how we wanted it. It was our opus. An opus we now want to share with you!

I now find myself looking for new ways to fill the time. The grass is always greener. While recording all I can do is feel excited for the outcome, and once the outcome happens I almost want to go back to recording again. Maybe I'm a bit of an over worker. But I always find myself wanting to work on a new track, and right now all I can do is give myself some time to reflect upon what just happened...

Monday, May 9, 2011

hype machine

As part of an ongoing rant, I must sit back and reflect upon the years we've been working on this "music" of ours. It's been a wild ride, and it never truly is how it appears. The mass media, with all it's hype and dumpings of "new" has lost it's grip. Independent bands are compelled to release as fast as possible, with quantity always taking precedence over quality. "Being Relevant", "Genre Defining", and "Top Tier Sellers" seem to be the most important attributes to releases these days, and albums don't matter. These "releases" are purely singles.

And what is lost? The hardcore fan. The music lover who listens end to end. The person who collects all the hidden treasures they can find on their favorite band. Because who is their favorite band? Can they even answer that? There are far too many new ones to pay attention to next. Week after week. Day after day.

Well, as we prep our final recordings for the third full length album all of this starts compelling me even more. It becomes more important to me to really spend the time to make this album an album worth loving. I'm a fan of great LP's, by great bands. And while we are still little guys in the eyes of the media, we do have fans we love. Fans we want to give our best efforts to. Forget all the hype. Forget all the prestige. We just love music, and we hope our fans feel like the wait was worth it. That our fine tuning was better suited than just releasing at record pace.

Music is good! The album is just around the bend... and we hope you stay tuned!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jody Wisternoff Mix featuring "Departure"

An outstanding mix has been put up by Jody Wisternoff that features a re-interpretation of the song Ulrich Schnauss collaborated with me back in 2009 titled "Departure". Check it out here:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


A special thanks to Filter Magazine for featuring our latest cover of "the chain" on their site today!

Monday, January 24, 2011

the chain

a shoreline dream takes on fleetwood mac. viewable in video format below. available for download on 01.25.11 from itunes. look for it: