New Year News
January 6, 2016
The turn of the seasons! We're past the winter solstice, Christmas, New Year's Eve and all the lovely disruptions of December. We're looking forward to another great year of being the rhythm section of Steel Wool. Check that link for our schedule.
Back to work on the album, "MUCH MORE BLACK". Like building a house there are so many layers and details that the average homeowner knows little or nothing about. When people ask us how is the album going, all we can do is smile and say it's going really well. But it is a big project and it's taking some time, because it's just us creating, recording, engineering and editing and comping and punching and drinking...... huge thanks to Tifani Lauzon for taking care of all the mundane stuff like food, water, meds, fires, kitties..... EVERYTHING that's not the album! We'll be going back to Don's soon for lead vocals, but there is a lot to do----
---- yes, they DID used to just throw up a mike and play the song. "They" sure did. We've done that too. TR loves to sketch on bar napkins, and even occasionally breaks out the colored chalks and pencils and does some picture of a fish or something that's just lovely but takes hours.... and one time she even thought about taking up oil painting and decided to make an album instead. Be patient, our friends and fans. It is cooking. It smells great.
Merry Edgy Xmas.....
December 17, 2015
MUCH MORE BLACK is going great! But.......As often happens during a recording project - another song appeared. Not exactly new - a remake of one of FLEDGLING's live recorded flights of a few years back. TR has always wanted to remake it. The bleaker side of Christmas. A short jazzy number about booze, Santa, a maimed veteran and a lack of faith. And there's snow. It wanted to happen NOW.
Go listen for free. Download, whatever. There's a place to give money if you want.
Progress being made!
November 16, 2015
Greetings friends and Fans of The Raventones! Our original estimated MUCH MORE BLACK completion date of Fall 2015 has pretty much passed and as you may have noticed, the album is not yet finished. Summer was far busier than anticipated with work and farming and family stuff, which slowed album progress a bit. More time to save money though, so that was a good thing!
And more good news; We just finished our first week of recording up at Don Ross Productions, and the results are spectacular. Massive guitars, Thunderous drums! Rivers of tone! We're working on editing and additional instrument recording at TraXide Studio now, and are very happy with how it is coming together.
We want you to know that the project is strong, it's coming along, and to stay tuned, because you WILL be listening to it before next Spring. I want to thank all of you who dared to support original art in our funding campaign, it has made a huge difference in the level of professionalism we can bring to this project.