Seasons are good things; they bring rhythm to life. Things bloom, grow, and then sometimes lay dormant in preparation for something new.
We decided to take a season of downtime in 2010 to spend some time with our families and give some attention to other areas of our lives. Just before we did that, however, we went into our studio and decided to attempt to capture the sounds that had been inspiring us. Not only that but we decided to approach this record differently than anything we’d ever done before: embracing limitations, and intentionally putting ourselves in artistically uncomfortable situations. We “sprinted” through the sessions, and found some unexpected gold.
We called the resulting collection of songs, Signs of Life, and we’re pleased to announce that they are available now on iTunes. We’re extremely proud of them, and we sincerely hope that you hear the hope, excitement, and soul that’s there.
With the season of reflection and rest behind us, we think it’s time to get back to producing and sharing some music with everyone. so we’re already slowly collecting new songs, and are planning to play some shows around the southeast. We’d love to see you there, and to hear from you in the meantime.
Though 2010 was a difficult year in a lot of ways for us — both as individuals and as a band — we know that we’re stronger friends, better musicians, and hopefully more thoughtful human beings than we were 14 months ago…
And I think that’s what ultimately matters.
February 22, 2011 // posted by: eric // permalink