1/30/16, 9PM (doors 8)

In the cave of overdubs...

Look natural, fellas, 

like I always play you all

at once.

Well, the first volume of

our upcoming two-album set,

CITY, is just about finished,

and we are now digging into

the nuts and bolts of of part II. 

We will release both albums

simultaneously next winter,

not as a double album, but as

two interrelated but separate listening experiences representing a discrete period of time in the band’s history which has now come to a close. I don’t think we have ever sounded this good, and we will never sound quite like this again.

In October of 2014, we went into the studio with The Norman Conquest to record the basic tracks for over an hour and a half of music. These are the songs that have formed the backbone of our live sets over the past six years or so. Since then, we’ve been refining the mixes, doing overdubs, and bringing in some wonderful guest musicians.

“Repetitions of the Old City” will be our first albums of original material in nearly three years.  We are making a deliberate effort this time around to capture the intensity and immediacy of the live Jack O’ The Clock. This doesn’t mean there is absolutely no production, but there is a crisp, concise core and a unity to the sound that is true to all five of us and sounds more like the band than ever before.  It took a few years and a lot of experimentation to find this sound, but we’ve learned how to put all the funny pieces together, how to make this unruly beast sing. This is our main sequence, our bright, rich, fully-cooked state.  I can’t wait for you to hear this stuff.

We’ll have some sneak peeks in the coming months.