Here’s a new song Chris (Foxkit) and I wrote and recorded recently. I designed the above image using a photo taken by Jake Bradly. It’ll be available on iTunes shortly :) Enjoy!
– The Balicantas
Since I’ve been deathly afraid of releasing something without a band over the last few years, most of my time has been spent working on music projects with other people. More recently, my friend Andy Ellis from Black Lab and I produced and recorded a couple songs for our friend Johanna Cranitch from Johanna and the Dustry Floor. Usually we’d start with a little demo Johanna recorded on Garage band with some vocals and keys and then the three of us would build the tracks together. Because of certain limitations, we had to be creative with some of the samples… like using paint buckets for drums and pens for drumsticks. Here’s one song we worked on off of her record “Northern Lights.”
That being said, all this work on other people’s music has inspired me to release out a little 4 song E.P. on my own. While it’ll be a little rough n somber, I plan to put it out at the beginning of the new year :)
Photo by Chris Upton.
I don’t know what it is about getting older, but every day I look down at my feet and Toms shoes look more and more inappropriate… but that doesn’t stop me from wearing them. In the same way, I feel like I shouldn’t like this song, but somehow it cuts straight to my emo soul.
Last week I took on a fun songwriting project with fellow homies, Chris Upton (former bass player for Lola Ray, who has a solo project called Foxkit), and Mike Green. The commission is to write music to lyrics written by some dood I’ve never met. Halfway done and it blows my mind how good or bad lyrics can be depending on their delivery. This week, I’ma finish up the melodies while Chris crushes the beats. Hopefully our brains united with this mystery man will make for a sweet little ditty. Could be a total turd, but we won’t know till next week. Either way, I’ll post it in the Music section of this site when it’s available.
If you have any ideas for a project you’d like me to be involved in, don’t hesitate to visit my about page and hit me up.