The Boston show last Friday was one of the most feverishly fun shows we’ve played in a long time. We’ve been working on this new batch of songs for the better part of a year. ‘Twas delightful to really stretch our legs and give y’all a sneak peek at what the four of us have cooked up in the past 365.25 days. (Speaking of legs, pro tip: Watch out for puddles forming onstage. They will lead to unique performances of “Fan The Fury”.)
Here’s a little something from for the folks who were geographically and temporally able to attend, but unwilling to do so:
My parents were able to fly in from Florida that morning, which was neat. Pretty sure the last time they caught us was the time we played Miami, which was about seven years ago. They really enjoyed our set (that’s going in our press materials).
We took them out to see OldJack the next evening over at Lizard Lounge, whom they really liked. OldJack absolutely killed it, particularly their cover of “Gimme Shelter”.
Sessions for the new album have officially been in progress since mid-August. Basics are (drums, bass, some guitars) at the new and improved Mad Oak Studios with Benny Grotto. Getting to the horns and vocals next week.
It’s already sounding fucking mega.
I don’t know if I’ve ever had this much fun putting a record together. No. 5 will be something truly special. I seriously cannot wait for you guys to hear it.
In the meantime, here’s a smattering of pics from Adam Salsman.
Charles is off in Europe touring with the Bill Dwyer Band for a few weeks, so if you find yourself on the continent where history™ comes from, do check out their tour dates. Chuck’s been busy wearing several hats: Second Grave’s final show (RIP), and Eddie Japan’s opened for The Fixx at Once Ballroom last night.
Tons of work got started last week on the virtual reality music video for “Falling Out of Love”. You can read director Skye Von’s post on her progress. This thing’s going to look insanely cool. We’re still working on getting the rest of those rewards out to everyone who pledged.
Still getting our ducks in a row on a few other things, but we’ll have some more news to announce shortly. Maybe it’s invisible to the outside world (or maybe not), but Aloud’s caught its third or fourth wind in the past eight or so months.
What a time to be alive.
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