I'm curious to see what we can do...
head over to kingsburymusic.net to see the progress
I have been planning on writing a real blog post since we made this page, and I’m finally sitting down to do it. Copying the news from the website is cheating, and we have a lot going on here at Sugarwood that I want to fill you in on.
We’ll start with the cover songs we’ve done. Back in November, we recorded two New Order covers for a tribute compilation that is being released on the Tampa based label 24-Hour Service Station. Truth be told, I'm not really a New Order fan. I understand why they were influential. I just don’t get into 80’s dance music, and the early recordings sound so sloppy it’s hard for me to get excited about it. Regardless, the results went incredibly well, and we were thrilled about the idea of doing something different.
We tracked two songs, “Ceremony” and “This Time of Night”. The comp. is called “Ceremony” and you can listen to our version of the song “Ceremony” on the official myspace page. The record is set for release on Oct. 30th 2009.
Because we enjoyed recording the New Order covers, we started thinking about cover songs we actually like. I never wanted to spend time working on other people’s material before, but now with the website being the main vehicle for our output of material, we are more liberated to do new things. A cover song breaks up the routine.
Mark is a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, and has pushed me to learn the Boss’s material for many years, so we did a version of “Atlantic City”. It came out great, and you can hear it here. We also tracked “Southern Accent” by Tom Petty.
“Southern Accent” proved to be much more difficult. Musically, the recording came out fantastic, but my voice just does not work on a Tom Petty song, so we recruited our good friend Matt Butcher to sing it. It sounds great, and you can hear it here.
While recording with Matt, he brought up the idea of doing a covers EP. Kingsbury would do all the music and Matt would sing the songs. We think it’s a great idea. Send us an e-mail if you have any song suggestions for us.
In other news, we shot a video in February for “Lie to Me”. It’s going to be incredibly sexy. Matt Nelson is directing it, and we are very thankful for his help. He brought a nice size crew of very talented individuals to get the job done, and we had fun with the whole process. Also, a very big thanks to Maggie at Tatame for letting us take over her bar. Hopefully we’ll have a finished product in a month or two. You can see the making of the video here, shot by Joe Glass. We’re not as serious as our music suggests.
Finally, the shows with Pontiak were fantastic. If you like sludgy, pysch-rock, go buy their records.
That's all for now. We'll try to keep this blog thing more depth from here on.
If all goes to plan, we'll be shooting a video this month for the title track of the new EP "Lie To Me". Our thanks to Matt Nelson for taking the reins on the idea. We'll keep you updated as it progresses.
We've had a bunch of web traffic these days. Our thanks to all the bloggers out there spreading the good word. We posted some links on the reviews page.
We have a few shows coming up with a great band from Virginia called Pontiak.
- February 21st at Will's Pub in Orlando.
- February 22nd at Crow Bar in Tampa.
- February 25th at The Engine Room in Tallahassee.
Come join us.
Happy Holidays! We got you a present! It's a new song called "Listen Perform and Show" and you can download it here. We started working on this track while recording some of the other songs that appeared on "Lie To Me", and we finished it up a few days ago. It's feels very electronic by comparison to most of our other recordings. We're all pretty happy with the results.In other news, we posted pictures from our Florida tour with Woven here. You can also find more pictures on our photobucket and myspace pages. Thanks to everybody who came out. The shows went great. I would post video, but our video camera broke somewhere along the way, and all the footage is ruined. It's the season for giving, so if you want to donate to us because we're so rad, we'll buy ourselves a new camera and keep the new video coming.
That's all for now. Tell your friends, enjoy the holidays and thanks for the support!