Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Year end status update

As the year is coming to a close, I'm coming close to finishing up a lot of projects that I'd like to let everyone know about.

Last week, Many Arms played our last show of the year at Elena's in Philadelphia (a show organized by the wonderful Stephen Buono and promoted by Fire Museum). It was a really great show, and great to play alongside Little Women, Banned Books, and Split Red, who debuted their new singer Justin Duerr.

Many Arms probably won't be playing for a few months as we're getting our upcoming touring schedule together. We'll be touring when our new album is released and hitting a healthy chunk of the US in late March and April and heading to Europe in May. Here's an idea of what to expect:


 


Last week, Electric Simcha recorded our new album with Colin Marston at Menegroth: The Thousand Caves. It sounds amazing! We still have to find a label to release it, so no details yet on when you'll be hearing it.

Next weekend I'll be recording a new solo guitar album with Eric Carbonara. It's going to be quite a bit different from Black Figure of a Bird. I'm really excited to get all the new music (and some that is less new) recorded and my neighbors are really excited that I'll stop practicing so loudly for a while.

In January, Archer Spade will be pretty active. We're heading to California to work with Roscoe Mitchell and our sax-friend Drew Cecatto to work on a piece that Thomas Buckner is commissioning Roscoe Mitchell to write for our trio. While we're out there, we'll be playing a concert with Ken Ueno and Matt Ingalls at CNMAT. When we return, we'll be debuting our new duo piece, So Timid Persons Can Kill Their Own Fowl, at a free show at the Rotunda in Philly. Two days later, we'll be finishing up with our Kickstarter campaign (see the video two posts below!).

In late January, Eh? Records will be releasing Strange Falls, the debut album by the trio of Alban Bailly, Joe Mofett, and myself. I'm looking forward to some shows we'll be playing together in February!

It looks like the debut album by the Johnny DeBlase Quartet will be getting released early in 2011. I'm looking forward to having the details on that ready to share. Soon!

Now check out this great cat:


 


 See you soon!