Recorded over 2011 this CD features a mix of brand new songs and reworked new interpretations of songs from the last album. Hard tunes like Dead Sled and Death Cycle tear things up while first ever recorded acoustic versions of Royal Dead songs show their diverse range. I handled the recording, mixing and production on this release.
Royal Dead have been hard at work in studio over the past year and next week you get to see some of that hard work come to fruition. Here is a taste of the music video for “Death Cycle”. You can see the full video next week exclusively at the CD release show for Go Bat Go! March 24th at 3 Kings Tavern.
Go Bat Go! was recorded at KGM Audio, which is the studio I co-own. I handled the mixing and production.
2011 has been pretty busy around here so far.. I have been working with Paulie Lipman recording a new album entitled “The Obscene Gravity of Silence”. It’s a mix of spoken word and backing music; I’ve been helping Paulie on the production and recording aspects of the album at my studio. He is going to wrap up final musical composition and mixing on his new mobile rig.
Royal Dead are back in the studio recording songs with their new lineup. I spent the past weekend laying down tracks with them. We’re going to have some more recording sessions in February and have the release come out on Kheperi Global Media sometime in 2011.
Some photos from this past weekend’s session:
I’m also continuing work with Mad Wax from Vocode Records/Vocode Project on an eclectic electronic music project. We’ve discussed possibily pressing vinyl for this release. My wife Jolene has been sitting in on sessions and learning the ins and outs of the studio. We’re discussing opening up the studio to the public sometime later this year.
On the recommendation of a co-work J. and I watched a Bosnian movie called Fuse on Thursday. I thought it was very well done especially if you are familiar with the conflict over there. J. thought it was a little slow.
Went out to Vinyl on Saturday with my buddy Wax to check out DJ Sneak from Chicago. It was fun to get out and do something different than the norm.
Laid down some tracks for an upcoming Royal Dead recording last night. May possibly be one of the last sessions in my temporary area before moving into the new studio. Our final building inspection should happen on Thursday and I’ll spend all Friday hauling equipment into the new space and hooking things up. The construction and planning has been going on for so long now, since the end of April…I’m stoked that I will finally be able to move in.
My friends Royal Dead hits the road tomorrow for the 2009 Disposing Bodies Tour! They throw some pretty fun shows, go check them out if you like psychobilly music. They’ll be selling their album “Enough Noise to Wake the Dead” which I produced.
Here are the latest tour dates:
Mar 26 2009
Rouge West w/ Henchmen Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 27 2009
Surly Wench – w/ Henchmen & Dead End Dragstrip Tuscon, Arizona
Mar 28 2009
Uncle Paulies Pub – w/ Henchmen & Straight Razor Suicide El Paso, Texas
Mar 31 2009
The Deadhorse w/ Henchmen San Angelo, Texas
Apr 1 2009
Red 7 w/ Henchmen Austin, Texas
Apr 2 2009
The Marquee w/ Henchmen & Brutally Frank Tulsa, Oklahoma
Apr 3 2009
The Gypsy – w/ The Henchmen, Queen Beast, tba fayetteville, Arkansas
Apr 4 2009
Blackthorn Pizza & Pub w/ Henchmen & Brutally Frank Joplin, Missouri
Apr 5 2009
Club Mustache w/ Henchmen & Them Damned Young Livers Kansas City, Missouri
Apr 7 2009
The Senate Bar w/ Henchmen & Three Bad Jacks Pueblo, Colorado
Apr 8 2009
The Rocket Room w/ Henchmen Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 9 2009 7:00P
Cervantes w/ Henchmen, Stellar Corpses & The Nica-Teens Denver, Colorado
Apr 10 2009
Quincy’s w/ Henchmen & Stellar Corpses Grand Junction, Colorado
Apr 25 2009
Bozeman Psychobilly Showdown w/ The Chop Tops, Henchmen, Three Bad Jacks and more! Bozeman, Montana
Jun 18 2009
Mesa Theater ALL AGES Grand Junction, Colorado
Jun 26 2009
Three Kings Tavern Denver
After March 1st, 2008 KGM will primarily be located out of New York City. We still love Denver and are keeping our Colorado address for the time being but we’ll soon be moving the majority of our operations to New York.
For those of you who shop at Interpunk, Royal Dead’s Enough Noise to Wake the Deadis now available there as well as everywhere it was before.
Royal Dead’s new Album, Enough Noise to Wake the Dead is now available! Their music is similar to bands such as Nekromantix and The Koffin Kats. I did not contribute any writing to this but produced and mixed the album.
On Wednesday Royal Dead came over to the studio for final mixing tweaks to their album, “Enough Noise to Wake the Dead”. Once the artwork comes in we’ll have a final listen to and then I’ll get the pre-press finalized to send off to the manufacturing plant. We’re currently shooting for a November release.