after a deep breath + with tumblr as my witness:
i will put out a series of 12 new songs + accompanying music videos over the next year.
on the 22nd of every month, i’ll post either a new song or a new video on here, and then follow it up with its companion later in the month. we got started in july with i want to be naked.
i’m going to make these songs and videos whether you support me or not, whether press supports me or not, and sometimes, whether common sense supports me or not.
i’m a very independent musician at the moment, which gives me freedom i won’t take for granted. i will write, perform, produce and mix all this new material myself. longtime collaborator réal cardinal (comaduster), who’s been around since bodysongs, will be mastering, i am an exit artist leslie predy will be doing all the cover art, and bandmate eric will be helping out all over the place. i will also write, act in, edit, and co-direct the videos. so if you hate this shit you will be able to personally blame me.
i think the material i’m going to be releasing is maybe my best + i hope you’ll agree. as i’ve said, the mailing list will be getting these tunes and videos before they go public, but they’ll be on here after that.
i toyed with the idea of doing physical releases of this stuff but honestly what i am most interested in is making better music, and making better music videos. especially in the realm of film stuff, i have so much to learn and it’s p exciting (also it is so much more work than i imagined lol)
so these new songs of mine will all be available for free. they will be streaming initially, and before each month is out, they will be available for free download on bandcamp. they will also be streaming on spotify, beats, pandora, etc, and available for purchase on itunes, amazon, emusic, etc. they will be on those platforms because i know some people use them exclusively and i don’t want to keep anyone from my music if i can avoid it.
but i know from messages i’ve gotten that there are also people who have been around for a while and want to support me directly. circulating my art on tumblr is still one of the best ways to do that. but now there are others too:
- buying a t-shirt
- buying my music on bandcamp
- becoming a patron of the no sorrow video series
in all of those cases, except for a small percentage, whatever money you throw at it will go directly to me, so it is actually more like just directly buying me lunch. gripping stuff on itunes or streaming on spotify is great and useful to me but more chocolate bar status.
thanks from the pit of my unsettled stomach for caring about my art! + wish me luck —- i’ve bitten off a huge chunk here by committing to such a ridiculous project :)
be well / stay bright