We announced last night that we’re officially on track for a new release next month. The record will be a short EP titled “When Winter Comes”, and we’re all excited and nervous and impatient about releasing it.
Over the past few months, we’ve been playing a few shows here and there, but haven’t sought after hitting the venues as hard as we once did. Our set was made up of old songs. Some of the members weren’t around when we wrote those songs. While that’s just part of being a band, all of us were ready to make some new music. Music written by the band now. It’s hard to fill a set with songs that you’ve been playing for the past few years. We were ready to be playing new music as much as the people coming out to the shows.
Tyler joined, then Austin joined, and Collin and I were talking about writing new music. Dealing with distance, limited time, and no good practice space, we slowly got to work. The idea was a full-length record.
As time went on and we kept writing, we wrote more and more songs. Before long, we had (have) a good amount of them. A few we started to sample live. The songs continued to take shape, continued to grow.
We knew it was getting time for a new release: it was long overdue, and we couldn’t just sit on these songs anymore. We were impatient and ready to get new music in everyone’s hands; we were ready for new music to play at shows. But, when we looked at our demos we’d made of the new tracks, we didn’t feel our full-length attempt was quite up to snuff yet.
A handful of the songs didn’t quite mesh with the others, either. We love them and think they’re great, but they just didn’t sound right in between some of the other songs. So, we came up with a compromise between our own impatience and our commitment to our music.
It’s called When Winter Comes, and it’s a 4-song EP that will come out next month. Some of these songs have been played live, then re-worked and re-worked, and will now finally, as a completed song, be heard. Others haven’t been released or shown to anyone.
During October, we’ve tracked the record. After a few more finishing touches, it will go out for mixing and mastering, and then it will be in your ears.
When Winter Comes.