Dear courtier seismicgrizzles,We write with rue to notify you, our backers, that our album and book, labored over, dallied at, redetailed, will be delayed. Delayed by life circumstances! Cait and Jay suddenly have a baby, Jherek our esteemed producer and mixing engineer is spending much of this year on the road with Amanda Palmer, and Helen has two herniated discs in her back.
Long work-sessions, daily check-ins, extended time spent sitting: these things are things of (for the present) the past: so, final mixing and the completion of the book have had to proceed much more slowly than we'd like.
Our bestimate for the package being done is about two months--- a Christmastime 2012 release.
We love this record and we are filled with gratitude for the support you've shown this project. We'll continue to share with you our works in progress as they come together as well as material related to our band that we think you'll like, and we'll notify you again as the project wraps up. Happy autumn and we'll see you soon.
PS, below please enjoy an image of two real-live herniated discs, a bit of our friend Maria Sputnik's page of the book, a picture of Helen's doctor (does he look a little inexperienced?), and our linoleum print in progress for our song "Cherry Trees."
Life rushes onward! We are currently applying lots of spit and a modicum of polish to the album and book. They are shaping up gorgeous and crowded with friends (like life).
For now we're spreading papers on the floor, arguing about mixes (turn the percussion frog up, no turn it down), and trying to decide what can represent us on a T-shirt.
We're looking to press this to wax in the next two months, and will be in touch with our individual backers about your non-album gifts soon. In the meantime! Enjoy some sketches from the book, a new mix of a tune from the album featuring a certain friend's accordion, and a picture of a tiny metamorphosing human.
Fabulous friends, we love you and we are still alive, we promise! The action has been fast and intense in Princess Seismograph's magical country. We did our day of overdubs and so many wonderful friends added their voices and instruments to our musical creations, we are so grateful. And grateful to our backers for being so patient while we do the immense amount of work this album is turning out to require!
There is still a lot to be done; many comics need to be drawn, and logistics figured out, and prizes made. We must admit, we've been a bit distracted by the creature who has appeared in our midst. Meet our newest band member, Phineas. He makes a lot of very promising noises, we think he'll be a real innovator.
Meanwhile, Cait and Jay are keeping a blog about their tiny human: http://thatyouenter.livejournal.com/
And we are as committed as ever to making the best album we can make. Stay tuned for more progress updates as the journey continues!
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