A few brave and beautiful YtQC songs are making their way to EP status, and listeners can't wait.
If you've ever decidedly taken on a project that is bigger than yourself, then you understand how excitedly fearful the prospect of actually accomplishing what you've set out to do can be. For whatever reason, recording is a daunting task for me. It feels like settling down; marrying whatever gets captured on tape and sealing it in time. However, the risk seems more and more worthwhile, because lately all I want to do more than anything is to share the words and sounds I've been given.
Thus, I am recording my first EP, a short album of 6 songs. The content has evolved through a process of performing live, collaborating with different musicians, and revamping old recordings from professional studios, home studios, and my living room. After a year of tracking between the rumbling and bussling street noise in my one room apt., I realized that sadly I am not Sufjan Stevens or Bon Iver, or even Cat Power for that matter. I need help, professional help.
So here is the plan:
The foundational tracks (drums, vox, guitar) were recorded in the late winter/early spring at a studio in SOMA. The engineer who recorded these tracks is moving, so I'll be transferring the project into the hands of Jacob Montague of 'Branches,' who has so wonderfully agreed to take a week from his own tour in July to finish my project. All that needs to happen now is the tracking of some lovely instruments such as the piano, violin, harp, etc. Then mixing, and then...it's done sometime in August!
All in all, the project will cost approximately 1,500. Half of this I have already borrowed, but need to pay back.
Here's where you come in.
If you choose to contribute to its creation, what you give monetarily will not only help bring the project to fruition, it will fuel this EP with love and support. The result will be music to the ears, which reflects your friendship as much as it does the truth and beauty it conveys. Here's to beautiful music and the people like you who make it possible for others to share in it! Cheers and all joy, love, and peace.
*special thanks to Laura Kay Rudat for her work on this beautifully done video*
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