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A 25-year Lovewar reunion/follow-up CD to 1993's "Soak Your Brain."
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25 Years Later, Lovewar Releases New/Old Songs

Has it been that long? June of 1993. It seems like only yesterday that we flew out to LA to record with producers John and Dino Elefante at Pakaderm Studios. There, we recorded our first and only album, "Soak Your Brain," which was mildly successful and generally liked by music critics. But the fans! They ranged from enthusiastic to fully rabid. We had comments ranging from "Thanks for lyrics that don't insult my intelligence," to "We came to the gig just to see if you could pull it off live" to "Finally: a CD I can play for my pagan friends without blushing." 

In 1995-96 we had written about 12 songs with new bass player Jon Hill (we went on to form the band "The Channelsurfers" in 1997), and recorded them in a warehouse leased by a good friend Greg Snavely. In fact, we used his Tascam and ADAT machines, too, for which we are grateful. I (Tim) still wanted to tour, and so Lovewar morphed into the funk/metal/rap group "The Channelsurfers." We did over 120 dates a year in 1998-99—I got my wish! I then retired from the road and opened up shop with the recording studio. Life moved on...

But what about all those songs? We're all older and grayer now, our children are grown for the most part, and our vocations have changed pretty significantly. But timing is everything ("on the one, man!"). So we decided that a 25-year mark was perfect for releasing these songs, freshly-recorded at TBush Recording, and given good production so they can shine. And kick butt... 

On September 21-23, Greg Purlee and Rick Armstrong drove down here and we spent a glorious 3-day session working out arrangements, recording, and we even worshiped together at Syracuse Baptist Church, where I pastor. "Immortal, Invisible" never sounded so good!

Greg Purlee
Greg Purlee
Yours truly
Yours truly
Rick Armstrong
Rick Armstrong

I'm currently finishing up recording the guitar and vocal parts, Rick is sending his gargantuan bass tracks online, and Greg will soon be helping out on BGV's.

11 songs, all new, and will be available on CD and all the major digital download services. The only thing we're looking for here is assistance in manufacturing 1000 CD's. 

Blessings on you and yours, and we hope you like the new album.

Risks and challenges

The only real expense involved in the new album was for manufacturing a decent lot of physical CD's. They still make great gifts, since it's really hard to 'wrap' an mp3. So, there's no risk on our end.

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    Download the new self-titled "Lovewar" album a soon as it drops. We're aiming for early January, 2019.

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    For this generous donation you get the new Lovewar CD/download, a re-mastered version of "Soak Your Brain," Tim's Christmas CD "O Come Emmanuel" (featuring the heaviest "A Mighty Fortress" ever, from the Radio Free Geneva podcast), 1996's release "The Bleed," featuring Tim Bushong and Rex Carroll, AND the debut CD from Tim's son's band, The Great Flood Catastrophe, "Godspeed, Godspeed." A big ol' giant heaping helping of music.

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