Vinyl shipping has begun
Just a quick note to say that I have started shipping the vinyl. I've gotten about half of them out so far, and I'll be getting the rest out over... Read more
Vinyl Shipping Prep
I've been working on getting the vinyl ready for shipping - it's a lot more work than I realized. It started with me having to un-shrinkwrap over 300 of these... Read more
The vinyl is here!
I'll be getting these signed, packed, and ready to go over the next several days, and I should begin shipping them out late this week/early next week.
-Earl... Read more
Vinyl is pressed!
I just got word that the vinyl pressing is completed. They'll be shipping them out to me tomorrow, and I'll begin mailing them out to backers when I receive them.... Read more
The vinyl test pressing is in!!!
I received the test pressing from the vinyl plant, and I just got done giving it a listen. It sounds quite nice, and I've notified the plant that the pressing... Read more
I fully expected to be shipping out the vinyl this week. However, I received word from the pressing plant that one of the stampers (one side of the mold they... Read more
"Get Lucky" now available
If you weren't a backer for the 2nd Brassft Punk kickstarter project, our version of "Get Lucky," you can click here to give it a listen. There's also a bonus... Read more
Less than 3 days to get in on "Get Lucky"
For anyone who might have missed it, the campaign for a Brassft version of "Get Lucky" only has a couple of days left to go. That project also serves as... Read more
Who wants to "Get Lucky"?
I am obsessed with the new Daft Punk single, Get Lucky. The guys in the Brassft Punk band are all digging it, too. This tune is begging to be brassified... Read more
Vinyl - coming in July
I just wanted to drop a note to say that if your reward included it, you should get your vinyl copy in July. That's happening. More news on that soon.... Read more
OK... technical difficulties. Everybody please stand by.
There appear to be 2 separate issues.
1. The last batch of download code emails seems to be delayed. They're appearing, but one report had it showing up 30 minutes... Read more
Backers, check your inboxes - download codes sent! :)
At long last, the download codes are being sent out. We got ~650 of the 1347 codes sent out, then gmail capped our mass-mailing (it seems to be an anti-spam... Read more
Awaiting download codes...
The royalty stuff is straight. The backer downloads are going to be made available from Juno. The files have been uploaded. My friend that's helping me w/ the email script... Read more
Inching ever closer
It's been several days of hustling and shuffling, and I even spent 2 hours w/ the Trax folks today trying to get everything in line to be able to release... Read more
Licensing update - an explanation, and some good news. :)
I'm sure some of you are wondering "Since the record has been finished for quite some, why can't I download it yet?"
Here are the details: Anyone can cover anyone... Read more
Happy New Year, everyone!
Just thought I'd catch you all up on the latest. I spoke w/ my lawyer today - we're waiting on one final bit of licensing to clear, and then I... Read more
All backers that got PARTYFT! tickets as a reward
Your names will be at the door, and those that got pairs of tickets your name will have a "+1". In the event that the tickets are to go to... Read more
Oops... that ticket link was wrong. Here is the correct one.
Sorry for the error.
More tickets now available for PARTYFT! & other updates.
Ok, so lots of things going on, here's an overview of where things are:
•The record is sonically complete - recorded and mastered. done.
•The album artwork is almost finished... Read more
Music is so vast...
The world of music is so tremendous that it's impossible for anyone to be familiar with all of it, even a person with near guru-like status. When this conversation with... Read more
I've been editing like a madman. The plan is to complete that over the next few days and have this mixed by the end of the month. Editing is coming... Read more
I am pleased to announce...
I've just signed a deal with Trax records, the legendary electronic music label that put Chicago House on the map. They'll be handling not only Brassft Punk, but also my... Read more
I'll be posting photos and video from the rehearsal and session gradually over the coming weeks. Thanks again to Donovan Fannon for allowing us to enlist his amazing photography talents... Read more
At long last the music has been played an captured! We had a great day of rehearsal on Wednesday, and Thursday's session went so smoothly that we even finished the... Read more
Any good producer will tell you that an essential part of making a good recording is the comfort of the musicians. As such, I decided to treat these guys to... Read more
Session set for 9/26 & 9/27 after all!
Well, I seem to have worked it out.
The original plan was to do 2 days, working up and recording a song in the morning, then lunch, then a song... Read more
and... rescheduling again.
Somehow when finding out what dates were available at the studio, we got our wires crossed. I thought I had everything lined up for the 26th and 27th , only... Read more
The great reschedule, and other news
The dates have been narrowed down, and while I'm waiting for confirmation from a couple of folks it looks likely this will be happening somewhere in the last week of... Read more
In the interest of safety, I'm postponing the session. This way everyone can be free to do what they need to do to prepare and be safe. We'll figure out... Read more
When it rains...
Things are all set to start recoding Wednesday morning. YES!!!
On the way to breakfast I overheard people on Royal street chatting about "that storm" that's "headed this way." NO!!!!... Read more
The Not-So-Romantic Process of Arranging Music By Hand
While I've handwritten all my arrangements in the past (and I've done my fair share), they've each been for projects that were, admittedly, smaller than Brassft Punk - 4 or... Read more
Diagram for studio setup
Here's a draft of what I'm planning to do in terms of recording this - where the musicians will be, starting the mic selection, etc. Subject to change, but I... Read more
Musician lineup finalized!!!
...and I feel like jumping up and down because I'm soooo excited about it. Here's the rundown:
Edward Lee (sousaphone) and Lumar Leblanc (snare) - The foundation of any brass... Read more
News, News, News
OK - so here's the latest:
Recording session is BOOKED - we'll be recording August 29th and 30th. That means a couple of things.
-People singing on the record, I'm... Read more
Download codes for my 1st 2 records going out now
To all my backers with the "+" option, the codes to download Electronola and Classics are going out to you now. A handful went out w/ no subject, and it's... Read more
Just thought I'd give an update since it's been a couple of weeks. Here's what's been popping in my world:
-Arrangements are coming along. Progress is a bit... Read more
The timer has now officially run out. Just a short time before, we managed to double the initial goal, which is exciting. What excites me even more is that this... Read more
Countdown to liftoff - only one day left!!!!!!
I've stocked up on staff paper, acquired a nice pencil, and I'm preparing for a couple of weeks of intese arranging. I've outlined "Around the World" in the last couple... Read more
PARTYFT! date: Dec. 15th, Preservation Hall, Midnight.
Just wanted to announce that we've pinned down a date for the PARTYFT! event. Reward options that include tickets begin with "***" to make them easy to spot. Looking forward... Read more
Extended goals exceeded!
You know, I was so caught up in my excitement about PARTYFT! I neglected to mention something important and awesome - we've blown past both of the extended goals! That... Read more
PARTYFT! - exciting news, new rewards, and STEMS!
First off, I'm going to refrain from calling this a "release party," since this will be in December, and (barring unforeseen delays) I plan to have this record out... Read more
FUNDED! Also, Release Party Performance
Sometime Saturday Brassft Punk hit its goal! Thank you so much for all the lovely support. :) As this grows between now and June 15th, I'm going to continue to... Read more
Brassft Punk in the press
Just wanted to say thanks to some folks that have taken interest and written about the project. Here it is in (I think) chronological order:
First off is Alison Fensterstock's... Read more
First of all, THANK YOU! The last 24 hours have been amazing - Brassft Punk has gained nearly 400 backers, and gone from about 33% to over 80% of the... Read more
Off to a great start, & FREE Music!
It's been just over a week since this launched, and quite an exciting one. The response to this has been fantastic. The project already has more backers in one week... Read more