I Was A Nightmare But I Don’t Want To Go There
My Kickstarter album of covers, I Was A Nightmare But I Don’t Want To Go There, is now out and available through this site. We’ll be rolling out an iPad/iPhone release later this fall, as well as digital downloads through iTunes and distribution through CD baby. The first pressing of 150 CDs sold out immediately, so we’ve gone and pressed 150 more. As the market for physical product remains small, I will only be making very limited numbers of both the CD and vinyl, with a package that I had printed by Stumptown Printers Workers Cooperative in Portland Oregon. Currently we’re operating with the idea of 300 CDs and 300 vinyl only. The vinyl is 180 gram.
My band, as per usual for the last several albums, includes John Hanes on drums, Paul Olguin on bass, Counting Crows/Camper Van Beethoven/Monks of Doom alumnus David Immerglück on guitars, with appearances from Chuck Prophet, Skip Edwards, John Lee Sanders and Dane Terry. The covers were chosen by myself, with several suggestions taken directly from my Kickstarter backers. I’ve felt pretty confident with my last several albums, since The Cock Crows At Sunrise in 2006 I’ve been cutting most of my stuff live, on the floor, and I Was A Nightmare continues in that tradition. The great majority of the playing and singing you hear is live as it happened, with a smattering of small overdubs. I don’t recommend recording like this for everybody, but for me, it’s the way to go.
Other exciting news for 2013 is that Camper Van Beethoven has out first album in 8 years coming out on 429 Records. Titled “La Costa Perdida,” we wrote and produced this record over the course of 2011 into 2012. It’s as good a Camper record as I could have hoped to make at this point, great songs, great lyrics, great playing. We’ll be out on the road a good chunk in 2013, and I’ll be playing as many solo shows as I can fit in.
Please remember, we’re independent artists. Most of the work here is self funded or funded by the direct support of my fan base. With a limited budget, I really count on your help to spread the word about this great music. So post on facebook. Tweet. Blog. Make your own youtube videos. Give product as gifts. Play on your radio show, add to your Spotify playlists. Got any cool ideas? Let me know. Wanna see me play somewhere? Make me an offer.
It’s all on the table. Thanks for your continued support.