June 24, 2009
happy to report that the presale tickets went like crazy. twice as many as the remedy club tour. seriously, crazy! but sept is way too far away. killing me.
so, episode 3 of the rockumentary was posted. it’s my favorite scene of someone getting their face owned. i’ll include it here in case you haven’t seen it yet. the next one is going to be my favorite though. it’s title is going to be “twitter will kill you”. awesome.
also, if you haven’t heard, the new radio single, which is a cover of the fantastic song, “how he loves”, is now available on itunes. this is the radio version, the album version is completely different. it’s really tough to get the emotion of this song into a 4 minute radio format. it’s just a dang good song though and we want every single person on the planet to hear it. right before we started recording the new album, “church music”, i was on a plane flight listening to a friend of ours cd when this song started playing. about a minute into the thing i was weeping like a small child. it was slightly embarrassing, seeing as i was on a plane in the near proximity of other humans whom i didn’t wish to frightened. but dang, this song! i don’t know how i avoided hearing it for so long, but i knew there were more people out there like myself that hadn’t heard it yet and i became determined to change that. it’s one of those you just want to sing. here’s the link:
and don’t panic, if you are disappointed that the first song we release is a cover of a song that’s been out for several years now, you’ll be happy to know that “church music” has no less than 17 songs on it. 73 minutes of music. there is one other cover, a flyleaf song titled “all around”, that we gave a piano/string/weird-ambient-noises treatment to, and the starting song is, “phos hiliron,” (also known as “gladdening light” or “evening hymn”) the earliest known christian hymn still in use, but the rest are brand new, never recorded before tunes. it is a massive amount of music. think of it as our stimulus package.
edit: i just went to itunes and the radio single is number one on the christian/gospel music chart, which is pretty cool. then i went to check the main itunes chart, you know, just to see, not expecting anything to pop up there, but what do you know, there it was at number 89 (i think) just above miley cyrus’s song “hoedown throwdown”. so i did what i had to do, i had no choice, i downloaded it – hoedown throwdown! yes! she’s just being miley.