37. Remixed. Remastered.

Here’s the short version.  37 has been remixed and remastered!  The new mixes feature additional keyboard and guitar parts that didn’t make the original release but were recorded during the original sessions.  I believe these new mixes are truer to our vision for the EP.  So what happened?  Keep reading.

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It's Feels Good To Be Back!

Our first house concert on December 5, 2015, was awesome - a lovely backyard venue and a friendly crowd of 40+ people.  We could't have asked for a better night for Jordan's first gig with us.  Even the temperature was warmer than expected! On the spur of the moment, Jordan poured some liquid nitrogen (!!!) into our host's pool for an impromptu "smoke" show.  The combination of the smoke, the pool lighting, and the ambient guitar looping at the beginning of Introduction really set the mood for the rest of our set.

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What?!?  A gig?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the States and there is plenty to be thankful for - family, friends, our health, the RAIN, and of course, music.  It's true that our EP project is progressing more slowly than anticipated but our planned trajectory was diverted by an unforeseen gig. Yes, a gig! This, of course, necessitated finding a new bassist and getting him up to speed. Quickly.

Please welcome my good friend Jordan Reading into the King Never fold. Truthfully, Jordan has been a part of the extended King Never family for quite sometime. Most notably he played bass on our Christmas single We Three Kings from a few years ago.

What about the gig, you ask? Well, it's a house concert and could be cancelled because of rain!  Ha. But, it will likely go off without a hitch, and honestly, I've been curious to try this whole house concert thing. Especially since we have the perfect yard for just such a thing. 

Hmmm....

As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, would you be so kind as to mention King Never? We really need your help getting the word out as we approach the release of the new EP.

As always, thanks for your continued support. 

Matt

Drums, drums, drums!

Hello there! I'm happy to report that Nick's drums have been recorded for all three of our new songs.  We just finished recording drums for the last song last weekend and it sounds great!

I posted a couple videos to our Youtube page, and if you listen carefully, you can hear a teaser of one of the songs in the background as Nick is tracking drums.

And yes, we recorded in my garage...it's the only space in my house with vaulted ceilings and it really makes a difference with drums. 

By the time you read this, I'll hopefully have the basic guitar tracks recorded for a song or two.  Then I'll start tackling the vocals or maybe circle back around and add some additional texture guitar parts or loops.  Regardless, I've got my guitar cabinet mic'ed up and ready to rock!

As always, thanks for your continued support.

Matt

Dodgy Lyrics and Re-Voiced Chords

Work is progressing nicely on our new three song EP.  Finally.  I got a bit bogged down with lyric writing paralysis, but that has passed.  Two songs are ready to go and the final song is well underway. Yesterday afternoon I spent some quality time working on the final song, tentatively titled It Doesn't Have To Be (yes, a horrid, whiney name).  Of any of our songs to date, this one has been re-worked the most.  It started life back when Scott was still drumming for us and underwent at least two major re-writes with different, yet similar chords, and some dodgy verse lyrics that never seemed right.  Another major re-write happened when Nick joined.  I changed the chords again and Karl recorded what will be the final bass line.  My guitar part was getting closer, but still wasn't THE PART.  Well, that is, until yesterday afternoon.  I re-voiced a few chords and simplified the others and was left with the distinct impression that Karl would really dig what I came up with.  So...the verse lyrics still need help, but now that the music feels right, they will come quickly.

If you are subscribed to our email list (and if not, why not?), you'll notice we've switched to MailChimp for list management stuff.  Hopefully the switch was seamless and nothing blew up in cyberspace.

Thanks for your continued support.

Matt