Wednesday tune for you.
Pretty cool new music Tuesday as I get to talk about a project my buddy Chris has been working on for some time called, ScreamCreature. The EP drops today and you can purchase it on iTunes or CD Baby.
Below is background on the project from Chris as well as a player to listen to some ScreamCreature but for me the best part about this project is that he’s been developing it with his brother. There is nothing like family!
“If you’ve seen me post but didn’t know what the hell I was talking about, well it’s a little project I started with my little baby brother, who’s not a little baby, but he’s kind of a big baby for such a big little baby guy. He was the first fan of every band I’ve ever been in: Exposed Youth, Hed, Boss Tweed, Elefant. Yeah, those are all names we actually considered using for the one and only band I’ve actually ever been in… and I can’t believe O.A.R. actually did go by some of those names. Well, Rob sat in the corner in the basement watching every band practice, and he learned to play guitar by watching Marc and Richard. When O.A.R. wasn’t practicing, he and I jammed down there all the time. Then he started writing his own songs. I pushed him to keep writing and he kept writing.
About 10 years ago we were living in Chicago and we stayed up all night one night writing a song called Stand and Scream and we knew the 2 of us had to do somethin’. Now somethin’ had to happen. But life was crazy over the next few years. I was on the road. He moved to LA for a few years and then to San Francisco. But whenever we’d get together back in Maryland for the holidays, we’d go back down to the basement and it was just like being back down there with Marc, Richard, Benj and Jerry. I love that basement. I love how it sounds. We wrote more songs. I invited Rob to Chicago to head into the studio. To fill out the parts, we invited Danny Chaimson who’s always been one of my favorite creative souls to have ever walked the earth and the chemistry was instantly apparent. I love that I’ve only ever been in bands with my brothers.
These songs have been written in Maryland, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, and even Memphis, and we recorded them over a 3 year period in many, many different studios in Chicago, before finally being mixed in Nashville. It’s been one of my favorite adventure’s. As you can see the story of ScreamCreature is either 3, or 10, or 30 years in the making depending on how you tell it.”
Mark your calendars for June 24. This is the date set for Phish to release Fuego, their 12th album. Can’t wait that long? Click listen to “Waiting All Night” off the upcoming album.
The first time I heard this was back in March and was in absolute awe of this track. If you follow Red Bull Sound Select, you’re probably familiar with the duo of Adian Kennedy and David Elkin as Bagheera who now go by Wrestlers and have a ridiculously amazing song in “Say Anything which features Twin Shadow and D’Angelo Lacy. Give a listen below and don’t be afraid to get up and start dancing. Happy Monday!
I LOVE everything about this. I’ll let the video speak for me but Bruce Springsteen, yet another reason why you are a legend and one of my all time favorites. Please just watch this video and watch until the end. To me, this is why music is so powerful, amazing and uniting. There truly is nothing quite like it!
Peace + Love + Music
Yes, “Summertime” is on The Head and The Heart album Let’s Be Still which came out last year but until last week there wasn’t a video for it. Now comes a rad illustrated video produced by Chad VanGaalen that matches the flow of the song and of course, makes me excited for you guessed it, Summertime! Read more at CMJ, HERE.