Sunday, August 21, 2016

Today We Are a T-Shirt

Ordered one of these for me today.

If it looks as good in real life as it does in the simulation, perhaps we'll run a bunch off for hardcore fans.

More news -- on airplay, press coverage etc. -- coming soon.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

La Vie Est Belle Sometimes

Today we are an EP.

A year in the making, actually.

Gotta ship these off to our various distributors, so they won't be available for purchase for another week or so (I'll keep you posted). But the project is now done, and I couldn't be prouder.

This one's for Andy, obviously.

Monday, July 18, 2016

And They Said It Would Never Happen...

Today we are an EP.

And even more amazingly -- a video.

This has been over a year in the making, and apart from the fact that I'm insanely proud of it, I would just like to thank everybody involved in getting it together. That includes ace engineer Brent McLachlan, my drummer and musical director for the last 50 years Glen "Bob" Allen, special guest Flo Mos J.D. Goldberg and Ronnie D'Addario, and singer, co-writer (with the late great Andy Pasternack -- that's him, sampled, on the Rickenbacker at the end of the song) and long-time bandmate Gerry Devine.

If you're moved to purchase the entire thing, for the moment it can be downloaded at CD Baby HERE; Amazon, Spotify, iTunes and the rest of the usual suspects will have it shortly. Physical CDs will be available by August 1.

Now you'll have to excuse me -- I'm getting verklempt.

Monday, March 14, 2016


Okay, this is getting damned weird.

More news about the forthcoming EP later in the week, by the way.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Overdue New Year's Updates

Yes, we're still here, and thank you for asking.

In any case, Letter From Liverpool (the EP) is coming along nicely; all the music is mixed and mastered, and we've been investigating different packaging options (right now we're pretty sure it's going to be released in one of those gatefold cardboard packages rather than a jewel box). The plan -- and it always takes longer than we expect -- is to get the thing into the production pipeline no later than mid-March. As usual, we shall see.

In any case, we've had so much fun working on this project that we -- the remaining guys in the band -- have decided that we're not quite ready to retire yet. To that end, we've decided to reissue Fire Lane -- the 1995 indie album we did as Gerry Devine and the Hi-Beams. In a new remastered version (the original was basically butchered by the guy who prepped it for release, and now we finally get a chance to unleash our masterpiece exactly as we intended).

We're also planning to add six bonus tracks, and to that end we've been in the studio sonically tweaking -- and in some cases overdubbing -- live tapes we did in the early '90s.

Here's a rough -- not quite completed -- version of our psychedelic pop scorcher "The Foreign Girl." I mean, wow -- dig those Revolver guitars at the end.

Stay tuned....

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Floor Models 2.0

The first "new" Floor Models song in 30 years, is now officially finished.

"Letter From Liverpool." Written by Gerry Devine and Andy Pasternack.

Performed by [left to right] me (on bass and keyboards), Andy (12-string guitar, sampled at the fade-out), Gerry (vocals and acoustic guitar, recorded two years ago at his home studio), and Glen Robert Allen (on drums and percussion). Engineered by Brent McLachlan at 30 Below Studio. With special guest Flo Mos J.D. Goldberg on Gretch 12-string and Ronnie D'Addario on harmony vocals.

And a special thanks to Glen Bob, without whose encouragement we wouldn't have pulled this off.

Okay, I'm verklempt now.

Oh, and the rest of the LFL mini-album has been mastered; three other cool vault tracks (that didn't make the Floor Your Love album cut) plus Gerry's original acoustic demo of the title song. The plan is still to get it out before the end of the year -- pray for us.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Still More Updated Updates

Went into the studio last Tuesday night and 95 percent finished the title track from the forthcoming five-song Floor Models EP.

I'm around the moon over how great this sounds; we've scheduled another session to add some discrete background vocals (provided by our pal Ronnie D'Addario, who has a long history with the Floor Models) and tweak the mix, but essentially this is it, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my once and future bandmates for making work on the track such a pleasant experience. As I've said before, going in I wasn't convinced we could pull this off, but boy....

And I think Andy would have liked it.

In any case, once its done we get to work on the actual EP package; Steve Schwartz, who mastered and edited Floor Your Love, will do similar yeoman's service on the other four tracks, and my beautiful and brilliant girlfriend will be finalizing the cover art.

I'll keep you posted.