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....