What a ride, the last month has been a huge disappointment. I almost lost my mother to poor health(she has improved big time thank goodness), I got really sick 2 weeks b4 that, the icing on the cake (my gf is gone too). I’m just glad i did not lose my mother honestly. She still means the world to me… What is worse, I had to cancel 3 shows, and man this really sucks, i am so sorry for this… So sad that I wont be able to perform songs with Rodney Anonymous of the Dead Milkmen for a long time. If I can only figure out a way to bring him to Europe with me or hell even Australia…
Any way, I am also mixing, and managing The Siren Project, hoping to get them signed to a label. The main Vocalist from this band will be doing vocals for VAC live in the west, in Atlanta and all non festival shows. Still have Donna and Steven for the festivals(happy dance). The Siren project is a goth influenced progressive alternative act. Songs vary from very Portishead inspired to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Very talented people have worked on this record and I am just helping summing it all up and getting it to the next level. Malgorzata Wacht toured with us in Europe and did vocals for slut, dilaudid and others. I promised to help them since she helped me. Returning favors. Plus it gives me something new to work on and is teaching me a lot during the process. I am breaking in Cubase 8 and the NLS summing software. I am very happy with this.
Song from their new CD:
Things are progressing. I am working on a remix for Decoded Feedback, and it sounds like Fun With Knives Era VAC now :) . This band is amazing, and I hope i can do their song justice. I remember seeing them in the front row of our lack luster WGT performance recently(i hope to go back to WGT redeem VAC in 2016). Decoded Feedback also gave VAC an amazing remix that you can buy now, its on the LP Direland, i have links at the bottom of this post.
The end of physical media is upon us. CD sales are down down down, and we lose a lot of money making cds that do not sell. Returns are no fun at all. I have decided to fight back. I will put out a single ever 6 months, digital only. The reason for this is to give people who like loss less and digital to still buy it. Streaming on Spotify, and the new apple service for 10 bucks a month is the wave of the future. This is how people are getting their music now, so we would rather be in a promotion cycle where we get attention every 6 months for a month, rather than promotion for 1 month ever 2 years. It sucks, when you work on an lp for 2 years, its like you are dead to the world, and the scene forgets you fast if you are not in the zeitgeist. I know we will release cds in a very limited fashion. After 3 digital singles, i will combine them, drop a few tracks, ad a couple of new ones and call it an lp. but in the mean time, you have the option to buy singles. Singles are way more fun, we can do covers, charge less, and get bad ass remixes. This to me is way more fun.
July 24-26 Terminus Festival,Its Official. We are there.. First show in Calgary.
Event Sire Click Here.
August 15th Arizona @ Pub Rock Live with Siren Project
August 27-30 Aftermath Festival in Toronto. First show in Toronto.
September 27 The Gothic Cruise starting port: New Orleans.
Goth Cruise Event Site Click Here.
Working on… WORKING ON! *UPDATE* Venues, and DATES Being SORTED!!! Maybe shows…
Oct Denver, Booked, details soon.
dec 5th Austin TX @ Elysium
jan 16 Seattle @ El Corazon
jan 17 Portland, Working it out
feb Chicago, working on it
March Columbus double show, Working on it
may AUSTRALIA, Working it out
August Europe, Working on it