I'm not a fan of deadlines when it comes to music but for the sake of you being in the know, my hopeful goal for the new album is sometime in December (digital release, physical CD's take a while to get pressed). "Late summer" has already past and the work is slower than I anticipated. All the basic groundwork is laid out though - the ideas are all there in front of me. All the tracks are pretty much picked out. Disorganized fun, messin with a guitar sound, throwing fire, stay crunchy (released ), and others that some of you have told me you like on youtube will definitely be on there.
I could have rushed things and had something sooner, but I'd rather not release something I'm not 100% comfortable with. Does that mean it'll be perfect? Probably not! LOL.
I don't know about you other musicians, but for me, finishing tracks is the most difficult and time consuming part. That's where the "work" creeps in. I've been told that goes along with all creative work. It's a weird balance between keeping it fun and actually having some organized recorded media to show for that fun.
Also, a new video should be out super soon. I'm doing a VERY VERY fun collab thingy with a cool band. I want that video to be a surprise though. It's been a BLAST working on it. It's got me charged up every time I sit down to jam with it. Kinda has that same vibe as "throwing fire".
And some quick thanks to Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park for shouting out to me on his blog yesterday (WHOA!?!), Katy Perry for her flattering post that I forgot to mention a while back, and to Papa Roach who continues to stay in contact by email to encourage me on my new music and videos.
Thanks for your patience and all the cool emails that keep me going.