As you probably know by now, we’re selling all our stuff to get to Germany and make our first full length album. One of the things we are selling is our tour van. It has been our tour van since we started. It holds so many memories from the past 2 years. We want to give it one last ride around Asheville. So we are doing a special acoustic show in our van while riding through Asheville. We have room for 10! And each person on the ride gets 1 request which will make up our 10 song set!!
Stay tuned for when and how to get a seat on “The Last Ride”!!
This video is shot at the studio in Regensburg, Germany where we will be recording. Meet Nicolas Balachandran our Producer (on the left) and Christian Schmalz Engineer/Producer (on the right). They have started a company called Elephantom and here they tell you a little about it. For more go to the Elephantom website here – http://elephantom.de
When my nerves are shot and the pressure in my head is too much, this is how I relieve it! This is my biggest inspiration. Ezra! He’s really good and maybe left handed, although he will sometimes hold the guitar right handed. If you ask him to sing you a song he’ll make a 10 second song containing your name and maybe a cool verb like eating or sleeping. These are the amazing parts of life and the parts that make it so hard to leave our families and go to Germany. But we promise to come home…
Tim and I are not the best planners. There are a few who can attest to that BUT, with making a full length album in Germany we have had to become better planners. It helps that our wives are great planners! Also Nicolas, our producer has been helping us out a lot. He and his team Elephantom in Germany have been helping us with the budget and details in Germany, as well as some cool ideas for here. Kiesha Jean, our little internet wizard, has also been lending very helpful hands. All that to say, Tim and I are not as much planners but more visionaries. (hmmmm hope that doesn’t sound egotistical) We are more prone to get an idea and just start running instead of thinking it through or planning it out. We have a great deal of excitement that flows through our veins and usually when something triggers it, it’s a free for all!
Tim and I have had this dream for as long as I can remember, to make our music. Not mimic something but try and be a voice in a sea of echoes. We have succeeded wonderfully and failed miserably but continued on to here. The place we are now, with Germany ahead and a kickstarter fundraising page. We are doing everything ourselves now, which can be good but it’s a lot of work.
My life for the next two months alone is more resembling of a tornado than anything else. We decided to put it all in the hands of our fans. Not just for the money, but actually try and relate to you and let you see who we are. You know in the music industry it seems to be more about the image than anything else. So I guess in that way we are trying to be different and let the fans see us more as we really are. Truthfully…we are just two goof balls who love our wives and try and love life and people. Hopefully with the “give and get” scenario we have going on our kickstarter we can start, even if a little, getting to know you. Let you in on our journey and see where it takes us.
We have many things planned as far as Germany, the album, and life but something I learned awhile ago is that plans are great but the unexpected can bring you into places you never thought you would find yourself. Case in point, GERMANY. We had a whole other plan when we got the initial budget for Germany but plans changed, we reworked the budget several times and it has sent us on a path to here. Although very hard, it has become adventurous and life changing. All good things! It feels right!
If you haven’t yet, go check out our kickstarter and look over the incentives. You should be able to find something you want, or maybe you want to be the first to pledge $10,000 and come hang out with us for a while in Germany. Either way, there is something for you there if you are an enemy lover.
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