A couple weeks back, Wondering Sound premiered the lead track off my band’s new single. If you don’t read Wondering Sound, you’re missing out—it’s chock full of some truly fantastic long form music writing and criticism. There is not a day where WS isn’t hitting a home run. If I had to pick a piece for you to read off the top of my head, it would be Charles Aaron’s article about country radio and songs about sexual assault.
Ask any person in a band—having a website premiere a stream of one’s work is an essential part of the publicity game these days, even if it doesn’t translate necessarily into album sales. A lot of music blogs are garbagey—churning out streams and copy culled straight from PR one-sheets—so we consider ourselves really fortunate that an esteemed site such as Wondering Sound wanted to premiere it. It means a lot to align ourselves with quality music writing in a time when music writing isn’t deeply valued. (Feel free to ask me about my other deeply cynical thoughts on music some time!)
This single was a real step forward for me and the band, and most importantly, I’m really proud of the music we’ve made. I think we picked the right place to record (Jeff/Uniform is the best!) and the packaging for our limited edition version of the single is stunning (thanks to Linnea & John for printing the sleeves & tote bags, respectively!).