I know, we said we weren’t going to announce or post anything until it was 100% done but this cat is kind of out of the bag right now anyhow so we may as well announce it. We’re doing a slightly different type of release this summer…
We’re releasing a song for a book!
Yup, a while back Brandon Brown, a buddy who we’ve known since high school, was telling us about a new book he was writing for Oxford University Press about Max Planck. I asked him if I could get an advance copy and loved the book so much that I asked him if he minded us writing a song for the book and Brandon was totally down with the idea. So I came up with this chord progression and a melody, Clinton (the better vocalist by far) later took over on vocals, added an some Heiderian melodic touches, an opening, and a coda to the song, and all three of us (Brandon, Clinton and I) collaborated on the lyrics and before we knew it, voila – hey, we have a new song for the next album.
But here is the thing, unlike the other songs we are recording, this one will be released digitally to coincide with the release of the book. I’m not sure exactly how that will work. Will it be a different version than the album version? How will we post it on-line? How will we do the release show? We don’t know. We’ve never done this and I don’t think the folks at Oxford have ever done something where a Book has a song written for it. It’s the usual LP4, hey this sounds like it’d be fun and so we just kind of do it only to find that’s not the way folks go about doing things. We’re weird that way. However this turns out I can at least report that we’ve been having a good time recording the basic tracks and should easily be able to have it ready to go by July of this year which is the estimated release date of the book.
So keep a look out for this over the summer and check out Brandon’s book over at Oxford; it’s really, really good ( http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780190219475.do# ) and, for good measure, here is the book’s Facebook Page ( https://www.facebook.com/planckbiography ).
Oh and here are some pics of the sessions.
Until next time, Cheers from the LP4
Clinton and Larry Recording Basic Tracks for “Planck”
Ramon Laying down tracks for “Planck”