Sweating through those summer blues. What else is news. Threats of nuclear war, melting glaciers, and the silencing of dissent from all sides. Here comes the ice cream truck.
Glad I've got my old faithful friends Nine Inch Nails and Lana del Rey to talk me through it with their new records. Good stuff if you haven't heard. Trent Reznor & Co. kicked my teeth in last week at their surprise Webster Hall show, reminding me once again just how high the bar has been set. Of the wide gulf between good and great.
With our first string of tri-state Children Having Children shows behind us, we've got a few weeks to write some new songs, dust off some old ones we haven't tried live before (any requests?), and stretch our muscles in a few fresh directions.
Our friend Rowan graciously invited Heymann and I to join her in an acoustic capacity at Precious Metal for the last show in her summer residency. We played some strippered-down CHC songs, along with a few covers by The Smashing Pumpkins, The Fire Theft, and Soundgarden (usually restricted to the privacy of our own homes when the power goes out). Thanks for coming out to see us in the daylight. More of our softer side coming soon, although probably sans daylight.
I'm also knocking out the last bit of mixing on our new record. I'm slower than Dr. Dre but it's oh so close I can taste it and I'll be cranking up the Pro Tools as soon as I finish reaching out to you internet trolls. You'll be hearing/seeing plenty more about that record soon -- titles, artwork, and why it's a great excuse for us to have a big party and make your acquaintance again in person.
'Til then, we hope you'll be on a beach somewhere daydreaming of true love and the rock & roll apocalypse.