On November 19th, We are playing at @casacostamesa with the fantastic Tim Gray opening up the night. If you RSVP at www.casacostamesa.comthe day of the show, entry will be free. If you don't, it'll probably be 5 bucks somethin to that effect. It's gonna be fun. I promise. We are gonna play music and drink sculpins. It will be fun. we SWEAR. Unless you wear shorts. Then it will blow. Shorts and CASA don't mix.
Otherwise ... FUN!
"This was, I believe, only the second song I had worked on with Alex, Spencer, and Jon. The night we recorded the first demo, we listened to Spencer’s old solo recording and Jon said something to the effect of “let’s just make this song super dirty and grungy.” Alex started it off with a sneakily offbeat drum fill, we turned the gain up on the amps, and we just took it from there.
Spencer wrote out the lyrics for each of us so that we could kind of shape the dynamics of the song to coincide with the lyrical content. I don’t think the arrangement has changed at all from the night we did that first demo together. This was definitely the song that set the mood for rest of the album. Dark, grungy, driving, and fun.
I recommend listening to this song right when you hit the 15 freeway on your way to Laughlin."
-Brandon Osorio (Guitar / Vocals)
I helped Spencer record a demo of this song years ago that I hated. There was just something terrible about the version we did, and we tried doing it again and again but just ended up never finishing it. It stayed tabled for years until we completely forgot about it, which was fine with me. While Work Friend was writing the album, I went to a rehearsal, and they pulled out this updated version of "Any Good" and I loved it. It was the first time the song did anything for me, and it was because I could tell how much fun they were having playing it. It took the whole band to make the song work. I think as soon as they wrote the song we were set on making it the first track on the album. It was a goal to capture that "four guys in a room having fun playing music" energy in the recording of "Any Good," and that vibe stayed for the rest of the tracks too.
I recommend listening to this song while you drink the first beer you'll drink around a bunch of friends."
-Dan Miller (Assistant Engineer)
The past few weeks we've had some amazingly flattering reviews for our new album "Slouching," have held a steady spot in Noisetrade's top downloads, and climbed the charts into a Top 20 spot on Feedbands.
We wanted to take a minute to thank some people who deserve it (in no particular order):
Ryan from Local Eyes Video Production is completely responsible for our music video, and we thank him for all of his effort in helping our childish vision become a reality.
Scott from S.S. Odyssey is an insanely talented artist. Scott drew our flamingo, and designed the whole jacket for the album. He kept giving us all of this amazing art, but we kept having him simplify it down to what it became. He's capable of so much more than what we wanted from him, but he was also able to give us exactly what we wanted. Thanks Scott.
Jake from Young the Giant came and listened to the album while we were mixing it, he helped us figure out some stuff we were stuck on, and he doodled a picture of Jon and Spencer which we ended up using as the disc art.
YTG was also the first page to re-post our music video when it premiered on Gimme Indie, so thanks for that too, and thanks Jana and all of the editors of Gimme Indie for helping us get our video launched.
Michael Fossenkemper at TurtleTone as always made our album feel truly complete with his mastering.
Thanks Bill at Secret Chief for the support, and Eric at The Wayfarer for hosting our release show with My Double, My Brother and Roah Summit.
There have been a lot of bands and individuals who have been around supporting us from the beginning. You all know who you are, we hope. This album wouldn't be what it is without everyone who's been there the whole time, but that's opening up a whole different can of worms.
Finally, thanks to everyone who's simply given the album a listen, like, share, come to a show, or whatever. This is probably directed toward anyone who read this far down, thanks for supporting independent music.