Why am I the worst? Because I haven't kept up with hardly any of the creative endeavors I have in the oven over the 2015 year. I have been playing live a bunch and stuff like that, but not really dedicating myself to the Stranjo Banjo effort. I have done some recording this year, and it essentially has culminated into an EP of sorts. It is called COMPU CAVERNS. It is gonna be up on the Bandcamp site real soon, like within days. Hell...maybe even tonight so that tomorrow on Thanksgiving you can have some ripe tunage to sink your teeth into after grandma's yams. COMPU CAVERNS is chock full of dripping reverb goodness. Sure to remind you of one of your many spelunking trips into the depths of the earth's sedimentary layers, this EP is best listened to at high volume with ceremonial smoke rings floating through the air.
Also, soon on the horizon, Stranjo Banjo Records, will be putting out it's first metal release by the artist known as Monk of the High Lord. Full on ear assault. As I am typing this I am listening to Amorphis' The Karelian Isthmus. Damn is it awesome!! Listen to them too, but be ready for the Monk to blow your eternal spirit into a dust cloud, to be swept away to the heart of Valhalla.
Yeah, so. What are you gonna do about it? It's not like I haven't been busy. So what neither of the albums I promised out in December are ready? Something is. Well at least a lot closer than Bright Pink Buffalo Drink and It's About to Get Country Up In Here. Those two albums are getting worked on, I promise. Just lost some of the steam they started with. All the while I was pounding out an odd little album, based on writing songs that can only be 8 bars. Wonderful, dazzling, jarring, annoying, these are some of the feelings that these songs give the listener. The "official" album title is 8 Bars...or...Songs for My ADD Little Brother. It is a real treat Clark, a real treat. Probably will throw the whole thing up on Bandcamp, so watch for it there. Or, if you're the old fashioned type, like myself, who likes paper books, rotary phones, typewriters, and abacuses, then just let me know either by commenting on this post or shooting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . I will make sure you get a neat, one of a kind CD with artwork by me, that you will cherish until you die and will be the most sought after item in your will. Yeah.
That's right. I went ahead and made a BandCamp page so that my loyal fans can have immediate access and downloading capabilities of all my fine tunage. You hear that fans? (Mom and Grandma) You can go right now and download--for FREE--one of the songs off the upcoming "Bright Pink Buffalo Drink" LP. The rest of the LP is coming shortly. :)
The song is titled, "dead rabbit". Follow this link. http://stranjobanjo.bandcamp.com/
Don't know what to get that family member or co-worker for Christmas? Sure, you could go down the same old route of gift cards, and blase knick-knacks that eventually get put in garage sales, OR...you could bless your loved ones with some sweet, soothing melodies from the Stranjo Banjo music catalog. A catalog that is about to grow by two. Because now introducing, just in time for the holidays, two brand new albums to come out of the Stranjo Banjo universe. The first, for all you cowboys and cowgirls, is the highly anticipated Stranjo Banjo Presents...It's About to Get Country Up In Here.
Second, on a more shoegaze, psychedelic trip comes the even more highly anticipated Stranjo Banjo Presents...Bright Pink Buffalo Drink.
Santa and Mrs. Clause are sure to be rocking this record as they prepare for the final weeks leading up to Christmas. It's rumored that Santa likes to spike the elves hot cocoa with LSD, put on something from the Stranjo Banjo music catalog and get to making toys! This album is sure to get the elves minds swirling as they put together your child's Easy Bake oven. With songs like Dead Rabbit, I Dive Slow, and Bright Pink Buffalo Drink, you can rest assured your holidays will be a fuzzed out space jangle full off peppermint scented feedback.
I've printed up about 5 of these bad boys so far. So, that means that 5 lucky souls are out there jamming their little hearts out to tunes that sound as if they were handed down from heaven. Just let me know if you want one. email@example.com
SONGS BEING FINALIZED AND SHOULD BE AVAILABLE BY APRIL 1ST!
The first in a series of recordings to be coming out of the Stranjo Banjo music collective, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS, includes all the greatest songs that I have had recorded with buddies and pals.
You need only email me your mailing address, and you will soon be jamming out to some seriously righteous tunes, brah. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you can identify all four of the peeps that are on the album cover, you get a special treat with your already FREE CD.
A question for the ages. Well, if you like free shit, especially free music made in the privacy of one's own bedroom, then I might be able to help. I have been making music in my bedroom for quite some time. Poorly recorded, poorly mixed (if at all), poorly pieced together, and just poorly thought out, these little ditties will have you tapping your foot and throwing up a little in your mouth.
If you want to become part of the Stranjo Banjo Music Appreciation Society, you will be privy to some of the newest and crappiest of the Stranjo Banjo catalog. Not only that, you will recieve, FOR FREE, a Stranjo Banjo music sampler, with 6ish songs, remastered, and in one of a kind packaging. I would promise a membership card or something, but..................ok maybe. These tunes range from punk, country, lo-fi, and electronic bleep blop bleepers.
I am currently recording a whole slew of new crappers, and they should be available in the very near future, probably for free or maybe a buck or two. So, if you want to be part of an elite and secretive society that celebrates the soul electric, all you have to do is send me your mailing address. That's it. Pretty darn easy if you ask me. Email your address to: email@example.com