Jun 22 2014

The New Album, Life & Stuff

Hey friends! It’s been a while.

So I feel the need to apologize to everyone for the long delay in the completion of M.E.O.W. I also feel the need to explain to you all why the album is taking so long to get into your hot little hands.

Back in April of last year I lost my day job. I spent the next 4 months unemployed, and trying to find work. Having spent over 13 years of my life in retail, I really tried hard to put my degree to good use and get out of that rat race.

Well, I succeeded. I have a full time job at an awesome company in Ann Arbor, MI. And I’m doing something I love. I write code! I wake up each morning and look forward to my work day, and that is something I never thought I would get to say.

Unfortunately, the rock & roll lifestyle tends to clash with the day job lifestyle – especially when you live an hour away from work and an hour away from most venues.

Since I last updated the website, I’ve done a few small open mic nights but haven’t really done anything big. I almost had a gig with the guys in Tri-Nebulous back in March. Unfortunately, it fell through when the venue underwent a management change and decided they didn’t want to put on rock shows anymore. It happens.

So I’ve had some difficulty finding the time to book and play gigs. I promise to get back to it real soon – I love being on stage!

Now about the album. Obviously the day job eats up time that could be spent mixing the album. But I’ve also suffered the same thing that a lot of independent artists suffer from – perfectionism. I want every note, every song, and every mix to match what I hear in my head.

This record is the first one where I really feel totally in control of the quality of the product – from start to finish. Being an independent artist also means you have no one else to blame if you’re unhappy with something you release to the public. I want you guys to get the best record I can give you.

With that in mind, I have completed the first phase of mixing and am going in to the studio in the next week or two to fine tune those mixes. I hope to have the record ready to go to mastering by the end of July.

In the meantime, I have a few surprises coming your way and I hope they will more than make up for my long absence.

So, until next time – stay weird!

- Experimental Voice Box Programmer

Jul 11 2013

Welcome to evbpmusic.com v3.0

Welcome to the new version of the website!

The sexy new design is meant to complement the sexy new album The Mechanical Essence Of Whiskers. Nine of ten songs have reached the final mix stage and are waiting to be mastered. The final track “Decipher This Song” is getting some last minute retooling before getting mixed. I want it to be perfect. After all, it’s not everyday that MC Lars graces one of my tracks.

Speaking of Lars, he is currently on tour with the traveling freak show known as Warped Tour 2013! So you should get yourself a ticket and head out and see that!

I have decided that because of the magnitude of the album that is to follow M.E.O.W., I will be releasing an as of yet untitled EP. Comprised of a combination of unreleased tracks, cover tunes, remixes, and live tracks it should at the very least tide you over until NEXT is ready.

So that’s all for now. Take a look around and enjoy the new site!

Stay Weird.