Okay, it has been a while since someone
posted something in here. I guess the main reason is because I am now
the webmaster (Swan) and the role does not suit me. Then again, there
hasn't been a lot to report until now. Here is the news: We begin recording
the next album in about two months. Roger Moutenot, who mixed the last
one, will be flying out here to SF from Nashville to begin recording
us in mid February. The plan is to record in a live setting for about
two weeks. We've been working on demos in our practice space since the
end of July, using some of the equipment we used for our first two records
to map out ideas. We decided to consider these recordings "demos"
because we didn't feel like waiting for moments of silence in between
songs from our 80s death metal neighbors down the hall. Why are we recording
live in two weeks? Well, we spent over five hundred hours recording
the last one piece by piece and sometimes too much time is just that…too
much time. I mean, it was fun to sit around in the studio TV room watching
reruns of "Friends" while one of the guys labored over playing
a single part perfectly to a click track for four hours, but, as McCartney
used to say when people asked him why the Beatles were not getting back
together, "You cannot reheat a soufflé." As you might
expect, we're really happy with the way the record is progressing. Of
course we are going to say it's our best record yet, that the others
weren't that good, and that our friends who have heard the demos agree
wholeheartedly. Then again, we have bad taste and our friends are deaf
and dumb, so who knows? This record (our fourth and final) should come
out next fall barring something unforeseen. As usual, we will tour to
support it (there will be more than one round of touring). Then, not
as usual, we are going to call it a day, go home to our wives, girlfriends
and kids, get real jobs and become adults. Merry Xmas!
P.S. Our apologies about the Heartstrings
rerelease. This has been pushed back until early '03. I will let you
know when we figure out the release date.
Many people have recently been asking us where they can get a hold of
"When Your Heartstrings Break." The answer is that the U.S. version
of this record went out of print due to circumstances somewhat beyond
our control. Issues surrounding those circumstances have recently been
resolved, and we are planning on rereleasing it within the next couple
of months. Once back in print, we will be selling it on our website,
not to mention to various distributors who will make sure it ends up
in your local indie record store. The finalized release date (some time
in the next couple of months), will be posted here. In the meantime,
thanks to all who have expressed interest in getting the record, and
for your patience.
There are three new Beulah T-Shirts available for sale. Information
can be found here.
The Beulah boys wish to thank everyone who came to the shows on the
last tour. After a month of rest, they will begin rehearsing new material
for the next record. Stay tuned.
First up: Handsome Western States has been re-pressed and is again available
Also: A new U.S. tour is planned for April--go to Show
Even more! Beulah's gonna be on the Conan O'Brien show on April 16th.
Happy New Year's wishes from the boys! The band's on a sort of rampage
through the Northwest in February--find out where in the Show
E-mail us at: email@example.com.