The band has been writing, writing, writing after coming back from Europe and the songs are starting to see the light of day. It's sort of an odd time right now in that many of you aren't familiar with all the songs on "Whiskey Daredevils III" and we are trying to drop ten more new ones on you. "Hey? Where's Ida Jane? This isn't what I paid my eight bucks to see!" Settle down there Bub.
I am reminded of a story I heard about Husker Du when they were touring behind their "Candy Apple Grey" record. Little did concert attendees know that since recording Candy Apple Grey the band had written a new double record of songs. Husker Du would walk out on stage and open up the show with the first song on what was a yet to be recorded double record and then play the whole thing through, in order no less. That's sort of exciting to hear twenty new songs before anyone else, but you still want to be able to jump around to "Celebrated Summer" too.
So here we are this Summer trying to work the bugs out of some new songs we are excited about, but we want to make sure and play the ones you came out to hear in the first place. It's a bit of a tightrope act, so forgive us if we slip. We do think this new batch of songs is pretty exciting, and we are optimistic you'll dig 'em when you absorb them into our ever expanding catalogue. Look for our upcoming shows to feature a bunch of new songs along with a good balance of "Whiskey Daredevils III" and old "hits". The goal was to record and release two new full lengths and tour Europe in 2013. We are on target so far, and we'll be damned if we'll be stopped.
There's some new Whiskey Wear coming up. Those of you that "like us" on Facebook probably saw the new design last Sunday. Based on the response that came back, we went right to print on what will be a limited run. Catch the fever and make Whiskey Wear your outerwear of choice in 2013. You'll look slimmer, more attractive, and make more money. That's a guarantee (though not necessarily a money back guarantee, so don't come nosing around looking for any refunds. Leo will process all refund requests. Don't worry. He'll sort it out for you.)
We are pretty excited about a couple of gig sharing opportunities we have coming up with some bands we really love. With luck we'll update the shows page in the next week or so. Until then...