Posted on Mon, Oct 5, 2009
I'm extremely happy to announce that my 8th CD, "Breadcrumbs" is now available for free download. It's been a year and a half in the making, which is an epic amount of time for me. I'm insanely happy with how it turned out, and I hope you'll enjoy it, too. :)
This CD was done a little differently than the ones before it. I used to go on songwriting binges, writing and recording songs in rapid fire spurts, then spending months touching them up for eventual release. I made a conscious decision this time around to focus on one song at a time, taking around a month to polish it and get it right. One of the odd side effects of this is that I didn't end up with any songs for the reject bin this time around. (Or, more to the point, things got dumped before the demos ended up in your ears)
You'll recognize the eight songs that were released as demos, and there are three more songs that haven't yet been heard. By a complete fluke, the final song order very closely reflects the order these were written in, with the three new songs right at the end. There are only 11 songs, but it's actually the longest CD I've released since "Crawford Street".
A number of the songs had invasive surgery since their demo versions. "Swansong" has a new first verse and chorus arrangement. "Private Hurricane" has new instrumentation, led by a Wurly now. "Grey Snow" slimmed down and went on a diet.
As always, without touring or major label support, I rely on you to get the word out! Please please please, if you enjoy what you hear, I'd love it if you'd take the time to send a copy to some of your friends, or to share it your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, shaved into the back of your head, anything. Thanks a million. :)