Though I’m Not Dead Yet, You Give Me Heart Attacks
In one week, we’re recording our first LP! Crazy. That picture is from our very first show together at Hoops (RIP) with just a handful of songs, and now we’re finishing up the pre-planning for a full-length record. Any ounce of spare time we may have had this past week has been dedicated to finalizing and perfecting the 11 or 12 tracks that will ultimately end up on your turntable, cassette player and/or MP3 player! Figuring out all the harmonies and melodies and otherwise putting a ton of thought into a cohesive record and what that means to us.
In the past, we always would write new songs and test them out live. We’ve got plenty of scrap songs that have never made it past one or two shows, actually… haha. However this time around we have several that we’ve kept under wraps and not even our local Orlando fans have heard them yet! It’s going to be so fun to share them with everyone. The songs are stuck in our heads to the point where we just want to get them out out out and into your ears as soon as possible!
We’re also super excited about the title of the record and the art, and as soon as the concept becomes reality we’ll be sharing all the information we have in conjunction with our awesome labels, Astro Girl Records from Italy and Protagonist Music out of Arizona. There are even talks of exclusive bonus tracks and packaging, oh my… ;) Hannah Bozenhardt pretty much designs and photographs everything for us (she did our EP layout!) and she’s going to make this thing look gooooooood, we promise.
We’ve really put a lot of ourselves into this process and it’s been a super rewarding experience for us, both as musicians and friends. Our “business lunches” at Hideaway discussing song structure over alfredo fries. (Professional!) Ridiculous memes like these resulting in laugh breaks and practice interruptions. Those Darlins fangirl moments. Listening to records too loud, too slow, too much. Late night drinks with friends at Wally’s. Homeless guys harrassing us at Uncle Lou’s and long drives through empty Florida spaces. Loving our friends’ bands and going to shows. “Self-Destruct” being an option for the album title when three ladies with strong personalities make for sassy moments…
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. We’re three kids that like to play fast, poppy songs and we’re stoked that you like to listen to them. We’re equally as stoked that we get to provide them to you in cool packaging on mediums that we love and feel strongly about. We also just got a cool new gadget to use on long drives and beyond so we’ll be able to keep you updated more and more on our inner workings as we gear up to release this record!
That’s all I’ve got for now.