We spent some time thinking about it and we decided to go ahead and release one of the cover songs, Wish You Were Here. It will be one of the covers played at our first live shows. We thought it was a good compromise between keeping things secret while giving fans a taste of our new sound.
Instead of doing a studio version, we opted to release a recording directly off our live mixer during one of our practice sessions. That way it gives fans an idea of what our live shows will sound like. The song doesn’t encompass our entire new sound necessarily but it gives the general concepts. It’s also not perfect (Tim thinks he can do much better backing vocals for instance), but it really wasn’t meant to be.
We are getting very close to being able to start booking live shows. Our search for proper IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) continues but once we have those, we are essentially ready to go – at least for smaller shows. It’s been a ton of fun and we hope you will come out and see us!
John: Lead Vox, Mandolin
Tim: Backing Vox, Acoustic Guitar, FM E. Piano, Starts LSDJ
GameBoy: DMG-001 Running LSDJ