Live at B-Side was recorded in two days at B-Side Studios in Portland, Oregon. It was pretty stormy outside while we recorded and the chestnut tree next door was bombing us with its spiky balls when it wasn't actually raining. But it was cozy inside and we got a lot of work done with the help of The Gentle Shepherd, Raymond Richards. He's gotten us through the mixing process. And he made it extremely comfortable to record 100% live, without the use of overdubs or layers of any kind. Merry and I have gone through many changes in the past few years, and we want to give our fans, new and old, a raw and real look at who we are today. I can't wait to share it with you all. Raymond captured some beautiful tones and, we think, some killer performances. Now it's on to mastering, reproducing and packaging. You can help us fund the last steps of the process by PRE-ORDERING your copy today. Merry is creating the artwork in the other room while I (Brian) type this blog out. I'll be screen printing, cutting, folding and gluing each of the CD wallet cases and Merry will be hand numbering them. We will post images of the design soon. PRE-ORDER and we will mail you your copy as soon as the ink is dry. We set up a combo option with our maroon crow shirts as well that you might dig. Take a look!

The album will have 11 songs, featuring 7 previously unreleased tracks and 4 tracks rerecorded from our back catalog. We recently ran out of our 3rd edition of Tidal Wave CDs. A happy occasion for us. For now that album will only be available as a digital download or wherever you stream music. Instead we thought it would be a good idea to re-record three of those tracks the way we play them today as a two-piece. We also included a new version of a song that was on our very first self-titled EP, which only a very few of you might have. The song You Don't Have To was originally written in 2006 in Park Ridge, NJ in a blue house near the train stop across from the diner. It will be the closing song on Live at B-Side. I'll be sharing more and more tidbits about the album as we move ahead, from the artwork, to the track listing, and pictures of the arts and crafts.

In the meantime, come see us at an upcoming show. In Portland, we will be at The Firkin Tavern on Friday, Nov. 4 with Matthew Lindley. Shows go from 7-10p and always are at The Firkin. Check out our calendar for lots more in the NW. Thank you all.