Video: “Johnny’s Sorry Lot”

It’s here! The first proper taste of new music from Carswell & Hope, with video to boot!

In mid-December (as we were approaching that time the world didn’t end), we packed up guitars, drums, amps, lamps and rugs and hit the performance studio of Kansas Public Radio to rehearse material for recording sessions planned for January 2013. We set up a few cameras, and what follows is the result. Aside from the static cameras, everyone did a little filming. Nick put his editing skills to work while Jason mixed the audio from the live performance. Rehearsals like this is what we’ve been doing for the past year. Now you know.

“Johnny’s Sorry Lot” is the first taster from A Hunger, what will be Carswell & Hope‘s debut record in 2013. Nick wrote the song directly as a result of life in Kansas and the imagined Mid-West of old, with its dusty plains and wagon trails. It is the first of the new material written in 2012 and brought to life by Carswell & Hope. We look forward to sharing the rest with you. In the meantime, enjoy!


2013 Recording!

A belated Happy New Year to you all!

We are starting as we mean to continue by hitting the studio in a big way. The genesis of our debut record is underway, and we’re looking to move things along nicely by recording four new tracks, and have been busy at it already for a few days. January is the perfect time to cosy away and get stuck in. Studio wizard and Carswell & Hope drummer, Jason Slote (below) is taking the helm with lots of production input from the rest of the band and things are sounding good so far with some great vintage instruments and amps creating some great sounds. It’s a long way before everything will come together but we’re taking the time to do things the way we want them, and its a lot of fun.

Onwards and upwards!