New Music: Glass Doors / The Flood

We’re excited to share new music, a double-single: Glass Doors/The Flood.

Glass Doors is an instrumental that swirls with synthesizer, Wurlitzer keyboards and pulsing drums, while The Flood is an atmospheric ballad with electric guitars and sweeping soundscapes.

Both songs are brand new releases we recorded over the last couple of months, and are released through Silly Goose Records. Mastering provided by Michael Fossenkemper at TurtleTone Studio NYC.

Stream/download below:

Art in the Loop (Wrap-up)

Photo Jul 30, 2 08 28 PM (1)We had a wonderful time last week playing Art in the Loop in Downtown KC. The sun shone, folks wandered into the park, ate lunch, enjoyed the music and contributed to our Hope Index.

Thanks to everyone at Downtown Council, including Ann Holliday, Jessica Borusky and Madison Kludy for their support and collaboration on the project.

Check out some cool videos and pics below!

Art in the Loop is still happening! Check out more upcoming performances and installations at www.artintheloop.com

Cool video from Bochi Truck:

Coverage from 41 Action News:

Art in the Loop (Part 3)

The final stages of the Hope Index are being put in place. We have completed construction, assembled the piece, painted it and added the themes and emotions that make up the extremities of the Hope Index.

There has already been plenty of discussion about what we have chosen to represent in this little matrix of moods, themes and emotions. These are not the only ideas represented in our music, or perhaps not even the most accurate as to what might be evoked by listening.

However, when you consider how these emotions are similar – or different – and where they overlap, intersect and conflict – well, we believe there’s a lot to think about, and to learn!

As one eleven year old who has been studying the creation of the Hope Index asked:

“What is the difference between Love and Compassion?
Aren’t those the same thing?”

This is the right question to ask. We can’t wait to see how you might answer!

Here’s a little hint at how to participate on Thursday:

Step 1: LISTEN to the music.

It carries words, sounds, mood and tone.

Step 2: CONSIDER the ideas that make up the Hope Index.

They represent Fear – Hope – Love – Sadness – Confusion – Compassion. The space between the words is open to your interpretation.

Step 3: MAKE YOUR MARK

Place a marker somewhere on the index, reflecting what you hear and what the music evokes on the Index. There is no right or wrong answer. There may not even be a single answer.

Step 4: REPEAT steps 1 to 3.

We look forward to seeing you in Oppenstein Park this Thursday July 30th, between 11.30am and 1.30pm.

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Art in the Loop (Part 2)

We picked a nice hot muggy Sunday afternoon to start construction of the Hope Index for our Art in the Loop performance!

Our drummer Jason’s garage was the location, and we were lucky to have access to a wide array of tools, and even some spare plywood for the sign. A quick trip to the hardware store for some heavier lumber, and we were off cutting, routing, sanding, screwing and glueing the first construction of the Hope Index.

With the basics of the Index construction underway, our next steps are to create the signs for each of our themes. Then we’re painting and decorating the piece.

We’re hoping it is something people will engage with and eventually make their own mark, as we play our music in Oppenstein Park during the lunch hour, Thurs July 30th.

More updates to come!