Sunday, October 15, 2006
An UPhold Update
I've got all these new UPhold songs, most of them finished, some of them in the last phases of tweaking, and a few things that I'm just starting to work on.
So what am I waiting for?
Well, several months ago I compiled the songs onto a CD (at that time called "False Memory") and prepared to send it to some independent labels. But when I sat down to actually listen to everything I couldn't shake the feeling that it was all a little dull, cold, and repetative.
Sometimes those are GOOD qualities -- and I've never shied away from them before -- but I had a critical loss of faith in the new songs and I shelved them in despair.
Now things are looking up. I don't know whether I'll release the new CD myself, or if some sweet label or distributor will do it for me. I also don't have a tracklisting or an official title yet. I've started discussions with a local company about filming a music video, which I'd like to do an awful lot.
In the meantime, AFE Records will be releasing a double CD-R 3" called "Our Past Present (Now Then)," with UPhold on one CD and The Infant Cycle on the other. I'm not sure of the actual release date -- there may be problems getting rights to the artwork -- but as soon as I know I'll drop a note here. And I'll also jump for joy!