This blog is devoted to the band The Really Good Pot Roast.
I’ve spent months (in some cases, years) with these songs. Dozens of mixes, edits, tweaks. Hand offs between Rob and I on edits. Discussions. Arguments. Apologies.
Tonight, New Thing goes live.
Just going to listen to it one more time before anyone else can.
Forgive my selfish moment.
New Thing will be 12 tracks long. As of today, I believe I’ve created about 80-90 mixes of these songs. That’s just what I’ve done. Rob undoubtedly has another dozen or two. With every release, we’ve learned a lot about what can, and should,be done when mixing and recording music. And even more about what we shouldn’t do.
I think this album is becoming our best mixed album. The sound Rob has gotten out of a couple of these songs has completely blown me away. For New Thing, we’ve employed a whole new suite of tools and techniques to bring a quality sound out of scrappy home recordings. I love our old material, but we’re getting better at the production side of things.
In short, icantplaythislive (my first solo album) is to New Thing what the NES is to the Xbox 360 or PS3.
I can’t wait for you to hear it.
Hello again, Roasters.
And we talked about Rob’s new upcoming solo EP, due out later this summer.
Aaaand we mentioned Mark’s new sophmore record ‘New Thing’ due out in just a couple weeks!
But there’s more, kiddos.
Our last Musical Happenings announcement: We’re working on a new Really Good Pot Roast album!
Yep, betwixt and around all the other bits and bobs we have going, we are working on material for our next release. I’ve lost count of the number of tracks we have written. I think it’s around 20 or so. Little less than a gajillion. We’re circling the track listing and working on a punchlist for us to finish. The new record will feature new versions of songs we’ve posted here, including Nerd Love, Run for Your Life, and Bitter End.
Tentatively titled ‘Mixed Signals’, we’ll be looking to release the album by the end of the year, if not sooner.