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Mark Dabney - Distance (First Track from NEW THING)
We’re less than 2 weeks out from the release of New Thing, and tonight I’m thrilled to debut the first track off the album.
“Distance” started life during the 50/90 songwriting challenge in 2010. I was lucky enough to collaborate with EchoVoodoo, an awesome electronica and folk musician from Canada. He had a keyboard riff section he liked, and passed it off to me. I liked it so much, I wrote and recorded the rest of the song in an evening.
What’s here is a new mix and master by Rob. I really dig the work he did on this track to bring out the depth of sound.
I hope you enjoy it.
New Thing - Coming May 15th
Hi Internet. Mark here. Three years ago, I set myself a goal: I’d write and record a full length album of original music. I wasn’t sure what it would be, or how good it would be, but I’d do it. And I did. I spent 7 months writing, recording, rerecording, editing, mixing, and generally grinding away in the cold unfinished basement of my house. Most of that time was in the winter, where I couldn’t feel my fingers as I played.
The result was an album of rough hyphenated music. Electronica-New Wave-Punk-Rock type thing. I called it like it was; a collection of music I couldn’t play live. ‘icantplaythislive’ went up on iTunes, Amazon, and a bevy of other online stores on March 1st, 2009.
I was, and still am, very proud of that.
But I’ve decided to pull it down from all those stores. Simple matter is, it costs me money to keep it up there. It’s paid for itself the last couple years, but now it’s time to come down.
Instead, I’m re-releasing it today on Bandcamp. This means you can download it in whatever format and quality you want. Even better, it means I can set the price now. And for this, I’m making it pay what you want, which includes free.
If you are one of the (tens of) people who bought the original album, thank you. But I’m offering something new this time. This rerelease has a new ‘live’ acoustic version of my favorite song from the album, Two. Rob actually did a cover of Two last year for Rocktober, and I really thought the song worked as a solo acoustic track. So I recently recorded my acoustic take, and I’m including it here.
If you’re interested in home recorded music, or curious about where some of my more serious efforts of writing began, this might be an interesting listen.
And remember, this is just the first of our Musical Happening announcements. More to come.