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Nate Updates Your Butt on Good Vibrations

Hello, friends! Hope you’re having a great 2020………hahahahahahahahaha! Seriously though, it’s dogshit. We musical types don’t like to be locked down. Who does, really? But this is ME time, so I’m going to feel sorry for myself. Okay. Enough of that. On to fun stuff.

We’ve been recording demos of a slew of new songs. It’s been a challenge to come up with a process for writing without being in the same room together, but we’re making it work. Can’t wait to play the new ones for you. Well, actually we might be able to make something happen. What are you doing October 30th? Well, it would be nice to see you at Alberta Street Pub. Nat and I will be doing a duo acoustic thing, opening for Camp Crush and The Frequence. It will be fun!

In the meantime, go listen to Andy Shauf. He’s the last artist I was able to see live at a decent sized venue, and he was amazing!

Godspeed!

-N8

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Photos from the Studio

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Makin some Noise

Ooh, it’s been a busy 2020 so far, but you wouldn’t know it if you judge by the number of posts here. We’re getting close to finishing the tracking portion on EP No. 3 (working title). It’s taken a bit longer, only because we keep adding more dang ole tunes. Just two days ago, Nat came to the DD studio and laid down some seriously nasty sounding guitar tracks on a brand new one with his Dekum guitar and Benson amp (both Portland-grown products). We’re so proud of how it’s going, it’s tempting to give you a sample. We’ll see 🙂

As for other happenings, part of the band will be joining our buds, Camp Crush for the 2020 edition of Cover Your Hearts – a benefit event where the music is self indulgent covers of your favorite (or maybe your most nostalgic) 80s and 90s tunes. It’s been happening for 12 years(?) and we’ve been a part of most of the last 11 years. So much fun. Hope you can make it.

Well, that’s it for now. See you at a show!

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Nov 1st photo recap

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Nov 1st Sizzle Video

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EP No. 3 in the works

Hot on the heels of EP No. 2, we’ve already begun work on EP No. 3. With 3 songs almost complete, we’re making some serious progress, and are pleased with the the way it’s sounding. We’ve enlisted our good friend, Bryan Free to produce a few of the songs. Let me tell you, we feel stupid for not working with him sooner. He is such a positive creative force – it’s really a thing to behold. Anyway, just thought we’d keep you posted. Thanks for supporting independent music!

-Nate

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EP No. 2 debriefing

Wow, what a night! 3-22 was a whirlwind. Special thanks to Subways on the Sun and Camp Crush for their amazing work promoting the show and then bringing their amazing music to the stage. I saw a sea of smiling faces enjoying the music. Also, huge thanks to Bryan Free for his piano work, and Deepest Darkest co-founder, Jared Abraham for bringing the percussion. We couldn’t have been happier with the night. Thanks to everyone who came, who bought a CD or shirt, and who made it so special. See you at the next show!

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A Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first show with the new roster at the Alberta Street Pub. It was a fantastic night of music. Coby Brown and The Frequence really knocked our socks off, and made for a memorable night. Can’t wait to see you March 22nd at Secret Society!

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Welcome New Band Members

As we near completion on our second album, I feel it’s time to introduce our new members:  drummer Andy Uppendahl and bassist Justin Palmer. Both fantastic musicians, Andy and Justin are bringing different dimensions to the band. Andy, a long-time friend has drummed in such amazing groups as Five O’clock People, Careen, Top Hat, and also currently Jaycob Van Auken and the Long Drags. Justin just so happens to be my brother in law (really I consider him an actual brother), and a tremendous bassist with a background in the dark arts of metal, playing with Regiment 26 for several years. I’ve always respected both musicians, and I’m excited to have them join Nat Johnson and I on our new musical journey. Godspeed!

-Nate

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A new site for DD

We had been taking a songwriting, retooling break while members of the band pursued other ventures, but now we’re back in the saddle, rehearsing and recording. We’re about 60% finished with a new LP with the working title of “Cooking Tips for New College Students”. Hmm, maybe that’s not a great title. I guess we have work to do. Stay tuned for more.