Just for fun while relaxing this afternoon I thought I would mess around a bit with Photoshop. I snatched a few of the band promos from the new label that I am with, Raven Faith Records, and put together a before and after. I’m no expert, but I think the after images have a cleaner, smoother look. The first one is from a band called Rival Empire. The second is from Outside the Shadows. The second one was a little hard to clean up because it had a gradient type of affect already on the photo. Regardless, you should check OTS out. They have a new release coming up in a few weeks or so.
So, I had a few places come back to me with pictures of places that the flyer has started appearing. Just thought I would share a couple with you that got sent to me tonight while I was out on the town hanging with the family.
Now that my new EP has been out for a week, the time to really hit the promotion bandwagon has come. As stated in a previous blog post, I have already started getting flyers out to various cities in a number of States. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Release review requests are starting to get sent out. Not only that, but a few radio hot spots are starting to feature the new music as well.
For example, Back Row Radio is now featuring the new release.
That’s pretty cool if you ask me.
Well, life has been good to me in that I have had a bit of free time to spend writing and recording despite all the challenges that parenting may bring. I’m on a roll.
I just finished the rhythm section for the third song in a three song EP that I’m working on. I am really happy with how things have been going so far. But, that’s the writer in me talking. Writing songs and laying down tracks is the easy part.
Once I’ve laid down the vocals and the lead guitar the hard part begins. The area in which I have zero experience (post editing). Wish me luck. Hopefully the hard part doesn’t swallow me alive.
The three song EP is under way. Although the stuff I am writing isn’t ground breaking, I am having a lot of fun with it. The rhythm section for one song is laid down. I have a friend currently writing some sweeps for the song while I work on writing and recording the second and third song.