I’ve been busy this week doing more promo for Feel Something, writing songs, catching up with my bandmates and throughout the course of the week I’ve tried resting up a bad ankle from a Volley Ball injury, classy!
I’m working on a demo right now called ‘My Crooked Jaw’ which is the first song Brandi Emma and I have actually sat down and wrote together and I’m super excited about it. It’s fast, fun, summertastic and a step in a direction that I am loving. More news on all that soon and hopefully some demos to share.
This week also saw the debut EP release of Brandi’s new project The Fox Must Pay, and the title of the EP,’Xtraordinary Things’. The trio consists of Brandi Emma, Steven Evanne Heinstein and Thomas Schobel and they describe their sound like “Epic dreamscapes and dramatic themes, hovering above swirling synths, lush voices, and analog threads. Five wine & cigarette-fueled tales of slashed hearts and telescopic soul searching” and you can buy the EP here!
I first heard the final mixes of TFMP when Brandi and I were headed to a gig at The Standard in West Hollywood. We were in the car, literally driving down Sunset Blvd and in true Californian style the sun was shining and the stereo was blaring! I remember thinking Brandi’s vocal on this EP was sounding somewhere between ‘Madonna’ and ‘Kate Bush’ and really that well delivered!
TFMP wear their influences on their sleeve for sure and the attention to detail in the production of this EP is extremely impressive. Drums sound huge, hypnotic production and this EP really is a great example of Brandi’s range and versatility as a singer. The record has received a warm, well deserved response with KCRW’s Valida Carroll.