Focusing on nothing else but finishing this record, reading Blood Meridian, watching new films/old horror films, preparing a few Snowbeast Records releases, eating food and relaxing with my favorite people for the rest of this hideous summer.
The new Cemeteries and Camp Counselors albums are going to turn out really cool. This might sound egotistical but honestly I’m just humbly excited that I’m topping my previous releases because the day I don’t exceed my expectations is the day I stop making music.
Will your new album sound anything like the last song you posted? Iroquois is the shit!!
Thanks! The album won’t really sound like that because I wrote these songs more than a year ago (I wrote and recorded Iroquois two weeks ago) but I’m still messing around with the final track list and new songs so who knows.
I haven’t read them all, in fact I’m still waiting to get into some of his renowned books because I don’t want to be in my fifties with no good Stephen King novels to read but it’s something like this:
I'm dreaming to be a writer can you give me tips on how you write your music?
I think everybody’s writing process is a little different so tips aren’t necessarily going to help but I usually get inspired by things that aren’t music. A good film, a book or something I see outside. I don’t know, sometimes I experience something and I just need to write so I write.
I caught Breaking Away on the television at two AM about three years ago when I was living at home. I had never seen or heard of it but it was one of those perfect moments of the right film at the right insomnia-ridden time.
I just caught it again with a full theater in Portland and it was another perfect moment with the perfect person.
There will be a new Cemeteries song out and about next week that I wrote for a summer compilation that Kate and I are putting out.
The second Cemeteries record is pretty much done and I’ll share some release plans once I have any idea what they are (right now, I have no idea when or how it will be released).
I’m working pretty hard on a photography/lyric book to accompany the next record and if it turns out how I’m imagining it to turn out, it might be more exciting than the record itself.
Other than that I’m working a lot, re-watching a lot of terrible 90s/early 00s horror films from my childhood, trying to make new friends, reading The Shining and hoping that this summer is productive but relaxing and enjoyable.
I hope you’re doing well and please feel free to reach out if you aren’t (or even if you are).
In a wonderful moment of getting your musical peanut butter in my musical chocolate, Cemeteries have crafted a ghostly remix of Arrange's excellent single, “Stranger”. It certainly doesn't hurt that I've been a big fan of both Malcom Lacey's Arrange and Kyle Reigle's Cemeteries for quite some time now, but previous loves aside, this is a gorgeous take on an already special track. Lacey's original features more pronounced guitar line, giving it more of a glimmering melancholic delivery, which highlights the emotionally potent vocals. Here, on Reigle's remix all that is pulled back, allowing for a more haunting atmosphere to stand out - a minimalist heartbeat pushing through the track as waves of shadowy ambient noise flow through giving it a darker edge that turns the raw emotional structure of the original into something resembling a house haunted by those memories that have long since bled into the walls. It's a case of two excellent artists striking the right collaborative chord, and when that happens you win with either version. Definitely spend some time here.
Hi friend! How do you do? It's been awhile since our last conversation and I see things seem to be going great in your new home. Super happy to see that :) Give me some artists to listen to.
Hey! I do good!
Portland is great. My life has improved times ten since I’ve moved here.
I haven’t been listening to too much new stuff lately but I like the new albums from Woods, Chad VanGaalen, Gem Club, Julie Byrne, Owen Pallett, Orcas, Kevin Drew, Wild Beasts, TV Girl, Sun Kil Moon and my dude Arrange.