Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A House Is Not A Motel in Oakland

Actually, there was some real deal Hollyfield housing of real meals, booze, and hash at our motel 6. Pizza twice, Chinese, a picnic, giant hoagies, beer, cherry moonshine, Kesler, lots of Kesler, and some bubonic chronic that made me choke and eventually vomit.

But despite all that we finished recording a killer album. Everything about it is far superior to the last album. The production, the drums, the guitars, the vocals, the songs, the energy. All that stuff that's supposed to not suck is absolutely a massive step up for Gypsyhawk. As of now we don't have a release date, and we're still finishing up production notes, and deciding artwork, but everything is on deck to warp minds and slay expectations, good or bad.

So for now, it's pretty much just playing the waiting game. We'll be working with Metal Blade on editing rad footage from the studio and hotel for your pleasure, or whatever, and we're heading to SXSW in March. Speaking of which, we really could use your help getting there. We're setting up a Kickstarter right now (don't judge us) and we'll be offering some fucking rad rewards to sweeten the deal. Ron Houser himself will be up on the web explaining why it's so important that you help us out if you can. We'll make it worth your while.

Thanks for all the support, y'all are the best. Enjoy the photos.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Who Needs To House When You Have A Castle in Oakland?

Had a slight issue with the computer so I didn't get around to writing anything happening at Castle Ultimate Studios. Until now. Everything is sounding great and we're having a blast. I can already tell this album is going to be far superior to the last one. Our guitar tones are breaking through way harder and rounder, like fake tits. I think we've developed a sound that sticks out from other bands, but, then again, I think all other bands suck besides Cinderella.

Our hotel room is ok. We had to bitch them out for not making our beds or giving us clean towels. And there's no shampoo to fight over. But the hotel sits beside the water and I got drunk the first night and jumped in. Hurt my toe.

We're taking tons of photos and video, but we're holding off showing a lot of it so we can edit it down to a Star Wars-esque masterpiece. Ian has been practicing shouting "Mootini!" and Ron has found a way to brush his hair so he looks like Chewbacca. I'm obviously Admiral Acbar and Eric can be one of the droids you're not looking for. But i've included a taste for you below.

Alright, Campers, I'm off for now, but stay up, stay black, and stay fresh with Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel.

(note: internet here sucks. couldn't post the video.)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rival Tribal Rebel Revelry and Resilience

For Those Who Give The Fuck, Gypsyhawk begin recording our second full length album this sunday in Oakland at the same studio we did our last album Patience and Perseverance. We're doing ten new songs about typical metaphysical introspective wanderings like love, creativity, bargain hunting, and the megaloceros. Actually there's a few songs about outer space, a few songs about Westeros and Beyond, one about Catcher In The Rye (which is actually about a pastrami sandwich), another one about Ohio, and one about some other crap. I don't know. I don't write the lyrics. But I'll try and keep you updated on our progress and let you know if anyone is fucking up.