Hello friends, fans and family of DGPW,
Last time I wrote it was last year. What a winter. You all are definitely due for an update as to our band’s world and our progress with the recording many of you so generously supported.
First things first, we have a new band name. Modern Kin. With all the new music, the time for development and with the adjustment from 4 to 3 band members we felt a new season beginning.
I am happy, and actually kind of shocked, to be able to say that our new record will be finished(!!) next week. I’m listening to the mixes now and feel tremendously gratified and happy here in my little basement room where I wrote much of the music and where we elbow-greased it into whatever shape we imagined. It has been a real process getting here, and a surprising one even. I’ve been thinking about it the past couple weeks, and with having grown accustomed to being in the middle of the project I kind-of can’t believe we’re emerging from it/with it? We initially thought we might be in a position to release this record as early as this month, March – 2013. Now we know it will not be this month, not only because of hazards and delays, but also because the songs required it. In the past I have rushed things along, feeling constraints of “momentum” or industry concerns or even my own impatience, but this time I was not willing to be hurried. And I had help not-hurrying. It felt right to let the songs breathe, to give time for the band to grow, and to give time for the myriad of decisions that must be made in making a record. It’s a debut.
I digress. It’s hard to catch you all up on a process that has been this intense and messy without digressing. But I do want to relate some of the gory details to you our world, our friends, and especially you all who supported our kickstarter fundraising last year and made this thing the coming reality it is. I am anxious for you all to hear it, and I wonder what it is. Once we have the finished record in our hands we’ll know more about release and be able to let you kickstarter pre-orders know when you should look in the mailbox.
We’re alive and well. I’ll have more news, and music soon! New is right, next. Keep an eye out for the Modern Kin pages/sites/etc coming your way. Twitter is here already.
Thank you all. More soon,