tamarack is playing at dr. luke's on dec. 28, and we're really excited. we were waiting to finish up our recordings, but as usual recording is taking longer than we thought, so in our excitement about the show, we decided to release a song! it came out sooo good, i think it might be my favorite recording that i'm on.
december is here! so it's time to remind you of this. click the image below to download my free xmas album.
check out this video of an interview with harry doyle, my good friend and bandmate talking about his upcoming exhibit of skateboarding photography. harry's really been important to both the skateboarding and music scene and i am really excited to see this exhibit.
i made a video of my bff dave's song today. man, he's such a great songwriter. it is really nice to sing such a lovely melody.
so my pal andrew greig let me know he heard me on the radio recently, and turns out they played me on the east coast music hour for their special easst coast women episode this week! that's pretty neat. i think if you click this link you can listen. i don't know how long these episodes stay up, but i'm on around 16 mins in. thanks to mary campbell for the request!
i have a new radio show on www.caperradio.com called there's no accounting for taste. it airs every wednesday at 7pm (you can stream it on caper's website!). after the show ends, you can download the previous week's episode at www.aliciapenney.com/tnaft. i am the host, and i had some sweet guests in this season, so check it out!
i made a video of one of my favorite ben folds songs.
and a new song appeared out of nowhere! i endured many mosquitos to bring you this video. i hope you like it. i was stoked that my bird friends decided to sing along
hello. after a bit of a quiet spring, i have a few shows to add to the sidebar, mostly at farmer's markets, which i love. i might do a bit of busking this year during cruise ship season too.
my big announcements for the day have to do with recording things. first, the novemberists have decided to become a real band, and not just a tribute act. so makes sense we will change our name, and the new band is now called tamarack. we've written a bunch of songs and are trying to get them recorded or at least performed a few times before the fall. i am very excited about this, because there's something really special about playing music with your very best friends. i am friends with all the people i play music with these days, but the guys in tamarack are the friend group i hang out with every week and do activities with, and tell my life story to. so that's pretty neat.
second, static in action are getting ready to record a split ep with ricochet. the plan is to release a split 7" which comes with a digital download featuring a couple more songs. very excited about this, but it might take a little while for it to be ready. this will be my first vinyl release. i don't even have a record player.
here's a sneak preview of the hat-a-versary show happening tomorrow night. it's from the play heart of steel. it's weird for me to play bass and not sing anything, so this is my cover of one of the songs in the show.
also, here's a video i took of my best pal dave playing me a new tune on my parents' front step the other day. what's better than hearing great songs for the first time? i think the traffic noise gives it character.