Turns out, I’ll have two EPs coming out very soon (before the end of summer).
The second is a batch of tunes I recorded here in Detroit at Derek Stanton’s former studio Molten Sound. In 2016, I recorded for a few weekends at Derek’s Southwest basement studio. Don’t let the word “basement” fool you — Stanton is a super collector of vintage analog synths (and he gets them fixed). He’s also known to have a propensity for hoarding amps and guitars. His studio essentially helped to define the sound of the upcoming record. It’s not a standard Tom-plays-synthesizers-and-sings deal, it’s more akin to a traditional rock album recorded in, well, a basement with a guitar, bass, drums and of course Rhodes. Hammond is being tracked this week in my studio.
I simplified the writing for this one. No frills. What I was trying to convey is that I’m not trying to convey anything; this leaves the EP sounding a bit blank at moments but I believe it also leaves room for more interpretation — something I’ve always been bad at. I have a tendency to get too specific. We’ll see what you think.
With the Mob playing this summer, and a few hired-gun gigs, I’m pushing to get these wrapped up sooner than later in order to focus on the next project.