The plan is to release ‘Loveless’, ‘Reykjavik’, ‘Fortified’, and ‘Crane’ online leading up to this event! We’re sad the Mod Club video release party (for ‘Loveless’ & ‘Reykjavik’) was cancelled but super excited for this new night in August!
Last summer we originally shot a zombie video for the song ‘Fortified’. We ran into massive editing problems and were facing multiple re-shoots etc. Sim just finished the main edit using that footage for the song ‘Rekyjavik’ instead and it’s works like a charm! Super excited to shoot green screen pick ups this week and then it’s a wrap! Erin & Sim in Kensington Market
Erin & Sim on the Toronto Lakeshore Erin & Sim at the Black Dice Cafe Erin at the Black Dice Cafe
It’s definitely been an interesting time for us since we started this band. Writing, recording the album with Boz Boorer in Portugal (2010), mixing, mastering, and playing shows in 2011 was productive although we started to lose momentum towards the end of the year. Frustration and the enormous cost of being an indie band was taking it’s toll. Also, we (Erin & Sim) broke up as a couple after being together for four years. 2012 was basically a write off with the exception of signing to Aporia Records. Well, we’re over the break up and excited to be recording, rehearsing, shooting videos, and basically becoming a band again! Lots of good news coming soon! Until then…
We finally dropped off our broken hard drive to a data recovery company. Estimated cost = $1000.00! What can you do but laugh (with perhaps a single tear)!?! Sim actually laughed at first but that quickly ended after the initial news sunk in! What’s the moral of the story? Back up everything you own! We currently now own three hard drives.
Thankfully the ‘Loveless’ music video was still in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II when the drive tipped over. The edit is finished but we still need to insert some background footage from the broken drive and we’ll release it finally!
In other news, March.3rd is booked for the ‘Vagabond’ shoot! This is the song we wrote as a tribute to Toronto’s mysterious music writer Lonely Vagabond. Super excited to get this out in the world! Date set for the end of March for ‘Fortified’. One video a month until we get through the entire album.
New digital EP to be released in May or June! Details on that TBA.
Boz Boorer is confirmed to produce the sophomore album in Toronto in early fall. Details are being worked out right now. We have around 20 new demos to date and are looking at writing at least 10 more before we start selecting the tracks for the EP vs. the LP!
Here are a few stills taken from the ‘Loveless’ music video! Wrapping up with the main shoot this Friday with Erin! Super excited! Simeon Ross – Vocals/guitar/keyboards GailThompson- Drums David Porteous – Lead Guitar Michael ‘Mez’ Dilauro - Bass Guitar David Porteous – Lead Guitar
We basically shut everything band related down for the holidays! Had a ton of Christmas dinners/parties and also managed to watch Elf, Just Friends, How theGrinch Stole Christmas (both versions), Scrooged, and A Christmas Story! Tomorrow night = big New Year’s house party with friends! Here are some stills from a last minute show we played at the Horseshoe Tavern on Dec.6th! Happy New Year everyone! See you in 2013!
A few photos from our last rehearsal at Studio W19 (our bass player Mez’s studio) in preparation for the Horseshoe show tonight – Thursday Dec.6th, 2012! This will be the last time we play this particular set of songs as we prepare for a brand new set/brand new album in 2013! Simeon & Erin Simeon Simeon & Erin Mez & Simeon Erin Mez, Erin. Gail, and Simeon Simeon