i just got to work with renaissance man Stephen Egerton, known especially for his influential guitar work in The Descendents and ALL ! In addition to being one of the nicest guys on the planet, he recently wrote and recorded a record at his own Armstrong Recording studios, and he has a real 'whos-who' of punk rock all stars doing guest vocals (we're talking The Descendents, ALL, Alkaline Trio, MXPX, Less Than Jake, Big Drill Car, Rise Against, Ultimate Fakebook, Lagwagon, Shades Apart, Drag The River, and way more! phew!)
The album will be out proudly on Paper+Plastick Records May 11th, with what i can only imagine will be one of the coolest record release shows ever (with vocalists confirmed) May 14th & 15th. The LP will feature Stephen's logo, designed by the awesome Eli Atkins, as a die-cut window !)
i don't think i have to tell you how excited i was to be working with Stephen here.
i hope this blog will be like getting an EP or a 7" single from a good band. some of it is experimental self indulgence, some of it is ambitious failure, and some may be weaker than you care to admit, but whenever there's that glorious B-side that no one else but you will ever hear, it's a wondrous inclusive experience of coveted secrecy and lofty excitement.
i'm not guaranteeing you'll find it here, but i hope there's something of interest that resonates a chord inside on occasion.