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New song + Happy New Year!  


Here's an acoustic love letter to all you non-ball droppers out there on NYE!

Happy New Year everyone!

All the very best for 2020.

Remember to order your copy of the limited edition vinyl LP 'Decide To Stay And Swim Again'. Details here.


Latest newsletter and LP pre-order details  

The brand new mystery cover will be unveiled in the new year

The pre-order for the 180 gram vinyl version of Decide To Stay And Swim Again is well underway!

If you want to secure a copy, please check out this page and pick how you'd like to receive it. I'm hoping we'll have them in hand sometime in February and will start delivering/mailing as soon as possible.

Be sure to include your email with your payment so I can keep in touch.

Also, if you're not on my mailing list, here's a link to the latest newsletter.

Santa on that cafeteria tray - now on all streaming platforms 

Though I've been releasing lots of acoustic material lately, sometimes I crave a dose of my garage-punk roots.

"I Saw Santa Sliding on a Cafeteria Tray" is a song I wrote and recorded awhile back with a bunch of friends who affectionately called themselves "The Special Joyous Drinky Festive Singers".

It's a quirky tale that has an even quirkier video, and has become a bit of a family tradition.

It was just remastered and released to all digital streaming platforms this week. 

So whether or not you agree dark rum is good food, give it a spin.

Let 'er rip Santa.

(And if you're looking for new acoustic stuff, a song for your NYE couch listening will be released next week. Follow here on Bandcamp and Spotify to be the first to hear it).

Decide To Stay And Swim Again - Song # 11 - The Dead Weight Song 

Well, it's been a fun and interesting journey!

Here's the final track for this project I started back in 2018, 'The Dead Weight Song'.

This one was a bit of a challenge for me because I couldn't imagine how I would improve on the haunting vibe of the original. (Although I only realize now as I'm typing this that I had forgotten about that acoustic intro as well!).

In the end, I managed to coax a bit more magic here, I think, to finally wrap this project and set my sights on a batch of new songs, which are all patiently awaiting my attention.

All in all I feel like I've done justice to that spark of an idea back in the winter of 2018...and somehow I stuck with it and saw it through.

The pre-order for the limited 180g vinyl is now underway, so please help out with this little "indie kick starter" I have going.

I expect I'll have the LPs in hand sometime in February.

Your advance support really helps.

All the details to purchase the record are here.

You can now hear the record in its entirety as well:

Please also follow me on Spotify, by clicking here.

You can also listen to Dead Weight over there on Spotify:

Decide to Stay And Swim AGAIN - Song #10 - Sleeves Cover Sores 

Alright, so this project is in the home stretch!

Here's song number 10 from the Decide To Stay and Swim Again series.

And along with the release of Sleeves Cover Sores, I'm announcing an advanced pre-order of this project on 180g vinyl, limited to 100 copies only.

You can find out how to pre-order here, using one of the options I've provided to save fees.

But you can also choose to pre-order via the Bandcamp route here.

When you order, I'll send you a download code that includes The Dead Weight Song as well as two unreleased bonus tracks.

Shipping/delivery is planned for February.

Have a listen to Sleeves below.

And thanks as always for the support.

More to come!

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