1.99 Millers, “Drink Your Way out of This One” – refurbished. (For the six readers of my blog who weren’t actually in the band or sexing up a band member, the Millers were my alt-country/Americana/rock band that put out just one album. But it’s a really, really LONG album.)
Drummer Richard, who didn’t have the benefit of playing on the original recording, is tracking all new drum parts for me – we are six songs in and it’s going surprisingly fast. So no more mechanical-sounding fake-ass sampled drums; now there’ll be the real deal. I’m also remixing everything – removing some noise, making greater use of the stereo channels, and correcting some mixdown errors my then-young-and-naive ears let slide. And I’m remastering as well. Well, you kinda need to when you remix, I guess, but this time I will be mastering with the fancy software I used on the dancehall remix project; the finished sound should have a lot more life than the original SoundForge Studio hack job I did.
I’m not making new CDs, this will be a digital release only. And there will be at least one bonus track, which is totally what an album 38 songs deep needs.
Watch here for a download link – it’ll probably be in May.