Another A-hole with an opinion, volume 10: Twenty thirteen - the year of years 

Well friends, 2013 is nearing to a close. I'm going to skip the usual long-winded shpiel and keep this short and sweet (no I won't). This last year was a good one - both personally and for the band. But there's no denying there were some shitty moments. Some moments were so shitty, in fact, that I was ready to throw in the towel on this whole thing. This project is a labor of love; something I've worked hard to build up for about 5 years. But I was just exhausted with all of the things it takes to make it work and keep the momentum going. But like any great American story, we remained as resilient as a pair of Depends on a Tex-Mex all-you-can-eater (what?), and we worked it out. We ended the year on a high note at Pianos in NYC with possibly our best show yet. After playing a few shows that felt like a chore (at least to me), I truly enjoyed myself at this one and I think the whole band did as well. We are going into 2014 with a good feeling, excited for what's to come. And what is to come, you ask? Well, the biggest thing to come is our EP - scheduled to be released in spring/summer 2014. Let's say summer because musicians can't meet deadlines for shit. So in summer or fall 2014, you can expect brand new tunes from the band. And we really feel that this is our best work yet, and we're not just saying that. Ok, we're saying that but we mean it, dammit! It's going to kick ass. Also! We will have some new videos for tracks from our latest album Reactor. Most likely a video for "Woke Up" and a lyric vid for "Mountain."

I think we've come a long way - as songwriters, performers and musicians. So much so that as a Christmas gift, I am offering a listen to the very first track recorded for this project, back when it was still a solo project. (Damn, I must be in a good mood. Or high). Appropriately titled "Early Days," it's about the nature of most relationships. How one person usually holds the power at one time or another. And then things change. I think we've all been there. I feel that we've come a long way as a band, and going into this new album felt like the right time to share the "lost track." You be the judge. I mean, it's not that bad. Right? Take a listen and let us know what you think. Or don't let us know what you think if you think it sucks. (Cue fragile artist mental breakdown.)

So, to summarize: good stuff. Merry Christmas, happy new year, and have a positive and productive 2014! We're planning on having a big year. (Sorry for the long-winded shpiel, can't help myself). You guys rock, thanks for the support! -dan

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