Happy Easter Sunday! Our record was supposed to come out on Good Friday, but there were complications, and its birth has been delayed until April Fool’s Day.
Thanks for holding!
Until then, here is the video for the second single off of SONGER,
“Breech Born”, which is about being born under complications.
The video was animated by Faiz over three days at Columbia
and this particular song was recorded by Small Awesome
You may also peruse the sheet music for it in the gallery below.
Happy Ides of March. In celebration, here is a song about betrayal.
“Sold You Out” is the first single from our new record, SONGER,
which will be available on Good Friday, March 25th via Sick Room Records
Heads-up! In our modest celebration of Halloweek, Small Awesome is proud to present the new video for our song, “It So” from our old release, the Still E.P. The video was filmed by Beth Wiedner, Faiz Razi and Jim MacGregor. The song, “It So” was recorded by Matt Engstrom at Caffeinated Recordings. Enjoy!
I woke up wearing only this shirt, if that’s disturbing enough for you
Dear Jim and Matt,
Dudes, I’m totally sorry I slept through the morning when we were scheduled to mix the new record, Still Awesome at my place the other day. I’m also sorry that I kept you guys waiting outside for approximately seventy minutes while I got my beauty sleep.
When I did get up, we did do a really smashing job of mixing the new record, Still Awesome, and it sounds better than anything I’ve ever done, and you guys are the best around.
If a picture can tell a story, allow me to provide these screenshots from my phone showing the texts and missed calls, etc. There’s a choice one from Bradley R. Weissenberger in there that also made my day:
Lastly, if I may draw attention to the excellent photo Jim took of our illustrious engineer, Mr. Matt Engstrom shown here on the right, let it be noted that the brand of monitors we used was “T’Annoy”.
Here is the new Small Awesome demo, entitled “Breech Born”, which was composed and scored for Faiz’ “Sound Theory and Practice” class at Columbia. To quote Jim: “If I understand this correctly, you have to zippity-do-dah a song to gain favor with your educational overlords, and wish this “piece” to be considered canonically Small Awesome?”
Ahoy! Been working on some potential artwork prototypes for our new record, Still Awesome. I’ve been taking a 3D printing course over at Columbia as part of my degree, and rendered the above PLA plastic with a makerbot2. It’s pretty cool. Had to pull the image and the typeface into a couple different programs and then render it:
Super dumb, super fun. I also got to present it as my final project for a critique and got some great feedback (the non-musical kind). Cheers to Lilli Kayes for the photos below:
As we move closer towards the completion of our second record, Still Awesome, some finesse and finagling is required. We just knocked out some lovely guitar overdubs at Razi Manor with the unbeatable Matt Engstrom. Thank you again, sir!
We’ve got some great news on the upcoming release of the record, but we’re going to keep it on the hush until the t’s are dotted and the i’s are crossed.