AP HappeningsBy Todd • Dec 26th, 2012 • Category: Blog
Gesh, long time no speak… Nevertheless, I hope the world and life in general has been treating you well. I keep threatening to use this blog feature, but I never do… in other words, I hope this post will keep you satisfied for the next two years!
So, as you can see, Avenpitch is still alive and functioning. Don’t tell my 19-year old self this, but these days, music isn’t the only thing keeping us busy. Paul and myself both have a couple kids and well, yeah… as much as I hate to ruin the illusion that we’re constantly following “the Muse”, we both spend lots of time doing dad stuff (in other words, being ordered around by our wives).
As for former AP-members… our longtime guitarist Darren Siaw is off married and living in Chicago, our fist keyboardist David Miller is teaching yoga in Abu Dubai (No, I’m not making this up!) and his successor Sarah France spent a year or so playing keys in the Thought Thieves. More recently, Paul and I had been jamming with the Heidt brothers (i.e. Nic and Matt) of MSRP. In an effort to keep things interesting, Paul switched to bass while Matt held down the drum duty. It was a blast to change up our usual instruments for a bit, but now that we’ve refocused on the mighty AP, Paulie is back behind the drum kit. Rumor has it Sarah might even be rejoining the fold for a few shows in 2013!
As for Avenpitch happenings, we snuck out a bit of a novelty EP a couple months ago (“Manscaping”) in a slick furry package with a whole bunch of remixes by some fellow colleagues/friends and now we’re in the process of finishing up our fourth album which will be released at some point during 2013 (I would say July, but I don’t want to guarantee anything!). I realize the world isn’t exactly waiting with baited breathe for a new Avenpitch record, but I figure if you came across this page you must have a little knowledge of us so I will at least say that I think this will be our best album yet. I guess the benefit of a 3+ year gestational period and several different band line-ups is that it gives us the chance to really dig in and write/re-write/tweak the songs and see what makes them work!
Well, I guess we’re good on the updates for a couple years…
Happy New Year!
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