Quick update here. The final album-overhaul is now complete.
We've remixed and remastered some of the tracks, and made some improvements to the album art as well. DONE!
The album officially released on 10/10/17. Promo will now begin in earnest.
This is FST's first fully polished and mastered album. Extremely happy with how it turned out. Thanks again to Cal Campbell, Mike Wells, and Brooke Langton, for all being integral in this long but rewarding process. Much love.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
A final IGG campaign update here...
All perk-related packages have now been shipped. The last of 'em went out on December 30th. If you haven't received your package yet, please contact me. Thanks again for your amazing support, and your undying patience too.
Also, if you had made a contribution but didn't select a perk, and would like a physical copy of the finished product, please let me know via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be happy to snail-mail you a copy.
2017 should prove to be a great year for FST. Cal and I are very excited to see where AFTERSHOCKS takes us. Thanks for checking in. More soon. (ahem, more later)
MIKE WELLS TO MASTER.
For all intents and purposes, our new album (((AFTERSHOCKS))) is complete. Cal Campbell's "final" mixes will soon be professionally mastered by Mike Wells. Above, you'll find a work-in-progress image of the album artwork. Just a few more weeks and we'll have this all wrapped up. It's been a long time coming. The songs are sounding huge! All Indiegogo perk-related swag will be mailed out ASAP. Your help in funding this project is and has been genuinely appreciated. We won't forget it!
AFTERSHOCKS LP NEARS COMPLETION.
Our new LP (((AFTERSHOCKS))) is nearing completion, and it's sounding bigger and better than I ever imagined it might. We'll be applying the finishing touches here in September. Thanks again to all who helped to make this album a reality. We're very proud of it. We'll be in touch soon regarding the album's official completion & release date and, of course, all Indiegogo perk-related swag. Exciting times! Stay tuned!
AFTERSHOCKS LP NOW FULLY FUNDED.
$5,133 raised!!! Thank you so much! We hit our goal! (((AFTERSHOCKS))) mastering is now fully funded, and will commence shortly. This is how I feel right about now.
FAVORITE SHAPE TRIANGLE RETURNS!
In 2013 & 2014, Cal Campbell and I busied ourselves with taking the AFTERSHOCKS demos from "before mix" into "after mix." Check that progress here. Our present ojective is to get AFTERSHOCKS on over to "after mastering." *Scarlett above does a great job at illustrating what this all means; just imagine beautiful songs in place of beautiful Scarlett. Yes, "mastering" is the next step, but we're going to need your help to do so. Please check out our IndieGoGo here: http://igg.me/at/fst/
Thank you so much for your generosity and continued support. We've received generous contributions every single day of the campaign, and with your help, we have an excellent shot at hitting our goal; ensuring that our new studio LP, AFTERSHOCKS, can be pushed to it's best possible. Please spread word, help complete the Triangle! Let's get AFTERSHOCKS on over to the beautiful land of "after mastering."
FST IS MISSING?
425 days sans post; Favorite Shape (Bermuda) Triangle. But no, not really. FST has not disappeared. I've been transitioning back into the solo, composey, synthetic, drum-loopy stuff that got me so psyched to begin with. More substantial news coming soon...
HEADING OUT WEST.
FST has relocated to California. Thanks again to everyone in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa (and everywhere else) for your many years of support. I'll be spending the next few months getting FST up-and-running out here. Cheers!
FAREWELL FST LIVE.
It was a good run; three years of gigging live in MKE. Summerfest, Miller Park, Steel Bridge Songfest, live on WMSE. Played so many great shows, met so many great people. Thanks to everyone who supported FST along the way, and a special thanks to Jacob Noble, Zach Butler, Tim Raymond, and Jim Greenfield for being a part of FST MKE. Couldn't have done it without you.
I'd also like to thank Renee Kousek for all of her help with FST's graphic design needs. Yer the best, Renee. Three years of epic flyers, so grateful!
Yes, I've decided to retire FST live. At least for the time being. From here on out, I'll be back to focusing on my solo studio albums.
May the 4th be with you.
ARCHIVED FST NEWS HERE.