With our long-time Seattle-based psych-pop quintet Half Acre Day having been in a holding pattern now for some time, we thought it was time for something new.
When I say “long-time,” we’re talking nearly 22 years since we formed, when most of us were technically still teenagers.
Man… think I need to sit on that bit of trivia for a sec…
Of course, this ain’t about Half Acre Day. For now, HAD’s taken a backseat to other projects for all its members; Dusty’s playing with the awesome Blackheart Honeymoon (go see them play right now… yes, they’re probably playing). Marty just released a killer solo album as Guns Guns. Paul – musically gregarious as ever – is tearin’ it up with Americana duo Caleb & Walter, Sunday Evening Whiskey Club, Jessica Lynne and the Cousins, and Just got through touring Europe with southern rock monsters SweetKiss Momma (not to mention producing the aforementioned Guns Guns album). Matt C is making amazing artwork (not to mention joining in with this new project – see below). I’m enormously proud to be associated with these gentlemen, and look forward to convening with them on the regular once again.
Meantime, Matt K and former HAD drummer Aaron have formed this new little number, The Filthy Hypocrites, a fluid-membered rockband/ongoing art project (which happily sometimes includes HAD founding member and bassist Matt C, and vocalist Aubry) that continues in the tradition of their erstwhile songwriting partnership. If you’re a fan of HAD’s weirdo-happysad milieu, this is where it went… only it’s different now. We’ve been busy in the studio, and have laid basic tracks for more than a half-dozen new songs so far. In fact, several are near completion and ready to be unleashed.
What are we gonna do with em, you ask? Oh, you’ll see. It’s gonna be pretty cool.