Yup it's true. We recorded what started out as our debut LP, but after rethinking the concept(s), we decided to release 2 EPs instead. The first EP, Like I Love This, is simply magical. It's an epic release about love, and finding your way after profound loss. Matt Noveskey, of Blue October, produced both EPs and we recorded at Orb Recording Studios in Austin. We're so happy and proud of the work and can't wait for the official release in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, here are a few photos from our recent photoshoot with Marshall Tidrick. He did a great job capturing the mood of the EP (and of the day).
We're so happy to announce that we've just completed (yesterday!) the first leg of recording our debut LP. We know that many of you fans (and some press) have been waiting to see what was next and this past week we had the pleasure of recording at the magnificent Orb Recording Studios located in Austin Texas. Matt Noveskey (you may know him as the bass player in the legendary band Blue October) is our producer on these songs. Kevin Butler (Test Tube Audio) is going to do the mix, and engineer Juan Lopez is behind the board. The experience has been other worldly, and we are still reeling from the opportunity (in a good way).
Soooo, given that we won't be releasing any singles from this (yet unnamed) LP for a few months, we wanted to gift our most loyal fans with an exclusive official video "Find You" from our EP I Don't Want To Be Alone. We tried to gift this over the holidays but we were just too busy to get to it. This was shot in Austin Texas (our hometown) and edited by Dan Brown of Curiosity Shoppe.
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Seems a bit strange to say this but we're playing ACL--AGAIN! Yes, again. Waaaaay back in 2012, when the festival was celebrating its 10th anniversary, we played The Kiddie Limits Stage as a 2-piece! The MC predicted that you'd be seeing us on one of the big stages in the future, and, well here we are. We'll be playing Sunday 10/9 at noon on the Tito's Vodka Stage (tent=shade--the good kind) and we're bringing along two friends, Alex Freeman on bass and Ben Dubois on lead guitar. Tix are surprisingly still available for Sun, which has an amazing line-up. We'll see you then, and if you see as hanging out as fans on Fri & Sat, please say "hello".
Here's the latest link, and here's a throwback baby Charlie Belle pix from 5 yrs ago (Note the songs! We haven't played those tunes since then!)
Our newest video "You Don't Know Me" is from the slick remix by Dan Millrood. Billboard featured the single a few weeks ago and now AfroPunk is featuring the video. They dedicated it to "all the femmes who momentarily lost their voices," which is indeed what the song is about. The video, however, symbolizes a momentary loss of creative focus. The concept behind the video came about because of a severe songwriting mental block brought on by having to put all energies into applying to college.
(UPDATE: After 9 college applications, several portfolios, and countless scholarship applications, Belmont Univ in Nashville is where Jendayi will be heading this fall.)
This year is our first Official SXSW Showcase (need a badge to get in), but we have plenty on the schedule for the week--mostly free shows. The Austin Chronicle put us on the cover this week and included the band as one of the Picks2Click. They recommend that you come out to see us, and so do we. We'll be at the 30th SXSW Anniversary Party at Maggie Mae's and we're on at 9:20pm. A complete list of where we'll be is on our site.