Hello from the studio

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 1:33 PM by Mike 60 Comments


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Hey everyone,

We’re hard at work making some new music for you.  The six of us have been more than enthusiastic about how this album is shaping up, and I’m happy to share this update!

As usual during an early stage, we don’t know a ton about where the songs will end up. They change shapes over and over during the writing process, and we usually write dozens of songs, which push each other in and out of contention for a spot on the final album.

One thing that’s making this album unique (so far) is the process.  When we started out as a band, we often started our songs focusing almost entirely on the musical “track," with no vocals until the end of the process.  The vocals were usually forced into the existing chords and structure of the song, which often times meant that some ideas we loved never "made it," because good words or good melodies never showed up, even though we liked the music.  Over time, we’ve started incorporating vocals earlier and earlier in the process, usually in the form of skat “la la la” vocals and gibberish words.  Many of those demos have been shared as a part of our LPU albums.

But this time, we decided to go even further, and write more “traditionally."  We’re starting with the most fundamental parts of the songs—the words and vocal melodies—and completely fleshing out those ideas before we begin working out the music.  That means right now, we’re only focusing on the foundations upon which the songs are built.  Some songs are just one piano, keyboard, or guitar, and a vocal.  The concept and words of the song are front and center.  We’ve even invited some new friends into the studio to bounce ideas off (more to come on that later).

So far, the new approach is paying off.  The new stuff is really powerful, and the stories and emotional content is really shining through.  We’re going to continue on this path until we feel like we’ve got more than enough material to begin the “sound” phase.

I’ve been posting some live video streams of studio days up on the Facebook page, so keep an eye out for those updates.  And we’ll try to write some more updates as things go.  This album is going to be insane, and we’re looking forward to taking you on the journey as we make it.




  1. Carolina Machado avatar

    On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 6:56 PM, Carolina Machado said:

    Cool! ^^

  2. Carolina Machado avatar

    On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 12:09 AM, Carolina Machado said:


  3. Carolina Machado avatar

    On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 11:03 PM, Carolina Machado said:

    Esperando ansiosamente!

  4. Sam Rikard avatar

    On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 4:36 PM, Sam Rikard said:

    that's wonderful!
    more music for mind
    more CD for my collection! haha
    love u all guys ;)

  5. miladLP100 avatar

    On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 2:08 AM, miladLP100 said:

    Kendrick Lamar at the Grammy Awards this year was nominated for Album of the Year. well done

  6. miladLP100 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 9:48 AM, miladLP100 said:

    This album should be excellent in every respect . Only singles are not important ... but all the tracks seventh album must be very advanced and excellent .

  7. miladLP100 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 9:43 AM, miladLP100 said:

    mike- seventh studio album will be over and above the music. All must be frozen with hear songs seventh album . petrify

  8. Anna Woldanska avatar

    On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 2:36 AM, Anna Woldanska said:

    Looking forward to it ! :) And good luck with great job ;)

  9. ayush1157 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 1:04 AM, ayush1157 said:

    AWSOMEEEEE NEWS!!!!!.......It must be EXCELLENT..........what I want is that it must TOP THE BILLBOARD LIST THIS TIME!!!!!!!.....your first four 5 albums all topped Billboard list........PLEASE IT MUST BE SENSATIONAL KIND OF THING......LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!

  10. DJ Sindicate avatar

    On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 2:40 AM, DJ Sindicate said:

    As a DJ I get to offer people a distraction from their lives. Coincidentally I am also a registered Care Provider in the medical field. Entertain the mind to distract from hard decisions like: "Which path do I take" right? Well if I may say, never forget, you fellow travelers have equally earned and been given the gift of being able to write that map that transcends a single image, sound or idea. Souls look to you for direction when the mind is ill equipped to see in front of its own shortcomings. I feel that every phrase tells a story we all want to tell but no one will listen. "Be the change you want to see in the world " right? I have loved listening to you all....all of my life. You will not disappoint, no matter the story you tell. Good Luck brothers!

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