I’m posting this to keep myself accountable and because some of you keep asking. (Also, today’s the eighth anniversary of the first Animalweapon track so it feels fitting!)
As I've said before, the next project is a full-length album rather than an EP. It is "almost almost done" - lots left to do for it, but lots more behind me than ahead, and I know what those things are now.
I had originally wanted this to come out this fall, but now I'm really glad it isn't. Some of the recent additions I now consider critical to the shape of it this thing wouldn't have existed, or been finished in time, if it came out now. It does sting a little bit realizing that Flares came out nearly three years ago(!!) but it ain't like I've done nothing this whole time. It's been really hard to learn to make myself okay with the extra time it's taken, but this is sounding like my best work so far and at the end of the day it’ll make it a much better album.
So - I’ve given myself a deadline to have this thing done and off to mastering by December 31, and expecting to have to finished, mastered album in early January. Artwork - some of which I’ve now seen and looks incredible - around the same time.
Here’s the rub, though: we’re doing a proper release for this bitch and that includes a release show (that we have to book, with staff we have to to hire), preparing physical release(s - cross your fingers for vinyl), getting new merch ready, new promo shots, and most importantly shopping the album around to a bunch of outlets for that promo alley-oop. All of that requires time and planning (and a lot of work, so if you want to help, let me know.) So we’re looking at a “sometime in the spring” release.
I can’t wait to start sharing the new music with you; the several months in between finishing this and releasing it are going to be a biiiiiiitch. Thanks for still giving a shit.