Just a quick update on things here in Diabolical Machines Land…
Last Thursday’s show at the Grotto was a lot of fun – a big thanks to the folks who came out, and to the other bands (Lydia’s Libido, Svenny Baby, A House for Lions, and Royal Savages) for being awesome. Great night of rock in FW.
Over the weekend, we headed to the studio of our friends in the band Missing Sibling (you may recall them from the show we played together in Dallas not long ago), and recorded two new songs for inclusion on a really cool compilation that they’re putting together. More details about that when it’s closer to being finished.
We can’t wait for you to hear the new songs, because they give a taste of the sound we’re going for on our next recorded project for 2014, which we’re hoping to have put together in time for a series of shows we’re planning all around Texas and Oklahoma in the spring. More details about those once we get closer!
In the nearer future, we’re planning a few shows in December that should be really fun. And now, we’ll leave you with a few photos taken at the recording studio this weekend.
Big-time news! Yesterday, we completed the recording sessions for our debut full-band studio EP, Drag You Away. The four-track EP now goes into the mixing and mastering phase of its creation, with mixing handled by producer/engineer Britt Robisheaux and final mastering by engineer Carl Saff.
We are super excited about the Drag You Away EP, as it’s the first time we’ve gotten the new lineup into a real recording studio and done it up right. We cannot wait for you to hear the EP! In the meantime, Kevin took a collection of photos over the last two days documenting the recording process, and we’ll share them here. Click the thumbnails for a larger view:
We’ve been nominated for a Fort Worth Weekly Music Award! The ballot comes out on the 15th, at which point we need all of you to vote for us!
As part of this nomination, we’re appearing on this year’s Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards compilation CD, along with several other nominated bands. We recorded our song today at Eagle Audio Recording in the Near Southside, under the direction of engineer Britt Robisheaux of The Theater Fire.
AND, we’ve been asked to perform at the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards festival on Sunday, June 23rd! The exact time & location will be announced later.
These are all big honors and we are very excited to be nominated for an award and asked to participate in all these various things. Big things ahead!
As mentioned above, we recorded our song for the FW Weekly CD today at Eagle Audio. Kevin took some photos of the whole thing (on a combination of an iPhone and a big camera), and we’d like to share ‘em with you:
It’s been a long while in the planning, and it’s had to get over some delay and other issues, but we’re happy to announce that we’re headed to the studio to record our debut EP next month. The EP will be recorded in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, and will be recorded & produced with vintage equipment by Britt Robisheaux of The Theater Fire/Drug Mountain/Most Efficient Women fame.
We’re really excited to finally be getting this done, and can’t wait for everybody to hear the results. We’re still working on finalized art and a title, so in the meantime please enjoy the design above, which will be used on some new stickers and buttons coming out in the not-too-distant future.
Hey there, fan land! It’s been a little while since we talked, but it’s time to get y’all up to speed on the latest happenings in Diabolical Machinesville. We’ve been working hard on reformulating things with the new lineup, and we’ve got the first fruits of our labor to share:
First, the big news – we’ve put out a new song! It’s called “Artoria,” and you can grab it on our Bandcamp page (name your own price, anywhere from “zero” to “eleventy billion dollars” or anywhere in between) or stream it below:
“Artoria” was written by Steph and features her on guitar and lead vocal, Harley on guitar and backing vocals, and Kevin on electric uke, bass guitar, drum track, and backing vocals. It was recorded in our ad hoc home studio by Kevin and Harley and the production is by Kevin.
Next, we’ve got some shows coming up to tell y’all about! We’ve got three shows currently booked for the spring:
This is a Stylophone. It’s a miniature analog synthesizer invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis. It’s played with an attached stylus on the metal keyboard. It has a…let’s say “unique” sound.
Various musicians and bands have used the Stylophone over the years – David Bowie, Kraftwerk, and They Might Be Giants are just a few notable Stylophone players. And now, so are we. Our next song features a Stylophone solo. How could we not use this awesome little thing?