We Shot The Moon (previously The Honor Roll) featuring Jonathan Jones (ex. Waking Ashland), Joe Greenetz (Sherwood) and Dan Koch (Sherwood) have posted an update from the studio.
Studio 770 update 4
When in the studio time seems to be kind of non-exsistent. We went in today around 9:00am, got out, and it was dark. The day just kind of happened.
Things are going really well. The guitars should all be done by the end of the day tomorrow. I sang “Julie” today. It was kind of nerve racking. By that I mean, I have made a number of records now, but I tend to freak out and over analyze when it comes to recording voice. The voice is its on deal. I honestly don’t think I have ever left the vocal booth satisfied…today was no exception, but such is life. Michael(producer)thought we got great takes…either or, I will be relieved when the last song is sung.
Joe left us all today. He had to go back to Northern Cali to take care of Sherwood “Stuff”. I already miss the guy:(
I still have Dan for a couple more days though….poor Dan:)
Thanks for reading these updates. It means a lot to me.
Waking Ashland has called it a day. The band members are not ending their careers in music anytime soon though. You can read a message from the band below.
Hey all its been a while since we’ve posted an update. Ill get straight to the point, we have decided to not continue on with Waking Ashland. We’ve been touring for 3 years non stop and, to state the obvious, thats a long time. Over the course of the band some irreconcilable differences developed. By the end I had gotten to a point with Waking Ashland where going forward just did not make sense any more.
With that said wed like to thank everyone that has ever supported this band in any way. All of you that have come to our shows, or let us sleep on your floors, or bought our cds, bought our shirts or supported us in anyway; Thank You! Without you we would have been nothing. We hope we were able to make music that some of you guys could enjoy and we hope you will continue to enjoy. You can still get our albums in stores or from tooth and nail and immortal records.
We will all be pursuing different things and we will all continue to make music for you to hear.
Im currently in the studio in Los Angeles working on a solo EP with Michael Rosas (Smile, Satisfaction, Sherwood). Im excited to get some of these solo songs done to share with you guys. Ill be posting the EP on Itunes and on Snocap on Myspace. Immediately after that Ill be doing a solo tour on the west coast; An Angle and Its Like Love will be supporting on some of the dates.
Following that I will unveil “The Honor Roll”. Im really excited about this project, we already have a bunch of songs in the works and cant wait for you guys to listen. Dan, Joe, and I plan on going into the studio on August 22nd to record the album. Wer’e also working on a US tour for around October; Japan Ill see you in November. Look for some demos on the myspace periodically.
Ryans got some stuff that should be online soon! As soon as there’s something new from any one of the members we’ll do our best to get you guys the links.
Here are some links to the new stuff:
Thanks for the memories.
Jonathan Jones (Waking Ashland) will play his first solo show on July 12th. You can read a message from him below.
So I am playing my first solo show ever on July 12 at the Malibu Inn(22969 Pacific Coast Highway). Malibu is pretty much located in Los Angeles. Please come out for this show. It would be good to see familiar faces out in the crowd. Come sing a long to these new songs and maybe some old:) I go on around 9:00, but come early and say hi. This is going to be a happening night.
So whose coming?!?!?!
Jonathan Jones (Waking Ashland) has posted a couple of new songs on his MySpace page.
Waking Ashland have had a flurry of releases in the past few years, with their debut EP I Am for You in 2004, their first full-length Composure in 2005, Telescopes EP in 2006, and now their sophomore LP the Well in 2007. I was a big fan of their brand of powerpop on I Am for You, and while there was a clear shift to a mellower musical style by the time Telescopes was released, the band still delivered songs that glistened with pop spirit. The Well provides more variety of sound than any of the band’s previous releases. On the whole, the Well is less reminiscent of Ben Folds than Telescopes, signifying the band has taken a step in the right creative direction, because, let’s face it, it ain’t easy to live up to comparisons drawn to one of the fathers of the piano pop-rock sub-genre. Honing a unique sound is always a step in the right creative direction.
Of course, the vocal similarities between Folds and Waking Ashland singer Jonathan Jones make it hard to avoid all comparisons, particularly on such numbers as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mark Like Mine.Ã¢â‚¬ The Ben Folds-esque song is one of the highlights of the album, which I suppose is saying the band has some heavy lifting ahead of them yet in establishing their own flavor of piano rock. On the other hand, the unexpected guitar outro on Foldsy album-opener Ã¢â‚¬Å“Salt Like JamÃ¢â‚¬ underscores the band’s creativity. Of note is the band’s experimentation with more minor tonalities; surprisingly and pleasingly, the band maintains its signature pop energy through these darker tunes. Unfortunately, despite the nice mixture of songs, they are for the most part flat and unmemorable with no lyrics nor melodies sticking with the listener, thereby failing to be a Ã¢â‚¬Å“goodÃ¢â‚¬ pop album.
1. “Salt Lake Jam” Ã¢â‚¬” 4:50
2. “Handful of Names” Ã¢â‚¬” 3:39
3. “Your Intentions” Ã¢â‚¬” 2:58
4. “Diamonds In the Hillside” Ã¢â‚¬” 3:55
5. “Change” Ã¢â‚¬” 3:11
6. “Sinking Is Swimming” Ã¢â‚¬” 2:33
7. “Mark Like Mine” Ã¢â‚¬” 4:08
8. “Let It Ring” Ã¢â‚¬” 3:30
9. “Looking Alive” Ã¢â‚¬” 3:47
10. “Drought of 2001″ Ã¢â‚¬” 3:52
11. “Money” Ã¢â‚¬” 4:02
12. “Take Me With You” Ã¢â‚¬” 2:52
Here is a list of some of the albums coming out today. Let us know which ones your going to pick up.
Waking Ashland – The Well
Tyler Read – Only Rock And Roll Can Save Us Now
1997 – A Better View of The Rising Moon
Until June – Until June
The Wedding – Polarity
Check out the new featured bands up on the site including Waking Ashland, Tyler Read, and 1997. These are three great albums coming out this Tuesday so be sure to give them a spin. You can hear new songs from Waking Ashland and Tyler Read on our Immortal Records Spring Sampler here.