Today’s the day folks. Today The Afters finally release their new record “Light Up The Sky”. These guys have been an absolute blast to work with and I can’t wait to see what this record does. And while we’re at it, let’s talk about this record a little bit. Okay, for real? This thing has been on repeat in our car for a couple months and (aside from the new Brandon Flowers record that also came out today, but that’s another post) it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. It’s a fantastic record. **I’ve decided to start using the word ‘fantastic’ more.
So here we are. At this place that we’ve been many times before. It’s time to start spreading the word about this fantastic record. Too much ‘fantastic’?
Oh yeah, I also wanted to tell you guys about the new page we added to The Afters site appropriately titled “Light Up The Sky”. This page is asking for you to tell your stories of how God has shown himself to you recently and when you do that it, quite literally, ‘lights up the sky’. It’s almost like magic.
Anyway. Go check out the site, go get the record and spread the word like crazy. Sound good? Go.
So, check it out. I don’t remember when I met the guys in The Afters, but I know we’ve known each other for a while. Talk about some genuinely nice guys. We don’t see each other often enough, but when we do they are nothing but an awesome hang. So naturally, it really excites me to announce (again) the newest members of the SkörInc family.
And here’s the thing. Yeah, these guys are an awesome hang, and they are nice and you all should like them as people and all that, but have you heard this single? For real. “Light Up The Sky” is ridiculous. Amazing groove. Amazing melody. Great vibe. An all around SOLID song. And you guys know me on here, I’d be pushing this song on here even if I wasn’t working with them as a “client”.
Now, we’ve got a whole new site planned to launch later this evening, but I wanted to tell you guys about this EP right off. So now it’s time to head over to iTunes and spend the best $3 you’ll spend today on The Afters – Light Up The Sky EP. And obviously, I’ll let you know when we officially launch the new website.
It’s been a whirlwind of a few months, that’s for sure. Yesterday we officially welcomed the boys in The Afters to the SkörInc family. Currently the guys are wrapping up their next record and along with that we will be coming along side them to create a new interactive site connecting them to you guys. We’ve got some new tricks we’ve been playing with and I’m crazy excited to get this project as a whole going.
Currently TheAfters.com is a splash page showing off some of the pics from their new photo shoot. Check it out and let me know what you think. And as always, stay tuned for more on this.
Last night I met up with a great friend of mine at a little pub here in town to just talk for a few hours. We try to get together every few weeks or so if time permits, and after several weeks of trying to set something up we finally made it happen.
I’ve known Dale and his wife Jenn since I was literally about ten or so, maybe even younger. Eventually they got married and moved to Portland, Oregon, and I was the ring bearer in their wedding. After high school I went up to intern with Dale at an advertising firm for a brief time in Portland and a few years back I helped drive the moving truck from Portland to Nashville when they moved here, just weeks before we moved here. I know it’s a pretty quick history of our relationship but all that to say that sometimes something as simple as hanging out a a pub with a friend that’s known you forever is nice.
Dale is the mastermind behind IdeaDen, the web company designing websites for artists. You might know a few of the people he has worked with. Switchfoot, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, The Afters, Mandy Moore, and Paul Brandt, and a several others. He’s a pretty rad photographer. And he even has a blog, make sure you drop in and say hi. All that keeps him a pretty busy guy, not to mention, his wife, Jenn is Third Days road manager, and they have three teenagers at home. So all of that makes it tough to meet up and that’s why its a cool, relaxing time when we are able to.
Last night we were able to talk about some ideas involving blogging, web stuff, music stuff, and more importantly how are families were doing. Dale’s got some crazy insight on how this web stuff works, so it was fun to bounce ideas off of him and see where we ended up. Last night we ended up with some empty pints and the realization that we needed to hang out more.
Head over to the Den Blog and check it out.