Q:Hey DM, do you have any plans on recording a new solo album any time soon ? I really liked Heavy Ghost ! I bought it after seeing you opening for Sufjan Stevens in Essen (Germany) back in 2011. Haven't listened to it for a while, but when I saw your name in the liner notes to Son Lux' Lanterns (that is you on "Plan the Escape", right ?), I got excited to hear some new stuff of yours. I hope you haven't given up on your solo work, I find it rather original ! Yours truly, Philipp
Hi Philipp - Thanks for the note. That is me on Plan the Escape (and on another one too, I think… So long ago now that it’s hard to remember). Yeah, I’ve got lots of music to share! Just sorting out logistics right now. I’ve finished several albums over the last couple years, but for one reason or another, it’s seemed important to wait to release things until I’m prepared to get out there and hawk em. My growing pains as an artist got amplified by the changes in the industry, and, well, changes in myself too, and they knocked me out for a bit. But things are coalescing right this moment — worked all this year with producer Ben Hillier on a new album which I started writing from scratch in January 2013 (with the exception of one song that’s been hanging around for a while), found myself a manager, made a lot of great friends with good heads on their shoulders, good hearts in their chests, spent the better part of four months recording in London, and have now moved back to Brooklyn to be closer to the heart of things.
So, yes, new music soon. In the meantime, invest some ear time on my work under the name The Revival Hour:
"Fire Season" music video by Lost in Edit
Green like remember when
The Revival Hour, Vlieland, Netherlands, 2013
photo courtesy of Annemie Knaepen, Flemish woman of the decade.
There’s an update on the band on their website:
Thanks to everyone who came out to see us in Europe this year! I think I speak for everyone involved when I say it was a perfectly lovely month on the road and everyone we met who came to the show made us glad we’d finished the album and decided to hit the road. Here’s where we’re at now individually:
JM: moved to Texas, just moved into his new place, is developing a podcast called One Hit Wondering, starts his first Twitter Account, and continues to remix, produce, write, drink cocktails, raise a fabulous dog.
Joe: continues to make amazing music with his band Fair Ohs, travels to Mexico with his lady friend, probably bringing his karate uniform with him…
Robin: touring the world with Yann Tiersen, releases solo record via Scissor Tail Recordings, probably making a hilarious Vine.
Me (DM): finishing up recording a solo album with producer Ben Hillier, working on more songs with Yuuki Matthews, Sufjan, Aaron Roche, Serafina Steer (soon please?), and trying to find an apartment in Brooklyn.
The Rev Ho: as a group, we’re working on finishing some new songs, including one for an upcoming Red Hot compilation.
I love lists. Say Hi sometime!
TL;DR: DM is finishing a new album, The Revival Hour is finishing some new songs, one for a new Red Hot compilation (!).