Over the past five years, I’ve been — very slowly and sparsely — writing and recording, without a project in mind. The release show of my last record, Between the Walls and the Sea, morphed into my band, Dalmatian Toadflax, which is on a lack-of-membership hiatus lately. To be honest, I just wanted to release something physical again. So ten scraps of disparate work from the last five years is becoming my next record: Obvious and Afraid.
It’s likely that this record will go up on Bandcamp, sit there, and not progress beyond that. Will there be shows? Videos? A cassette release? Who knows. I want to say that I’m just going to keep writing, recording and releasing stuff, regardless of any promotional potential or audience response. I want to, but it feels kinda pointless sometimes. All I know is that I’m not going to repeat the last five years.