1. Power Plant on Flickr.

    Camera: Fujifilm X100

     
  2. Do Not Enter on Flickr.

    Camera: Fujifilm X100

     
  3. When I’m not capturing your hearts and minds on Tumblr or out taking photos, this is what I’m doing - making weird rock songs with music videos starring toy unicorns.

     
     
  4. NO on Flickr.

    Camera: Fujifilm X100

     

  5. Hello Tumblr! My band’s new record is out. It’s called Get Scrappy!, and you can listen/purchase from our site (powered by Bandcamp). It’s also on iTunes.

    Get Scrappy! is a much louder, nuttier, and rockin’ record than our first EP was. We pushed ourselves and experimented with fuzz and delay and unique amp setups (my Farfisa organ was being played simultaneously through two amps at one point). It’s lower-fi, a little more garage rock. It plays off a lot of our influences - power pop, indie rock, riot grrrl, art punk, lit rock - and warps them into our own ways.

    The record was produced by me, recorded/engineered/mixed by Drew Gabbert here in Fort Worth, and mastered by John McCaig in Seattle.

    I’m really proud of how it turned out, and would love for you to buy a copy. Downloads are just $4 on Bandcamp (downloadable in any format you wish + lifetime streaming in the Bandcamp mobile app), and CDs are $5 + shipping (and include the download as well).

    For the combo organ nerds, I play my trusty ‘65 Farfisa Mini-Compact, as usual. It’s fed at times into a variety of pedals - on the title track heard above, it’s being fed into a Nocturne pre-amp and a Big Muff fuzz pedal, then split to two amps, a ‘63 Fender Vibroverb and a Peavey Classic 50 Tweed, the combination of which we mic’d with three microphones. The track above also uses the Farfisa’s infamous Multi-Tone Booster feature for extra ridiculousness. On a couple of tracks, I also play a Hammond organ, a first for one of our records.

    Go give it a listen!

     
  6. We recorded our new album at the studio run by fellow local rock band Missing Sibling. They’re basically my favorite Fort Worth band. Check out the video for their song “Keep Strong Boy.”

     
     

  7. My band’s upcoming 2nd EP is going to open with a song featuring the lyric:

    Parry, thrust, try not to stare
    At your gold Volvo of Despair

    Because that’s how I like to do things: writing songs that reference sword fighting and weird web comics in the same line.

     

  8. Very honored to have contributed backing vocals to the new album by the fantastic indie rock band Missing Sibling. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the songs my voice appears in the background of, titled “Balloons.”

     
  9. Fine Flowers on Flickr.

     

  10. Hear! Hear! has put out a podcast of, shall we say, nontraditional holiday tunes. My band The Diabolical Machines is featured with our happy cheerful holiday tune “Drinking Alone On Christmas.” Fellow Fort Worthians Lindby contribute “Jesu, Joy of Synth,” and the rest of the episode features bands & musicians from Pittsburgh, British Columbia, Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, and Newfoundland.

    Here’s the full track list - be warned, some of this is NSFW:

    Ye Olde Royal Shithouse Players - “Jingle Balls”
    Matthew Ryan - “It’s Christmas Time”
    The Mants - “All I Want For Christmas (Are Some Human Teeth)”
    The Anti-Queens - “I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus”
    PremRock - “A Christmas Card From A Hooker In Prague”
    Murs - “Christmas Rules Everything Around Me”
    Lindby - “Jesu, Joy of Synth”
    The Diabolical Machines - “Drinking Alone On Christmas”
    Sherry Ryan - “I’ll Come First This Christmas”
    The Walla Recovery - “Go Tell It On The Mountain”