This is the blub from his bandcamp regarding this Halloween music: “i’ve wanted to do a halloween themed, guitar-based ambient record for a long time now. there have been a couple times that i’ve started working on the idea but either got distracted with other musical things or just overwhelmed with the thought of actually finishing the project and being happy with it. on the surface it sounds silly to feel stressed out over recording some weird sounds and then stringing them together, but for me it wasn’t an easy process. halloween is really special for me. i worked the seasonal shift at party city for years- into my late twenties- surrounded by clueless 16 year old first-jobbers, just to be inundated with the spirit of the holiday. i’d heard lots of “halloween sounds” recordings over the years. it was important to make this recording a conscious and focused effort. in other words, it’s not just me hitting record and then farting around on my pedals. there was a lot of thought put into every sound createdevery single sound on the recording came from a guitar- albeit a very processed guitar, but 100% guitar. my dream would be for people to play this on their porch to scare the shit out of trick or treaters, or at haunted houses or parties. anything halloween related. not everyone is into noisy, ambient records, but ALMOST everyone is into halloween!”
I am going to see Teen Daze in a couple of weeks up in Bellingham. Stoked to see how his chunes translate live. I guess he is touring with a full live band.
Really?! That is awesome. Last time I saw him he was alone, and it was still fun but felt very much like a poor man's Baths. He's expanded his sound since then though, so a live band seems like the next logical step.
Eh, this is kind of a distinction without a difference to me. I'd bet quite a bit of money that they thought they were taking Molly and not meth. Pure MDMA is definitely more safe than the more reactionary people think it is but, and this is a big but, almost no one actually gets pure MDMA.