Thursday, December 31, 2009

so this is the new year

hey guys,

just wanted to say thanks for all the support this year. i feel like 2009 was kind of a long road back into action, and i'm dreaming up big things for 2010.

after completing the album, i feel kind of liberated to keep making recordings out of my basement studio. i'm thinking about things in a different sort of way. it's a really exciting time to be in a band and making music. we're going to be putting out lots of new music in 2010. if you're not on our email list, please sign up here so we can keep you posted with new things on a monthly basis.

unrelated, i really like this song by this band small black, who are also from long island:

Small Black: Despicable Dogs from Yoonha Park on Vimeo.

ok, so half of beat radio lives in brooklyn now, but long island still rules.

happy new year guys.

with love,


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

hi, these are songs i like alot

List fatigue has taken hold

But I did really like these songs in the calendar year of 2009:

Lisztomania - Phoenix
Freeway - Kurt Vile
Walkabout - Atlas Sound (feat Noah Lenox)
Satellite Skin - Modest Mouse
Northern Lights - Bowerbirds
Blood Bank - Bon Iver
Mexico City - Jolie Holland
Love is a Wave - Crystal Stilts
Feeling the Pull - The Swell Season
No Hope Kids - Wavves

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Action Motors!

Hey guys, I took some time out from working on new Beat Radio Songs this week to produce the debut single from Action Motors, my six year old son Jackson's indie rock band. Check it out below.

<a href="">Hey Now, Santa Claus by action motors</a>

Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dope Lotus Sampler: Tight Knit

We're excited to report that we've recently teamed up with Dope Lotus Records, an artistic collective co-founded by Jason Drake of Cassettes Won't Listen. Our song "Follow Your Around" is featured on a new winter sampler called Tight Knit now available as a free download on the Dope Lotus website. It's got some great tracks. Check it out!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

hi, how are you?

I've neglected this blog a little bit since I got the record out. Don't get me wrong, I've been working hard getting the word out about the music. Lots of you guys have been keeping in touch in other ways. Mostly facebook and twitter I guess. It's pretty convenient technology. I do want to keep this blog up to date though, there are some things that take more than 140 characters to say.

The response to the new album has been fantastic. Lots of bloggers have been kind enough to write about the music and help get it out to new fans. Lots of you guys have supported us with donations or by buying the cd. Things have swung back in the right direction for Beat Radio, and the band has been growing. In addition to Dan B on keys and Brian V on drums, my good friend Evan Duby is playing guitar for us now and Mike McCabe is back in the band on bass. Mike was in the band in 2005-2006 and played on The Great Big Sea LP. Exciting stuff. We're making our debut with the 5 piece lineup in a few weeks at a Deli Magazine showcase at the Studio in Webster Hall on 12/18.

I did a guest post for Music is Art, which is one of my favorite blogs, a few weeks back. You can find it here.

I also did an interview for a new blog called The Wild Honey Pie last week. You can find that here.

We've played some really great shows since I last posted, and shared the stage with some great bands including Aeroplane Pageant, Sean Bones, The Drums, Right On Dynamite, West Dakota, and more. It's been a fun and exciting time to be playing shows around NYC.

Also, I just finished a design for a new beat radio t-shirt. We'll have it available in a couple weeks. More info soon! I'm slowly trying to build an empire. I'm pretty much like the Jay Z of indie rock.

Lastly, we've started work on a new EP which I'm hoping to have out early in the new year. I'm building most of the basic tracks with samples from 4 track cassette recordings I made back in high school. Its been a pretty fun project so far. I also want it to be more collaborative than the last time. I just finished a new song with Evan called "Cold War". I'm hoping to have the other guys by the studio soon to do more stuff, and even bring in some special guests. I'll be posting some new MP3's soon.

I'm truly grateful to you guys for the support!

Keep in touch,