Hey everyone, our latest release “Ancient Bloom” is now available for listing/download/purchase over at stockoptions.bandcamp.com.
It features 4 new recordings that we recorded in April at our home studio. This time, we got Justin Perkins from Mystery Room Mastering to mix and master this beast.
The CD master has been sent off, and we’ll have hand screenprinted digipaks at our next show.
It’s been a while since we dropped some news on ya.. we’ve just come out of a hiatus from playing shows… and have booked two shows – one in May 4th at Franks Power Plant and one in June 22nd at Quarters Rock ‘n’ Roll Palace. We’ll be unveiling some new material… come hang.
Speaking of new material, during our time off, we wrote some new songs.. scrapped a bunch of them… refined some old songs and recorded four tracks for an upcoming release. We’ve enlisted Justin Perkins of The Mystery Room to mix and master our EP. Outlook is pretty good that it will be pressed on vinyl, as we’ve begun developing artwork for it.
That’s all for now..
We’ve made it known that we’ve taken a winter hiatus to finish writing up our next effort. Today is the first Stock Options’ practice in 2012.
It’s about an hour before practice – I check my email, and what do we have here, but a recent review for our debut we put out last June. It’s actually a stellar review. Better late than never. Read it over at AbsolutePunk.net.
So, today is supposedly “the end of the world as we know it.” Well, we feel fine. We’re playing our “last” show for a while tonite, so we can get back to doing some songwriting. Tyler Maas at InsideMilwaukee.com interviewed Kevin DeMars and published the article this morning. It pretty much sums up where we’re at as a band. See you tonight at the show.
All those years in high school reading Maximum Rocknroll cover to cover, and this is what MRR had to say about our album (via email):
Thanks a lot for sending us the album, but we pretty strictly cover punk, hardcore and some garage. The disc sounds good, but unfortunately it’s outside of our scope. Thanks. – Maximum Rocknroll
Apparently, we’ve strayed too far from what can be considered “punk” to get a review in the hallowed pages of their fine ‘zine. Let’s chalk it up as one more example of being difficult to classify.
We had a blast hanging out with Coelacanth and Radiant Republic of Texas last night at the Monkey Bar. We tried out something new – we setup our H2 Zoom room recorder at the show. The guitar is a little loud in the mix, but it is what it is. Download it and give it a listen!
Our pal Adam over at Gilead Media has picked up a few copies of our record for his distro. Go check out his site, and pick up some sweet colored vinyl (We highly recommend Northless, Get Rad and/or Protestant – You won’t be disappointed). Before you check out, just make sure to toss one of our limited edition, hand-numbered CDs into your cart. He only carries the best, so we’re flattered that he would take a few copies of our CD.