That’s right! The album that was only heard by half a handful of people in 2010 is now available to everyone and sounds way better!
I went over the main differences in a post yesterday, so I won’t go over that again. This post is to mainly give links to where you can listen to this 11-track opus! Before I get into that though, let me sort of celebrate the occasion.
Why is this release important? Well, I mean, it’s an album that I thought I was done with in 2010. Back then, it was rare that I had anyone listen to my stuff. That’s part of the reason why the recordings weren’t exactly top notch. But then the Rock Band Network happened, and I felt like there were people that wanted to listen to it. One of the songs on this album, “Bean,” was available in Rock Band for a couple weeks or something before I pulled it. The version you find here in 2019 is overhauled. The lyrics are almost all new and the vocals were re-recorded.
Anyway, another thing that makes this album release special is that it marks the final “classic” album that I have to officially release. If you’ve been paying attention, you may know that Boobs, Butts, and Feets and Punk Rebel Renegade were similarly remixed/remastered and released for the first time. I recorded plenty of music before 2008, but I don’t think any of it is at all suitable for official releases. For starters, I don’t have any of the instrument stems, and even the mixed-down songs I have are all mp3s that are encoded at 192kbps at best. So I don’t want to say that older stuff will never be made available somewhere, but it won’t be on iTunes or anything like that unless I totally re-record them, which probably won’t happen.
Yeah. This is kind of a crossroads now. Essentially, the only music I can release from here on out is new stuff. That’s both cool and scary at the same time. It’s cool because it sort of nudges me to make new stuff. But it’s scary because I’m unable to do what I’ve been doing for the last 4 years which is alternate album releases. For the most part, I’ve been releasing a new album, then an old album, a new album, and an old album. It allowed me to work on new stuff longer and put out something new or old/new every year. I’m not sure how possible that will be now.
What will I do now? I don’t know. I guess you’ll find out with me.
Oh, so you wanted links to Modus Operandi, huh? Here you go. If your favorite listening place isn’t here, search for it. It’s probably there! The whole thing is about 30 minutes long, so even if you hate it, it’ll have only wasted half an hour of your life.
Go get it.