Monday, August 3, 2009

The Artistic Suck EP

Good news! Our EP is now readily available for download! Love it, hate it, feel slightly indifferent toward it - it was a happy experiment that was fun for us (except for the stifling heat, oh my GOD).

The Touch Artists - The Artistic Suck EP [2009]
1) Empires
2) August Rain
3) The Killing Tree
4) Chimera
5) When the Sun Dies

Cover art and lyric sheet are included in the download. Thanks for riding the rollercoaster with us.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

News + Single

Just a quick note to say that we've been working on an EP for some time now, and it'll finally be released for free download from this site on August 4th.

Also, for those who need instant gratification, here's one that didn't take quite as long as the others:

"Camping (You Can Make It)" (mp3|3.55MB)


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Victory is ours!

Hi there. Chris here, coming at you with the most triumphant Touch Artists blog post thus far.

We did it. We finally recorded a song (with all due respect to "Ominous Chords," of course). From December 30 through January 5, Lea and I holed up in a smallish room in southern Maryland and wrote, recorded, edited, and mixed what has become our first "full" song.

That's right. Everything about this track was assembled from scratch in a little less than a week. It's entitled "When the Sun Dies" and, needless to say, we are quite proud of it. In fact, our only regret is that fellow bandmate Amber was not present to join in the festivities. (Then again, I was not present for "Ominous Chords," so there will be future opportunities.)

In any case, both the music and lyrics were co-written (so you can't blame one of us without blaming both). Lea is, of course, on acoustic guitar and lead vocals; that's me on electric guitar and harmonies.

Forgive the so-called "microphone quality." You may be tempted to pull out the indie cliche, "This sounds like it was recorded in someone's bedroom." Well, it was. And we do intend to re-record with better equipment (and fewer mistakes) at some point, so this is really just a demo. But it is a song and it did happen.

The Touch Artists -- "When the Sun Dies" (mp3|5.45MB)

Or stream it at our MySpace.

Any questions, comments, and concerns are, of course, warmly welcomed! Rock over, London. Rock on, Chicago.

Street Corner Performance: 11/11/07.

Street Corner Performance: 11/11/07.
We are made of awesome. And carbon.