It’s September 1st, and that means we start playing our last shows of the year at the end of the month. This has been an incredible year and it feels great to be closing it out like we are. I’m excited to be able to say goodbye to you all(just for a little bit). Last year we made a real deal rock and roll record(in my opinion) and that is something I am always going to remember until the day I die. We recorded live and with no editing tricks, we just played music for the love of it and captured it on tape. We were able to work with Brendan Benson who is someone we have looked up to for a very long time. I feel like the world is wide open for what we can do as a band. To me it feels like FH was some kind of a finish line for where we have been heading for years. Now it’s time to rip it up and break all the rules again. I have no clue where we are headed or what kind of record we will make but it will be something we love and believe in. I am so excited to create something special. The unknown of where we are headed is such an exciting thing. I remember feeling this way when we drove out to El Paso and recorded 27 songs and did whatever the fuck we wanted. Tons of good vibes going around right now. The end of one chapter is the start of the next. #8123. See you at these final shows!
Final vocals being tracked on a song for the new @81twentythree band! #8123 • New things are coming so get ready!
Found this picture from the recording of “Pioneer” | This was supposed to be the record then we went back and recorded another 17 songs. So excited to make new music.
This is how I have been spending my time home since Warped tour. 8123 is the greatest thing to ever happen to me and the band. The freedom we have is so amazing. Being able to create music whenever and with whoever is the dream of anyone in a band. I am very happy we decided to tell the system to fuck off and just do what we want. Being happy is all that matters at the end of the day and life is too short to waste it doing something you don’t love because you think it is going to make you successful. If you are chasing success you are never going to be happy. Create what you love and do it every day. I’m sick of hearing so many people talk about how they are doing something they do not enjoy but they just continue to do it because they are chasing success and not making music they enjoy. Sorry if stuff is spelled wrong and the grammar sucks, my Mom finished high school for me…. All I’m saying is whatever you do in life make sure you love it. #8123 @81twentythree