So it’s been a while since I posted on this blog and after months (and years) of searching I finally found all of the moving parts to get Lights of Marfa moving forward. Dave was first to come on board followed by Marcus. Then Tommy came along. He was that special ingredient we needed to kick things into gear and we shifted straight from 1st gear to turbo overdrive overnight.
For this group, the challenge is: How do we keep up with ourselves?
In most bands, at first, things develop very slowly and you have time to gradually book shows, find agents, record music, and save money to do all of those things all while building the songs. In this band we are ready to record music right now. We are finishing songs at an amazing rate. In just a few weeks we have 5 or 6 songs completed and an equal number taking shape. We’ll be ready to play shows in weeks. That means we need merch in weeks. What, in my experience, usually takes a band 6 months, we will be ready for in 2 months. Things are happening before we are ready for the next step. That’s a great problem to have as long as we don't get frustrated having to downshift from 5th to 3rd gear every once in a while just to catch up with ourselves.
We did discuss crowd-funding for a second, but as a new band we'd hate to start our relationship with our friends off that way. That means that now the real work begins. We are keeping it completely DIY, so it’s all hands on deck. We will self-book and self-manage for the short term. We will be hand-making most of our own merch to start (stay tuned for video of that process soon). We have several producers we are interested in working with for the first song (there will definitely be video of that as well). Our goal is to have a song available to everyone by the end of March and we hope to play some shows in April.
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Light 'em up!!!