It’s been mostly a lazy summer for Possible Oscar, but there have been a few things going on, Let’s get to the news.
We’ve been hard at work recording music for Songs from the Hammock. Two songs are essentially complete — the previously-released “All Out of Beer” and “Wolverine (Don’t Stop Readin’)” will likely see some tweaks for this new EP — and basic tracks for three other songs have been recorded. There are vocal overdubs yet to complete as well as final mixes. We’re looking at a late September/early October release.
We’re continue recording a podcast on a semi-regular basis. Each episode is a brief glimpse into what’s going on with the band and as many childish jokes we can cram into 10-15 minutes. Subscribe to the podcast feed (subscribe in any podcatching software) or through iTunes (subscribe in the iTunes store) to keep up with every episode.
Jared Works for Others on The FuMP
Jared appeared on three tracks on The FuMP in August in one capacity or another. First up was “Big Oil Spill of Love” by Hot Waffles on which Jared played drums. Next was “Twitter Tweetin’” by Carrie Dahlby; Jared joined many other comedy music artists in reading one of his favorite funny tweets. Finally, Jared joined Devo Spice and Insane Ian in taking a verse on the great Luke Ski’s rap ode to Mel Brooks, “It’s Good To Be The King“.
All three tracks are available free for a limited time at The FuMP (http://www.thefump.com/)
John’s Solo Work on Bandcamp
John re-released his solo work through the online music service Bandcamp. There are currently three volumes of material available, including the original motion picture soundtrack to Collecto Mondo (which includes drums and percussion by Jared) and a series of covers of well-known Sesame Street songs. Everything there is worth your time, so stop over at John’s Bandcamp site (http://johnmapes.bandcamp.com/) and take a listen.
Nathan Will Mock You
If you’re heading to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival this year, be sure to stop by the stocks to see Nathan in a kilt making jokes at the expense of some poor soul who was sold out by his or her friends.
New Album for Sale
Our new album Individual Results May Vary is available now on CD and as a download. You can buy either version from our new web store, powered by Bandcamp, for $9.99 for the CD or $7.99 for the download.
That’s what we’ve been up to. Thanks for being a fan.
- Possible Oscar