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Recording wrap, Iceland trip, and winter tour prep

The last few weeks have been crazy, which is our way of excusing/apologizing for the long delay in a blog post here. Next excuse: This will be a brief post because we’ve got to wake up in mere hours to drive a dozen hours to Virginia for a show on Friday. So, the highlights of the past few weeks:
– After a whole crazy month of tracking, we finished recording the new record and sent it off with our sound engineer, Stewart Myers, to mix. We should be tweaking the mixes over the next couple weeks, with an eye toward having the album mastered around Thanksgiving week. There’s still a lot of work left, but it’s definitely coming together. If you want to share in the fun, or if you just want some definitive proof that we actually had to go to work every day for a month (ok, not every day), check out our studio media diary here: http://thecurrysmakearecord.tumblr.com/
– Immediately after finishing in the studio, we jetted off to Reykjavik, Iceland, to join our friend Margaret Clayton at an indie electronica and hip-hop music festival called Iceland Airwaves. We saw the northern lights, hot springs, glaciers, and amazing artists, and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to Margaret for inviting us along. What an experience! (The picture shown is of a rift in the earth caused by earthquakes at the site of the first Viking parliament in Iceland, held in 930 A.D. Snow-capped mountain provided at no extra charge.)
– Now we prepare to return to performing, which we haven’t done for a month or more at this point. Starting Friday we slowly ramp into our winter tour, which will see us spending a good bit of time in Florida for shows throughout December and January. We’re excited to share some new songs and holiday cheer, so check the “Shows” page and come see us!

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