Archive for May, 2011

Kevyn got back into town recently. Always good to see him with as little as he is ever in the area. Not surprisingly, he’s had the same itis that both Trinity and I have had for a while, we want more music and more musical equipment. Color me suprised though when we made a trek to Guitar Center the other day and ended up walking out having fulfilled Kevyn’s itis.

I sit here in my studio looking at a brand new electric drum kit? Holy hell. This thing sounds so amazing! Just the quality of the samples, and the variety is unbelievable. I remember just years ago when we were making complaints that an electric kit sounded so fake, and couldn’t accurately recreate the sounds of a real kit. Technology has come such a long way.

We through this thing into recording mode almost immediately, and Oh My God……..we can get a quality drum recording now! I remember how even with a good quality drum mic kit, we would struggle so hard to get a decent quality recording. Now all we need are two little cables, and recording has never been so easy.

Have you ever seen that AT&T commercial where you have two musicians in the same band that are separated by a country, and can still record with each other remotely. I feel like that is a distinct possibility now. Think about recording via Skype, or some similar concept…it’s a new age for recording. I’m so excited right now!

And don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited about the music industry and how this remote recording could really begin to affect it, but I’m really excited to pound out some awesome drum stuff here!

It’s going to be a fun two weeks!

– The Outlaw

Like I said, expect another post later in the day.

I have it up on the web now, so it’s time that the announcement should be made. I am extremely glad to present to you, the first single off our new album, I’m Gone. Trinity and I have worked really hard on this project. Both of us have been really excited to be working on something new, especially a video.

This is only the beginning, their is a lot of album left to go. If you like this, then there is a lot more good coming your way. As always though, it’s a long and slow process. But it’s nice to finally give you a glimpse into the massive project that we’ve been working on.

Without further adue, I give you, I’m Gone. Produced and Directed by yours truly, and starring Trinity Bruce and myself.

I’m Gone – Eastchase

I would also like to thank Chelsie Carr, Jason Kershner, and my dad (Tom VanderSleen) for all their help in shooting the video.

Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us, and who continues to do so.

– The Outlaw

I’ve been talking for a long time now about efforts in going forward with the new album. Well, tomorrow (or I guess later today, with how late I’m writing this) I will be very proud to release the latest fruits up my labor. I’ve been working pretty hard on this music video. Hopefully I’ll have it up and running by time I have to get ready for work.

Even though this started as just a simple assignment, I’ve had so much fun with it. I’ve never worked harder on any assignment I’ve ever had. Also, this is the first product I’ve put together that from start to finish was an original concept using all original parts. All the images and videos were created by myself. The song is an Eastchase original. I could not be more proud of any creation right now.

I’m just so excited to put this out there, and into all of y’alls hands. I’m an artist at heart, no new news there. One of the things I love most is sharing my creativity with others, and this has been a long time in the making.

I’m just über excited, and can’t wait until……laterish.

– The Outlaw