Yeah this is one of those end of 2013, year in review, retrospective posts but in our defense it really has been one hell of a year. We played almost 50 shows without touring, wrote a bunch of new material and crowd-funded the next album! The shows at SafeCo for the Seahawks tailgater’s have been outstanding and we’ve found great new fan support in our southern sister city Tacoma. All in all it’s been a great 2013 but 2014 is looking to be even bigger.
For starters the next album is shaping up to be epic. L2T2V (Live to Tape to Vinyl) digs deep into the social and economic issues we face from a working class perspective while listing the balance of relationships during hard times. From the soldier dealing with PTSD after war to a wreck-less gambler who can’t stop betting everything in life the album reads more like pulp fiction than just a series of good songs.
Perspective’s inspired by the real world and drenched in working class blood the songs hit every gen and reach every class. We’re not writing pop ballads for a glitter shower in a field of snow covered rainbows that loose flavor as fast as gumballs from the bowling alley quarter machine. We’re writing fast-driving, hard-knox songs of life that make you want to bungy jump from a fighter jet through the grand canyon. Ok ok, both analogies are ridiculous but the point is we’re writing an album you’ll keep in steady rotation and leave you wanting more.
On top of it we’re lining up shows for next year and are planning on expanding outside the NW. We’ve also added the names of our crowd-funding contributors to the tabs at the top of our website so everyone can see the great people who have put up their hard earned money to help make the music happen. And thanks to everyone who has supported CKB this last year. Here’s a toast…to you, to saying goodbye to 2013, and to looking forward to an epic year ahead. Cheers and Happy New Years!
To finish it out right, here’s an interview we did with NWCZ Radio earlier this year, enjoy!