my new album, Öxnadalur, is now available. and i’m off to Iceland to disappear for a little while.
Öxnadalur is 100% a creation of my own, for better or worse. besides a few acoustic drum tracks added at the very end, i sang and played everything you hear. with Andy Magoffin so brilliantly capturing it all, as only he can.
i’m not so fond of this next stage. no clue how to promote/publicize/push. it feels wrong. don’t think i ever want it to feel right.
so i’m going to be quiet.
please do consider buying the album, if you like what you hear. it took three years of heavy sacrifice to coax these songs into existence, and although i’d do it again (and certainly will), and though money is such a strange and ugly thing in many ways, it also helps.
at the same time, i don’t want to deny my music to anyone. so: if you can’t buy it, if you’re too broke, then please just take it, with love. i made it available in all sorts of uncomfortable places because i don’t want to keep it from anyone who is unable to purchase it.
there’s no internet where i’m going, thank god. but i can find it in the little town nearby, now and again, and i’ll check once in a while when i go to pick up supplies. weather permitting. so: if you want to send some words, let me know what the songs are doing to you, i’d appreciate it. i know how much i adore this album, but it’s definitely scary and heartbreaking to put it out into the world without me beside it. it’s been a secret for three years now. i can only hope that it finds a safe home in all of you.
when i come back i will try my hardest to book some shows near all of you. if you want to see raised by swans live, that is. but it’s not easy. if you had any idea of how much i want to see all of your lovely faces, to sing to you after all these years. but i need your help. any suggestions or contact information would sure help me get started. please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any ideas for me. thank you.
here’s where you can buy Öxnadalur right now:
maplemusic.com – http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/rbs/disc.asp
(shipping is worldwide – for orders outside of North America, click on the red text (“click here if your order is to be shipped to areas OUTSIDE of Canada or the United States”)
Bandcamp – https://raisedbyswans6.bandcamp.com/album/xnadalur
(shipping also worldwide – i have a friend helping me out with these shipments while i’m away, so no signed copies available, sorry.)
(lossless audio, multiple formats, artwork included!):
it’s also streaming in all sorts of places.
that’s all i have right now, everyone. i’ve done all i can to make it available for all of you.
so: i officially give you Öxnadalur. with all of my love, panic, ecstasy, sadness, and triumph. and now i hope you’ll all understand that i need to get away for a short time. back soon.
be seeing you.