10:54 AM on 08/14/12
from Brian SouthallHello there people.
We've been a bit quiet in the past weeks, winding down from our short summer tour, and gearing up to begin finishing many many demos as we move closer to tracking our first record. Thank you to anyone and everyone who came out to see a show on this past tour! We appreciate it very much, and we had a blast.
I wish i was writing simply with good news about the progress towards the tracking of our first album, but sadly we now face a very difficult set back. Amy Brennan, our friend and singer, has decided that she would like to move on and pursue other options in her life. She will be extremely difficult to replace, and we're very sad to see such a talented and amazing person leave our band. In the coming months you will most likely be seeing a lot of Amy as she explores other ventures and goes on to great things, so be prepared!
As for TCWK, while this will obviously slow us down, we have no intentions of giving in. With nearly 30 songs in the cue at the moment, and we're working on finishing demo versions of all songs and getting things in line to track an album as soon as possible. Obviously in order to do this, we're going to need a voice to make it all work!
We've decided in an effort to reach as many interested parties as possible, we'd love to make this a a very open audition process. We also don't want to exclude anyone simply because of what we once had, so while we would still like to have a female singer, we welcome any men to give it a shot as well if interested!
Step 1 is to read the criteria below, followed quickly by Step 2: email us a link, preferably a video, of you singing anything! 90's alternative rock covers will move you to the top of the list, but videos of any actual performances with current/previous bands would be great as well. From there, if we like what we've seen/heard, we will send you one of the songs from our Making Moves release, sans vocals, and ask you to record your own version of the song so we can hear your voice in context with our music.
Step 3, if there is a Step 3, would be making a trip to Michigan to work on some of our newer songs, and see if we all get along and work well together.
What we're looking for:
- must be at least 21 years old
- must be ready, willing, and able to tour 8-10 months a year and love being poor
- previous band/tour experience is a major plus
- being able to play an instrument is also a major plus
- you think Stabbing Westward used to be awesome
If you're interested in being heard, please send a video/mp3/streaming link to TCWKband@gmail.com. If you send music only, please include a photo! We're excited and look forward to your submissions, and hopefully soon we'll be announcing the new singer of this band and making a record!
Love - Brian / TCWK
10:55 AM on 08/14/12
A shame, but I trust that Brian, Justin, and Branden will find someone incredible. These guys are too good of musicians not to attract a stellar vocalist.
10:56 AM on 08/14/12
All that wander are not lost
BUT, she was my least favorite part of the band, so I'm not sad about it
11:02 AM on 08/14/12
Is it just me, or is this happening a lot. Thinking of Black Cards about now, hahaaha.
11:06 AM on 08/14/12
Nate Patterson from TREOS was in Black Cards for a little while...
I smell a conspiracy theory.
11:18 AM on 08/14/12
I told the singer from my band to audition for this. She would probably be a decent fit, actually.
11:18 AM on 08/14/12
Stabbing Westward was the shit.
11:27 AM on 08/14/12
@BehindtheCade Seen over 700 bands!
I saw them open for AFS and they were pretty bleh in my opinion. Best of luck to them. Losing a singer is tough to deal with.
11:44 AM on 08/14/12
11:47 AM on 08/14/12
I'm 25 and fucking poor. Sadly, I couldn't sing to save my life.
12:10 PM on 08/14/12
Man, Stabbing Westward. Do not miss the angst, haha.
04:03 PM on 08/14/12
really digging this band. good people. they'll be fine - i'm sure they'll find a killer singer in no time.
11:28 PM on 08/14/12
ah good. she was HORRENDOUS when they opened for armor for sleep last month. literally made their set intolerable. isn't justin pierre supposed to be in this band btw? he didn't play the show with them and he wasn't in the video of theirs that i checked out.