Newsletter Signup

Let’s Go Outside

So my “other” band, SCI, has been at it for about two weeks now. It has been great, but a bit overwhelming. We have been digging in pretty seriously, about 25-30 hours a week.   And the shows aren’t even happening for another month!  I imagine by then we will be so ready to get out and play for a live audience.  Staring at the those four walls of our practice space can get a bit tedious. I am ready for the stage surrounded by walls of giant red rock.

The trick has been what to practice. With about 120 tunes we do not have time to polish all of them up. And, for me, I am more interested in people bringing new tunes and cover ideas to the table. While I’m excited to play all the old tunes, I also want to keep it fresh with new music and grooves. We have all been growing outside of SCI with other projects, so it’s cool to bring in those influences.

In rehearsal we have been trying to balance all six of our diverse opinions so everyone can be heard. It can be a bit of a tightrope act at times to juggle all the strong wills in one band. And in fact we kind of got into it with each other the other day. But I see that as a good thing. A sign that everyone is feeling vested in this project and its final outcome. It’s nice to be back with the band again, a place where everyone can put it all out there.

On a personal note, I was able to jump back into the studio and mix an outtake from my latest disc, Then There’s Now. This little gem didn’t make it on the disc originally, but after a few tweaks here and there, I think it’s ready.  I made it available as a free download so feel free to grab it and rock it.

Download “Let’s Go Outside” Here!

See ya soon.



5 responses to “Let’s Go Outside”

  1. Jackie Jacobs Avatar
    Jackie Jacobs

    Whoo hoo! Glad to hear you guys are working hard. You have no idea how excited the SCI family is for this summer. See ya in a few. Much Love!

  2. Lisa Brown Avatar
    Lisa Brown

    Sounds like the time apart has been good for you all in so many ways. I love hearing that you can “get into it” and realize it’s not a “bad” thing, but rather part of the creative process when you get six dynamic spirits throwing the best of what they’ve got into the cauldron…let the sparks fly!

    And then have a tall frosty one together with huge smiles on your faces :~)

    Love you all SO much, and super excited you are bringing us all together for a few throwdowns this year!

  3. Cheesus_lives Avatar

    Thanks for the post Kyle! It’s great to hear that the band is putting in some serious time to practice. I’d love for SCI to come out and play a lot of fresh material — and even put out a new album! Any chance of that happening in the near future?

  4. Rollercoaster’s gotta roll to the bottom if you want to climb to the top again! Can’t wait for the Rocks!!!!

  5. Very stoked! I imagine we’ll be hearing the SCI debut of Kodachrome…? Feel free to throw in a Late in the Evening while you’re at it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *