tomorrow is september. I love september. the wondrous first day of school that I miss so dearly, the perfect weather to bike around without getting your clothes all sweaty, and it means that parsnip season is right around the corner.
as you know, my plan was to release this album in september. it seemed like a reasonable timeline. in fact, the albums themselves finally arrived today, and HOLY MOLY do they look gorgeous:
the month of august, however, proved to be one of the most exciting months to date in the life of my singer/songwriter-business-persona (Mavis? Tabitha?) meaning, although I’ve been spending most of my time in front of a computer or on the phone with a coffee in my hand, the wheels have been turning. and things are cookin. it’s not my favorite place to be, and I wish I could just be lying on a couch or recording some songs in my pajamas, but this business-computer-face-place is an important place to start.
HERE’S THE REALLY AMAZING & EXCITING NEWS: thanks to all of this computer-face-nonsense, some folks have taken an interest in helping me release this record right. some folks that I really admire. I don’t want to jinx anything yet, so I’ll just say that I’m excited about them and excited about everything, really. I’m still releasing this as my own independent label, but am slowly working to put a team together who will help me navigate the big scary world of the music industry.
so, the plan!
first off, rather than the record coming out in September, it will now be officially nationally released in February of 2012. it will be a big to-do, and I can’t wait.
I’m still going to go out on a solo album-preview tour this fall, the dates are listed below! I will have super-secret advanced copies available at shows only, but I won’t be selling any online or through physical distribution yet. in the spring, when the record is nationally released, I’ll be hitting the road to support it with multiple tours, featuring a Full. Band. there will also be new merch and I’m sure some new goodies for those of you for whom this record will be old hat. I have a feeling it’s going to be a busy year.
it’s because of you great folks that all of this exciting stuff even happened at all. and I’m so stoked on the record, and we put oh-so-much of our sweaty hearts into it, that I want to make sure we do this up in a big way, reaching as many people as possible. thanks so much for your support, and I truly hope I get to see you and give you a giant hug in your town this fall.