A Message to Our Fans - 11/2014

Welcome to our new site!  

First off, we would like to thank all of you for your patience since the release of Hands of Time.  We are very excited to finally bring you the Living In Denial EP! For those who have followed the band since Hands of Time or even before, you’ve seen the band experience quite a few changes. So, to catch you up…

Shortly after the release of Hands of Time, Leon LeDoux (our current drummer) and Paul Inder (bass) joined the Zmed Brothers supporting the release.  That August, we were invited to play a residency at The Satellite, and recorded Meet the Janks in anticipation.  As life goes, we were faced with many roadblocks just trying to release the record in time.  This left us with a product that we felt didn’t do the songs or our live show justice, so we decided to make it an exclusive release for the residency. (Save that CD! Four songs on there will stay exclusive!)  This CD, however, made it into the hands of a high profile producer who was impressed with the songs and wanted to work with us.  We began recording with him in late 2013, but as the months went on we came to realize that the recording process was taking more time than we expected and the songs were being changed into something that didn’t represent our vision; with Paul becoming busier producing and engineering projects at his own studio (Rosewood Music Studio), it was time for us all to part ways.  Fortunately, our great friend Branden Stroup from LA River Bend filled in for us on bass in the interim for our live shows (including our tour to SXSW)!  

Then came Nate Light.  

We met Nate Light, professional bass player with credits too long to list here, and hit it off quickly… mostly because our mutual love of Ween.  Shortly thereafter, we started to play regularly and it became apparent that it was time to write, record, create, and simply play as much as possible.  With the lineup in place and with our chemistry apparent, Nate helped spearhead the recording of the Living In Denial EP.  Now, with no more excuses, no more waiting on promises, and no one else putting their hands on our work, this EP is us simply catching up and recording these songs in a way that does them justice.  “Living in Denial” and “All Mine” (previously recorded on Meet the Janks) and "Old Enough" (previously recorded on Demon Dance) have been re-recorded for the new EP in order to bring them the sound and energy that they deserve.  “Lucky Stars" is a look to our future as one of many new songs we’ve written that will be released in 2015.

So, here we are facing another year full of risk and opportunity but we can promise these things...

We won’t skip steps.  We won’t leave you without music.  We will bring you every ounce of ourselves, every time we play.  We will be Janky.  This is the year.


We’re ready.


-The Janks                    

 
 

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