Here’s a couple of words on AAF’s Greatest Hits from 1999:
I have so many fond memories of recoding Greatest Hits. I’m sure the other guys do too. We were really growing at that time. Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Brian Setzer) Produced that record, and basically shaped us into quite crafty songwriters. I will forever love him for showing me how to roll with a song. A singer bobbing in a lake of melody, and just rolling with it. A great friend, Miguel Martinez also helped mix and create that record with us. He has long since past away, but we all think of him as if he was still with us. Miguel risked his job for that record. He worked as an assistant at a wonderful studio in Los Angeles. When the studio closed for the night, we would be parked around the block and he would call us after everyone had left, and we would basically sneak in and work on the songs. For quite a few nights we did this same maneuver, and it was scary and a lot of fun at the same time. We would work until the morning, and basically have to put the mixing board back to where it was before we got there. I mean EVERY SINGLE BUTTON AND KNOB ON THAT BOARD WAS PUT BACK TO WHERE IT WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE. We would hug and go home, and Miguel would basically drive around the block, Just to pull back into the studio to open for his boss, like nothing had ever happened. He believed in us. He was one of us. I Love him for so many reasons, but that’s a good one right there. Greatest Hits… It Hits me… Right in the heart – Dryden
“Greatest Hits” is availabe in the new store while supplies last.
Additionally we should know the name of the new record by the end of next week!!!
For the past few days there were rumors that Alien Ant Farm was disbanded right before releasing the new video/single and the album. It all started with the infamous post that Dryden posted on his Facebook page. We won’t quote it here since he removed it.
Anyway here’s what we know. It turns out Ant Farm is having problems with the label… once more. Just like the old days in 2005-2007 with 3rd Draft (the working name for Up In The Attic).
There’s a confirmation from one of the band members that AAF will now push the video they shot along with their new single no matter what – with or without label. Same goes for the rest of the album (with tracks like Simpatico, Godlike, Better Weather etc.).
So basically all we need to do right now is sit around and wait, however if it’s gonna be really bad Alien Ant Fans is going to do whatever it takes to setup a donation page for AAF’s new record and maybe even a Kick Starter profile as well, so everyone that enjoy music could contribute to it, of course for people that also like singing they could take lessons from sites as http://www.elizabethhunterashley.com so they develop their skill.
We’ll post as soon as we get more info on that.
By the way here’s a quote from AAF’s Whisper which seems appropriate:
I’ll introduce you to producers
I’ll write your songs and make them way damn shorter
I’m so confused
This industry has made me cold
I trusted you to make me shine bright
This is almost getting old
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Just as people suggested Dryden created a profile on SoundCloud, check out those two tracks he posted recently:
And to follow Dryden on SoundCloud go here!
Go ahead and see the recording of the stream from last night (the stream went offline for me for a couple of minutes, it’s almost the whole thing though).
Here’s some info on the new record:
- record is coming out in early 2013
- single is called “Let Them Know”
- the record is being produced by Johnny K (Staind, 3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Plain White T’s, Drowning Pool, Machine Head and more)
- AAF recorded around 60 songs for the record, the list has 45 songs but they are still recording more as you read this
Fun facts from the stream:
- Dryden used to work at pizzeria
- Tye gets shit faced first
- at some point they will tour in Europe, there is a chance for November-December 2012
- you can call Dryden on Skype drydenpuppy
- RHCP is better than Nirvana
- they will be streaming more of these so stay tuned
Hey we’ve got an exclusive thing right here! This song comes from the times of the movie 50 First Dates (so sometime between 2004-2005), as far as I know it has never been online, it was recorded with a little help of Nick Hexum. Check it out!
You can download the song in MP3 format by coming here or using SoundCloud’s download icon.
Here’s the original song by Edie Brickell.