Long time since the last news post but there wasn’t anything new AAF related to post about… until now:
The album is officially almost halfway mixed. This is the slowest, most hurdle-ridden process we have ever been a part of in our near 20 years as a band. The people, entities and the components involved in the creation of this cursed record have continuously tripped us up, held us down and kicked most of the life out of our little band. We are very lucky to have any fight left in us and the only thing that might be saving the day is how good these mixed songs sound. Regardless of the seemingly constant bad luck, never ending problems and shady people trying to fade us, we never had any problem making music together. Me, Mike, Dry and Tye. Antfarm songs in Antfarm style. We write em for us and all of you. Not a label dude that’s hung up on how the kick sound from the new Flo-Rida song is gonna make us #1 (True story). So, please know, we are dredging through the very worse case scenarios any band could hope to avoid, on top of families, babies and health issues. However, we will push this fat evil baby of a record out if it destroys us and our band. Not much longer…… Hang in there…… Thanks for your patience.
So keep on waiting Ant Farm fans, new album is just around the corner!!! 🙂
The band will answer questions on reddit AMA – Ask Me Anything. Be sure to visit reddit on Thursday April 4th! All questions will be reposted on Alien Ant Fans shortly after the AMA ends. Time: 2pm Pacific / 4pm / 5pm Eastern (USA) and 11pm Europe/Warsaw/Berlin and 10pm for the UK.
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.
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