Well, it’s mid-December and this is only my second 13 Recordings post of the year. Believe me, it’s not because I’ve been slacking…it’s just been a crazy busy year. As I mentioned in my last post from this summer, Jib Machine Records went through a rebrand this year, and we had a custom website built as well (variations of the new brand/logo are above). Thank you to Hey Now! Media for all of their hard work on the new brand/site. You can now access it with another new (and much cooler) web address too, jibmachine.rocks.
On Friday, November 13, 2015, I finally released my self-titled solo EP that I recorded at Track Six Productions with Brandon Youngs throughout 2014 and the first part of this year. Honestly, I consider it my best work for many reasons…not just because it’s the most recent thing I’ve done.
My goal was to create an album that paid homage to the 70s rock/soft rock sound but with a fresh, modern take and going by some of the feedback I’ve received, I believe I accomplished that. A very special thanks goest out to all my friends that contributed to the project…Karaoke Bob, Cube, Louie Styx, G Woof, Danny Shapira, Mike Onesko, Dennis Baker, Brandon Youngs and Giuseppe Ragozzino. Thanks to David Castell for mastering it as well. The album can be purchased through Jib Machine, but it’s also available on iTunes, Amazon and you can stream it for free on YouTube.
Finally, you can access my artist page on the new Jib Machine site via my new web address, jtemp13.com.
Lastly, on October 23, 2015, Hot Ham & Cheese released X Sessions, a mixture of live in-studio, live and studio tracks to celebrate our Xth year in existence. It’s hard to believe that a decade has already passed, but then again, nothing in life really surprises me these days. Like my solo album, you can purchase X Sessions through Jib Machine or via iTunes and Amazon. You can also check it out wherever tracks are streamed (Spotify, YouTube, etc.).
That’s all for now. In the event that I don’t post again until 2016, happy holidays/new year/or whatever it is that you celebrate. Thanks as always for the support!