Buck 65, 2013 – The New and the Coming Soon
Lots going on. New website, as you can see. I hope you like. Going to try to get a lot more photo content on here like I had years ago. I set up a Flickr account. I’ll have more info on that for you soon. If you’re wondering, ‘why not Instagram?’ it’s because I don’t have a phone and I refuse to get one. Ever.
Lots more is new. I have a new album finished. 100%. It has a title. Artwork. The whole thing. I’ll have an announcement regarding all that and the release date for it soon. I was hoping to get it out in April. It may take a bit longer, but the thing will get rolling soon. I’ll have a new song for you to hear real soon.
I’ve also begun work on a new Bike For Three! album with my friend Joëlle. It’s sounding great so far. Hard to say when it will see the light. End of the year at the very soonest. In the meantime, Joëlle has a new album of her own under the name Greetings From Tuskan. Be on the lookout for that. It’s coming soon. I’ve heard a bunch of it and it’s some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard, no exaggeration.
I’ve also promised myself (and now I’m promising you) that there will be a Dirkbike 4 in 2013. It’s shaping up to be a doozy.
A little over 15 years after its original release, Vertex (the album that put my name on the map, I think it’s safe to say) has finally been pressed on vinyl, albeit in very limited edition (500 copies were pressed). I want to get a copy into the hands of everyone who wants it, but I don’t want it to be too expensive either. I’ve been looking into distribution but the quandary I face is this: the price would either get marked up way too high, or I would lose money on them. Ideally, I don’t want you to have to pay more than $20 US. The only way I can assure this is if I sell the copies myself at the merch table at shows. I also have 100 copies on sweet-ass cassette. They look amazing. So come on out to a show next time I’m in your neck of the woods and I’ll hook you up.
I also have something exciting planned for Record Store Day, but that’s a secret for now (hint: more vinyl).
In the meantime, my focus right now is on the book I’m writing. My goal is to have it finished by the middle of this year. I think it’s doable. I’m working at a good pace right now. I’m trying to write the greatest book ever written. I can’t say anything else right now, but you’ll hear more about it before too long.
Bottom line, I’m working my butt off these days. When the work is done, I’ll have a ton of treats for you. And hopefully that means I’ll be seeing you all soon too. But if you’re planning to go to Austin for SxSW in March, I’ll see you there.
More news soon. I always appreciate your patience.