This is a “new” band, long time coming. I (Conan) just play guitar in this. Which has been a super cool challenge/constraint for me. I really love what we came up with, and I think Mike Lust did an amazing job recording it, a bit different than anything in any other band i’ve been in.
My stated goal was to try “just shred” in this one, a thing i’ve never done before in any band, largely because my guitar playing existed somewhere in the “evolved caveman” category of skill for most of my life. Joseph Cannon capably and defty write the lyrics and sings (Resurrectionists, WORK, Check Engine, etc.) in this collaboration we started 4 1/2 years or so ago. We’re now joined by noted rhythm section badasses Tony Ash and Jonathan Brown on bass and drums, who absolutely killed it.
There have been more than a few false starts over the years, but we liked the songs so much we wanted to make them live and laid hands on this weirdness during this whole *gestures around* thing going on. We really dig how this weird little record turned out. Whole thing on bandcamp now if you’d like to check it out, and if you want to buy a cd, download or art print you can do that too.
Album art by Aesthetic Apparatus. Who you may recognize from the many different awesome christian fitness records. Link to the record in the comments.
Action Chief – Just the Solos – Digital/cd 08/2022