From maidavalemusic.com (eric writing):
Thought I’d give you all an update as to what we’ve been up to. In a sense, it’s been a quiet few months since April: Birmingham, Gainesville, Warehouse, etc.
But just because it’s been quiet doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been productive…
We’ve been laughing a lot.
Throwing off some creative shackles.
Revisiting old friends.
Not only that, but we’ve been graduating, preparing for weddings, building houses, shipping off our children to other states, shipping off our parents(?) to other states, and in general trying to stay as cool as possible.
These activities — along with the requisite existential meltdowns — have comprised our spring and early summer.
We’ve been using this time to do as much creating as possible given the state of our collective lives. We’re enjoying the process, going down trails that prove to be rabbit holes, following our noses into the deep, preternatural forest then retreating, glad for the bread crumbs we’ve dropped along the way.
New | old colors and tools are beginning to find their way onto our pallet. Names like Marvin and T-Bone, Motown and Jagger/Richards are being referenced. Words and phrases like, “Use the 57”; “Neve”; “Warmer” and “Spirit” are finding their way into our lexicon.
I daresay, we’re making the most exciting music of our lives.
Who knows what will emerge from this cocoon, but I think we’re learning about each other, and we’re becoming better friends, artists, and pilgrims. Right now our plan is to release some of this music in the near future, but we’re not putting deadlines on this process; it’s too precious for that.
We are planning some live shows in August and September, and we think that we’ll all enjoy getting to know each other again.
We promise to let you know when the cocoon opens…