Closet Organ - 5318008

5318008

Closet Organ - 5318008

The day you have all been waiting for has finally arrived: the release of our debut album! Thanks to everybody who backed the project and made it happen.

5318008 is available on digital download (£10), download + cassette tape (£12.50), or download and vinyl LP which will ship in November (£17). You can get all of this on Bandcamp. It will be up on Spotify soon, but due to a backlog this won’t be for another couple of weeks.

If you are going to be in Glasgow next Saturday (the 1st of October), we have an album launch party in the 13th Note with the fabulous Ex Wives – heading out after that somewhere or other. Fiver on the door.

Closet Organ and Ex Wives gig

New video! Make America Great Again

We have been so moved and inspired by Donald Trump’s (inevitable) rise to power in the United States that we thought it only fitting to pay tribute to the walrus man by releasing our first music video in 8 years. It is with pride and (misguided) patriotism that we give to you… Make America Great Again.

To ensure that our message meets the right audience… the people who will really appreciate what we are doing, we have set up a targetted advertising campaign on Facebook. I’m sure these demographics will respond well:

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 10.45.41.png

We have (seriously) already receive a lot of support from Trump followers on Twitter and Reddit. They understand what we are trying to say.

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 14.23.09.png

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 14.24.25.png

Who ever said that Americans don’t get irony?

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 14.24.35.png

If you like it, do feel free to share. That would be lovely. You can pre-order the album from our Bandcamp here.

For now, we’ll leave you now with some pictures from the recording. #buildthatwall

L1009182.jpg

DSC_3562.jpg

2_L1009168.jpg

2_L1009157.jpg

2_L1009142.jpg

2_L1009136.jpg

Recording an album

This past week, we headed up into the beautiful Scottish hills to spend three days (four nights) recording our first (and probably last) ever album. We had planned to put down 9 tracks, but ended up doing 12 – a task which has rightfully been described as ‘fucking mental’.

We did it though; fighting through the actual literal blood, sweat, and booze induced tears to record the various guitars, drums, bass, vocals, and random noises that will make up the release – even managing to throw in our first gig as a full band, supporting Living Body at Glasgow’s Broadcast.

closetorgan_1469723919_hd.jpg

This picture was not staged.

Everything started out well enough, with excitement at the prospect of having a dedicated, proper studio space to spend time recording in for a few solid days.

IMG_3765.jpg

closetorgan_1469544378_hd.jpg

We celebrated with our traditional Goldschlager.

goldsch.jpg

And even the scenery was beautiful.

closetorgan_1469378836_hd.jpg

Though the less said about the midges, the better.

Drums came first, with us opting to go down more of a ‘live’ route, rather than using a click (for those of you that care about that sort of thing).

L1008642.jpg

IMG_3749.jpg

L1008681.jpg

IMG_3741.jpg

After that, was the guitars.

L1008730.jpg

It didn’t help that one of our power supplies blew up, and that Amazon delivered a broken replacement the next day. Boo.

L1008673.jpg

L1008688.jpg

Before long, we were regularly burning the midnight (and later) oil, to make sure that everything got done in time.

L1008738.jpg

L1008654.jpg

4am_riot_with__clickysteve__radiomoths_and_Goldschlager_cocktails..jpg

Needless to say, it didn’t take too long before cabin fever crept in, and all of us began to lose our minds.

IMG_3769.jpg

L1008666.jpg

closetorgan_1469499931_hd.jpg

Yes, we may almost have killed each other in the process, but we recorded a whole 12 track album in 3 days, and it sounds pretty awesome so far. Would we do it again? Probably not for a while. Next comes the dreaded mixing and mastering stages, before we need to fix up the cassettes for release, and send the vinyl off to get pressed. Gulp. We might even have to think about… you know… telling some musical press types that we’ve done this so that we can try sell off some of the ridiculously over-optimistic amounts of LPs that we have ordered.

L1008760.jpg

Broadcast Gig: Thursday 28th July

living-body-A3-web.jpg

We’ve gone and fallen into a support slot for the wonderful Living Body – the night of our final day of album recording.

The gig is next Thursday, the 28th of July, at Broadcast in Glasgow. Tickets are six quid and available here. This will be our only gig until our album launch sometime in October.

We’re making an album!

Well, we did it.

Thanks to you lovely people, we smashed through our goal of £400, meaning that we are definitely recording a full length album, and releasing it on vinyl and cassette. On top of that, we also passed the £750 stretch goal, with a total of £776, which means that we will also be putting together an exclusive EP for those who backed the project.

closetorganfriends.jpg

The songs are (mostly) written, and we are heading off to a cottage in the middle of nowhere next week with bottles of Goldschlager and apple loops to bluff our way through the recording process.

Watch this space.

closetorgan_1467978672_hd.jpg

closetorgan_1468437681_hd.jpg

closetorgan_1467963630_hd.jpg

closetorgan_1468501336_hd.jpg

closetorgan_1467842443_hd.jpg

radiomoths_1467941097_hd.jpg

Closet Organ

Stretch Goal! Back, and get an exclusive EP.

We’ve blasted through our crowdfunding target to get the new album recorded and out on limited vinyl release, which is awesome. If you’ve already got a pre-order in, thank you!

There are 16 days left to run in the pre-order, and even though we’ve hit our target, every order that comes in helps cover the studio hire costs, which are one of the biggest expenses. This ain’t no profit game.

As a result of that, we’ve decided to offer a ‘stretch goal’. What the hell is that, I hear you say? It means that if we hit £750, every backer will also get an exclusive digital EP of unreleased material – potentially including songs from the archives, alternative versions of new songs, and ‘live’ stuff.

Interested? We still have a bunch of cassettes left, unlimited digital pre-orders, and of course you can always make your mark on the world by naming the entire album…

Check it out at the Kickstarter page. In the meantime, we are hard at work in the studio finishing the tracks that will be on the album. Here’s a short clip:

Album update!

Thanks to you lovely people, we smashed through our funding target for the album, meaning we will definitely be recording later on in the year and releasing a vinyl – which is pretty exciting. We also got highlighted by Kickstarter as a project they love – whatever that means.

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 13.02.32.png

There is still 25 days to go until the pre-order period ends though, and we have a bunch of stuff left to sell. As well as the digital copies for a tenner, there are 17 limited edition cassettes left, and just one vinyl – so this is your last chance to grab one before they disappear. If you want to name the album, get your face tattooed on Lee, or split the band up – those options are also still available too.

Get your copy here.

Love, the Organ. x