Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Surprise Day 5: Sugarbread Falls

"Sugarbread Falls is the place that we all choose to be," indeed! And so our Holiday Surprise comes to an end! We hope you've enjoyed this opportunity to get a free sneak preview of our new ep. We hope to have the actual release sometime in February and the chances are very likely that some additional mastering and mixing will happen before then. Here's wishing everyone a very happy holiday season! We're going to drown ourselves in some nog! Enjoy and we'll see you in 2010! Thanks as always for listening!

[Sugarbread Falls has been removed. Hope you enjoyed the Hilarious Posters Holiday Surprise! Look for the actual ep to be released sometime in February!]

-The Hilarious Posters

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Surprise Day 4: Little Boy

Atomic bombs as metaphor? Check. Witty wordplay? Check. Phil Spector style breakdown? Check. It must be a Sam Turner song, and it must be Day 4 of the Hilarious Posters Holiday Surprise! We're not entirely sure if the Little Boy in question is the Christ child but let's just say for today's purposes that it is. Oh, and if you've never seen the cult BBC Christmas special AD/BC (pictured above) it gets the Posters highest recommendation! ( In the meantime, get Little Boy while you can and check back in tomorrow for the last day of our Holiday Surprise! See you then!

[Little Boy has been removed. Check in tomorrow for Holiday Surprise Day 5: Sugarbread Falls!]

- The Hilarious Posters

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Surprise Day 3: The Fists & The Fighting

....and on we move to Day Three of our big Holiday Extravaganza! Just think of it as the 12 Days of Christmas or eight nights of Hanukkah on a minor scale. Here we have track three off the upcoming ep, a tale of a peasant revolt and ensuing merriment, The Fists & The Fighting. Man oh man, can you just imagine what it will be like when all of these tracks are compiled together on one ep?! Can you believe we're crazy enough to give all this great music away for free?! We can't either! But get it fast! And come back Thursday and Friday for two more Poster sized morsels of pop! See you then!

[The Fists & The Fighting has been removed. Check in tomorrow for Holiday Surprise Day 4: Little Boy!]

- The Hilarious Posters

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Surprise Day 2: Geniuses

Hello! Thanks to everyone who stopped in to download Absence yesterday, now onto the ep's second track, Sam's allusion filled rave up, Geniuses. Like Absence, Geniuses will only be available until the end of today so act fast if you want to have this tasty slice of (digital) wax to listen to in advance of the ep's actual release sometime in February. Two down, three more to go! Hope we're helping to make the season bright!

[Geniuses has been removed. Check in tomorrow for Holiday Surprise Day 3: The Fists & The Fighting!]

- The Hilarious Posters

Holiday Surprise Day 1: Absence

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays! Hope all of our East Coast friends stayed dry and warm during the "Crippler" this past weekend. As promised, here for your downloading pleasure is Absence, the first track off of our new ep. Absence will only be available until the end of today so get it while supplies last. Tune in tomorrow and every day this week for a new downloadable track from our forthcoming as-yet-untitled ep! See you tomorrow!

[Absence has been removed. Check in tomorrow for Holiday Surprise Day 2: Geniuses!]

- The Hilarious Posters

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Finish Line

I guess there's some questions still floating around. What will the cover art look like? Could it benefit from professional mastering? Should it be made yet more awesome by the addition of heavy-handed political messages? But these things aside, our little EP is recorded, mixed, sequenced, and ready to take over the world. We're going to have a kick ass release party, probably to coincide with black history month, and if things go as planned we'll be playing at a venue we've not attempted before with some of our most favorite of favorite local bands.

I'd like to dedicate this post, though, to all the heroes who weren't lucky enough to make it to the ends of their respective journeys this year. The Hilarious Posters won't forget you, and, more importantly, we won't forget the example you set. Your courage in the face of adversity shows me exactly how I would hope to comport myself (if I weren't a success). Especially this time of year, we have to remember that losing is just another kind of winning. With that in mind, enjoy this video produced by One True Media, whose work I "greatly admire."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Finishing Up Audio

We recorded some more backing vocals on Sugarbread today, and made some minor fixes on the trumpet part for Absence. If the vocals on Sugarbread still sound good once we've had some time to sit with them, audio recording will be officially over. All that's left is some keyboard stuff for Fists.

There's snow all over the ground all over town. It's really winter now!