Guest Notes

I had a cool day recording a new local duo called ‘Chk-n-Suep’, it was fun to work on other music besides my own. I have to take a second though and remind you that I have a new single coming out on Friday, ‘Kumbaya Supernova!’, on Spotify etc, stay tuned!
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Fancy Cooling System

It’s a bit hotter than usual today in Washington, so I have a super technically advanced cooling system set up for my computer while I record. I have more water bottles in the freezer ready to be swapped out when these melt.
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Tonight, Full-Band Show At The Royal Room, Seattle WA!

Hi, we have a full-band free show tonight at the Royal Room in Columbia City, Seattle, 8PM, and we are recording this show for a live album, also performing are Lavender Lucy, you should definitely come!

Thur, Oct 8
Royal Room
8PM
No Cover!
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Phone (206) 906-9920

Bring everyone you know, good times guaranteed!

SJ

Reminder! Thursday Oct 8 At The Royal Room In Columbia City

Hi, happy Saturday! This is just a quick reminder that we have a very special full-band show this coming Thursday at the Royal Room in Columbia City, Seattle. Oct 8, 8PM.

We are also going to record this show to put on a live album, come and have your applause added to the record to be heard for all of time!

Thursday, Oct 8
No Cover
8PM
Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 906-9920

Another EP?

Am I really going to release another EP this year?

Yes!

I booked some time in a studio for this coming Tuesday to record a few songs for a new EP to release soon thereafter, it’ll be mostly acoustic and it’ll include a few fan favourites that I haven’t recorded yet.

Another EP will look very nice in my merch basket:

Saint John and the Revelations Merch Basket

Wish me luck!

Love,

SJ

Meet Snitch

This is Snitch:

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He is a new addition to the SJATR family, he follows us almost everywhere now, listening in and making sure we get our parts right. He’ll come to rehearsals and shows, and also hangs out with me while I’m writing.

At first it was a little creepy, because he just sits there while I’m writing new songs, quietly listening and hoping that I come up with something good. But now I’m used to him, and he doesn’t really need too much attention.

Snitch is also very proud to be related to the Mars Rovers, although he starts mumbling and changes the subject when I ask him to trace his genealogy.

He is a Tascam DR-40 audio recorder. Our friend, Craig MacKay adopted him for us (Thank you very very much Craig!!!!), and although I’m not writing a proper review, I would very much recommend this device. It’s an easy-to-use model and sounds great, and is very portable.

Snitch and I will post some new songs soon.

Best,

SJ

PS. Thanks again Craig!!!

I let the desert take control yesterday

I let the desert take control yesterday. A friend took me out to check out a really cool studio near Joshua Tree. It’s a fun place to ride dirt bikes, throw some horse shoes, shoot guns, drink Mexican beer by a fire pit, and make some music. It’s also mystical and comfortably unsettling. The desert carves the spirit of man. I am back at the sea today, but yesterday was a fun glimpse into the future, I’m looking forward to going back.

I hope to see you this Thursday at the House of Blues on Sunset: https://www.sjatr.com/hob

Love,

SJ

Hear Me Now (DEMO)

Here is a song we recorded with Peter Buck (R.E.M.), it’s called ‘Hear Me Now’, and it’s one of my favourites:


We’ll post some more songs in the coming weeks, but this should give you a taste of what we’ve been up to. Let me know what you think.

Cheers,

SJ

PS. I hope to see you at my House of Blues on Sunset show on 12 May at 11PM, get your tix here: https://www.sjatr.com/hob

Photo Gallery: 2010 Seattle Sessions with Peter Buck of R.E.M.

We finally posted an album of the photos of my sessions with Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., Baseball Project) and Bill Rieflin (R.E.M., Ministry). They’re a legendary team to have in the studio, I am blessed beyond comprehension.

We went in and recorded the songs together in Seattle, Washington. The sessions were a lot of fun, we had tons of freedom to record the songs how we wanted them to sound and we just fell in to a groove and recorded very quickly and easily. I can’t wait for you guys to hear the songs, I’ll see if I can find some videos to post of the sessions also.

Love,

SJ

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