We are SO excited. For a limited time, Girlyman will be taking PRE-ORDERS for our brand new full-length studio album, SUPERNOVA!
Pre-ordering SUPERNOVA means that you’ll receive your copies sometime early next year, before the official release date, which is yet to be determined. Doris, Ty, Nate, and JJ will lovingly sign each copy and mail it to you stat!
The cost of $25 per CD includes domestic shipping and handling and helps Girlyman to recover some of the costs of recording and manufacturing the new CD.
But here’s a way to sweeten the deal:
Share SUPERNOVA with someone in your life. Pre-order two or more CDs, and give the extra copies of SUPERNOVA to friends/family/co-workers whom you know would love Girlyman. As our thanks for spreading the Girlyword and maximizing your support, we’ll send you a download of a BONUS TRACK that will not be on the album! AND, for some rainy day listening, we’ll also send you a copy of “The Tuning Songs Collection, Vol. 1.”
Girlyfans have always been the engine of this band. Your pre-order literally and directly helps us to keep touring and making music. All of us here at Girlyman Central thank you for supporting independent music!
ABOUT THE CD:
It’s hard to explain how excited we are to be releasing this CD out into the world. We feel like, in many ways, SUPERNOVA is a bit of a miracle.
With Doris’s diagnosis of leukemia last November, we didn’t know if Girlyman would even continue. But continue we did! Doris has had an incredible recovery, inspired in very large part by playing, touring and writing.
As it turns out, a supernova is the death of a star. To be exact, it’s the explosion of a supergiant star that shines with the brightness of 10 billion suns before fading out. But here’s the thing that really floored us: the shock waves from supernova explosions can trigger the formation of brand new stars.
This seemed to encapsulate everything we’ve gone through over this last year: death of a way of life, massive change, transformation, fear, and ultimately – new hope and a new start.
Thrilled to still be out there making music again, we’ve really put our hearts and souls into this project. For most of the last couple of months, we’ve sequestered ourselves away in Nate’s home studio, with piano, drum-set, guitars, bass, banjo, organ, and mandolin all within arm’s reach. We began by sitting in a circle facing each other, and just played through each song, recording as we went. Many of the final arrangements on the CD are taken from these initial run-throughs. Doris is playing bass on a lot of the tracks, a first for her; Ty has been acting as “lyric ninja,” writing and re-writing lines; Nate is playing lots of piano and pulling triple duty as engineer, co-producer and musician; and JJ has dusted the cobwebs off her first drum-set (a vintage ’79 Gretsch) and started playing with sticks to get an even bigger drum sound. Everyone is producing and arranging. Some songs have already been in rotation during our live shows, like “Supernova” (of course), “The Person You Want,” “Best I Could,” and “Soul of You.” Others were written over the past year but have just now been arranged. Still others were songwriting collaborations that didn’t come together until the final weeks of recording.
We are so excited about how it’s all sounding – rich, upbeat, reflective, and very, very Girlyman! We’re thrilled to be recording for the first time with our newest member, drummer JJ Jones. Even our besties Coyote Grace make an appearance on a few tracks. And, while we’re in NYC next month, we’ll mix the CD with one of our favorites in the business, Ben Wisch, whose sublime artistry helped make our last CD, “Everything’s Easy,” into the record it is.
We can’t wait for you to hear this thing!
Thanks again, and don’t forget to PRE-ORDER!