Post by Shawn Of Fire on Mar 30, 2009 18:02:52 GMT
WAKING JONAH WIDE AWAKE:
After something of a false start in the Spring of 2008, Waking Jonah is finally in a groove and on a roll recording their debut album. A year ago Waking Jonah became the only unsigned band to be included in ARfm's A-List rotation with their track "Breaking Down". Then in early 2009, the band was voted the #5 Best Unsigned Band of 2008 at AlternativeAddiction.com on the strength of that track alone.
Now, finally, Waking Jonah is deep in the trenches recording what will be their debut album. The band has written 12 songs for the album with the best 10 making the final cut. The band is currently about halfway through tracking drums/rhythm guitars with an eye to be finished recording/mixing by July. "We are really excited about the material we came up with...", says vocalist Shawn Pelata. "To our ears, there is a good variety without really straying from what we feel Waking Jonah is and we can't wait for people to hear it." Guitarist Stephen Chesney adds, "The response to 'Breaking Down' has been unreal and we can't thank everyone enough!"
Waking Jonah is Pelata, Chesney, drummer Jeremy Thomas (formerly of Stickboy) and keyboardist Keary Reid with songs penned by the songwriting team of Chesney/Pelata. To hear the original demo for "Breaking Down", head on over to www.myspace.com/wakingjonah and check it out. Look for more info in the weeks/months to come.
The working schedule (i think i can state this) is to have the music completely finished by August. Whether that means it'll be released by then, I can't say.
We are already half way through the record in terms of tracking and at various stages on them. Everything is on another level compared to the original demo that was released, so needless to say we're excited for everyone to FINALLY get to hear a full length Waking Jonah record, its been too long coming!
We owe you and everyone else a huge amount of gratitude btw Lindsay for sticking with us already....i think you'll feel repayed when you hear what we have for ya