The New Latté Days & Porter Nights
Holy crap, Beer & Coffee is ten years old now? Damn.
I’ve been itching to re-visit this old album for a while now, especially now that I’ve learned a LOT about mixing my own records. Well thanks to my Officer’s Club, I’m now able to give this album the love it deserves. Well, almost… I still can’t afford to take the whole thing into a real studio and have Benny Grotto mix this sucker. Maybe we’ll do that for the 20th anniversary.
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be releasing real-instrument versions of these songs one month at a time through my Officer’s Club. I’ve decided not to re-record any of the vocal parts, though. I think my voice reflects my particular place in life fairly accurately and changing that would fundamentally change the song.
That being said, adding Runtt’s drumming has fundamentally changed this song. It’s amazing. Most of Beer & Coffee featured my old friend Andrew Dickson on an electronic drum kit, but the original Latté Days & Porter Nights was mostly a looped bit of keyboard drumming. Seriously, you can hear the exact same fill before every chorus.
Not any more.
I really want to share this with you, but this kind of restoration work is only possible because of my Officer’s Club, so only those supporting me on Patreon will get to hear the new versions right away. If you want to be a part of this, please go sign up… If enough of you jump on board, a whole lot of even cooler stuff will happen. Check out the milestone goals we’re shooting for when you get there… we’re less than $100 away from the next one!
In the mean time, now I gotta figure out which track to tackle next…