New TCSO song – “One Half Of Two”!!!!

The fifth in a “once a month or so” series of tracks from TCSO, a mellow acoustic song written by Chris in his Mount Stuart unit up in the hills in 2001 on the old Tascam four track, where he would sometimes write and record three songs in a day. Not having a job had some benefits.

Featuring fellow Fecker Paul Jolley (Piano), and Rob Lundgren (vocals) alongside Chris Szkup (guitars, bass, cajon, shaker, backing vocals).

“It’s a song about being a very single goofy guy that is wondering if there is anyone from the better gender that would even notice any of these things which he thinks he has underneath the long hair and taking the mickey out of himself”, says Chris.

For a long time there wasn’t a title for it, until inspiration came from the Sara Bareilles song “Manhattan” from “The Blessed Unrest” (2013) – killer album by the way!

Once again, mastering on this track was done by Andy VanDette at Engineroom Audio in NYC, while artwork was done by Dan Verkys.

Listen and purchase (if you wish) via the Bandcamp site!!

“Resist to Exist” cover art, tracklisting!

Resist to ExistThe new release, “Resist to Exist” is currently in the mastering stage and will be coming to you asap!

It was recorded at Red Planet Recording in Hobart (by Stew and Jake Long), and also at my home in Melbourne, Australia, mixed by Dennis Leeflang, will be mastered by Andy Van Dette, and the cover art, is by Dan Verkys.

Joining me on the tracks as always is my bro Mathew Szkup (drums, guitars, backing vocals), Paul Jolley (keys), Lyris Hung (strings), Brian Sanders (cello), Adrian Bryan (strings), and Dennis Leeflang (tribal drums), and tracklisting follows:

“Resist Opus”
“Music is Free”
“Friendship Song”
“Born”
“Gossip Train”
“Ascend”
“Gift of Life:
“Influenza Blues”

Sadly for me being a real music love that is totally into physical releases, the way things are in 2014 it just couldn’t happen for “Resist to Exist”, and therefore this will be released via the usual digital outlets only. I will try and throw in some extras for anyone that wants to buy it direct from me as opposed to going through iTunes and the like though. More on that soon!

Tribute to The Godz Vol 1 – Out May 13th!!

godzLast year, The Feckers recorded a medley of songs for an upcoming tribute album to legendary Ohio rockers The Godz!

The line up for our track (known as “N.I.S. medley”) is as follows:

Roy Bratbakken – Lead Vocals
Rob Smith – Backing Vocals
Paul Jolley – Piano
Ponch Satrio – Lead Guitars
Chris Szkup – Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitars, Backing Vocals
Dennis Leeflang – Drums / Mixing

I’m stoked to say that it’s coming out on May 13th, and available for pre-order now at http://www.thegodzofficial.com/ !!

TPCM out now!!!

This is the newest in the acoustic run of singles from Chris, TPCM, which is short for This Poisonous Corporate Machine!! It features Paul Jolley on Keys, and Chris on guitars and vocals, with mixing by Dennis Leeflang, mastering by Maor Appelbaum and artwork by Dan Verkys. Support indie music and purchase the song from iTunes now!!

The Feckers – “Making of” footage!!!

Some footage captured during the making of the debut Feckers album “It’d Be Rude Not To” for you guys!!! This album will now be coming at ya very early 2013. More info to come here and at http://www.thefeckers.net/

PART ONE:

 

PART TWO:

“To Be” – Out Now!!

The new single, “To Be” has just hit the Bandcamp store!!! Due to the companies I usually release through digitally dragging their heels a bit on this one, I wanted it to be available on schedule, hence why it’s up on Bandcamp first – will still be hitting iTunes and all the usual sites later on.

Later on today I’ll be posting the full length video for the song also!! More info available in SINGLES.

New single “To Be” – Coming on October 31!!!

That’s right folks!! The next in my run of singles that are happening before the next full release of CS music. This is another acoustic based song, from the same Melbourne Records sessions as the previous one “From Within”, with lead vocals recorded earlier this month at home.

Joining me on this one are Paul Jolley on keys, and Dennis Leeflang on drums. Once again it was also mixed by Dennis, mastered by Maor Appelbaum, with artwork by Dan Verkys, and photography by David DeRoach during my first time playing at The Espy in St Kilda, which makes this one a special piece as I’ve loved that place ever since my first visit in the early 2000’s and always dreamed of playing there!!

New Feckers Single “Far From Done”, out October 03!!!

The third single from The Feckers will be out on October 03 (AEST)!!! Make sure you visit http://www.thefeckers.net/ for your copy on Wednesday.

Full personnel for the song:

Yohei Eto – vocals
Paul Jolley – piano / synth
Dennis Leeflang – drums / mix
Chris Szkup – guitars / bass
Richard Anderson – lyrics / melodies
Dan Verkys – artwork
Maor Appelbaum – mastering

For now, be sure to check out the preview video: