Hey, Colin here.

Daniela gave birth to a beautiful and (more importantly) healthy baby girl last month, Abigail. I have not had a chance to visit as I’ve been struggling with a cough/cold/not-sure-what for a while. Not exactly the symptoms you want to have during the whole Ebola media frenzy. Anyway, I’m staying away from new-born babies and old people until I can shift it. The band will continue as always, except I’ll be doing most of the work (writing, shows etc.) until february or later of next year. I made some changes for now regarding music. I’ll continue to record and write the next album alone, we have half of the drum tracks done anyway. I’m also recording a solo E.P. of songs that we love but didn’t quite fit the Supersmall sound. The Amygdaloids are also on hiatus from its usual form and has become So We Are, an acoustic duo that is me and Joe playing Amygdaloid tunes in a slightly different flavor. It has already brought some interesting adventures including a recent gig with Rosanne Cash, I’ll write about that in a later post. I’ll also be recording with them in February for the new record.

Two weeks ago I had the great experience of recording a song for my solo E.P. with jazz musicians (bassist) Ray Cetta and (drummer) Coleman Barlet at Moon Lab Studio with Lane, the producer from the first Supersmall record. It was interesting listening to professional musicians working out their parts in a language I couldn’t understand. I cannot read or write music. It’s not an issue when you are a songwriter but it will probably hinder me a little in future session work. As soon as my voice improves I’ll return to finish the vocals and release it.

So, Supersmall continues onwards. Stay tuned for more news in the future 😉





A few nights ago I stopped by the studio I recorded Supersmall’s first record in, Moon Labs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I wrote a lot of material for the second record and a substantial amount didn’t make the cut. This wasn’t to say that the songs were bad, they just didn’t, well…fit. I decided that even though we are currently working on a full-length Supersmall album, it would be nice to also work on a solo E.P. during the down time. Yes, I now how insane this sounds but it’s all very laid back really. It was also nice to revisit the studio and check out the new renovations–the whiskey bar is now a full room. Nice. After playing a bunch of Supersmall rejects we settled on “Take The Day Off”. We laid down the demo and it was sent out to a few musicians the producer knows that will become my temporary band for the E.P. The fact that they’re jazz musicians should result in an interesting non-supersmall sound. As of right now, i’m focusing on just this one song. I’ll return in late November to record it proper.

I’m heading to New Orleans for a show this Saturday, although I’ll be there Thursday though Sunday because why not? It’s New Orleans! When I return I’ll be focusing on finishing the bass lines for the first five songs for the album. It’s quite tricky now as the tunes are a little more complicated and not so “folky” this time around. It could have been so much easier to record more of the same but where is the fun in that?

It was my birthday recently, I don’t want to talk about it.


Take The Day Off