Demos and Sketches Part 9 – Loria

Demos and Sketches Part 9 – Loria

All my life, all my strength, all my being…     Emily describes “Loria” as an imaginary being who is the culmination of one’s perfect companion, the one who is longed for and dreamt up, the one who no real person could ever live up to. Our original drummer,...
Demos and Sketches Part 8 – Fading

Demos and Sketches Part 8 – Fading

The night I recorded my parts for “Fading In the Sun” was pretty brutal.  A few hours before I packed up my gear to make the hour-and-a-half commute from where I worked to Third City Sound in downtown Joliet, Illinois to record I started developing a feverish chill,...
Demos and Sketches Part 5 – Arm Yourself

Demos and Sketches Part 5 – Arm Yourself

“Arm Yourself” – like “Wasted on You” – is another one of those old A Day Without-era songs repurposed for Dramaglider.  Punctuated by Hobbes’ trademark atypical and angular chord choices, “Arm Yourself” sets up such a compellingly chilly and...
Demos and Sketches Part 4 – Future

Demos and Sketches Part 4 – Future

Ruby Scatter… Lost in Thought…  Taken, but maybe something similar?   Lost in Chicago…  Love this name, but it’s taken! Ruby Said Never… Never Said Ruby… Ruby Never Said…   Now I have “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred stuck in...
Demos and Sketches Part 3 – Ever

Demos and Sketches Part 3 – Ever

  It means everything that you never let go… That you never let go…   In Part One of this series, I mentioned that during the earliest stages of the band, Hobbes had sent a demo of an old song of ours called “Lloyd” to Emily as part of our...