New RPM Challenge album "Rendered Pelican Mascara" by Paper Skull
It’s that time of year again, time to unleash my 11th(!) RPM Challenge album on the unwitting public. This year I collaborated with the inimitable Steve Abbott of Geinus, Be Alright and Local Tough fame, an insane riff machine and lovely human being and came up with a new band project called Paper Skull. It was a satisfying and fairly painless collaboration, we exchanged tracks and mixes and he’d come over once a weekend and record some riffs and improvs that I would carve up and make arrangements around then write lyrics to and whatnot. The result is an album a good bit heavier and wilder on guitar freakouts than one of my typical Sad Tax albums but it’s full of gentler grooves and introspective experimental moments. Anyway, I’m very happy with it so give it a friggin’ listen.