Sneak preview of the song Girlfriend in Tacoma from the upcoming album by The Murderers of Love
ALBUM SONG LIST
LOST AND FOUND
LIKE A SPARROW
MURDERER OF LOVE
GIRLFRIEND IN TACOMA
WHISKEY AIN'T WORKIN'
SOMETHIN' IN THE WAY
BACK TO THE RIVER
ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN (IS TO GO THROUGH HELL)
Recorded at Vibrosonic Sound and on location.
Drums recorded at The Parish Studio
Co-produced by Jaimie Muehlhausen and Dave Garcia
Thanks to M.J. Franks Guitars, Carlsbad Art Farm, Mtn. Dew, Western Doughty Photography, Vibrosonic Design Studio
(2017 Release Date TBD)
It's been awhile since Jaimie Muehlhausen put out an album of new music. There were a few recordings here and there for fun, but nothing official since "Best of Sort of" in 2010. So, when he realized there were enough new songs for a solid album, it became clear that it was time. 10 years prior, Jaimie had owned a Korg digital 16-track recorder that was state-of-the-art at the time, but eventually sold it. At the same time that he decided to begin this new album, he came across an article in a recording magazine about how these Korg recorders had a big cult following and people were recording real albums on them. It was a machine he was familiar with, so he found one on Craigslist for $350, drove up to L.A. at 11:00 at night, and bought it from a guy in a Hollywood 7-Eleven parking lot overrun with an Armenian biker gang on the prowl. And with that, the album was officially in the works.
Progress was quick and then, out of the blue, while watching TV one night, Jaimie went deaf in his left ear. Still no explanation. After working for many months with a specialist, he got some, but not all, of the hearing back and finally just decided to move on. Recording resumed.
The name The Murderers of Love started as a song title (a song included on the album). But it seemed like an appropriate name for a band, and since this was quickly turning from a solo project into some sort of a makeshift band, it just stuck. The album turned into a group effort featuring former band mates, friends and even a soccer dad. Longtime friend, band mate and collaborator Rob Quillen is holding down the drums. Dave Garcia is playing bass and co-producing. And then a big handful of contributors, like Jason Postelnek on fiddle, Patrick McClory (Sarah Petite, Nena Anderson, Cash'd Out) and Alan Deremo (Glenn Frey, John Denver, Belinda Carlisle, Colin Hay) on bass, Tim Godwin (Laura Branigan, Air Supply, Farmer) on lap steel, Darin Joye (Birds of Olympus) on guitar and mandolin, Dave Quillen on guitar, and Michelle Quillen on background vocals. So far. More to add to that as we go. And, Jaimie playing electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, glockenspiel, percussion and vocals.
The album cover features the photography of Tulsa, Oklahoma photographer Western Doughty. We'll have a feature section about Western and his work soon.
This album will be released in 2017, so stay tuned.