The touring and live side of the music industry is currently on a mass hiatus as North America attempts to navigate the various levels of public health advisories surrounding the growing threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus). That doesn’t mean, however, that musicians and songwriters can’t use all this new free time to work on new material.
That seems to be the case for Austin-based rock band White Denim, who announced on Saturday they will write, record, mix, and master a new album in full–all in just 30 days.
According to the announcement shared to the band’s social media pages, the creative timeline for their new album starts this Wednesday (March 18th) and will wrap by April 17th when they send out the digital files for the finished project on MP3, WAV, and FLAC audio formats. The album will also arrive on vinyl thanks to the team at Gold Rush Vinyl, who will deliver a special one-week turnaround of lacquering, plating and pressing.
“We wouldn’t be able to do this without help from you all and some local businesses,” the band also mentioned with Saturday’s announcement. “More to come on the partners who are supporting this project. Thank you in advance for helping to keep the band and crew working while we all ride this out together. Look out for each other. Stay creative and positive.”
White Denim was scheduled to begin a run of spring tour dates with Chris Forsyth beginning later this month and continuing into April, but those shows have since been postponed along with every other concert across the country.