Sometimes things don't turn out quite like you expected.
In January of this year, we were mastering the new record, finishing up the cover art, booking springtime shows on the East Coast.... in general, the future was looking bright for temper and hold. We were excited.
By the middle of March, Paul and I were having lonely band practices by ourselves and wondering how Jacob was doing in Tennessee.
Our guitarist Jacob is no longer a resident of Portland, Oregon, and that has definitely thrown a wrench into the works.
So what does this mean for temper and hold?
We're not sure exactly. Most of our writing was spontaneous in the practice studio as a full unit, so geographic challenges are not something we take lightly.
One thing we know is that we're not calling it quits. We still have our new record coming out, after all. And apparently there are these crazy things called airplanes that move people quickly across vast distances. Through the sky!
All I can say for sure is this: once the dust settles, we'll figure it out.