Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kickstarter Update

A big thanks to those of you who have made Sean Pawling's Kickstarter a smashing success. As of this morning, we're 129% funded with just over 2 days to go!

We still need your help. Our $3000 goal only accounts for about half of the cost of producing the album. To reward your continued support, Sean and I have created a "reach" goal of raising $4200 to get the album pressed to vinyl. Anyone who supports at the $28 level or higher will receive a copy.

If you planned to give but have been putting off doing so, now is the time. You will come away with some great swag and know that you have helped bring to life music that wouldn't exist without you. You can find the kickstarter at the link below.


Sean has been recording a cover every day during the Kickstarter. I've had the pleasure of participating in a couple of them. Below are a few of my favorites (more after the break):

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sean Pawling Album: Kickstarter!

I seem to be the king of ambitious, drawn-out projects. My work with Sean Pawling has turned out to be no exception. We have been planning since late 2012 and working since February 2013. The album is well on its way, but we're coming up to some end-of-project costs, like mixing, mastering, and pressing.

So we've turned to Kickstarter to pre-sell the album and try to raise these costs up front. Check out the project video, have a look at the rewards, and support us if you love independently-produced music!

Click here to support this project

Friday, August 16, 2013

"Windman" Live in a Living Room

Nick Borges, director, teamed up with The Wild Maps, general rabble rousers to bring you this video. It was a lot of fun to make, and I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Nate Miller: Like This One

Making full-length albums is hard. It always takes more time and effort than I initally plan for. And it inevitably goes through phases of being creatively draining.

For about past 3 months, Sean Pawling and I have been hard at work on tracking for his full-length album. But after we got my piano tuned for his sessions, I took advantage of the window of in-tune opportunity and managed to squeeze in a video session with Nate Miller. It was really refreshing to tackle something simple that we could complete in a few days.

Nate and I actually recorded 4 new songs of his, which we plan to release as an EP. We also shot the following video. The session was a lot of fun, and I got to use my Pentax K01 digital camera. The Pentax has been a lot of fun to have around, and it was a pleasure to get to know it a bit better.

Here's the result. Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013



Stay tuned. A and B side single on the way.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Camera Test Video

So I snagged a new digital camera that takes HD video. It's made by Pentax, a company that I have been a longtime fan of. Many (most) of the photos seen on this blog were taken by a Pentax film camera.

The camera's native lens mount accepts the lenses that I use for my film cameras, which gives me instant access to some pretty cool options. Check out this test video I shot the day I bought the camera. It features my almost wife Andrea.


Pentax K 01 Test Video from Nate Vaughan on Vimeo.