Christofer Drew was not as prolific in 2014 as he would've liked. In fact, the Never Shout Never mastermind didn't produce a single music release this year. Thankfully, he says he has two records on tap for 2015.
"Everything's taken a lot more time," he told AltPress. "I did a record earlier this year, in February. It's finished and everything, but I kind of wanted to release it at the same time [as the other album]. But yeah, it's like a redo of old songs, just a [fans-only] sort of thing. It's going to be a soft release."
There's a full album of new songs on the way, too.
"We just finished; it's getting mixed right now," Drew said. "We worked with Dennis Herring, who produced Modest Mouse, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello... He was the perfect fit for us. I definitely made some promises to fans about having new music out this year, but we might have a single out in December. Most likely, it'll be January, and then we're looking at a March release date for the album."
He knows fans are impatient.
"It's taken a lot longer than I originally planned, but it's been really beneficial for the music for us to take our sweet time," he said. "This has been the longest we've ever taken on a record. Usually we make a record in three to five weeks. This one, we took six months. I couldn't be happier with it."
NSN just announced a handful of new dates as part of its Mid-Winter's Nights Dream Acoustik Tour. Check 'em out below (via AltPress):
02/20: West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
02/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
02/25: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
02/28: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
03/01: Lansing, MI @ The Loft
03/03: Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
03/04: Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ The Mod Club Theatre
03/06: New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
03/07: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall