So yesterday was the release date of my new album, Social Hand Grenades. So far the reviews have been positive, so for those of you that have bought it and reviewed it, thank you very much!
Last night we peaked around 87 which made me feel pretty good…for about a second. I wanted to take a minute to give you guys an idea of what exactly I’m trying to do here:
Out of the top 200 artists on the iTunes charts over the last 24 hours, I was the only artist on that list that HASN’T been on TV yet, and isn’t being released on a large comedy label.
This album is something I poured 4 years of writing into, and worked with an audio engineer out of Minneapolis named Tom Colvin who did a great job on the mix to give you guys a quality album vs. my last release. We did this thing in a small comedy club (where I got my start in comedy) that held about 50 people over two nights in September of this year. I’m incredibly proud of what the album is doing so far, and that’s a big part in thanks to the few loyal fans I’ve had over the years, and the AMAZING one of a kind push and support I’ve gotten from the NLO Army and Patrick Melton over the past couple of years.
Those of you that know me know that I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum, and never sacrificed the integrity of what I want to do comedically for any easy breaks in the business.
Whether you like me or hate me, you have to appreciate that approach, and supporting this album presents an opportunity for us to show that people really want comedy that pushes our boundaries, and our comforts, and CAN be successful independently, in it’s rawest form.
I’d love your help in making this thing viral, and showing that Louis CK and Bill Burr aren’t the only funny gingers out there. Whether sharing with friends on facebook, twitter, or good old fashioned word of mouth, I greatly appreciate your efforts in helping me live this dream.
Thanks for reading guys, and I hope to see you all at a show soon in the next year!