As readers of this blog know, I spent all of 2015 and a bit of 2016 scoring an independent film called I Hate You. I chronicled the process in three blog posts and shared some samples from the score in my latest audio reel. You can see and hear all these posts here.
I've had a lot of people ask me when the movie would finally be released, and my answer was always the same: I have no f#$%ing idea, I'm just the guy who made the music.
Well, I still don't have an official release date, but I do finally have a trailer to share. And, of course, I scored the trailer, so you can hear some of my handiwork.Read More
I compiled a playlist featuring samples of some of my compositions. It features a variety of styles and genres I've tackled over the years. Some of these are your first chance to hear samples from the indie film score I spent much of last year composing. Some are from short films, commercials, web series, podcasts and other projects.Read More
My good friend Adam Hann-Byrd wrote and illustrated a children's book called Clean Jimmy Sheen, and I composed music for the 30-second teaser trailer he created for it. Take a look/listen and learn more about this imaginative story!Read More
I'm really excited to announce the release of my first-ever book! Who Murdered The Delivery Boy? is a collection of my Of The Fittest comics, and it's now available to order online.
This was a labor of love (and of patience, since I've never had any experience making a book before) and I'm very happy with how it turned out.Read More
I recently completed two 8-song albums, which you can download for FREE here and here. This is the story behind them.
During the final year or two of my band Shaimus, I started recording a few songs as a side project. They were mostly straight-ahead rock and acoustic-based, singer/songwriter songs; they didn't really fit into the Shaimus repertoire, which was heading in a more experimental, indie-rock direction. And while my personal tastes were more aligned with the music the band was making, I needed an outlet for these songs. I also needed to start carving out an identity for myself that was entirely separated from the band—which turned out to be a good choice, since we broke up not too long after.
Along with my newfound freedom, I found myself in a mini-existential crisis, a place where I felt like I needed to establish to the world what I represented as an artist outside the band that had defined me for so long. But the songs I had been recording on the side, still unfinished, didn't reflect that. They still felt like a side project to what I really wanted to do. So with my ear no longer interested in them, I abandoned the songs and worked on an EP called Vignette under the moniker E8. This was my new personal statement.