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Hey, rushmore beekeepers will have a new album in time for Bröötal Sun Fest! A good chunk of it is already recorded, and we’ll be in the home studio this month to finish up. The soon-to-be-named CD/digital album will include studio versions of some songs you’ve heard live, as well as some you have definitely never heard. (Unless you stand outside my window all the time. Congratulations, super fan!) It was mostly written and recorded prior to 52 of 28, but that doesn’t make it any less special.

Of course, this album will be available for digital purchase and mail-order at the fabulous rushmore beekeepers bandcamp, so don’t fret if you’re not going to be there. (If you are going, though, be sure to get your Bröötal Sun Fest tickets early!)

If you haven’t downloaded the free rb Christmas mini-album, then you may be wondering how giraffes, zombies, and hot chocolate are all related. You might still be wondering that after downloading and listening, but at least you’ll be able to say you tried.

Happy Holidays and all that!

Rushmore Beekeepers’ fifth release, Throwing Mud At Your Streetlight, has hit the shelves (figuratively speaking)! Amanda Hawkins (ahhh-design.com) designed (and printed, cut, and sewed) the insert and cover art, which was stenciled and stamped by Carrie and me. It was recorded, like most RB albums, over the course of a few years and, for the first time, all across the Great Southwest: Las Cruces, NM; Las Vegas, NV; and one song recorded at Greene Means Go in Phoenix, AZ, with Sam Greene of flyaway tigers.

All together, Throwing Mud, we’ll call it, has sixteen songs and one blank track; two bonus songs (you know I love bonus songs) are alternate takes from 2004’s Maybe By This Time Next Year: “Gallery Opening” (a song I meant to include but lost somewhere) and a band-sounding “Gravity’s My Best Friend.” It features live favorites “What It’s Like To Be Sad” (aka “The Zombie Song”), “Some Bad Words,” and “Like A Pirate’s Hat” (the last two are originally Like Winter Weather songs — remember them?), and some other songs I love just as much.

<a href="http://rushmorebeekeepers.bandcamp.com/album/throwing-mud-at-your-streetlight">hands out to the sun by rushmore beekeepers</a>

You can buy it at http://rushmorebeekeepers.bandcamp.com in its name-your-price digital version or as an old-fashioned CD, which includes an immediate download to hold you over. (I should note the digital version doesn’t have the two bonus tracks, but I’ll post those as free downloads soon, I promise.) I plan to put some of my “classic” material on bandcamp also, and perhaps some free songs (if you’re good), so check back!

As always, thanks for reading, listening, and just being you.

Zach

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