A blog by Four Days Late

all for you my king.
October 16, 2009, 8:24 pm
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Well, we tracked song #2 of our soon to be named new record. It’s looking like this is going to be an EP which basically means 5-6 songs…we’ll see which ones get picked. Right now we have a few to choose from. We really want to be sure we put the best ones on this as possible since we’re just recording 5-6.

The recording for “All for You My King” went great and we finally put something in a song I have wanted for a while…bells. You’ll have to wait and see…or, hear. Josh took quite a few cool photos from our day in the studio which you can find at our flickr page by clicking here or to your left. I also have a few photos on our flickr page from my trip to the U2 concert which was in a word…unbelievable. Ask me about it next time you see us if you want all the cool details.

Our next studio day will most likely be in December and we’ll then finish up in January with the EP. Hopefully, we will name this project soon and share that as well which will be immediately followed by a complete overhaul of all our little corners of the world wide web. This is the fun part for us to make everything look new and neat and tie it all in with the album artwork….creative juices are flowing in our camp that’s for sure.

Check back soon for a video update!!


centrefest video update.
August 24, 2009, 6:52 pm
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Here is a video with some cool shots from our day at Centrefest…can’t wait til next year. The background song is “Lovers in Japan” by Coldplay…enjoy.

Studio Blog_Day 1
August 10, 2009, 9:56 pm
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recording “sound of love”.
August 2, 2009, 8:24 pm
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Wow, to look back and see where we’ve come from as far as recording goes simply blows my mind. I remember back when we recorded a short 6 song album in a little studio in Gadsden. We thought we had really made it big then. How little we knew… Fortunately, only a select few people have seen or heard this album, and for that, I’m grateful. (Insert laughter here). I think after a while we gave up on that project and sent it overseas somewhere in Africa or Asia. Hopefully they’ve enjoyed listening to it, and if not, perhaps they’ve managed to use the discs as frisbees or pucks.

Stepping forward, I think I can speak for everyone by saying we enjoyed working on our debut album “Waiting”. There again, we were learning collectively about recording an album. I don’t think bands really get what all goes in to recording an album to make it a piece of art until you dive in and make one. It takes a mindset of being willing to ask, “What’s going to make this a good song?” or “How should we arrange our songs to make this album work?”. I think a lot of bands get it right by having a vision before they step foot inside the studio. It’s all about having a vision.

I think what’s most exciting to me is the fact that we have a vision for this album. We have songs lined up ready to be recorded. We’ve tracked demos and will continue to write and pick the best songs. We’ve already discussed artwork and the album name. This is a huge step in the right direction for Four Days Late. Most importantly, I think our producer has the same goals in mind.

We recorded our first song for the new album entitled “Sound of Love.” The song has a lot of U2ish features to it as well as an awesome piano hook. (I can say U2ish because I’ve heard other people use it; therefore, it’s a real word.) The song was really well written and we definitely came in prepared to record. We had cut roughly 2 or 3 demos of the song before coming and tracking it. We were use to the 1 song in 2 day sessions while recording the previous album. With Jason Hoard’s help, we knocked the entire song out in one day. Maybe he was just really quick, or maybe we’re just really awesome. Either way, we have an incredible first song, and I can’t wait for people to hear it. The new song should start making its way into our set very soon.

Keep us in your prayers.


July 26, 2009, 11:09 pm
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new record update.
July 18, 2009, 10:54 am
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Hello everyone who reads this (all 3 of you!…hopefully not just 3 but anyway)
Just wanted to let everyone know next week begins a big chapter for us as we go into the studio to begin recording our new album. We will only be recording one song next week but will be right back in the studio this fall after touring a good bit in August, September and October (dates to be announced soon).

We will be recording in Griffin, GA with our new producer, Jason Hoard. We are so excited to have the opportunity to work with Jason…he’s the man. Be looking here for video updates from EVERYDAY in the studio. We are pretty committed to documenting this studio experience and sharing it with our friends so keep a look out for those videos from Zack.

As of right now the plan is to first record a song Robby and I wrote with writer Adam Smith called “Sound of Love.” I guess it’s the one we are most excited about right now…can’t wait to share it so we can all start singing it together at our worship services. So, check back this next week for updates, videos, etc and follow us all on twitter (link to the left) for more of a “play by play” account of our recording time.

our 4th of july.
July 7, 2009, 10:19 pm
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Here’s a pic of the fireworks at our 4th of July show….boom!!