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October 14, 2016
Since the announcement of Jimmy Keegan's departure from Spock's Beard we have been flooded with with requests - demands in some cases! - to audition to play drums with SB. We have been fortunate to have had two of the best drummers in the world playing with us, so our standards are pretty high, but if you think you have what it takes to fill some pretty big shoes, here's the process we've set up to audition:
Send links to YouTube videos of yourself playing and singing something that represents your ability to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send files, just links. The videos can be public or private, professional or just iPhone videos. If you'd like to send a video of an SB tune, here are some recommended cuts to try -
Submerged (singing the high harmony if you can)
Walking on the Wind
Here's an idea of what we're looking for, ideally someone who -
Is a world class drummer
Can groove over shifting time signatures
Has a lead singer quality high tenor voice
Able to sing and play complex stuff at the same time
Preferably in the Los Angeles or Sacramento area or at least close to a major airport (some flexibility on this for the right fit)
Has a flexible schedule that will allow for recording/touring
Is a cool person, not too big an ego, flexible, able to keep a cool head in stressful situations and close quarters
Has a cool hairdo (just kidding)
If you think this might be you, send us your links to email@example.com and we'll check them out. Please understand we may not be able to personally respond to every submission. We hope to hear from you soon!
October 12, 2016
We regret to announce that Jimmy Keegan has resigned from Spock's Beard to pursue other interests. Jimmy has been a key member of the SB family since 2003, and his unique contribution will be sorely missed. His talents as a drummer and vocalist are world class, unsurpassed. We wish Jimmy well and look forward to what he's going to come up with next - Dude, you're the best!
The Oblivion Particle
Spock's Beard's 12th studio album
01. Tides of Time (7:45)
02. Minion (6:53)
03. Hell's Not Enough (6:23)
04. Bennett Built a Time Machine (6:52)
05. Get Out While You Can (4:55)
06. A Better Way To Fly (8:57)
07. The Center Line (7:05)
08. To Be Free Again (10:24)
09. Disappear (6:36)
10. Iron Man (special edition bonus track)
Lyric video for "Tides of Time" from The Oblivion Particle.
Lyric video for "Bennett Built a Time Machine" from The Oblivion Particle.
Lyric video for "Minion" from The Oblivion Particle