Practice

Had a three hour rehearsal today with fit for our show on Sunday at Yotsuya Outbreak. It’s going to be a slightly longer set than usual, which is good because we get to add in a song or two that we haven’t played in a while, but bad in the sense that we are all old and get tired easily.

I finished “The Pearl” tonight by John Steinbeck and I plan on reading some Arthur Miller stuff (that I have read already in high school, but I have totally forgot). And I was going to try to restore a post or two tonight from my old blog but I need sleep, so I’m about to go try to get a bit.

The week is halfway done but there is still so much to do!

Gladonbury*Day-1

Gladonbury*Day-1

Shibuya Glad (Tokyo, Japan)
http://glad.iflyer.jp

Date: 11.14.2010 (Sunday)
Time: 16:30 – 00:00

Featured Artists:
Chihojin
Yue Takeuchi
THE Roll & McCARTNEY
Bench
fit
Uchida Tsuneta
HeRbLiNe
SuzKen
DOBLE IMPACT

DJs:
sAtSuKi
Kei Katahira
yuitty
DJ Old-man Ken
O-konogi

Tickets:

Advanced – 2,000 Yen (+ Drink Charge)
Door – 2,500 Yen (+ Drink Charge)

Ticket Reservations: info@fit-noise.com
Flyer: http://glad.iflyer.jp/venue/flyer/70204

Getting Ready

Getting ready for the 17th!

Note: that was your cue to be excited.

We’ve had a decent amount of interest regarding overseas purchases but to be honest, unfortunately, we really aren’t in a position to distribute that far in any organized way. I am however considering setting something up custom for those people who may be interested. The problem of course lies in the fact that I have absolutely no clue what I am doing.

Today Is, Tomorrow is Not EP

“Today Is, Tomorrow is Not”
EP (FIT-0002)
On Sale: 01.17.2010

We will be playing a show that night in Yotsuya and initial copies will be available there:

Yotsuya Outbreak (Tokyo, Japan)
http://www.hor-outbreak.com

Date: 01.17.2010 (Sunday)
Doors Open: 17:30
Show Starts: 18:00

Featured Artists:
act UP SMITH
fit
incc
MC COTA
Crone Cyndi Underground
Afugashi

Tickets:
Advanced – 1,500 Yen (+ Drink Charge)
Door – 2,000 Yen (+ Drink Charge)

Ticket Reservations: info@fit-noise.com

Comparatively Speaking

There has just been so much going on these days I don’t know where to begin:

We went into the studio last week to take down “Heater.” We made some rather significant changes to the song two weeks before so to be honest, we were a bit unprepared. Didn’t have the practice in we all would have liked to have. Needless to say, it turned into a rather long session. I think in total we were in the studio for around 12 hours. The final product, however, I am extremely satisfied with — the sound is excellent. It may be the best track we have recorded so far.

In related news, we have done a bit of an about face on our original plans and have decided to release an EP rather than a full length album. The reasons for doing so are innumerable, but the good news is that we will probably be releasing it around November or December of this year. The tracks we want are down and decided on, but we still have to go in for a remastering session — maybe next month. In the meantime, I’m starting to look into the album art and logistics. I think the biggest decision we have to make is whether we are going to release through a label or not. If so, we pretty much know who we are going to release through, but we are still trying to work out if it wouldn’t just make more sense to do it on our own. Regardless, we plan to sell them at our shows (and possibly even online?) at a dirt cheap price, and that being the case, it seems a little silly to put them on the store shelves as well with the massive corporate markup.

I met up with two more recruiters last week and even popped my head into an engineering job fair here in Tokyo, which consisted of about a million Japanese people for a little over ten companies. You can imagine how that was I suppose. Luckily (?) none of the companies were really looking for people like me so it didn’t hurt my feelings too much.

Side note: it’s nothing like being the only white guy in a sea of Japanese to remind you how out of place us foreigner folk are here. I had to keep checking down to make sure I had my pants on.

fit – Updates

We had a pretty good show at Club Asia last Thursday. It’s probably the biggest place I have played since moving to Japan — really cool venue. I actually got lost trying to find a bathroom backstage and somehow ended up in the VIP room. So you know, I just took a piss in there instead.

Don’t worry, it had a bathroom.

Anyhow, I have a pound of really good pics I have gathered up from our last couple shows but they are waiting for a time when I’m not beating my head over tax paperwork or ideally, after I have actually managed to get some sleep for a change. Which most likely means “never.”

But yeah, there are pictures to sort and upload, websites to update, a million little “in-the-works” projects flowing in the background, a recording coming up next month, most likely another show in June, and well, we are just having a busy year — which of course is a good thing.

So thanks to all the people that came out to the Asia show and we got lots of fun new stuff just up on the horizon so keep checking in!