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'Dead Within' and the OST... 


... are out now! Check out the film and/or the original soundtrack.

For those of you not familiar, Josh and I have been working away on the score for this psychological horror for some time now. We are really excited about the release and hope you get a chance to experience it one way or the other (i.e. Blu-Ray/DVD/VoD/BetaMax*/LaserDisc**/Semaphore***).

In other news, I have recently found my way back to California. It's great to be back in the land of sunshine and I'll be resuming mixing of the Stayte record lickety split.

Our apologies for the delay but we know you will dig what's coming. In the meantime, enjoy 'Dead Within'!

- Clayton


* - not going to happen.
** - would be so cool but highly unlikely.
*** - ironically the most likely out of the three
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Album Update - April 2014 


We are officially mixing! The first tracks are done and sound amazing.

This album has long been in the works and now that the finish line is in sight, we'd like to share more about all that has gone into our fifth studio recording.

Initially these songs were more in line with the type of remix work I was doing a few years ago (i.e. no live drums, minimal guitar and lots of sound design). The album was essentially written/recorded in that fashion during 2007 and then mixed by myself with Josh in El Paso in 2008. But the release of the record was delayed by other commitments including our last tour with the Revolting Cocks.

This time away from the new material was truly a blessing in disguise. When we returned to the 'finished' mixes in 2010, it was abundantly clear that the songs were half-baked. All of the tracks had the potential to be fleshed out into so much more than the originals. With that in mind, we began the lengthy process of reworking/rewriting, re-recording and committing to a ton of preproduction. And while we were doing things like adding live drums and reworking instrumentation, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to add some amazing guests to round out the album performances.

In many ways, it has been a battle to stick with these songs for so long instead of just shelving them indefinitely and starting over. But these songs are worthy of the struggle and the wait. Speaking of which, we can't wait for you to wrap your ears around them. And as the album takes its final shape, we'll keep you updated and share more stories about all that has gone into this new Stayte release.

Cheers,
Clayton

Thanks! 

Many thanks to all of you who checked out the destined-to-be-classic Festivus EP! Please note that we have removed it from the site (and our memories) now that the Festivus has past.

Will Festivusaurus return again next year and bless us with more aural pleasure? We can only hope. In the meantime, we wish all the best to you and yours in the 2014 -  thanks for all the continued support!

Love and laces out,
Clayton and Josh

New album update – March 2012 

The new record is really starting to take shape. A few weeks ago, we entered Bear Studios in Vancouver to track drums for the yet-to-be-named album. After several hours of shenanigans which included the usual philosophical debates about musical dynamics and copious amounts of high-fiving, we got down to the heart of the matter and finished a healthy portion of the live drums. As you can see for yourself, Byron did a 'bang-up' job and we are one step closer to releasing this album.


A big thank you to all of you that made it out to our Hollywood and Vancouver shows. We will be back playing live later this spring. And a note to our European fans, Byron will be touring with his other band (The Invasives) in support of The Hanson Brothers later this month. Be sure to check them out if you get the chance!

The Bar Sinister Reunion 


Although it was a bit of blur, our first show in over 5 years is in the books. Raw yet elegant, it had all the hallmarks of a classic Stayte gig with the added bonus of new songs performed with a renewed love for all things Stayte (some pics).
 

We had a great time returning to Bar Sinister in Hollywood and thanks to all of you who made it out. It was amazing to catch up with so many familiar faces from over the years (and special thanks to Kaura for being awesome).

For those that couldn't make it, rest assured – we will be back down the west coast later this year.

New year, new shows, new album! 

Early in 2011, Stayte released Walking in the Land of Wind and Ghost. This documentary featured over a decade of our trials and tribulations condensed into a little over 60 minutes. This was a massive undertaking and effectively closed the chapter on the recent history of the band.

Despite some amazingly witty outtakes on the DVD discussing the future of the band, this movie left quite a few people with questions about the future of Stayte – especially considering our activity in several other projects throughout 2011.

The answer to all those questions is funk… and 'yes'. Stayte is alive, well and ready to make some waves in 2012.

At the first screening of the film in Vancouver, we reconnected with Byron Slack - our drummer when we were signed to Nefer Records in 1999. After watching our journey and chatting for a while, Byron rejoined us on the drums. This spurred the reformation of the Stayte live band.

In the final few months of 2011, we made extensive progress on the new Stayte full-length record. Currently untitled, this record has matured from a handful of demos recorded while we were in Texas in 2008 into a cohesive blend of songs that will be our strongest release to date – by far. You can expect to hear the completed album in mid to late 2012. Until then, you will be able to check out some of that new material live. We just announced our first live show of 2012 – February 11th at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA.

So as the clock ticks over to 2012, we want to thank all of you for your patience and continued support. We look forward to seeing you all in 2012 - starting with those of you on the west coast of North America.

Rock and/or roll,

Clayton, Josh, Rick and Byron

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