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Hiking, Music Licensing, Meditation & Taking Requests. 

Hey RoshamFAM!

Before we fill you in on what we're up to this week we want to give a special shout out to our new Exclusive Access members this week Jeff C and Phyllis F! Thanks so much for being on the team. It helps us out SO much! You ROCK!

We're putting the final touches on our next cover performance video this week. In case you didn't know, we've been producing performance videos every month based on your requests on Patreon and Exclusive Access. These platforms are great because they really help us continue to make an income as independent musicians even through a pandemic. Thanks to Nadia M for requesting this month's cover! We hope you like it!

What's Up With Kyle...

I'm glad Spring finally feels like it's on it's way! This is the time of year that we usually experience "Fake Spring" for a few days and the real one won't arrive for another few weeks. J and I went on a hike last week and it finally feels like that "hunker down for Winter" mode is melting away. 

Last Fall a buddy of mine turned me on to the "75 Hard Challenge," where you have to work out for 45 minutes twice every day (one of which must be outside), drink a gallon of water, read ten pages of a book and take a progress photo everyday. Miss one and you have to start over. I definitely understood why they call it 75 Hard, lol. Now that Spring is here, I'm ready to embrace another physical challenge so I've started TUT (time under tension) training. I. Am. Sore, lol but I've been enjoying it. I've gotten good motivation from J and how he's been focused on his health all this past month. He took me out on one of the hikes he's been doing last week. It was a great time!

This week, I'm finishing up on some pick ups for my last remaining tracks for the upcoming album. I think I'm just about done. In addition, since we've been doing these cover requests to help keep us afloat, I'm looking into what we'll need to do to license them. Music licensing is a whole new strange world from performance, booking shows and touring but I'm excited to get to learn about it. 

What's Up With J...

This week has been so much more peaceful in mind. The daily meditation has extremely helped with lowering my stress levels and refocusing my energies. It's week three of one meal a day and, at this point, I'm starting to think it's just how I'm gonna be for a while. Snacks and eating are always tempting but not if you're focused on what you should be doing with your time. With this new habit I've been getting back into cooking. Been thinking about doing another cooking with j video. Let me know if you guys would be interested in seeing another. Also glad to say I got Kyle to join me this past week on a 3 mile hike. We had a really good time. I think it's important for us to plan more regular outings like this together as we can just enjoy the moment together and not feel like we just have to be discuss our next project or anything like that. Besides all that I've been head down in the studio wrapping up all the finishing touches on the new cover video from our February requests. As I'm writing this I'm about to scan back over it and make sure I didn't miss anything and bounce it down and try and get it uploaded asap. So, if you're on our Patreon or exclusive access you'll be able to see all the hard work Kyle and I have put into this one. Hope you enjoy it and to anyone who reads this....I love you very much!

-J

Special Thanks! 

We're so grateful for everyone that continues to support our music every month by donating to our Patreon or on our Donate Page. Every month we produce extra exclusive content for everyone that continues to support us as well as give them early access and first dibs on anything we put out whether it's merch, singles, albums, tickets or a behind the scenes look at what we're working on. Patrons and Exclusive Access supporters: We couldn't do this without you! 

Steve B, Nancy B, Renee T, Nadia M, William H, James M, Alicia D, Missy T, Jeff C & Phyllis F! 

If you enjoy what we do and find some value in it consider supporting us on Patreon for $5, $20 or $50 a month below. Or if you'd rather not want to manage a new subscription (we get it) hit the donate button below to get our exclusive access content sent to your email instead. You can try it once for 30 days or make it a monthly donation to get fresh music treats every month.

 

 

 

Merch! 

We're always adding new merch items thanks to our partners at StoreFrontier. Click the banner below and see what we have for you this week. Support your favorite rocktronic duo in style! If you're looking for something and can't find it or just want to make a suggestion for new products let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


 

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Request A Song...

Every month we take requests from our friends on Patreon and produce a performance video based on those requests. If you want in on it you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/roshambeaux or put $5 in our tip jar at roshambeauxmusic.com/donate Be sure to leave a note with your request.

Finding Peace & Letting Music Come First 

Hey RoshamFAM!

We got a brand new sign up on Exclusive Access this week! Welcome Missy T! Thank you so much for joining the team this month! It really helps us to keep making music. You rock!!!

Before we fill you in on what's new with us this week we wanted to let you know that the absolute best way to keep up with us is to join our mailing list. We'll keep you up to date on new projects and stuff we're working on once a week. We won't ever spam you or sell your info because... frankly we don't really know how that works, lol. Just to say thanks for wanting to keep up with us we'll give you a copy of our latest single and give you 10% off anything from our music store.

This Week...

This week we're finishing up our parts for this month's performance video. Every month we take requests from our monthly supporters on Patreon & Exclusive Access and produce a performance video based off of those requests. We've gotten a lot of crazy ideas from all of you and we're excited to work on this month's video. We're planning on shooting it later this week. So, if you're not on the mailing list hit that button above and we'll let you know when it's done!

What's Up With J...

This week has, like most, brought on its own set of challenges. This is week 2 of one meal a day and daily walks and I'm glad to say I've finally set up my personal altar space and have started practicing daily meditation as well. I finally came to understand the necessity of it. Being who I am, I have a real bad habit of letting other energies outside of myself control how I feel. Even though it's good to empathize with those we care about, it's even more important to keep ourselves grounded in a self confident manner knowing that we are doing the best we can and in that, not being blind to positive change for ourselves when needed. It's important that we as individuals stay strong on our paths towards bettering ourselves and not let outside forces make us question it. It's that trust in myself that I'm continuing to work on, being the crux of it all. I reached out to a good friend this week to actually talk some things out and I am so grateful they were willing to listen and not judge. It meant the world to me. I feel a lot of us forget sometimes that we also need to trust that others will be there for us . It's easy to forget when, as individuals, we can be so hard on ourselves and think everyone else will be too. Thankfully this isn't the case.

Besides all this introspective mumbo jumbo...lol. I'm wrapping up on all the my parts and arrangements for our next cover video. I'm really excited about this one. Kyle really wasn't a fan of this bands music and honestly never was I. I definitely had respect for their role in inspiring some of my favorite artists but personally never was my cup of tea. I'm so happy with the spin we are putting on this one. Really combining Kyle's ideas with mine to make something really special. We are hoping to shoot the video later this week and have it posted on Patreon as soon as we get it all wrapped, edited etc. We hope you look forward to it. We also finished putting together a very special remix track of "2 Tha Rhythm" for one of our good friends on Patreon. Our hearts go out to you girl. We love and appreciate you very much. As always to anyone who reads this I love you very much and would love to hear about any personal struggles you might be working though. Stay strong my friends. -J

What's Up With Kyle...

I've been finding a lot of peace playing music this week. I know that might sound funny but as I've said before, a lot of being a full time musician can seem like it has absolutely nothing to do with playing music most of the time. When we were on the road, we'd joke with venue managers and tell them, "We're gonna do the show for free tonight. You just have to pay us to set up and tear down!"

There's a lot of that when it comes to being a musician. It's not just the first few hours before the venue opens and the last few hours after it closes. The week can pile up set up. I've been struggling with that concept quite a bit over the last year. Being on the road meant that all that set up lead to playing music for people all week: Not just telling people about it, trying to sell t shirts or trying to come up with ways to get your attention on your busy news feed so you can watch a video and hope you like it.

I've had a lot of tracks I've gotten to work on and record this week to get over to J for mixing. Because we're an electronic act, a lot of the recording doesn't require making a lot of loud noises to capture the sound. However, I REALLY like how a dirty guitar riff sounds through a 15" speaker so I couldn't help but do things the old fashioned way, miking up an amp this week. I was reminded this week to let the music come first and the "figuring out stuff" can come later. The events of the past year have made a lot of musicians feel like they're spinning their wheels. Truth be told, a lot of us are. A lot of us aren't sure what to do. I'd just like to say that music itself, really does help. I hope it helps you too.

-Kyle

 

Special Thanks! 

We're so grateful for everyone that continues to support our music every month by donating to our Patreon or on our Donate Page. Every month we produce extra exclusive content for everyone that continues to support us as well as give them early access and first dibs on anything we put out whether it's merch, singles, albums, tickets or a behind the scenes look at what we're working on. Patrons and Exclusive Access supporters: We couldn't do this without you! 

Steve B, Nancy B, Renee T, Nadia M, William H, James M, Alicia D & Missy T!

If you enjoy what we do and find some value in it consider supporting us on Patreon for $5, $20 or $50 a month below. Or if you'd rather not want to manage a new subscription (we get it) hit the donate button below to get our exclusive access content sent to your email instead. You can try it once for 30 days or make it a monthly donation to get fresh music treats every month.

 

Merch! 

We're always adding new merch items thanks to our partners at StoreFrontier. Click the banner below and see what we have for you this week. Support your favorite rocktronic duo in style! If you're looking for something and can't find it or just want to make a suggestion for new products let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Want More Roshambeaux? 

There's always more to rock out to on YouTube! Whether it's music videos, official audio, live performances, podcasts or funny little skits, we got something for you. Be sure to hit the thumbs up button and subscribe!

Watch more videos on YouTube HERE

Request A Song...

Every month we take requests from our friends on Patreon and produce a performance video based on those requests. If you want in on it you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/roshambeaux or put $5 in our tip jar at roshambeauxmusic.com/donate Be sure to leave a note with your request.

Music That Comes From Being Sick and Getting Well. 

Hey RoshamFAM!

We call our followers and subscribers RoshamFAM because we're hoping we can share our experiences, accept each other and love each other just like a family. We even have a Facebook group for it: RoshamFAM or you can sign up on our email list HERE, get a copy of our single "Maybe I Don't Have To," and never miss a family gathering.

Last Week...

Last week we released a new performance video of Prince's Purple Rain, requested by our friends on Patreon. You can watch the trailer below but if you'd like to watch the full video you can unlock it on Patreon HERE.

This week...

This week, we're still hunkering down on tracks for the new album and preparing for performance video for the end of the month. We're also working on a special remix of one of our songs off our last album, "After Math." Life seems to be a cycle of being sick and getting well and we think that inspires good music.

What's Up With Kyle...

I've been fighting off a cold. I think I'm just about over it but I think I'm gonna hold off on doing any vocal tracks for the next few days. On second thought: maybe it'll be like that old episode of "Friends" where Phoebe gets a cold and makes more tips at the coffeehouse because the stuffy nose makes her sound sexier? Do y'all remember that?

Being under the weather, reminds of a time when we first started Roshambeaux. When we'd first gotten together, we'd fallen in to some good steady gigs right off the bat and decided to release an album as soon as possible. At the time and even still today, I'd gotten in the habit of recording "prelims" on my own before presenting the idea of a song to someone else. It was a way of solidifying my parts but sometimes I'd include other parts in the arrangement (bass, drums, synth etc) just to frame the vibe I had at the time. This was back in MySpace days so a lot of those prelims, I'd post there with hopes of finishing them with a band when the opportunity presented itself.

So, with recording our first project we took a few of those "Myspace prelims" and reworked them for a band. I'd never gotten the flu before but I remember about right in the middle of recording the project getting it pretty bad. I remember laying in bed in my apartment just wanting to feel normal and not throw up. I decided that I'd grab my acoustic guitar and my home recording gear (at the time the Mbox 2 with Protools 8 LE) and try to distract myself. I told myself, "It's gonna sound terrible and it's OK." It was just to get some ideas down for the real version we'd tackle once I could keep stuff down.

That prelim ended up turning into "Like The Morning." I'll try to dig up that old recording this week and If I can find it I'll post it up on Patreon. Our first version of "Like The Morning," was off our album "Gaudy Monstrosity." That album isn't available right now but we did a live unplugged EP last year called, "Flat Tops & Wooden Boxes" with just guitar and cajon that has a version of the song if you'd like to hear it. I'll post a link below. I hope y'all are having a great week! Stay well but if you can't use it for something. Sometimes being unwell creates good things if you embrace it.

-Kyle

Listen to Flat Tops & Wooden Boxes

 

What's Up With J...

So, I have finally received my CPAP this week. I have slept awesome the past 2 nights. I'm so excited to finally have this guy to help me get good sleep while continuing to work on my personal health. I finished my one week one meal a day goal and think I'm just gonna keep it going. I'm starting to feel so much better than I have in months. I've also kept up my daily walks. When it rains I've been doing my exercise bike. Honestly, I definitely prefer the walking. It really helps to clear the head, process stress, and work through new ideas. I haven't yet begun a meditation routine. I keep putting it off.....not sure why. I may just have to work it into my morning routine somehow. I've been meaning to set up a personal altar and safe spiritual space. Maybe I should start with that and it might give me the inspiration I need? If any of you that practice meditation have any tips or inspirational words I'd love to hear them. Besides all that, I've been head down doing paper work trying to prepare our business taxes for last year. Walking through all the numbers is like walking back through time with the abrupt stop that hit us last March and on and how January and February we had no idea what was coming. Revisiting some of those feelings and emotions have made me feel sad and yet grateful. I'm truly thankful to say we have tried to make the best of the shit sandwich that was served to us cold on a dirty napkin. I've been able to reflect on all the great projects we have been able to take on that otherwise we wouldn't have had time for. I'm also grateful for all the Fam that have stuck by our side and continued to support what we do. In this past year all of us have experienced so much loss and continue to take on more and I'm so glad that you allow us to be there for one another. Each and every one of you mean a lot to me. Your stories, your shared hope, and love have really kept us going. I'm back at it this week working on our new record. We have been reworking some of the tracks to get them up to par with what we've recently added to the collection. I truly believe this is gonna be the best record I've ever been involved with and I can't wait to share it with you. Not gonna lie I still get emotional listening to some of the songs. We've really laid our hearts on the table with this one. Until next week.....to anyone who reads this, I love you very much.

-J

 

Special Thanks!

We're so grateful for everyone that continues to support our music every month by donating to our Patreon or on our Donate Page. Every month we produce extra exclusive content for everyone that continues to support us as well as give them early access and first dibs on anything we put out whether it's merch, singles, albums, tickets or a behind the scenes look at what we're working on. Patrons and Exclusive Access supporters this month! We couldn't do this without you! 

Steve B, Nancy B, Renee T, Nadia M, William H, James M & Alicia D.

If you enjoy what we do and find some value in it consider supporting us on Patreon for $5, $20 or $50 a month below. Or if you'd rather not want to manage a new subscription (we get it) hit the donate button below to get our exclusive access content sent to your email instead. You can try it once for 30 days or make it a monthly donation to get fresh music treats every month.

Merch!

We're always adding new merch items thanks to our partners at StoreFrontier. Click the banner below and see what we have for you this week. Support your favorite rocktronic duo in style! If you're looking for something and can't find it or just want to make a suggestion for new products let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Want More Roshambeaux?

There's always more to rock out to on YouTube! Whether it's music videos, official audio, live performances, podcasts or funny little skits, we got something for you. Be sure to hit the thumbs up button and subscribe!

 

 

Watch More Videos On YouTube

Request A Song...

Every month we take requests from our friends on Patreon and produce a performance video based on those requests. If you want in on it you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/roshambeaux or put $5 in our tip jar at roshambeauxmusic.com/donate Be sure to leave a note with your request.

 

 

This Month's Performance Request: "Purple Rain" by Prince 

Hey RoshamFAM!

We've finished up our latest monthly performance video! This month, from your requests, we decided to take on Purple Rain by Prince. We are super excited with how it turned out! Thanks to our patron Steve for suggesting this one. Covering songs by one of your idols can be super intimidating. I know this one took a little longer to get out to you guys but we wanted to make sure it was just right. Cant wait to see what you guys request next. Watch the trailer below. We hope you dig it as much as we do. Let us know in the comments below what ya think.

Watch The Entire Video on Patreon

What's Up With Kyle...

I had a lot of fun shooting this month's request! We've been asked to do this one in the past so it was great to finally learn it and produce it as a Roshambeaux song. I'm so grateful for our folks on Patreon. I'm not sure what we do without them. This past year has been rough on us but it's great to know there are people that want us to keep going. Be sure to let us know what you'd like to see next!

I have a few guitar tracks to record this week. Most of my tracks for the upcoming album are already recorded but there's a few layers we'd like to through in. We typically only write one guitar part for our music so it always translates live but I like to get a few good takes of the part and blend them together. I always felt that gives the guitars a nice warm and full feel on recordings.

With the recording of the next album just about wrapped I'm gonna be focused on the artwork. I came across some cool styles and motifs when we were putting together promo for one of the singles for it ("Criminal" which you can check out HERE). I'm excited to dive into something new! Thanks so much for continuing to support us: even if it's not on Patreon or Exclusive Access. Sometimes just checking in with us on social media or reading these blog updates is just the motivation we need to keep going.

What's Up With J...

 

This week I've been focusing a lot on grounding and trying to get handle on my personnel health. When you're feeling bad it's always easy to just sit in it. I find it important to keep reminding myself it will get better if you put in the work. So, currently I'm on a week fast where it's just one meal a day (only healthy foods), drinking only water and started taking walks everyday (at least 1.5 miles). surprisingly it hasn't been as hard I thought it would be. I'm definitely starting to feel the benefits of this reset and new daily exercise routine. Being the caregiver type personality I am I often don't take enough time to care for myself. I'm sure there are a lot of you out there that feel this way as well. But listen, if you don't take care of yourself you won't be able to properly care for those around you. Stay committed and set routines up that keep that in mind. It's not an overnight fix kinda thing but in time things will get better. We have to believe that or else the only other option will be to eventually give up. I'm also gonna be starting to relearn my meditation skills. I used to be really good at it but I just gave up on it for some strange reason. I find myself in need of that spiritual connection with myself that I've put on the back burner for way to long.

On the creation side of things I'm happy to say I've finally been able to finish all the audio ( mixing and mastering) and the video (editing, clip placement, correction, etc.) for the new cover video. I'm really excited with how it turned out. I'm still looking at a new lens to get the wide angle shoots just as clean as the b-roll. I'm looking at another prime lens, as I've been super happy with the sharpness of my 50mm prime. I'm always spending time to try and make things better. Kyle has to remind me sometimes just to do my best for today. We've always worked off a shoe string budget but I believe each one we do is better than the last and that growth keeps me pushing. Hope you all have a great week and to anyone that reads this I love you very much! -J

Special Thanks

We're so grateful for everyone that continues to support our music every month by donating to our Patreon or on our Donate Page. Every month we produce extra exclusive content for everyone that continues to support us as well as give them early access and first dibs on anything we put out whether it's merch, singles, albums, tickets or a behind the scenes look at what we're working on. Patrons and Exclusive Access supporters this month! We couldn't do this without you! 

Steve B, Nancy B, Renee T, Nadia M, Jeff C & William H 

If you enjoy what we do and find some value in it consider supporting us on Patreon for $5, $20 or $50 a month below. Or if you'd rather not want to manage a new subscription (we get it) hit the donate button below to get our exclusive access content sent to your email instead. You can try it once for 30 days or make it a monthly donation to get fresh music treats every month.

 

In Studio Performances, Nature Hikes & Restoring Old Furniture 

Hey RoshamFAM!

We've been focusing on putting out more and more music and videos. If you haven't had a chance, you can check out our latest music video we released last week below. Be sure to give it a thumbs up and let us know what you think!

You can download this song for just $1 HERE. That dollar goes a long way!

 

New Cover Video Coming Out This Week On Patreon!

We just finished shooting our latest cover music video based on your requests. We'll have it up on Patreon later this week. We think this is gonna be the best one yet! Thanks so much for supporting us, requesting songs and allowing us to continue making music for you! We put up a little behind the scenes photo reel for our "Back Stage Pass" supporters on Patreon. You can check out all of them at patreon.com/roshambeaux

Unlock The Rest HERE

 

What's Up With J...

This week, it took everything I had to go. I went on a 3 mile hike at a place called Duke's Creek. Before I got in the car I must have paced for at least an hour trying not to let the anxiety win (It's to cold, it's too far, what if you can't make it, etc). Finally, I got in the car and of course, on the way realized, I had no cash to pay the parking fee...lol. So, I turned around, grabbed it and continued on my way, nervous the whole way there, still battling all the "What ifs." As soon as we arrived I felt a sudden calm.

It was overcast, cold and supposed to rain in a few hours but just being there instantly gave me some sort of calm. It's easy to forget how nature can have that effect on us. Right at the trail head, there was an overlook where you could see a huge water fall way off in the distance. I automatically thought that it must be a different one than the one we were going to. It seemed so far away. Continuing down the trail, there were signs of beauty and some of distress, some new growth and some decay. Once we reached the bottom, I soon realized this was the same waterfall we'd seen from the trail head. It was absolutely beautiful.

The sound of the falls washed over me giving me a sense of accomplishment. I did it. I took some time to take it all in and started making my way back up. On my way, I soon started to reflect how this hike was a lot like life (stay with me for a sec..lol). It seems impossible at times. Sometimes the goals we set seem so far out of reach. We experience ups and downs. We see death and new life. It's all about staying on the path, continuing to go and taking time to rest when you need it.

This trip really meant a lot to me. I'm hoping to do more hikes in the near future. You should too. Stay strong my friends and if you're reading this I love you very much. Ps. I'm working on the new Patreon cover. It will be out soon. Just taking a little longer than the others. It's gonna be killer! We will keep you posted.

-J

 

What's Up With Kyle...

I'm really excited with how this next performance video is turning out! J is in the studio putting the footage together. I'm super proud of how he's able to take raw footage and make it art. When we were shooting we talked a lot about the pressure we put on ourselves that can turn into stress if we're not careful. We were reminded that you have to do your best today and rely on the work you did yesterday to make your "best, better." Life stacks up on itself and while that can be daunting, it can be a really good thing too. Yesterday made today, just like today makes tomorrow.

Last week I mentioned I was finally (thinking about) getting around to restoring a few furniture pieces around the house. I wasn't quite sure what I was going for but I knew I wanted to at least get rid of the scratches, dings  and "toddler art."

After I finished sanding and buffed out the dents and dings, it was time to decide how to finish them. I thought about a few different options with deep darker stains or paints like what was covering the tables before. I thought, "I should make them 'go' with the rest of the things in our house." As I was making a mental list of what to pick up at the hardware store my wife came out and said, "That looks good, babe. I think all you have to do is try to make it stay that way."

I was hesitant at first. "No, It should match the couch... It won't look finished... blah blah blah." After awhile I started to realize that I've been saying those same types of things about myself for a long time. "I need to fit in... every one else does things this way... I don't want people to see what's underneath... blah blah blah." After awhile of just looking at them I realized I like them the way that they are. They didn't need to be covered up or changed. They just needed to be taken care of. So, we got some mineral oil and polyurethane to treat the wood and seal them up.

I was reminded that it's ok to let people see you for who you are not some factory "off the line" version of yourself or what you think your friends expect. It's ok to not like things about yourself and want to change but the best version of that change is finding better ways to take care of yourself not covering yourself with other people's expectations. Be you. Let people see it. You're beautiful!

-Kyle

 

Special Thanks!

We're so grateful for everyone that continues to support our music every month by donating to our Patreon or on our Donate Page. Every month we produce extra exclusive content for everyone that continues to support us as well as give them early access and first dibs on anything we put out whether it's merch, singles, albums, tickets or a behind the scenes look at what we're working on. Patrons and Exclusive Access supporters this month! We couldn't do this without you!

Steve B, Nancy B, Renee T, Rachel E, Nadia M, Jeff C & William H

If you enjoy what we do and find some value in it consider supporting us on Patreon for $5, $20 or $50 a month below. Or if you'd rather not want to manage a new subscription (we get it) hit the donate button below to get our exclusive access content sent to your email instead. You can try it once for 30 days or make it a monthly donation to get fresh music treats every month.

 

 

 

New Merch, Mental Health, Repairing Gear & The Next Patreon Performance Video! 

Hey RoshamFAM!

Last week we released our brand new single "Criminal." You can watch the music video below. We're really happy with how it turned out! Let us know what you think!

If you'd like to support us by purchasing the song you can buy it for $1 HERE. That dollar goes a really long way!

 

New Music For Patreon!

The requests came in and the song is chosen. Kyle got the prelim tracks finished for this month's exclusive performance video. Each month we do a new song that supporters can unlock for $5 at patreon.com/roshambeaux or roshambeauxmusic.com/donate J's working on mixing and loading them in. We'll be shooting this week.

Here's a look at last month's video.

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What's Up With Kyle...

I got a few personal projects I'm working on this week at the house that I've been waiting on doing until "the kid gets a little older." When my daughter was a toddler it seemed like I was always finding a new art project somewhere with a medium that wasn't easily removed: paint on the coffee table, "washable" (yeah, right) marker on the chair and coins superglued to the window sill. Now that I think I'm in the clear from at least those specific surprises I'm working on sanding, refinishing and sealing a few items. Part of me feels like I'm erasing some funny memories but I'm fortunate to be able to make new ones everyday. It's crazy how time flies. Typically when I'm writing lyrics, I try consciously to not write about one specific person for fear of it not being "relatable" but I'm working on one this week that I think is for her.

I've been working on a few more challenging piano parts this week and it's been a little frustrating dealing with some electrical gremlins in this old piano we've carried on the road for the past few years. It's definitely seen better days. I took it apart and gave its guts a good cleaning. I forgot how fun it is to see the inner working parts of an electric piano so I made a little video and put it up on Instagram.

CLICK TO WATCH ON IG @roshambeauxlove

It plays a lot better after a good cleaning. No misfires or sour ghost notes (fingers crossed). There are still a few isolated dead keys. I think the culprit is a bad solder joint in the circuit board. A friend of mine that's really good with circuit board repair suggested heating up the node to reforge the bad connection... I think I'm gonna have J do that, lol! He's a lot better with the solder gun.

 

What's Up With J...

This week has been a bit of a weird one. It's still astonishing to me how not getting good sleep can effect so many things. It seems to make all your normal/manageable issues blow up into crippling problems. I've had my sleep study done, apnea diagnosis and am in the waiting game to finally get some relief from a prescribed CPAP. I know normally I have a laundry list of all the things I'm currently working on and things I'm doing. But this week I wanted to try and explain some of what I've been going through. In the hopes that someone read this and know you're not alone. Mental health issues, I feel, are still attached to a negative stigma. It can be hard to admit or talk about it in fear that others won't understand or will judge you for being weak or incapable. People dealing with daily anxiety/depression, like myself, tell ourselves a variety of all the negative things about ourselves and in that believe that others must feel this way about us as well. I'm here to tell you it's all a lie. It's not real. Keep pushing through and take time to heal yourself. Don't push others out. Reach out and let those around you know what you're going through. It's ok to take time to work on yourself and those that love you only want to help. They want you to feel better. It's hard to, in the moment, realize these things. So, in this moment of clarity maybe I'm writing this not just for you but for myself. If you're reading this I love you very much. Stay strong.

 

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We have a new design out on StoreFrontier to go along with our new single! We got our eye on that zip hoodie!

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Our New Song "Criminal" Is Available Today! 

Hey RoshamFAM!

Today's the day! Our new single, "Criminal," a song about our frustrations with government is available for download. You can get your copy by clicking the image below!

 

New Single...

New Music Video...

We've also released the music video today on YouTube! Watch it below, give it a thumbs up and leave us a comment on what you think!

 

New Merch...

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Bad Guitar Tracks, Empathy & Getting Exclusive Music Treats 

Hey RoshamFAM!

What a week it's been! Are you ok??? Take a deep breath, right now. No ones watching. In... Hold... Out.

We've been working on a few new songs this week. J's got a new ones just about mixed and finished. Kyle finished some guitar tracks last week and then realized there was a bad cable and all the tracks had a hiss in them. However, they've since been redone and honestly are just better takes anyway so maybe that bad cable was a good thing. It's funny how the universe works that way.

If you've been following us here or on social media hopefully you've seen that we're releasing a single called "Criminal," a song about our frustrations with authority, along with a music video for it. Our subscribers on Patreon had it last month but we're ready to show everyone on 1/20/21!

Someone asked us the other day if they have to sign up for Patreon to see our monthly live studio performances and get early access to singles and music videos or if they can try it out first before they subscribe. We know some people don't want another app on their phone. That's why we made it so you can get everything we put on Patreon sent to your email instead. Sign up below for $5, $20 or $50 one time to try it out or make it monthly to get content sent to your email every month. 

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What's Up With Kyle...

I had a lesson in empathy last week. As I was driving home from some errands, off in the distance I noticed a tractor driving down the road with a string of cars behind it. This particular stretch was very curvy with a had a double yellow line, so there was no hope for the disgruntled drivers of passing the steel turtle for at least a few miles. I've been in that situation a few times and it only seems to happen when I'm running late.

When I'm in this situation I'm never able to see the driver's face but being outside the situation this time I was able to make out the driver's expression as I got closer and closer. To my somewhat I guess, borderline sadistic delight I noticed him smiling. As I passed him I gave him a smile and a wave and couldn't help but laugh out loud. As I pulled in to my driveway I couldn't help but ask myself, "Am I an awful person?" My empathy for those disgruntled people (a situation I'd found myself in a few times) went completely out the window.

I think part of it is human nature. It's easy to put empathy aside when you're removed from the situation. Granted, I didn't lose a wink of sleep that night but I hope you get my meaning. We're living in a time where we're increasingly removed from each other. We like to say it's from the pandemic but we've been doing it before last year too. It makes it easier to ignore and even laugh at human suffering, even suffering we've experienced. Instead of beating ourselves up over it I think we need to practice empathy like an instrument. Practice creates habit. If you wish suffering on people just because you've suffered it means you haven't healed from it. I'd like to wake up to a morning where I can desire the well being of others not their suffering. It takes conditioning. It's not my default setting.

In a time where we're divided on what seems like what should be universal like "Life Mattering" or what "Constitutes Domestic Terrorism," I hope we can actually look each other in the eye and hope for each other's well being even when we disagree. I think that's what empathy is in practice. I don't think it's enough to just understand pain. I think it's the desire to lessen it.

-Kyle

 

What's Up With J...

This week I've been finishing up some mixes and working to wrap my head around this next record to it's completion. I truly believe this will be the best record we've ever done. Working through each song mixing and preparing them for the mastering process, I've gotten a lot closer to fully understanding a bridged concept between all the songs. It's like taking a walk through all we've been through the past 2 years. We've really tried to up the vulnerability this time around and put it all on the table.

We will be sharing more of it with you soon as we prepare for the release of the latest song from this collection "Criminal" on Jan 20th. It seems this is the absolute right time for us to release this track and video. When we originally planned to release it, we had no idea the amount of political/social divides that would be taking place at this time. But never the less, we feel it expresses some of our deepest concerns that we feel is agreeable to what ever side of the fence you're on. Kyle told me the other day that he feels a sense of the need to "do something" and in my eyes I feel this song has potential to be just that: An expression of facts and concern that plague us socially, through politically corrupt systems that encourage us to think, not stand idle, and make better choices for the future. I hope you all are looking forward to its release. For everyone that reads this...I love you.

-J

 

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We're able to continue making music with the help of our supporters on Patreon. This is how we play live during a pandemic. We do a live studio performance every month based off requests from our subscribers. It's been a really weird time to be a musician but we're glad we found this outlet. Every month we do a studio live performance based on requests from our patrons that donate $5 or more. We've done a wide range of songs varying from Tennessee Williams to Rage Against The Machine. It's been great getting to reinvent some of our favorite songs. By joining Patreon you're helping us keep the lights on but also helping us grow and get new ideas for when we're able to get back to touring.

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Roshambeaux "Criminal" Coming 1/20/21! 

Hey RoshamFAM!

Happy New Year! We're excited for this year's potential! 2020 was a rough year for artists but we're hopeful that this year will bring us closer to something that feels a little more normal. If you've been following us on Instagram you may have noticed a series of ominous posts imbedded with very short audio clips. The clips are from a new song we've written called "Criminal." We think election season is the perfect time to release it. If you're not following us on Instagram (or haven't checked in with us on there in awhile), click the image below.

Each post is a small clip of the new single, "Criminal," in reverse order. So, you'll be able to listen to a larger portion of the song in succession up until release. The song comes out on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021 and will be available for purchase at roshambeauxmusic.com/shop and the music video will be available on YouTube as well. As always, all Patreon subscribers get the single free, sent directly to their email and have early access to the music video.

What's Up With J...

This week I finished the final cut of our new music video for our new single "Criminal" and finalized the master. I'm really happy how it all turned out! After questioning myself repeatedly Kyle was able to put me in my place. I did learn this week that sometimes nit-picking can just be another form of procrastination. So once I had everything locked in frame and had the adjustments made to the audio that I had issues with I bounced it and uploaded it. All of you on our Patreon now have access to view the final cut and download the MP3! It will be out officially Jan 20th. Besides work I am happy to say that I should have my sleep study in hand soon and can't wait to get this issue resolved. Due to Covid, as you all know, medical care has been delayed and is taking a lot longer than usual. I first sought help for this back in September and it's finally happening! I am grateful to be on this path of healing both physically and emotionally to better move forward with all that we have planned for this coming year. In the midst of the consistent panic attacks. Back in November, I decided to write and try and express what it was I was feeling sonically and under the working title "Panic" I'm glad to say that Kyle is finishing up on his parts as we speak (he's done an amazing job) and this brings us one more step closer to finishing our new album that will release this year. After this one, we have one or two more to get all our parts down. The mixing, mastering and conceptualization will begin. I'm ahead on mixing but plan to go back and tweak some previously released tracks to better fit the mold and apply some new techniques I've learned this past year. I'm really looking forward to bringing this whole concept together as a total and hope you are looking forward to it as well. To anyone that reads this...I love you very much.

-J

 

What's Up With Kyle...

I had a nice quiet NYE at home with my family. It was a pretty stark contrast to some of the wilder NYE's of the past but I don't know if I would have traded a quiet glass of champagne and ABC's Time Square live feed on Hulu for any of them. With all the insanity of last year, I'm really grateful for my loved ones helping the world seem sane.

This week I've been working on lyrics for a new song for the next album. It's always a weird place to be as a writer. No two songs come about the exact same way but this one the music was done first which is a little off the beaten path for how I usually contribute to how our songs turn out (although it's not the first time: Tease, Rattlesnake, Got It). Sometimes, this situation can be a little intimidating. When the music is already finished, the lyric process can often feel forced or "trite" as we say, talking back and forth on video calls via Messenger. It's important to focus on "I get to write lyrics for a finished song," rather than "I have to finish these lyrics and not have them sound forced." J reminded me this week that lyrics are about describing a canvas or a setting where the song lives. It's not only about making words sound good together but imagining a different world and describing what you see, hear, feel, smell or taste.

The lyrics for this one (with the working title, "Panic," which I think we're gonna keep) are finished up and I'm on to tracking my parts for the song. The funny things about the writing process is that inspiration hardly ever comes when you make a conscious decision to sit down and work on something. Inspiration often interrupts you and makes you run around frantically looking for a notebook, guitar or your phone's voice recorder. So, in short, while I was working on this last song, another one came out of nowhere. I love it when that happens.

-Kyle

 

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Being independent musicians, as you might imagine, isn't the most lucrative endeavor, even without a global pandemic. Monthly contributions from our listeners really help us keep the lights on. So if you enjoy what we do and would like to help us continue making music please consider joining us on Patreon. We know that in today's world, subscriptions need to feel valuable so we're determined to keep making the experience better for everyone that joins. Click the icon below to check it out and see if you dig it!

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Happy New Year! 

Hey Roshamfam!

This is the time of year where we're looking for those sweet end of year sales so we figured we'd do one of our own. Right now until January 1st you can get 30% off on all of our music posters & stickers on our music store at www.roshambeauxmusic.com/shop 

Apply code: RXNYESALE at checkout and get 30% off your entire purchase

 

New Performance Video Out Now!

This week we're releasing our latest performance video on Patreon. We had a lot of fun producing this performance and we're excited to get to show it to you! Right now, this performance (as well as all of the others from this year) is only available to our Patreon subscribers so if you're not subscribed yet you can join the rest of the fam at www.patreon.com/roshambeaux

There's a ton of performances to unlock instantly, as well as bonus behind the scenes content, sneak peaks on projects (yes, you get to hear some stuff off the new album we're working on) and dibs on new merch. It really helps us out a lot, especially since we're still not able to launch a tour. So, for less than the price of the door cover you can help us keep making music for you. It means a lot!

 

What's Up With J...

 

This year I got a tarot deck for Yule. It's an Edgar Allan Poe inspired set. He is one of my favorite writers of all time. I have been doing daily reads with them. It has been a great tool for self reflection as I begin my day. This has also inspired me to go back and reconnect with his stories and tales. He has always been an inspiration of mine. I am excited to rekindle this forgotten love. Besides that, I've continued to work on the upcoming record. Now that most things are wrapped for the year, I've started brainstorming and planning next year's projects. Also, this week I finally finished up editing and putting together this months cover video of the song, "Raining In Baltimore" by Counting Crows. It's available now on our Patreon page. I was skeptical at first if we were gonna be able to bring new life to this one at first. But once I really sat down with it and Kyle showed me a prelim of just him and an acoustic guitar it really connected with me. I've been spending a lot of time lately working through some feelings and emotions about this year and working on this song really helped sort some things out. Some of the lines and sentiments really hit home. I truly hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas with your families and have a fun and safe New Years Eve. We can't wait to see what this next year has in store.

-J

 

What's Up With Kyle...

I'm really excited with how this month's Patreon performance turned out! The song that we ended up doing I hadn't heard before but when I listened to it it really hit me hard. I'm so glad music can do that. A lot of times I brush stuff off and purposefully try to stay out of touch with what I'm feeling. As a musician, life is cycle of peaks and valleys that can cause emotional motion sickness. A lot of times my default response is to close my eyes. I've learned that just like going through curvy mountain road and feeling nauseous, closing your eyes makes it worse. I think it's ok to open your eyes and enjoy the ups and downs, like when we were kids on roller coasters.

With the new album getting closer to completion, this week I'm focusing on some writing. I love weeks like this. There's a lot of being a musician that isn't creating new music. When the time comes it's refreshing. I think that's what this year has taught me the most. Slow down and create. All that other stuff that causes headaches can come later.

-Kyle

 

Special Thanks!

We say this every week but it never gets old (at least to us, lol). If you're supporting us on Patreon you are absolutely amazing! We try not to be hyperbolic but we actually are "filled with surprise and wonder" and are "startlingly impressed" that you continue to support us each month! We're trying to constantly give a little more in our efforts every month. So if you've been sitting on the fence let us know what we can do to make your subscription more valuable to you in the comments below.

Thanks to: Nancy B, Steve B, Renee T, Rachel E and Nadia M! and our non Patreon monthly donor Jeff C! Y'all are the reason we haven't given up this year! 

 

Happy New Year!

We hope ya'll have a safe and happy New Year! We heard something that made us laugh. "If you thought this year was bad, wait until it turns 21 and starts drinking!" We don't have a pessimistic view about next year. We hope you don't either. We all have that friend that makes NYE resolutions saying, "This next year will be my year," and does absolutely nothing about it. Don't worry about next year. Just worry about today. Make today your day and the year will worry about itself.

Kyle & J