Oscillating Forever

After two years of performing and recording and touring, Everything Oscillating has come to a close. It’s kind of astounding any music project involving more than one person ever gets off the ground. Even if you come together on the music, everyone is such a different person, with different motivations and opinions. And then beyond that, there are all the events and conditions that are out of everyone’s control. In the end, it was just a simple matter of timing that brought this project to a close: it was time for the bass player to inevitably move back east to be with family. It was always in the cards, but finally that’s the hand we were dealt.

This kind of thing is sadly all too common. But on the other hand, we had some fun times and got an amazing recording out of it.

I’m truly proud of the record, and I feel like it’s one of the rare moments that I was able to “say” most of what I intended. One of my favorite recordings for sure.

Thanks for those who came out and wished Mike farewell and cheered us on one last time. It was an honor to share the bill with Moon Letters and Authentic Luxury. And Mike, anywhere you go, great music will be made. I’m looking forward to your next chapter. But for now, here’s the final show in entirety.

For the sake of completion, I should also mention that we did create a music video for the opening track on the album. Thanks so much for your support, coming out to shows, listening to the record, and encouraging us to keep going. It really meant a lot.

Everything Oscillating – US West Coast Tour 2024

Everything Oscillating tour dates

Tour dates are now in the calendar.

We’re headed from Seattle to LA and back again. I hope to see you!

Here are all the 2024 Tour Dates:

Feb 16  |  SEATTLE – Blue Moon  |  21+

Feb 17  |  BELLINGHAM – Makeshift Art Space  |  All Ages

Feb 19  |  LOS ANGELES – The Redwood  |  21+

Feb 20  |  SAN PEDRO – The Sardine  |  21+

Feb 21  |  OAKLAND – Elbow Room Jack London  |  21+

Feb 22  |  SACRAMENTO – Cafe Colonial  |  21+

Feb 23  |  ASHLAND – Gambrel Annex  |  All Ages

Feb 24  |  PORTLAND – High Water Mark  |  21+

Everything Oscillating tour dates

New Album Release from Everything Oscillating

front album cover

This was a year in the making, after coming out of quarantine. Kicked my butt in every good way possible. I had retooled my hand technique and this music completely utilized it to the max. The mixing and mastering process exceeded my expectations, and we even have a customized master to give us the vinyl experience that we wanted as vinyl lovers. I’m proud to share this with you today. This is the album we wanted to make solely for ourselves, with the hopes that maybe someone else might like it. It would be an honor if you took a moment and listened today on your favorite platform, or even bought the vinyl if that’s your thing. And please let me know what you think. More info below.

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Everything Oscillating – news and video

Everything Oscillating is announcing we will be releasing an album on January 11, 2024! The vinyl is in preproduction and will be released sometime after that. This is an absolutely beautiful and clear sounding album that we are all excited and proud of! More details to come soon.

In the meantime, here’s our recent performance on October 26, 2023 at the Blue Moon Tavern. So cool that they live stream everything and have an amazing archive of performances. In this video, we’re up first. I highly, highly recommend that you watch the whole thing. Bad Luck and Authentic Luxury are both just inspiring to the eyes and ears and, if you were present that night, the nose.

New Release by Stereo Creeps: Big Wet Hard Body Party Yeah!

Three years in the making, and this epic party album is finally public!

Just before we went into quarantine, the pandemic was heating up but it wasn’t clear if it was contained or going to spread. Preproduction on the album was done, and we had studio dates booked at Earwig Studio. Sad Trombone! Everything was canceled, and the album was put on ice.

As things opened up again, years later, we knew we had to go in and record the tracks asap. We started rehearsing furiously, and then of course some amazing things happened. You can’t stop the creativity. Robert had a crazy idea about adding horns. Sean discovered some ghost infested old tape recordings he had inherited, which we had to include somewhere. And then we had to add strings to back up those ghosts. And then we had an epic rehearsal sitting around a korg where we wrote all the keyboard parts in one session in a frenzy of manic collaboration. The breadth of places we were to travel had vastly expanded.

Finally, Earwig made special arrangements for us to get in. We all tested negative and wore masks, but the background pandemic context didn’t phase us. We created an epic party album anyway. What better way to release all that pent up energy after years of anticipation. You can find it as of today on bandcamp, and soon it will be released everwhere. We also have some very special limited edition merch just for this album. Come and say hi at our next show!

Ping Pong Pang

Album cover for Ping Pong Pang, with splattered paint

I’m very pleased to announce the release of this record. On one beautiful, sunny Seattle day, the three of us converged at Jack Straw Cultural Center and recorded whatever was to happen. What resulted was this surprising collection of improvisations. I find there’s a certain perfect balance that results from a triangle of improvisors. Just enough collaborators to close a circuit of inspiration. Few enough that we can easily communicate and respond to whatever transpires. In this session, you’ll hear how ideas bounced, ricocheted, collided, and vibrated as we created music together. I hope you enjoy!

Also, special thanks to Scott Schaffer for creating a felicitous environment for improv.

Check out Ping Pong Pang right now, featuring Amy Denio, James Hoskins, and myself Kai Strandskov.