album title, cover art, mixing ... and you can smoke it

Has it really been over a month since the last post?! Don't let that psych you out. Things are humming along in Maktubland. We've chosen an album title and Kevin is working on the album art. The band finished recording (long ago). Overdubs ... check. Vocals ... check. Fisk has mixed about half the album and is currently in San Fran working on another album, but he plans to come back to Seattle to finish the mix in the next few weeks. Thanks for the emails (you're not bugging me when you ask for an update). We'll keep you posted.

On the album title front, I'm going to hold off on publicizing it until the artwork is complete. Bands are notoriously fickle and although we're 97% sure this is the title let's all just take a deep breath and wait for artwork and title all at once. I feel better already.

And now you're wondering to yourself 'what's this about 'and you can smoke it"? Well, our label Kufala has done something great. They've developed a CD shrink wrap that is so earth friendly (made from paper cellulose) that it's actually edible & smokable. I'm not making this up. The new Maktub album will not only be released using a recycled chipboard cover but it'll be shrink wrapped in this new material, patented by Kufala. The folks that make the shrink wrap also make cigarette rolling papers. Talk about going green.

6 comments

  • ABCatL

    ABCatL

    AWESOME you guys, cannot wait to hear the new stuff. Keep kickin' ass!

    AWESOME you guys, cannot wait to hear the new stuff. Keep kickin' ass!

  • ABCatL

    ABCatL

    OK, so it is me again, I cannot believe no one else has posted.....anyway, The cellulose wrapper IS smokable, always interesting to take that first hit thinking "Oh my god I am smoking plastic!" I hope to hear your new release on the Mountain and Pandora soon. Thanks for all the great music thus far, and for being entertaining as well!

    OK, so it is me again, I cannot believe no one else has posted.....anyway, The cellulose wrapper IS smokable, always interesting to take that first hit thinking
    "Oh my god I am smoking plastic!" I hope to hear your new release on the Mountain and Pandora soon. Thanks for all the great music thus far, and for being entertaining as well!

  • jeffbr

    jeffbr

    Can't wait until this drops! Any chance of a sneak preview? 30-second teaser?! Oh, the anticipation.

    Can't wait until this drops! Any chance of a sneak preview? 30-second teaser?! Oh, the anticipation.

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    Yeah - I hope to get some sound clips up in the near future. Just waiting for some mixes to roll in. Thanks, Jeff.

    Yeah - I hope to get some sound clips up in the near future. Just waiting for some mixes to roll in. Thanks, Jeff.

  • Marty

    Marty

    Do you provide any "stuff" to roll in this new fangled fancy paper?!?!?!? Rock on fellas...I am sure the music will be worth the wait! Bring the tour bus to Juneau someday...we would have a blast! Cheers, Marty

    Do you provide any "stuff" to roll in this new fangled fancy paper?!?!?!? Rock on fellas...I am sure the music will be worth the wait! Bring the tour bus to Juneau someday...we would have a blast!
    Cheers,
    Marty

  • Mexiroquai

    Mexiroquai

    Nice! You can smoke it!!

    Nice! You can smoke it!!

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