Next Year

For Immediate Release - February 22, 2021

Official FURBABY and the TIGHT SPACES "Next Year" video/single out now.

Written and recorded in January, "Next Year" reflects on the time-honored tradition of crafting New Years intentions as one year ends and a new begins. And then mid-January, as Next Year fast becomes This Year, what was it you said you were going to do Next Year? What's holding us back from acting on these intentions in the past, or the present? How/why are we conditioned to think ahead and perhaps overlook being present in the moment? Man, we live in a busy world.

Notwithstanding such existential crisis, the most dangerous band that's not a band in the land, The Tight Spaces, is back and roped in a new contributor. You may know Bryan Wilkinson from his tenure in Chicago punk icons Black Actress, guitar slinger in The Last Vegas, touring the world working lasers w/ Tool, or capturing the world via photographs as Isolated Eyes. BW tore it up on lead guitar and his signature smooth vocals.

And on drums... rocking Keith Moon fills is Joe Winters of Steepwater Band fame, holding it d-o-w-n and getting a little crazy. Thanks Tony Maietta for capturing the magic, engineering drums at The Ranch.

Calvin Marty comes through again big time with some tasty Abbey Road vibe piano parts and vocals. The chimey and percussive approach give the track an extra layer of rhythm and melody that guitar alone can't do.

The funny thing is that everyone recorded their parts remotely (I don't even know where besides The Ranch), to only drums, one scratch guitar and a half-baked vocal track. When mixing, it all just mysteriously fit together with no overlap. Bizarre, but maybe we'll do it the "right" year.



Casey Murtaugh did a rad painting for the cover.

  • Drums: Joe Winters
  • Keyboards & Vocals: Calvin Marty
  • Guitars & Vocals: Bryan Wilkinson
  • Drums recorded by Tony Maietta at The Ranch
  • Music & lyrics, guitars/bass/vocals attempted by Adam J. Arling
  • Mixing/Mastering: Adam J. Arling

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