Okay then folks, here she is, Cave Mouth’s second album The Dark Has Teeth, released by Non Posse Mori Records with artwork by the astounding Asphodel Art. We’ll be putting CD’s up for sale next week along with patches! (I don’t think I’ve shown you the patches yet, have I? They’re fucking beautiful.)
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hellishly nervous about how the album will be received, but I’m just going to keep my head down and liaise with Meghan Wood about the next release. For those of you who don’t know, we’re a transatlantic band. Meghan is based in Michigan in the US and I’m currently based in the UK. We made The Dark Has Teeth when I had a few weeks respite amidst the worst depressive episode of my life. (It lasted close to two years.)
If you listen to the album, you’ll find many of the songs have sparse lyrics, that’s because on those days, a few words was all I could manage to put down. The longer songs were made on better days. I’m saying this because I hope to encourage other creative folk with ill mental health not to be afraid of creating and putting what you make out there as it is, raw and, as a friend suggested in a conversation we were having earlier about this subject, ‘naked.’
I can’t tell you how fucking proud I am of our band, for putting together the album during an immensely challenging time, and for having the opportunity to work with Non Posse Mori Records and Asphodel Arts.
It has always been a tremendous privilege to work with Meghan (I call her my sister shaman) and I applaud her courage for working with me when my mental health was in a dire state. It can’t have been easy by any means. I was a follower of Meghan’s project Crown of Asteria long, long before we worked together, and the fact we’re now creating music together, well, it makes me really happy.