Hello there. How are things? Haven’t seen you in a little bit. We know we said we’d call, but things kind of got away from us.
We’re sorry and we hope you can understand.
But, with pre-production, drummer auditions, a new guitarist and workshop for studio things have been a little hectic.
So in short, we’re doing all that we can and need to to get this EP in your hands and ears this fall. And then you know what’s next?
The “S” word. **leans in close** shows…
-Welcome to Thira–
That’s right ladies and germs, a brand new four minutes and eight seconds of pure, handily adulterated bad assery is available for immediate FREE download at:
You can listen, like, cheer uproariously and all sorts things we can’t even imagine while your there as well.
And if you prefer the ‘outubes :
Here you go. 🙂
Yes I know you have things you want us to tell you or that you want to ask, but first: the rant, followed shortly (maybe a line break or two) by the video. Here we go.
Preface: I haven’t edited a video in a while. I will now document the [sparse] memories of the few times I have:
First time: Windows Movie Maker. XP YEAHH!!! Second: some mild mannered program that entered into an incredible, violent argument with my computer. Third: a not quite honorably obtained version of Adobe Premier Elements. That was all right.
So this time around I decided I was going to do a little research and figure out what the peeps on teh interwebs were saying about which Windows video editing suite I should get. Yes Windows. I don’t have the money for Final Cut or the requisite hardware. Both are things I want, but I digress.
So, I tried using Cyber Link Power Director… in a word: no. I can’t describe how infuriating it was trying to sync up a video and track with the audio or the asinine transition and title editing. Just picture it: I zoomed in very fine… tried to drag the 2 sections I wanted to line up and… oh, yes do that. Bring the leading edge of the audio up to where I released the cursor. In the middle of the video…
Oh wait that’s quite contrary to my intentions, wants and needs. God damn you, you insensitive bastard PowerLink…
Oh.. oh no! I can’t control my hand… what is it doing!? I… I… can’t stop it from moving the mouse! Where is it going? Start menu…? All Programs…? Cyberlink Power Director? What’s this? Uninstall Cyberlink Power Director… why would they put that the- CLICK – BOOM SUCKA!!!! GET. OUT. OF. MY. HOUSE!!!
So anyway… yeah.. Used Windows Movie Maker. Took about 7 seconds to line up, 15 minutes to finish the edits, 8 minutes to export…
Cannot mess with Apple when it comes to video editing. Yeah I said it.
Without much more ado:
Oh that other stuff? Well, just stay tuned and remember this: every time a Thira video gets another hundred views a Kayden tells a story.
Ok, really it’s similar to the reason that a balloon full of it will float in air… or water for that matter. It’s less dense than air, which is basically an 80/20 Nitrogen/Oxygen mix (well like 78/19/3 where the 3 is all the other crap).
Here’s there weird part. It doesn’t. Helium does not change the pitch of your voice. Wait what…..?
Back to the density thing. I won’t get into too much chemistry here, but know this: helium is less dense than nitrogen & oxygen. Air is 97% of both of these… so helium is less dense than air. Sound will travel faster in a less dense gas… again sciency stuff. So sound travels faster in helium and to us this means… nothing (sort of). Why? Because the gas that is actually propagating the sound [the stuff the noise is moving through] is still regular air. So WTF?
Your voice comes from your vocal cords (or more accurately folds) vibrating. Can we all agree on that? You remember that trick where you hold the blade of grass between your thumbs and blow? Kind of like that.
Like the noise the blade of grass makes, the pitch of the voice is dependent on how fast the folds vibrate. This is determined by the tension on the folds and the pressure of gas moving through. Not what kind of gas, so your folds are still vibrating as they would with air.
Ok, awesome. But why does it sound like that when I do helium stuff???? Timbre. It changes the timbre of your voice. Partials and fundamentals man. The higher speed of sound in helium accentuates the higher partials your voice naturally makes and masks the lower ones. If that’s enough for you, skip to after the video. If not, read on here. And here with many big words.
One last thing. You can die fooling around with this stuff. Don’t do it. Seriously. I mean look what happened to these idiots:
Well, if you’re still here after that I suppose I should give you some show related stuff!
It’s showtime you crazy, crazy people. Yes. Thira will be at the Cabooze in Minneapolis at 8:30, this Saturday March 12th.
Seriously, it’s gonna be a blast. We’ll be playing 4 tracks of the new EP. Hell yeah we are. ‘Cuz we’re Thira that’s why.
We’ve still got just a couple of presale tickets available (literally, we only have about 2 left) so shoot us an email and we’ll get it figured out. I mean, $2 is $2 is $2 is 8 quarters is 200 pennies is 24 pesos is 166 yen but only 1.44 euro. Thus concludes today’s lesson.
Until then, be sure to check out the rest of our videos on our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/thiraband and eat your vegtables. A diet high in fiber makes you more effective in the pit. SCIENCE!!!
Hello again! We have fun stuff for you to see and hear and well… see. And shows. So, see, hear, attend and …. Enjoy!
Bring You Bruises Official Video!
The Ascension Construct EP teaser!!!
We have a show coming up February 18th at Roberts where we are opening for Cynergy 67 (a real live national!!) so come on out and support us. We’ll make it worth your while… maybe play some songs from the new EP? 🙂
So much has been going on, it’s nice to take a step back and share a little. Plus it helps you to see what you’re actually working towards.
We’re so glad to get this recorded and out to you guys, we’ve come such a long way in a short time since the Fires Ungoverned EP. Seriously, this EP will melt your face. So be ready. 🙂
Bass is done! Pif’s guitars are finished, we’ve started on vocals (yay! I get to go in later today and do more work)
We have a title-this will be The Ascension Construct EP and we’re rolling around some pretty awesome artwork ideas that we hope to be able to share with you guys soon.
Pif is feverishly working away at the 2nd studio update video and our first music video!!! The video for-… we’ll I guess you’ll just have to stay tuned and find out, but it’ll be a lot of fun. I’ve seen what he’s got so far and I excited as hell! Plus we get to release a single. Just like the big boys.
But, our first love is performing and we’ve been itching to do some. But we’re in luck!!!!
If you’ve got some time come down to the Garage Dec 18th for the Frostbite music festival and we’ll have blast. Seriously. Let us know if you need tickets, we’ve got them for $5 vs $8 at the door. More money for presents y’know.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our first studio update:
As always, you guy rock! Thank you so much.
Lot’s of fun stuff going on! We had an awesome month, and have a video to prove it:
Man we had some fun. You know what else is fun? Recording a new EP!!!
Pif is tracking (as I speak…uh… type he is behind me laying it down) guitars for our new 5 track disc. We should have this out to you guys by February; we’ll keep you guys posted: tracklists, lyrics, videos coming soon, and even more awesome news.
It’s going to be amazing.
In the meantime we are dialing back the shows a little bit, but will be playing at the Garage in Burnsville December 18th and a yet unannounced show in January. So come out and support and bug us about the new awesome stuff 🙂