NewsApril 28, 2015 4:18 PM ET2,319 views

The Ongoing Concept announces 'Handmade' album

Official press release: Idaho's The Ongoing Concept has released a video announcing their new album this morning. Watch the album announcement here: As evidenced in the time-lapsed video, the forthcoming album's title Handmade is more than a moniker and brings the term DIY to a whole new level. In addition to recording the album entirely in their house, making their own videos and album artwork, the band went as far as to build their own instruments for this album. Dawson Scholz (guitarist/vocalist) espouses on the idea, "Well, I don't want to give the idea that we were dirt-poor growing up but we always were inclined to build the redneck version of things we needed. I built our guitar cabs years ago and people always comment on them. So not too long ago, we were sitting around and just had the idea to really build our new album from the ground up including our instruments. "This process was undoubtedly long and challenging. In the case of building the drums steps included setting axe to pine trees, drying the wood of sap and moisture over long arduous hours, shaping, sanding, and attaching the pieces together, to drilling and installing the hardware to the finished drum. In the case of the guitars different pickups and electronics were soldered on and off to match the tonal aspects for each individual song." Composed of Dawson as well as his two brothers Kyle Scholz (vocals/keyboards), Parker Scholz (drums) and childhood friend TJ Nichols (bass), The Ongoing Concept is definitely not afraid to stick out. Expect more announcements regarding Handmade as well as new tour dates for summer shortly.



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