Tuesday, December 22, 2015

In the Bleak Midwinter



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It’s been a  busy year. Not so much with the music, although there were 11 singles released, but more with life man.  The plan was to release a single of a different genre every month. Got close and let me tell you, there were some sensational sonic songs flowing out in 2015. We hit indierock, alt-rock, country, Christian rock, soundtrack, dubstep, and many placesin between! Take a listen @ www.timkorry.com.

This month we are releasing the yearly Christmas single for subscribers to the email list. 


The Victorian song  Inthe Bleak Midwinter will be done in the style of the Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever mixed with some Procal Harum organ and other retro bits not normally associated with this amazing tune.



Eventually all of the Christmas singles from previous years will be released on an album… maybe next year? On a side note, there may be a band forming with some musicians from some very well known Milwaukee bands. More news to come… The next post will begin a new adventure overseas.  Stay tuned!  Merry Christmas 2 U!


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Monday, October 5, 2015

#9 Rebuilding



Moving is hard. That’s all there is to it. Packing, unpacking, the physical lifting and maneuvering, arranging, cleaning, setting up and disconnecting services, and the list goes on…  Adjusting to a new house in a new area is stressful on the mind and body. I’m not new to moving around a bit but it does get harder as time moves on.

Setting up a new home studio is a feat in itself. It will eventually be up and fully functional, but we are just working out the bugs (sometimes literally) and designing a great home studio area. Hey, this place has a bathroom, wet bar, fridge, and a great view. It’s like a small version of Real World Studios overlooking a garden and gazebo. Not bad. The closeness of Lake Michigan and the sounds of the lighthouse and the waves make it a cool location alright.

So onto the musical aspect… I'd like to thank the guys at Sleeping Bag Studios for their support. I had a great interview with Ryan that will be out on an upcoming podcast. This month’s single (#9) was supposed to be released a week ago. Glitches with some equipment and our not very impressive cable provider (I’m sure you can guess who) have delayed this one a bit. The single for September, ON SUNDAY, will actually be released in October so keep your eyes open and sign up on the email list for current info. This single bounces between an Echo and the Bunnymen sound crossed with a horn section and a nod to older U2 tunes. It’s kind of a mutt if you will but has some good energy. Stay tuned as it will be out soon!  


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

#8 Single- Take Control

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Sometimes life gets rough. We try to control every little detail. Nothing ever turns out exactly as we want regardless. Jobs, friends, and we ourselves disappoint. Now I don’t know where your faith is, if you’re a praying person, or what have you. I know that if you are and you are taking all the things you are praying about back on yourself, you’re missing the whole point. Once you give your burdens to the Lord, leave them there. A lot of times it seems like we pray and then just take everything back on ourselves. Well, I could actually teach a class on this one. I’m the worst offender. 


The single this month is about this subject.   And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Is what Jesus said. Take Control is a song about someone who is weighed down in the mire, confusion, and disappointment of daily trials and gets to that breaking point crying out to God to take control. 

If you understand these feelings and like a sort of ChrisTomlin crossed with Lenny Kravitz, Black Crowes type of raw sound, the download is exclusively available HERE at www.timkorry.com!

Monday, July 27, 2015

The 7th Song of the Seventh Song





The days seem to move quicker as the summer steams by. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the music as life moves along in it's twists and turns. This is one of those months... and I anticipate a few more. Between moving to another location and a major international trip (new adventure) there hasn't been a great deal of time for shows or working on new material. There is however a surplus of B-Sides and some new songs in pre-production stages that I will be unearthing. I am also experimenting with some unorthodox recording methods such as a cell phone/tablet/synth sort of platform. This might take a bit but it's pretty wild.

That being said, the new single Your Kingdom Come, is a return back to rock music plain and simple. It's solid groove has hints of Hendrix, The Crowes, and a touch of the Beatles mixed up into a Christian groove rock tune. Now I know that all those CCM folks try hard to be "sound-alikes" but this is not the case here. Personally I think they should try harder to make honest original music like the Lord intended instead of trying to sound like the latest musical flavor (no I don't know what the Lord actually intended but I'm sure it's not ripping off every crappy bubblegum pop/rock song out there). That being said, swing by www.timkorry.com for the new single before it hits iTunes or CD baby! Thanks again for your support!


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#6 In2 The Blue





...and so it goes. The Great America 6 hour torture show was done. I only say this because five sets is a challenge when you battle the loudspeakers and TVs with stage volume. Yes, they never turned the sound down. Really. In order not to sound like a rant and to keep this post on target, you can refer to this article which is pretty much right on http://goo.gl/C0eWGq (Digital Music News). Yes, that was a one time show. I can no longer support organizations that exploit musicians. Speaking of Apple....





Okay, this might get a little bit ranty.

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming. Well, they weren't at first but now have agreed to pay musicians $.002 per stream. If you are wondering why I do not have an iTunes radio station btw it is because there has to be a certain amount of sales. It is however hard to get sales if nobody hears the music, but I digress. It's just getting harder for indies to make a buck these days selling music or even playing shows. For some reason people are ready to fight you when you asked to be paid for your work and your time. This is indeed the devil's world as of late.

On a different note (ranty part done for now), The new electronic blues single In2 The Blue will be released within days. The sound is kind of like squishing the White Album Beatles into a tube with U2, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and some Dub samples. This single will mark the stepping back into the underlying Alt/Christian realm of previous singles. Really excited about this one! It was a contender for the Snakeline album but was not finished at the time. Lend me your ears, take a listen, and buy a copy HERE.

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