So, the point of yesterdays post was to lead up to this: I have a new band and I need a new band name. And, as I proved yesterday, band names are hard. Or, at least I proved I'm bad at coming up with them.
My new band is me on guitar & singing, Brian Jordan on lead guitar/pedal steel, Chris Troutman on bass, Jerry Bodrie on drums, and Michael Anderson on keyboards.
Currently we're planning on using the name:
I like the way it's plural, but wrong at being plural. Plus sheep are nice. The new band is going to have a nice sound, kind of laid back with some distorted bass, warm reverby keyboard, nice twangy guitar and some pleasant harmonies. I wanted the name to kind of have a pastoral feel about it, but I'm not 100% sold on it yet.
What do you guys think of the name? I'd be interested to know. Here are some alternates that have been considered to various degrees:
Wes Whitener & The Library of Congress
Rock & Roll Confidant
The pigeons and birds
the new fiction
The Barn Owls
the little sunsets
farmers of georgia
the letter writers
the famous characters
the nonfiction section
Again, band names are hard.
I'm also playing bass in my friend Mitch's band, and that band doesn't have a name yet either. We've got a huge list, though, and we're trying. My favorite two for that band are:
Tested by Tigers
Because I'm the King