While the band awaits the release of their new All Your Heroes Become Villains CD, and mixing and mastering of their second new CD, The Great Mistake, both due out in early Winter, Ed Hale made a quick mission-trip across the pond to the country of Ghana, on the northwest coast of Africa for a homebuilding trip with Habitat for Humanity. Two weeks. Two houses completed in the small village of Mabang outside of Tepa. Said Hale, â€œWe built almost two complete houses. We kicked some serious butt for a small team of 19 Americans. And we left HOMES for people who had none. It was humbling. It was magnificent. And it is very addictive. Once you go to Africa you never come back. It stays in your heart, beneath your nails, under your skin. The people, the terrain, the sights and the smells, the feelings. It is all I think about now. Africa… Africa is where it’s all at now. It’s the new thing.â€
Luckily, Ed is speaking metaphorically, as he is indeed back and the band is gearing up for the release of two new CDs this year that were a long time in the making. Stay tuned for more updates.