Pressure Tank 2020
Pressure Tank 2020 dropped as a special surprise release on July 15th. The song had the instrumentation reworked to create a new version of the 2015 song. The purpose of this release is to accompany a music video featuring stop-motion mixed media animation by artist Linsey Doyon. The release of this video also marks the launch of a new YouTube VEVO channel for Squanky Kong.
Date: July 2021
Dawn of the Cataclysm
After over two years of production - with sessions in Los Angeles, Nashville, and the Pacific Northwest - the new Squanky Kong album is at last entering the final phase. The title "Dawn of the Cataclysm", which was conceived at the end of 2019, seems more appropriate than ever after such a globally tumultuous 2020. There will be much to come in the months leading up to the album release. So be sure to stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. A release date has been set for October 15th, 2021.
Dawn of the Cataclysm
Across the Uncanny Valley
Know End Insight
Parade the Plastic Planet
War by Proxy
Traitors in the Midst
We Make the World
Date: January 2021
In this time as the world deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Squanky Kong regrets to inform that the new album release date, which was due to be announced for later this year, is being pushed back till 2021. The new plan is to take advantage of this extra time to make sure this album is best it can be. So stay tuned for something amazing to come next year.
In the meantime the official Squanky Kong Bazaar is up and running with new items from Squanky Kong and creator James Michael House. As an continuing offer of entertainment till the current crisis is over, you can find all the older Squanky Kong music available on the Rhapsody page to download with "name your own price". So those that are struggling can have some free music to pass the time, and those that are not can still show their support since the music industry is one that has been hard hit.
Date: April 2020
Squank Studio into 2020
Diligent work has continued through the holidays and into the new year at Squank Studio, recording the final touches to the new album. Care is being taken to not rush anything, and make sure everything is as perfect as possible. The recording process is expected to be completed in just a few months. Then the mixing and mastering process begins in the early summer.
There is no release date as of yet, but barring unforeseen circumstances, the best of efforts is being made to get it released by late 2020. A single is expected to drop preceding the full album. Stay tuned for more!
Date: January 2020
Clear Lake Recording Studio And More
In late September some great vocals were recorded for the upcoming album at Clear Lake Recording Studio (Studio B), North Hollywood, California. Another piece of the puzzle. Still a lot of work to do to finish this epic album, but things are taking shape quite nicely.
Also while in Los Angeles, Craig Huxley kindly contributed some keyboards for another song, recorded again at his home studio in Sherman Oaks.
Date: September 2019
Recording At Ocean Way Nashville
In July SK mastermind James Michael House got the opportunity to catch his longtime friend Joseph Wooten between touring with the Steve Miller Band and working with his brother Victor. With just one long day in Studio C at Ocean Way Nashville, they managed to record keyboards for three songs on the upcoming Squanky Kong album.
Date: July 2019
Recording At Huxley Manor
A postponement in May pushed back the studio production some. This led to some auxiliary vocal recordings being done for the new album at Craig Huxley's home studio in Sherman Oaks, California instead. While there, Craig graciously contributed some time to add piano to a song as well.
Date: May 2019
Squank Studio Sessions and the New Year
The new SK album production continues into 2019 with James Michael House working at his Squank Studio in Western Oregon. The recording and editing process will continue through 2019, with vocals already planned to be recorded in Los Angeles sometime later in the year.
There is no official release date as yet for the album, but it is estimated to be sometime in 2020 . There are strong prospects of some special releases occurring before the album drops as well.
Date: January 2019
Production Start & The Village
Much work was completed through the summer to lay a path for the upcoming Squanky Kong album with many new songs being demoed and finalized. The drums were tracked last month (Oct.) at world famous The Village Recorder - Studio A in Los Angeles, California, with additional work continuing through the holidays.
Date: November 2018