The original plan right about now was to be announcing a release date to the new album for later this year. However, a lot has changed in the world since the new year began, with the ongoing impacts of COrona VIrus Disease 2019. Unfortunately, after long deliberations, it has been decided to push back the release till sometime in 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 pretty 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", which for those struggling financially can be left at zero for some free music to help carry you through till this has passed.
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