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I Had The Best Day Ever Today - Here's Why (1/25/2019) 

So, the Trump administration has fallen and now the government is reopened for the time being - hip hip hooray! But let's not talk about politics here. Also, for those following me, I'm anti-Trump, anti-corporation, anti-Nazi and anyone who's a corrupt corporate Democrat, plus those who are transphobic - y'all can fuck off. Anyways, moving on...

So here's why I had a really, really GOOD DAY. I hosted a live-streaming #AskMeAnything session and did a demo song presentation of what the new album will be like, all live on Kickstarter, YouTube, Twitter, Patreon and Facebook. It was fun taking questions that was pre-submitted already, and fun to take questions that was written in the comments section while live-streaming, to talk about the new album, explain why the #Kickstarter campaign was so important and why people should #pledgeonkickstarter ASAP, but most of all, we raised $6 because of the live-stream. That was fucking amazing.

But it's a good start, and I hope me and my crew get to raise all $4,200 in the next 22 days to pull off the impossible, finish the new solo album and to get it released by June/July 2019 - and yes it will be on a FRIDAY. So rest assured, it will be a great time for everyone involved.

I'll be sending all funds to the studio musicians hired to help me finish the new solo album, and to TBM Studios to work with the great Eric Reid on the tracks and make it sound so badass! Can't wait to share more details with y'all soon, so see y'all next time.

#TransCrowdFund
#TransMusician
#TransCreatorsFund

Namaste,
October.

A Inspiring and Soul-Baring Journey to Release a New Album Kickstarter Campaign (1/18/2019) 

Hi, I'm a genderqueer/trans woman who's a indie musician/singer-songwriter in a self-titled solo project. I travel all over the world, promoting my music, playing new gigs whenever I can, even though I'm based in Denver. Regardless, I travel in most countries, so yeah, it's a good life. Anyways, moving on. You already know me, especially since I post occasional blog/vlog updates with you all here anyway - LOL. 

This campaign that I launched is attempting to reach a total of $4200 in a matter of 30 days to finish the remaining songs of the new solo album that I hired a few people to help me work on in the studio here in Denver. That said, I'd like to share that it is near completion, and I hope with your support, it will help me and my crew get to where we need to be and have it ready for a digital and physical album distribution release through our preferred platforms that we work with to release new music whenever there's new music to release. I'm on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Play Music/YouTube Music, etc., and I love doing what I do every day. 

This album is to tell my journey that's transpired in the last 10 years of my life, and has a theme of autobiographical details to share, social change and several other themes that may be a little too intense to talk about here. It's a 4-part album, split up into 4 different EPs. The first two of the album will be released Summer 2019, with the next two released by Fall/Winter 2019. In between all that time, I'll be releasing brand new official and lyric music videos for the singles that we're going to ask our fans to choose from to make the videos on and yes, we'll be touring all summer long! USA, Canada and parts of Europe and the U.K. - get ready for the tour of a lifetime. 

I'd appreciate it if y'all could share this Kickstarter campaign to help spread the word. The album is almost finished and we're raising funds to finish the rest of the album and have it ready for release by May/June 2019. We set it for 30 days to raise funds or we lose it, so please share this! Donations are appreciated - all costs go toward finishing the remaining songs of the new solo album with me and my crew, and all studio/album distribution costs as well. 

For those who pledges anywhere between $1-$50 on any of those reward tiers will get some amazing kickass rewards, plus did we mention that one of those rewards also includes free merch shipped to you, along with a Limited/Special Deluxe Edition of the new solo album as well? Yup - there's more where that came from. 

Thank you! 

A Inspiring and Soul-Baring Journey to Release a New Album Kickstarter Campaign [<< click the highlighted link to be taken there and share the link with everyone you know or to donate what you can afford - regardless of what you can afford, from $1-$50, you still get some kickass goodies in return for your pledges/support]

Studio Update + Running a Fan Poll (January 11th, 2019) - Entry #13  

So back at the studio here in Colorado, we got a e-mail from a well-known producer with a studio based in Chicago who offered to do a free mixing/mastering/post-production session on only one of the songs from my upcoming solo album. We all got to sit down and listen to it as clearly as possible, hoping that it was what we thought it'd be.

We can't officially confirm our decision yet (we will soon) but we're still talking about it. That being said, we wanted to give you a shot at listening to the instrumental version and original version (with vocals) to tell us what y'all think of his mixed/mastered/produced version of one of the new songs from the solo album we've been working on called Shades of Myself, from our 3rd EP of the 4-part album series that we're releasing this year, Letters to Salem EP.

If y'all like it, give us a shout-out and comment on the song with your thoughts on either the official Facebook page or Twitter account (we'll be running a poll on both platforms). Until then, have a good weekend. We'll be back soon with another studio update. Enjoy the instrumental version. You can listen to the original demo version by clicking here. We also are running this poll on Patreon as well, and it only takes $1 a month to join as well.

See y'all later next time,
October Evans and the Uprising Music Collective/Chiaroscuro Music Studios crew.

 

Studio Update - Entry #12 (1/10/2019) 

Well, we're off to a good start here in 2019 for our work in the studio. Me and a few studio musicians that I've hired to work on the new solo album has begun to come together and go over the demo material, lyrics and songwriting ideas of how we want the album to turn out and sound like. And I must admit, it feels truly exciting to do something amazing like this!

That being said, I also wanted to share with you some thoughts I had about the album. Given that we'll be working on it all winter and spring this year in 2019, we are going to need your support in making this album an reality. The concern is that we may not be able to afford to finish this on time for a summer album release and go on tour, so you all need to subscribe to Patreon for $1 a month to help me and my team here make this album happen, start working on it and release it just in time for the summer festival circuit that will be going on all summer long.

I'll also be playing a few local gigs in Colorado to start promoting this album as much as I can, given that it'll be a 4-part album, so you'll be getting each EP release one at a time starting in the Summer of 2019, and then by end of summer/early fall 2019, the second EP will be out and third EP will be out. Then finally, the last EP, which y'all already know as Hometown Diaries EP will be coming out in January/February 2020 at the latest (with the possibility of moving the final release to a Spring 2020 release, depending on how things will go).

So please join on Patreon today so that we can make all this happen, and make 2019 OUR YEAR together. Without y'all, the loyal and diehard fans, my solo project will cease to exist. Please support me, my crew and everyone else involved on this amazing journey together, all with just only $1 a month. You will get a LOT of great fan-club exclusive content, goodies and more. Trust me, $1 a month will give you EVERYTHING included in your Ultimate VIP Fanclub Experience membership tier plan/package, etc. - click here to go to Patreon!

That's all for right now - see y'all later with another update.

Namaste,
October.

Official Tracklist for New Solo Album - Studio Update (1/3/2019) 

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope everyone's new year is off to a good start. Let's get down to it, shall we?

So.... it's finally official. Here's the official tracklist of the new solo album coming out soon this Spring/Summer 2019 (note to fans - the official tracklist contains 4 different EPs as part of the entire albums, so keep in mind when reading through the list):

Home Away from Home EP:

  1. 10/26/1988
  2. Small Town Survivor
  3. Alone on a Cold Night in Smithville
  4. Sleeping Awake
  5. Home Away from Home

Lost Along the Way EP:

  1. Drive (So Far Away)
  2. A Trans Daughter's Letter to a Religiously Transphobic Father
  3. Turning 21
  4. Leaving San Francisco
  5. Anywhere But Here
  6. Home I'll Never Be

Letters to Salem EP:

  1. My First Letter
  2. Shades of Myself
  3. Sovereign Salem
  4. Escape Plan
  5. Epilogue

Hometown Diaries EP:

  1. Transgender and Still Here
  2. Gone Away
  3. White River Junction Blues
  4. Late Night Diner Conversations
  5. Letters from the Road
  6. I Miss You
  7. Smithville
  8. Until Now

The first of the 4-EP solo debut album, Home Away from Home EP is slated to be released by late Spring/early Summer 2019, with Lost Along the Way EP coming out during the summer as well. The last two of the 4-EP solo album will be released at the same time around October/November 2019 or just in time for the holiday season come late November/early December 2019. Along with that, we'll be working on launching the official merchandise store, have a tour schedule in place and then see what happens next. We'll also do official lyric videos and official music videos for whatever singles we put out on each EP, so stay tuned for that to come.

Other than that, that's all the updates I have for now from the studio, and I can't wait to share more details with you all soon when it becomes available.

Namaste, Talk Hard, Rock On and Never Let the Music Stop,
October.

Entry #8 (9/17/2018) - "Until Now" - A New Single Launched Today! 

Hey, everyone, it's me again with another update from the studio. As of late, I've been working really hard with my friends and crew putting together the new solo album, but I know y'all have been teased with updates for months now, so it is with great pleasure that I announce that a new single I'm releasing called "Until Now" is now available on ALL music platforms, from Spotify to iTunes, from Amazon Music to Deezer, from Tidal to iHeartRadio and beyond, starting today.

You can purchase the single for only 99 cents or stream on Spotify. Speaking of Spotify, you can do so by clicking here.

Enjoy the new single, and thank you all for your patience and your support!

Namaste, Talk Hard, Rock On and Never Let the Music Stop,
October Evans.

Entry #7 (9/3/2018) - Updates and Special Announcement 

Hey, everyone, October here. Hope all is well with all of y'all on Labor Day, and if you're working on Labor Day, my condolences. Capitalism fucking sucks here in Amerika, eh? Anyways...

So the surgery to remove the thyroid cancer went well and I have been recovering here for the last few days at a local motel's medical respite program, which is contracted through Champlain Housing Trust in a collaborative partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center, and I'm doing okay so far. But in other news, I wanted to tell you all right here - you'll now be the first of many to be aware of this: My latest new single, which is a demo version (but will have several different versions of the song as well) is coming out on September 20th, 2018!

That means you can now pre-save the single on your Spotify, starting right now! All you have to do is go to this link by clicking here to pre-save and it'll be ready in your Spotify library by the time September 20th rolls around. How fucking exciting is that?!?!

I hope you enjoy the first version of many different versions of this new single as much as I have enjoyed working on it, and I'm excited to share more updates with you all soon. Until then, happy Labor Day and take care.

Namaste, Talk Hard, Rock On and Never Let the Music Stop,
October.

Entry #5 (8/12/2018) 

Hey, what's up, everyone? October here. So I got to go to a friend's house today to record a rough acoustic demo of this new song, and it turned out pretty well. I don't have much to update you all on right now, except to say that most of the album is pretty much almost finished. In the meantime, enjoy this acoustic demo I put together for y'all!

Note: you must be a Patreon fanclub subscriber to join and listen to this new song. It's how I continue to make independent queer rock music with your support and monthly pledges. Without such pledges, I won't be able to afford to continue making original, revolutionary and honest music for you all. So sign up today for as low as $1/month! You can do so by clicking on the Patreon fanclub link here.

Namaste, Talk Hard, Rock On and Never Let the Music Stop,
October.

The Official October Evans Fanclub Platform is Now On Patreon!!! 

Thanks to all the hard work put together and created by the people at the Uprising Music Collective label, Transgender Mad Genius Arts and everyone else involved in the team, we finally launched my official fan club platform, powered by Patreon today! 

Now, you have an opportunity to get more exclusive behnd-the-scenes content, official updates before anyone else hears about it, free and/or discounted concert/VIP tickets to upcoming shows (with the secret buy link), discount codes to use when shopping the official merchandise store on my website, free digital downloads of new music, watch live shows on my livestreaming platform via Patreon or get to be a part of my live interactive acoustic shows as well, plus so much more to come! 

I hope you get to join me as a part of this amazing fanclub platform by clicking here and joining for only just $1, $10 or $20/month and I cannot wait to share more with you than ever before! 

See you all next time with new updates coming soon in a few weeks! 

Namaste, Talk Hard, Rock On and Never LET the MUSIC STOP, 
October Evans 
Lead Vocals/MC 
Lyricist/Singer-Songwriter 
Multi-Instrumentalist 
Founder of the self-titled solo project.

Entry #2 (6/6/2018) 

Hey, October here again. Sorry for the quiet around here. A lot of new changes are happening, and I cannot wait to share it all with you soon!

First of all, I'd like to say to everyone thank you for being ever so patient and so kind/understanding as I make the transition from a full-time band to a solo project, where it's pretty much just me. Secondly, I'd like to say that the new album that I'm working is progressing very well. I've not only written just enough to put it all together, but I got to revisit some of the older songs from Wanderlust Grrrl (my recently disbanded band) and my older bands from over the years (Empty Existence, Dead by December, Asphyixaphiliac Heart and The Dead Generation Beatniks), and I felt those older songs would be great for my solo project, especially since it needed more work but shows true potential.

With that being said, I cannot wait to give y'all a few teasers to get you riled up on what is being predicted as one of the best albums I've ever worked on in a very long time in my 20-ish years in the indie music industry. I've been independent/underground for so long that I'm glad I'm still here with you all once again for yet another ride on this amazing journey. 

And finally, I'd like to announce that there will be a new Patreon fanclub platform coming soon, and that will be amazeballs! Because then, you'd get all the exclusive fanclub goodies from yours truly and enjoy additional new music never before released to the public, be the first to buy new merch/albums/concert tickets/VIP passes before anyone else, enter my giveaway contests and so much more. Did I mention that my Patreon fanclub platform will start offering inimiate personal acoustic performance shows LIVE?!?! That's right, you heard me - LIVE! That's fucking awesome.

Well, that's all the updates for now, and I will see you all again soon with another update from the studio!

Namaste, Talk Hard and Rock On,
October.