Hello friends and lovers! It's been awhile, well actually over 7 years since O'Neill & Wean have ridden their majestic steeds together through your town and almost 10 years since we assaulted your eardrums with new recordings. The time is here. The time is now.
When we came up with the title of what the next record would be, there was no way to know that "With Sympathy" would take on "Chinese Democracy" like characteristics, well actually only in the time from inception to release... We moved on, to different bands & different cities. There were a few songs started in 2007-2008, aborted, recorded, deleted, and forgotten. In getting together for the first time again after years apart in January 2015, we both agreed that "With Sympathy" should be made. We listened through old sessions and found a few things from the past that had promise, a few songs almost completed with full band accompaniments and a few acoustic numbers that "have character" but not nearly enough for a full album. Well, riding majestic steeds are a lot like riding bikes and once the guitar came out, the notebook with lyrics came out and new songs started appearing.
We are going to finish this album. It might take months. It may take years. WE WILL FINISH. It will have songs that you heard us play live "back in the day", brand new songs that we can't wait for you to hear, and to celebrate it's creation and our reunion, there is a rumor that we might play a one off concert in Chicago this spring (don't tell anyone yet)...
Also, to commemorate 10 years since our last recording, the "You Are Beautiful EP" was made, head over to the music section where we've re-released the EP in a Deluxe Edition (making it a full LP) that has some rare live tracks and an alternate extended version of "Human Condition" for download.
Thanks for sticking with us and for all the emails and messages urging us to play together again.
Rock N Rolla!
William Edmond O'Neill III & Daniel Douglas Wean I