The String Cheese Incident released Song In My Head, the band’s first studio album in nine years, April 29, 2014 on SCI Fidelity Records/Loud & Proud Records. The album was produced by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads and includes 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group over the past few years. Their friend Zac Brown and his band lend vocals to “Colorado Bluebird Sky.” The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Song In My Head is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful yet. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades’ worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “We felt really comfortable making this record,” drummer Michael Travis says. “This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album. The band is in a great space right now. We are really excited about hitting the road for a few weeks in the fall and getting back at it in early 2015.”
The String Cheese Incident formed in the Colorado mountain ski towns of Crested Butte and Telluride in 1993, has built on those 20 years of experience to become the musicians they are today. Over those years, the band, Bill Nershi (guitars and vocals), Michael Kang (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), Keith Moseley (bass & vocals), Michael Travis (drums and percussion), Kyle Hollingsworth (keyboards & vocals) and Jason Hann (percussion), has played over 1,500 shows, including their own festivals and happenings across the country and they have been hailed for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, community spirit, philanthropic endeavors and their innovative approach to the business of music.
In December of 2012, the musicians went into a rehearsal studio in Boulder, the Colorado city they’ve called home since the early days of the band. Although they initially went in to practice for a series of upcoming tour dates, the band decided to use the time to record a few tracks. They had performed much of the material live, but it hadn’t yet been recorded. Inspiration was immediate and the experience was notably enjoyable, a sensibility they felt has been missing previously in the studio. It was then they knew, Song In My Head was born.