Upon joining Monahans in early 2010, the guys let me in our their idea to write, record and release a new song online every month starting in March 2010. Sounded like a great idea to me. This became known as the 2010 Recordings series. Britton, Greg and Rob had already done some preliminary work on a few tunes during late 2009 when they traveled out to west Texas and recorded some song sketches and ideas, but the rest of 2010 was busy with us fulfilling the initial goal and creating most of the songs from scratch. The year and the series concluded with the song “Seabirds,” a collaboration between Monahans and Sinead O’Connor. Sinead sang co-lead vocal at a studio in Dublin, Ireland and sent her vocal track to us in Austin through the web. A truly amazing experience. Fast forward to 2013… Even though the songs had already been available online, we felt they needed a proper release, so they were collected together as Roam An Empty Space and were released in 2013 as a digital download album and as bonus content when purchasing the Leveler LP. I played some guitar and a bunch of basses on the album. Bass-wise, I used my Fender Jazz ’62 reissue bass (on “Seabirds”), my ’73 Fender Precision bass, my ’66 Guild Starfire I bass and my ’69 Gibson EB3 bass. All of those basses are gone now but I think of them all the time…