The response to the Altar Boys release of "No Substitute" has been absolutely overwhelming and amazing - way beyond anything we could ever have imagined. Many are asking: what is the story behind finishing this project? Why after all of these years are you releasing “No Substitute” now? What led the band to want to finish these series of recordings in the first place? How did it all of this come into fruition? What is going on here?
First, it is important to note that “No Substitute” was started back in 1991 and 1993 (that is 27 and 25 years ago respectively). ALL of the songs, lead vocals, some the background vocals and many of the guitars were completed back in the day. This record truly is a time capsule, a project left in the vaults, just waiting to be rediscovered. - the miracle of finishing "No Substitute" is just that - and we are just as suprised by it as many of you - the journey to finishing this record is explained in this brief 6 minute video.
This short video details all the steps that lead up to the rediscovery of the “No substitute” multi track tape recordings. It also documents all of the effort and process that lead us up to finishing this record. The journey to No Substitute begins with “A voice Lost,” and how this challenge eventually lead to “A Voice Found.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnIfc8Yt6g4&t=207s