Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Earlier today we piled into our wonderfully decrepit van. Overloaded with musical equipment, coffee and sleepy humans we drove to London. We are recording bed tracks for our next album at Emac Studios.
In the past we have taken a mostly DIY approach when it comes to recording and mixing albums. The masterful Tod Cutler (he mixed Come On Get Real) being the one major exception to that.
For the capturing and taming of this next album we have enlisted the skills of Taylor Kernohan and Andrew Lopez. Almost a year ago, we were introduced to these two fine gentlemen. The chemistry was instantaneous. We have been working with them on the songs since.
I can remember passing out on the laundry room floor of Rob's old basement while we were working on The Middle Ground. I was working nights and we were doing early morning sessions in the 'Water Heater Room'.
Earlier today, Rob was reminiscing of sleeping in Paul's folk's garage while he was tracking vocals for At the Command of the Blanket Sky. I can also remember recording guitar for Tamer Than Anything in the same garage - middle of the suburbs, middle of the day - guitar just booming. Totally awkward, yet somehow totally awesome. Young mothers hold their newborns closer. Bichon Frise head tilts in confusion. Emeri and I would sneak in at night while Paul's parents were sleeping and record shakers and tambourines. Maybe the odd guitar feedback loop in Cm. One time Paul recorded a tree. Don't ask how. Its a trade secret. I guess the point is - we're stepping it up recording quality wise with this album.
I am excited to share these songs with people. It has been far too long in the making. And for those of you who've been sticking with us - thank you for your patience. I hope you can stick around a little longer. I know I've lost the path several times. I always find it again though. Or it finds me.
Nervous to fuck these songs up. Excited to get them just right.
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