Monday, March 31, 2008

Shows with Ulrich Schnauss and Soundpool

Big news today! We have confirmed our first of a few quick southland dates with Ulrich Schnauss and Soundpool. Very excited about these as not only do we all know Ulrich is brilliant live, but Soundpool is absolutely stellar as well. Can't wait till July!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

revisiting "seattle"

After some discussions, and heroin overdoses, we figured out how to bring some life back into the intro of "seattle". Tried out some panning reverb swells, and chamber sounds to get the guitar sounding just right. Looking like we may have another ready for final mastering. . .

Monday, March 24, 2008

mondays suck, but music does not

So no photo today, but plenty of music is in store. I've been working like mad on "neverChanger" and "Manhattan Beach", and this weekend we started a new pass on "The Mid Decembers", with Sean re-working the drums to give it more life. It's been quite a trek, but we love it. More details to come.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ulrich finished up "neverChanger"!

A few moments ago I received word from Ulrich that he has finalized his parts on "neverChanger", and of course had to download first things first all latenight weeknight style. Upon first listen I must say I am absolutely blown away. His parts have done nothing but make this an absolute epic track!! I cannot wait to reveal it to all of you. Very exciting times indeed!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

almost done

"Manhattan Beach" is nearing completion! A few small tweaks and it should be good to go. . . for now at least. It's time to start diving into some new tracks. Oh, and yes, we're still hanging on the seat of our chairs waiting to hear the final version of "neverChanger". Hope Ulrich is almost done, but not gonna push it.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Night Before

Got together with Erik last night to write one new song before the latest jeffries arrived today. "The Night Before" it is. Also worked out some kinks with "Manhattan Beach" and once again worked in a new vocal line. Had to decide how to get this certain roar out, and I think I'm close. Also spoke with Ulrich Schnauss a bit more today and our friends in "Tribes of The City". Plans are to hit up a european tour together this year. Would be quite amazing. More soon. . .

Sunday, March 2, 2008

chorus recording - Manhattan Beach

Totally changed the chorus on "Manhattan Beach" and I think all is sounding right now. Layered some harmonies to see if it all works with the mix. This track is for sure taking a bit of time, but I think it will be worth it.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Erik on "Manhattan Beach"

Erik Came over this morning and we worked on capturing his tracks for "Manhattan Beach". I think this one is gonna turn out pretty good. Love the overall vibe of the song, and the end is working perfectly. Next step is to add in some vox and see how it's all coming together. Stay tuned.