Archive for January, 2011

snow and recording

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

we got a lot of snow lately. here’s what it looked like after the first big dump of it. it had started snowing again this day

here’s me walking to work on that second “blizzard” day

this is mackie and charlotte making faces… mackie put her tongue out for the camera

this is charlotte commenting on mackie’s grumpy face

here’s me and charlotte getting ready to go for a walk after the snowy stuff while kenzo beanie looks on from the window like one of those owl things that scares birds

speaking of birds… check out all those creepy birds on top of cvs

this is the world’s biggest  cvs (probably) and has way too much crap. it’s like a supermarket in size but with aisles and aisles of the same shit

here’s matt a day or two later. we were getting ready to go do some vocals

this is him giving me the finger when i paparazzo’d him.. i got my film done at a new place and  they fucked it up… i couldn’t really fix these images

like this one of matt wailing along to the new demo… there are weird streaks i had to try and photoshop. i didn’t spend much time on it though

this has dust and shit, whatever

again.. weird color. i did a bunch of color correction and this was the closest i felt like getting it. it almost looked cross processed from the beginning.

this is the right side of the basement. we usually hang on the left, but we started setting up the vocals right in the middle to reduce noise

here’s conor. he’s a happy dude. we finished the Deep Pockets demo this past week… can’t wait for it to be out


Saturday, January 8th, 2011

i did a bunch of recording this month. everything sucks FINALLY rounded up chris and he recorded his bass tracks to our new shit. two new songs that’ll be on a single with a zine from matt. it’s going to be good.

tracking the bass didn’t take very long, maybe 40 minutes? which makes crazy that it could’ve been done months ago

before chris could record the vocals brian did it for him verbally. check it out. it was the best thing. ever.

also he insured that chris remembered how to play it by showing him personally

things got a little hot and heavy

those crazy guys. so pumped for these two new songs. i really hope they are done soon.

we started the deep pockets demo in november and are just about done. should be done, or close to being done by monday. also you can see one important thing in any recording process is pretzels and gatorade.

conor and i thought that using a blanket he had in his car to absorb some of the bleed sound would probably be a good idea. we realized it totally wasn’t necessary and took it down

the usual amp in between the drums to cut some more sound

here’s justin setting up his bass amp. we pointed it into the other room and put the mic in there with it

here’s my drums and some legs. i didn’t notice justin wasn’t wearing socks until i looked at this picture

here’s matt, justin and conor listening to some of the first takes of the day.

here’s the dudes working some stuff out. we eventually got back together to do some overdubs, then vocals, then vocals, then vocals, then vocals. so should be done soon and we’ll be making some tapes together with mike andriani. stoked for a new project to finally begin.