Sean, Will, and I have been working for the last 2-3 months on recording our next album. We will be releasing 4 new songs and we’re really excited on how they are turning out. It’s been a crazy project as we are again recording, editing, producing, and mixing the material by ourselves out of our house in Carrboro. Recording an album like this has it advantages and disadvantages. It’s cheap and you can work on your own time, but you lack the outside advice that a producer typically provides. So far, however, the songs are really shaping up and you can hear the growth in Sean’s songwriting as well as more creative arrangements, sound choices, and lead guitar work - that all makes me very happy. Having Will’s voice on vocal harmonies and his keys work has also changed the mood from the first album to a mature sounding release. I’m sure you can tell I’m excited about it.
We hope to have everything wrapped up and ready to go in February, and we will let you know when you can download it from both iTunes and us directly. In the meantime, here are some pictures I’ve randomly snapped throughout the process. Check them out while we take care of business and finish off this album.
Our arsenal of guitars L to R: Gibson SG, Carvin Bolt, Ibanez Hollowbody, Gibson Les Paul, Martin acoustic, Taylor acoustic. Most of these are played somewhere within the four tracks.
We decided to track some acoustic guitar parts with a close mic in our kitchen and a room mic in the living room. The separation from the two mic positions and the reflections from all the junk in the kitchen made them sound huge.
The three most heavily used guitars.
A lot of tube screamer-esque overdrive is going to make the final cut.
15W Egnater through a V30 loaded cab. These low-watt tube head sounds rad if you just turn em up and let them rock.
Sean tracking some leads. Our homemade isolation booth in the background.