It’s almost August. That’s crazy.
A couple things off the bat:
1) I now live in Baltimore, MD. That’s one less excuse for missing your show if you are in a Baltimore band.
2) The studio (Prodigy Audible) is coming along very nicely. We’ve been incredibly busy and things just keep getting better. If you haven’t checked in with us in a while, you should. Hit me up anytime for a tour.
Some recent work:
A lot of great projects are happening this summer. Here’s the short list:
Sea Couch (Loveasaurus Records) have just started their debut LP. We’ve been recording in various Baltimore basements and having a lot of fun. Everything is being done live and it sounds wonderful.
The new Matta Gawa Record, Tambora, is mixed and mastered and set to be released August 9th on New Atlantis Records and Sundmagi Records. Face-melting stuff.
Wise Eyes are back at Prodigy Audible to record their first LP, having just completed an EP earlier this year. See previous posts.
Also in the studio are The Brothers McGinnis (incredibly fun Irish rock), Retro Deluxe (this time with twang), Wyoming Exploded (my band. What what!), Akris (Doom rock!!) and many more. Clips and release information to follow!
While the core gear remains the same, I’ve been buying up instruments, amps, and mics like they’re going out of style. A few of my favorite new toys:
- A vintage Ludwig Arcolite snare (5x14in). A nice compliment to the studio’s Maryland and Pork Pie snares. A drummer recently brought in a Ludwig Black Beauty 5×14 and the Arcolite does more or less the same thing with a bit more “bite”.
- A 1969 Ampeg Jet J-12 guitar amp. John Goodmanson (record producer/hero) called this his favorite small guitar amp. It has a really unique sound that just sits perfectly in dense mixes.
- A 70′s Sunn Concert Bass head. This thing kills through the Ampeg 1×15 cab. A Doom Rock band that I worked with the other day had this and the Lead version of the Concert running into an Ampeg 8×10 and a Sunn 2×15 cab. I’m now fairly well convinced I need a Sunn 2×15.