We are now FINALLY hooked up to the internet. It’s slow (3G usb stick) but it works! And we have a little video for you below.
The studio has been all we hoped it would be. Steven has been tracking some incredibly LOUD but awesome fuzz guitar and I’ve been taking naps on the comfy designer chair in the sun; between vocal takes. We’re drinking a lot of German beer and loving the mid afternoon coffee/cake breaks. Thanks to the many miles that we must bike to get…anywhere, we hope to stay the same size!
I shot this video of Steven tracking guitars for Head Lights. Many thanks to Josh of JHS pedals for the life changing fuzz tone. The pedal is called “the bunrunner” and it was made for us by Josh and his team; without it we would not know the amazing beauty of fuzz that we now know.
We will have internet where we live VERY SOON!! It’s looking like by the end of next week we will be back online. We already have pics and videos to show you and are so excited to get back in touch with you.
Today we had some time to prepare the studio for our recording sessions beginning Monday morning. We started setting up the “official enemy lovers drum set” that will be used for the new record. (I’ll upload that video/pics ASAP) It sounds really good.
We have finally adjusted to the time zone (6 hrs ahead of EST) and the jet lag has fully worn off. The place we are living on the farm where we are recording is beautiful and inspiring. The living space is much smaller than we’re used to and we’re all living together but it’s perfect! (I’ll upload that video/pics ASAP) The studio is on what used to be a big farm and it was converted to a studio by Elephantom. Nicolas Balachandran, Christian Schmalz (Meet them here) and their team built this place from a barn shell! It’s shocking how amazing it is. It’s incredible to be here and we are so excited about next week and the weeks to come. We’ll keep you in the loop.
It’s been frustrating to only have very short segments of time to get in touch with our family, friends and fans.
We are here and our heads are still in a little bit of a fog. The jet lag is wearing off slowly but it is wearing off, thanks to waking up late this morning to a beautiful day in Germany!! We don’t have internet here like we thought we would, so we won’t be able to keep in touch as well as we hoped, but we wanted to let you know that we are here. We are really freaking excited about recording music and we begin on Monday morning! We are sad that we won’t be able to keep you in the loop like we had planned.
Once we get more settled in and get things figured out, we’ll get you up to date. Thanks for being a fan, even from 4,500 miles away.
Leaving everything we know has left us naked and alive, like a newborn baby. We are liberated at this very moment. All our hoping and planning over the past 9 months is now in action. It’s surreal, we’ve boarded our plane and now we fly. We’re heading to a place we’ve never been to begin a new era. And this time it’s not to gain the interest of a record label or impress anyone. This time it’s to find inspiration and be inspired.
In the past we had made music to get us somewhere and now we are going somewhere to make music. Steven and I will be in the studio for the next five weeks and what we will make has no limitations. It doesn’t have to be pop or alternative or indie. It doesn’t have to sound like this or that. It only has to move us and God.