We stumbled upon a new song while trying to record one of the demo’s we took into the studio. In this video Nicolas (our producer) is trying out one of his ideas for the bass. In the background you can hear a little snippet of what it sounded like at the beginning as we were writing. It’s called Sinking Ships and it’s almost finished now…
Below are 3 new songs (to be released our new album) that were recorded live in Birmingham AL in the back of our van, which we have sold (along with all of our other things including our house) to get to Germany and record a new album. These are the “Van Videos”.
I was trying to sound natural as I counted in the chorus of new song for effect on the recording. But it kept coming off like hip-hop. All I could hear in my head as I did this was that song that came out in the l 90′s by Coolio “Sumpin’ New” (1 2 3 4 get your woman on the floor, gotta gotta get up to get down, gotta gotta get up to get down…) Remember?
Anyways I ended up re-tracking all the vocals for this song so we didn’t even use all this hard work!
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.