August 8th, 2011

In a parade that children lead...

Steven and I are family oriented people. We love our parents, our brother and our sister-in-laws. We love our wives and our kids. As you probably know by now, I have a son named Ezra. But what you may not know, is Steven and Jen are adopting a little baby girl in about two weeks!! He leaves us here in Germany tomorrow morning at 6am to go home and begin a family. He will return in due time to continue our European invasion! Wish them all the luck and best of wishes as they become parents. We’ll post updates on the growing family…

These next couple of studio videos are in honor of my little creation. His name is Ezra and he’s the real super star! This video proves it showing him completely natural in only a collar shirt and a diaper. He’s about to track some drums but then suddenly changes his mind and wants to lay a tambourine track instead. But before he can do that he’s got to close the door, because that’s what we do.

This first video has the track “Parade” playing in the background, a new song that will be on our new full length record. His voice was not recorded here because we can’t yet predict when he’s actually going to sing, but if this note would of been recorded it would have been used! It’s in time and in key!!

And this is the collar shirt and diaper video I was telling you about.

August 4th, 2011

Beginnings of a new song

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…

July 29th, 2011

THE VAN VIDEOS w/ The Enemy Lovers

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”.

July 28th, 2011

OT - Original Tim

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!

July 21st, 2011

Tracking Head Lights

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.

Talk soon
The Enemy Lovers