Bandage “Rough Mix”

Well the CD is winding down.  Tracking is done.  Vocals are done.  The mixing is in progress.  We need to settle on some of the CD art work and design and then ship the mixed tracks off to Nashville to be mastered.  This whole EP process has been so much fun and so much work, mixed with alot of waiting.  I hope that you have enjoyed the posts and the music, and even moreso, that you enjoy the EP when it’s released.  Don’t forget that it will be available for free download here at http://www.downloadtheneedle.com.  

 

So this song is Bandage.   It’s possibly going to be track 2 on the EP.  Hope you enjoy it.

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Slide Reference Mix

As promised, here’s another tune fresh from the studio. Still only a reference mix, these are the vocals that Suzanne just finished tracking. There is alot of experimental guitar and keyboards in this song. Currently they are up loud in the mix so we can hear them (and remember what the heck we played). In the final version, they will be a little more subtle.

Enjoy. Leave a comment.

A Needle in the Grass is No Good

So I don’t like to toot our own horn.  I’m not really like that.  But last night, around midnight, Suzanne came home from the studio.  She and Chris had finished tracking the vocals for “A Needle in the Grass is No Good.”  The vocals on this song completely blow me away.  They give me goose bumps.  Be sure to listen for the note that measured on the Richter Scale last night when Suzanne sang it.  It’s just at the end of the bridge, just after the “Rescue me from myself” lines.”  I am so excited about this project, especially after hearing this track.  Again, this is a reference mix and no where near what the finished product will sound like, but I thought this preview was definitely worth sharing.  I hope you enjoy.

 

The Needle EP update.

Tracking is done. I just received word that all the instrumental tracks are finished! Woohoo. What a process. I have heard a very rough reference mix of all the tracks except for one. I must say that I am so impressed. Suzanne will be prepping in the next two weeks to begin vocals. We are not ready to offer up a release date but I feel strongly that October seems like a good month. Don’t forget to check back as I will be posting versions of the song and then we will be releasing the album for free download online as soon as it’s ready. Thanks for checking in.

“Enemy” reference mix

So we are making progress in the studio and are about a week away from tracking vocals, which we all know is what it’s all about!  So here is one of our favorite tracks on the CD, “Enemy.”  This song was written by Suzanne and is a really cool song.  Here you can take a listen to our latest reference mix.  There are no vocals but the instrumentation is pretty much done, some minor clean up here and there.

More reference tracks coming soon.

Hope you enjoy.  Thoughts?  Ideas?  Leave a comment!

Ian and Chris working out some guitars in the Studio

Here are a few clips of Ian and Chris working out some guitar parts/effects in the studio the other night. They are working on the track, “Slide.”

Things get a little crazy as Ian plays and Chris operates the effects pedal.

scarlet | snow recording some piano tracks and vocal tracks.

Here are a couple of clips of Suzanne, Chris and I recording some piano tracks for the Needle EP.  We spent a good while prepping the piano and trying to eliminate a crazy buzz in the sound board.  Enjoy.