After coming up with some design concepts and doing some sketches and mock-ups, I started work on the final design. I wanted the design to look like an illustration, so I decided to use Adobe Illustrator. I often hand-draw elements, scan them, and import them into Illustrator. Once in Illustrator,[…]
When we last left our developing song (in part 2: a rough edit) we had a rudimentary song structure, but we were missing some good stuff: transitions, a chorus, a bridge. Usually after listening to the initial idea for a while, one or more of us will come up with[…]
After some cleanup and formatting, the final mixes fo As Big As You Can Get It have been sent off to the mysterious process of mastering! We will now crack open the light and bubbly idea juice that many people refer to as “sparkling wine”.
With the help of KBilly (laying down some guitar parts and even a keyboard part!),tonight we finished all of the tracking for the upcoming record. I’d equate it to “pick-ups” for a movie: as we went through the editing and mixing process we realized that there were a handful of[…]
Mike recently went down to the Memphis in May music festival, as he does most every year, and came back with fun stories, cool video and a couple nice things for us. I snagged a cool piece for the studio: a Sun Record Company sign. When I was in Memphis[…]
We spent studio night listening through and finishing mixes for the upcoming record. With Beamer and KBilly adding some fresh ears, and Mike contributing some notes as well, we were able to knock out tweaks to about 90% of the material. I can’t stress how great it was to have[…]
We’re in the thick of mix tweakage this week, with the goal of having all the songs for this current record finished and ready to go to the mastering guru on (lucky) Friday. So far we’ve nailed down six of the tunes, with a seventh almost done. Sometimes mixing like this[…]
Continuing from part 1 (a jam), we pick up with the evolution of the song “The Next Minute” which will be included on our upcoming record As Big As You Can Get It. Typically after a studio night is over, the guys head home and I stay up until the[…]
Hey Mom. We know you’re secretly reading the band blog to see how much we’re partying and what kind of evil rock and roll behavior we’re up to. And that’s okay (as long as you don’t send us to our room). In honor of Mother’s Day we will keep the[…]
I only had to pull one extra number to get the elusive “D-series” deli ticket. Undoubtedly this will make its way into the album art for the upcoming record.