With access to infinite bytes of media, describing a digital object as "rare" sticks out like a lumbering anachronism. YouTube - the official home of lumbering anachronisms - excels at these extraordinarily contradictory moments. Here, for instance, are the Beatles, performing a "VERY RARE" rendition of "Happy Birthday". That sonic obscurity has been heard 2.3 million times. And here is a "Rare Acoustic" version of Slash performing "Sweet Child O' Mine". Over 26 million have devoured this esoteric Axl-less morsel.
This recording is exciting because we are taking a much different approach than on The Beauty Between. That was such a focused and intentional two-year process of writing and recording. Basically it took forever and lots and lots of hours. For this EP, we purposefully gave ourselves about a month to write and record. The whole thing will be a much quicker, spontaneous process. Practice is going well, we have 3 songs done so far.
Self Defense Family will be hitting four studios in four days to record two songs at each of them for their next LP. Check out a photo in the replies detailing the studios and producers the band will be working with.
It sounds fuckin’ weird, man. That’s a really good thing. Right now I’m by myself in the studio; the rest of the band’s not here yet but, yeah, they’ll all come up here later. It’s going good. I’ll work on that for about a month and get as far as I can get. Then in July we have a little bit of a break where I’ll probably finish up the record, and then we have some more touring.
Communities Digital News conducted a great interview with Bill Stevenson. He mentions that the Descendents are working on a new album and that it's a priority for the band in the next few months. There's currently no plans for any new ALL recordings though.
We started on it. We’re not really far into it, but we’re making it a priority to kind of focus on it in the coming months.
Producer Joey Sturgis has teamed up with fellow producers Joel Wanasek and Joe Wohlitz to create Drumforge, which they claim is one of the "most comprehensive drum and cymbal sample libraries ever developed." You can pre-order it here for $249, full press release and video trailer in the replies.
Speaking exclusively to the UK’s The Telegraph, he said: “We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver. We’re going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we’ll record it.”
Northern Faces (Equal Vision Records) has started tracking the band's first full-length album with Casey Bates (Portugal, The Man). The album is set for release later this year and follows the band's acclaimed EP Southern Places.
Additionally, this stands as the initial post on a new nexus: The Panopticon, which through its simplicity should better address the speed of modern life. A continuing feature, items regarding each day’s recording will be shared that same evening, with song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird’s eye view of the process as it unfolds.
Vanna have entered the studio with producer Will Putney (Stray From the Path, Counterparts) to begin recording their fifth full length. It's due out this summer via Pure Noise Records.
One of the things we love most about music is the freedom to try new things and mess around with new sounds and bring different elements into play. We've gotten to work with such amazing producers and engineers in the past. As we started looking towards our future and what we wanted to capture with a new record we started jamming some of out favorite sounding records of late and they all had one common denominator, Will Putney.
Making the move to Pure Noise Records was a direction step for us that we...
Pallbearer are currently at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, OR with producer/engineer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins, Sleep, Swans) recording what will become the band's follow-up to 2012's monumental Sorrow & Extinction. Expect the LP later in 2014.
We’re writing for a new record right now. We’ve got three or four songs. As a hardcore band, our songs are fairly short compared to metal — they’re not, like, seven-, eight-minute songs. Our songs are generally between two and three minutes, so we usually go for in the 12-to-15-song range for a record. We like to have at least 30 minutes.
Cut Teeth (Red Knife Lottery, Monday’s Hero, The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather) will begin recording their new album this weekend. It's set to be released early spring/late summer via Topshelf Records.