Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 15 - Recording

Jesus I just want to be done w/ this album!!!!!! We're getting into that weird point right now where pretty much everything is tracked on all 9 songs, but there is SOOOOO much left to do! All the mixing, all the vocal redos, adding extra instruments in certain parts..... aaaaaahhhhhhh.

Oh yea I hate when I record vocals one night, think its rad, then when I revisit them the next week, they are TERRIBLE. Why why why?? I feel like I have to do 50% of them all over again. Fucking annoying.

Tonight we tracked the bass and guitar on the new new song. It went well. This song is so new that we are very open to ideas for other instruments entering and leaving the song. That's good and bad. Our engineers/producers LOVE giving insight, plus the bands' thoughts, sometimes its too many cooks in the kitchen. Poor Jeff's head was about to explode from all the advice of how his bass parts could and should sound. Kinda frustrating. But I'm looking forward to making this track very Dance Trash.

Send me some good vibes so that I can finish writing the lyrics.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Recording - Day 14

We recorded a brand new song tonite, never played live before. It doesn't have a name yet. It's super dancy. It's one of Nate's compositions. I wanted to call it "Wake Up", but that sounds too much like our other song on the album, "Awake". People are going to think we fall asleep all the time! ha. Or are on drugz all the time.

We tracked drums on it, and some extra little cymbal and bell hits. Next time we'll do bass & guitar. If only I could finish writing the lyrics!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Wake up, you know that I'm - Failing - to see ...."???? It'll come, it'll come:)


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Recording Day 12 - Canyon

Not sure if I ever said this on here before, but I like to record songs at home first, then bring them to the studio. I recorded the song "Canyon" all by myself (yes I'm a big girl) at home (I use Cubase). I did 2 vocals, drums (electronic), keys, guitar, and these plucky string things. I broke down each track into a .wav file, and brought it to the studio tonight. I was pleasantly suprised how good it sounded, so we're keeping it!!! YAY!!

So we spent this evening dumping the wavs, lining them up, eq-ing, and some other stuff.

Oh I also re-did vocals on AWAKE. I was not happy w/ the originals.

So we got 3 more songs to go:

1.) A Mark Unkind
2.) Like A Flood
3.) Hand Grenade (secret track)

I'm hoping to be done tracking by early june, and fully mixed by July 1. Hoping.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mini Tour w/ Dinosaur Feathers ~ Recap!

We had an atomic blast on tour w/ beloved brooklynites, Dinosaur Feathers!

First show (4/29) was at The Whitehaus in Jamaica Plain, MA. I am very proud to say that our music started the first dance-mosh pit:) Super fun. The show was in a cave-like basement, complete with cave-y lights and reverby walls.

Then we drove over to Albany, NY (4/30) for WCDB's Basement show on Evergreen Ave. I can't get enough of these basement shows, everyone is so supportive and party-friendly. We took a walk around Albany and grapped some "I Love NY" pizza. How fitting, ha.

Then TWO shows on saturday (may 1). May Day celebration on the Green in New Haven, then a late-night show @ Rudy's (new haven) with The Art of Shooting (also brooklynites).

Needless to say it was a success and if you haven't checked out DinoFeathers, what are you waiting for:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

EULA playing B.O.M.B FEST

Holy shit! EULA will be playing BOMB FEST. Of Montreal, Girl Talk, Mute Math, oh my!

When: Sunday May 30th
Where: Durham Fairgrounds ~ Durham, CT