We are again on the search for a drummer! If you are anyone you know is up to the task, get in touch with us! We are looking for someone who wants to play in a band and has the ultimate goal of making their living in a working band. Someone who can learn the songs but still put their own interpretation and influence into the music. We’re looking for a drummer that can play the heavy stuff as well as the spacey stuff. We want someone who can learn what we have written now (about 20 songs total) but more importantly, wants to be active in the writing process going forward. We have shows booked and many more things lined up, but a badass drummer is integral to our plan.
We recorded “HB 87” this past weekend with our friend Melissa King as recording engineer. It was unusual for us, as our bassist Aaron has always done all our recording and mixing in his apartment, but we had the opportunity to be able to record in a much bigger studio, and the results were great. We had Sonny Fleming fill in for us on drums that day (BIG THANKS to Sonny for picking up the song so well and so quickly) and the results so far are great. We had a lot of fun recording with Melissa and using the gear at SAE Atlanta. Aaron is in the process of mixing the song now, and soon we will have our first music video done for the song as well. We’re really excited about it and are looking forward to sharing it with you.
Some technical stuff for the interested:
Sonny’s kit was recorded using:
AKG D112 + Yamaha SubKick on the kick
MD421’s on the toms
SM57 on snare top and bottom
Rode NT5 stereo pair for overheads
Aaron’s bass was run into a DI used as a channel splitter, one direct to the board and the other fed through a modified Boss MT2 pedal, into his Acoustic B200 amp head, and then direct to a second channel on the console.
Ashley’s first guitar track was done direct off the PODHD stereo to the board via XLR. Then we went back and retracked the guitar using the POD to feed his Tech 21 Trademark and a lovely old Fender Twin they had in the studio. Both amps were mic’ed (as seen below) with a MD421 and an SM57 each. We then recorded 3 tracks of vocals using an AT4050 condenser. Everything went straight into a Yamaha 01v96 digital mixer and then direct to an Alesis HD24 recorder. We then took all the WAVs off the recorder and put them in a Pro Tools session file, and that’s what Aaron is using to mix with.
Our next official show is March 29th at Inkaholiks. We may or may not have a drummer/percussion player by then!