Friday, January 29, 2010

Studio Sample Plater. TGIF

So here is a little view of what life is like for us in Shipwreck Studios in Oakland. As the photos show, this place is pretty spacious for a band with our pocket book and just in general. It's really nice to record in a casual environment like this and with a deluge of keyboards that would make Stevie Wonder weak in the knees. I speak for the whole band when I say that the sound quality of the recordings so far is really nice. Side note: I was laid off from my job today due to slow business in the restaurant world (right when I was starting to reconcile my distaste for the business side of the industry, haha). The upside of this though is more dedication to making this album something we're really proud of when all is said and done. Oh, and we're playing a Haiti relief show in Napa on Feb. 12th, check it out, if not for our music, than to help people out that need it more than we've probably ever felt like we've needed something in our lives. Take care.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Album 3 Has Begun/FREE Mix

The recording of album number 3 has begun!!!!! It's a very exciting time. we recorded our first 2 days at Shipwreck Studios in Oakland this last weekend with the ever calming Jonah Strauss. I actually had to work at my new busing job the first day in the studio so that kind of sucked, but Rob and Bob still killed it if the recordings that they did are any indication (which they are). We're really pleased with the sounds we're getting and our time has been pretty productive. I even laid down some drums which was interesting/frustrating, haha. definitely not on par with Rob's playing, but I think the songs will never the less rock. Stay tuned for more photos, updates, video, etc. from the studio.

We played Red Devil Lounge earlier this month and that was one of the more fun shows we've done in a while in my opinion. For some reason I had low expectations for Red Devil. My assumptions were way off. It was a really cool place and a bunch of our folks came out, so there was a really good energy. The other bands were good to, so that helped. We were asked to play there again in the future. We may try and do an album release show there and really blow the roof off the sucka.

Stay tuned for the release of our first remixed song ever.

And here is yet another mix. It is a little bit more directly in line with my mood lately. A few days ago to be exact, when it was raining like crazy. Rain and I don't jive well. Tracklist and link are bellow.

Important Note: I encourage you to check out all the mixes I've posted if you're looking for something to listen to. If a mix sounds like something you want to listen to but the link has been made inactive due to inactivity, just let me know and I can repost it and let you know. our e-mail is or contact us on facebook. feel free to hit us up with other questions, conversations you want to have.

1. 20th Century Man - The Kinks
2. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy Elliot
3. Kpabi - Wulomei
4. Melt! - Flying Lotus
5. Moody - ESG
6. If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) - Nas
7. I Think I Can - Animal Collective
8. Stillness In The Move - Solange

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sun's Not In The Sky, But A Blue Moon Is

Happy New Year (and decade) to you all!!! Things are going well with us Gang folks. Rob and I just kicked off the new year with painted faces, while we (Gang) banged on drums and howled at the blue moon with some of our closest friends in the Napa country side.......Bob was working. With Bob and I out of school we've been able to practice a little more frequently than when school is in session, so that has been really nice. We're hitting the studio Jan. 4th to record a new song and get the feel for Shipwreck studios, where we will most likely record our full length in the very near future. The songs keep flowing our of us (okay it's not that effortless, but it's been a lot less painstaking then some past song-writing experiences with the 3 of us) so it's looking like we might be going into the studio for the first time with a few jams that won't be on the album. So maybe an EP is in the near future for us as well. Right now, this single with our song called "Sun's Not In The Sky" is what's most important though. I think it's going to turn out better then a batch of your mom's best pancakes, with extra srrp.

Secondly, and not surprisingly if you've been keeping up with the blog thus far, another mix. tracklisting and link bellow. Hope you started 2010 off right.

Oh oh oh, and lest I forget, we're playing at The Red Devil Lounge in SF on the 13th. So those 21-up folks should come out and experience some of the newness.


Digits - Javelin
Danger - Erykah Badu
Moving In Stereo - The Cars
Percussion Gun - White Rabbits
Love -Building On Fire - Talking Heads
Mesopotamia - The B-52's
The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
11th Dimension - Julian Casablancas
Paris - Friendly Fires
$20 - M.I.A.