Since we just released a record in December, the new material bucket initially seemed daunting.
I say initially because right around the submission deadline Aaron Borden hit the band with a demo titled "A Song About Us"; and it was righteous. Aaron and I did some multi-tracking on the tune, and as the HDR deadline continued to creep up we decided to give it a run for the disc.
Besides a quick two song Cities excursion with Alex Gerst in late-2009, the band has been tracking everything by our lonesome, and my, oh my, it was getting lonely. So, in a feat of email-ery we asked producer extraordinaire Salim Nourallah (Producer of the Year 2004-2010; Old 97's, Deathray Davies) to let us come hang our hats on him, and wouldn't you know it, he had a rack for us at his aptly named Pleasantry Lane Studios in Dallas.
Yesterday we rolled into the studio and I was able to catch a couple of quick iPhone pics in-between takes; which you can see below. They're grainy, but don't worry; our great friends and photo contributors James Villa and Jen Winters were on-hand to shoot stills, as well as, a video to accompany the comp release!
The release date for the Hand Drawn Records - Compilation Volume 1 has been set for April 14th @ Lola's Saloon in Fort Worth. We'll have more hoopla for you on that as we get it!
|Salim Nourallah at the console.|
|Jody a One-Take Wonder.|
|Borden Micro-Managing The Hutch.|
CD Release Show:
Hand Drawn Records Presents: a compilation. volume 1.
“Bedrooms and Backdoors. Friends and Neighbours.”
FREE CD w/ Admission: Featuring 12 amazing artists!
Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., Fort Worth, TX)
Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm. All Ages.
Saturday, April 14th
Secret Ghost Champion