Monday, February 20, 2012

TRACKING: Exit 380 at Pleasantry Lane Studios

Not sure if you've seen the curious post by Hand Drawn Records touting their upcoming compilation project, but the criteria lined out for getting onto the comp basically said, "New material. Cool material. Only."

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

Exit 380
Secret Ghost Champion
Abby NormL

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