“I have tears of semen and bacon grease.” - Craig
We finished recording all the tracks for our new EP. Jesse just has to mix and master them and we should have it released online through Trunchbull Records within a week hopefully. This has seriously been the best recording experience we’ve had so far. Usually it’s an absolute pain in the ass, but the past two days have actually been a lot of fun. If you’re in a band and looking to get quality recordings done cheap and actually enjoy making them, Jesse Andrus is the fucking man.
Anyway, we’re gonna pull a Gabel with this one and call the EP: Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine “Is The Irrelevant Act”. I hope that title amuses somebody other than me. It’s a little more intense than our previous efforts, I’m really proud of it.
Stay tuned and stay true,
Ugh, recording is postponed two days, though now we can record all day Wednesday so it’s fine. A whole EP in two days. CJ said Bomb The Music Industry! recorded adults in five days.
I’m too tired from shoveling snow to record anyway. I shoveled all the inspiration away.
At practice yesterday Vizzi was already talking about our next EP, possibly recorded and released in the summer. We don’t sit down and try to write albums or EPs, we just write songs so I don’t see much of a point in releasing something as an album. Especially since we release everything for free online anyway.
Vizzi was right, I am damn skinny.
I wish I didn’t write like a robot,
Despite the snow Vizzi and CJ still managed to come over so we could practice the new songs one last time before recording. There’s four new full band songs, two of which we’ve played live, and one acoustic track (I guess I’m a sucker for sad Mike Vizzi songs).
The plan is to drive from Commack to East Islip tomorrow and get there by noon, which normally would not be a problem except for the blizzard that isn’t supposed to stop until six.
In the past I’ve recorded us, and on the last EP I had someone mix and master the tracks for us but this time we’re going to have Jesse from The Shanks record us. I find recording to be a very frustrating process and editing even more so (I don’t even have any good editing software), so I wanted to take a different approach to it this time. If you’re a Long Island band looking for someone to record you Jesse will do it for cheaper than anyone else will.
So tomorrow Vizzi, CJ and I are going to pack us and all of our gear into one car and attempt to lay down all of the drums, bass, guitar and vocals in one day all the while braving hazardous road conditions.
I do it for the love,
And today’s my birthday.
Vizzi has a beard now. Guess that makes us an orgcore band. Just call us Barnaby Jones and the Sound Machine.
So, I’m up to my eyeballs in work right now, but this certainly cheers me up a bit: The Waffle Stompers have finally put up some new tracks from their upcoming album, and they’re great. Check it out:
I saw these six nice dudes for the first time in ‘08 I think, and since then we’ve shared the bill with them a bunch of times, seeing and playing them live has definitely forced me to seriously step up my game in terms of onstage presence and energy. This band constantly revives my faith in our genre, keep your eyes on these boys.
The Best of the Worst/Tomahawk Chop split got featured on punknews.org, that’s pretty cool.