Recording: Day 1
I entered 37’ Productions studio at 10am with Brad Delava to record my debut EP. We spent most of the morning getting acquainted with the studio and the amazing equipment we had at our disposal thanks to owner Sean McLaughlin. I had recorded ‘84 Rookie Card here back in the tail end of winter and felt very comfortable in the studio so it’s nice to be back here doing a proper record.
I wanted a very live acoustic guitar sound instead of very clean crisp and up close so we spent a fair amount of time setting up different microphones around the room to get that feeling and once we got it we hauled ass tracking all day. I finished 5 songs on guitar and did one song vocals and guitar at the same time and it sounded really intimate and sexy. Even though I had been playing a lot of guitar leading up to recording, my fingers were still shredded and sore after almost 7 hours of playing.
We are way ahead of schedule and it feels really good to be in the studio feeling as prepared as possible which has never been my experience before with bands. It makes for a much more enjoyable experience and gives a lot more time to be creative instead of troubleshooting. Feels good. I’m working with a great crew and can’t wait to move on to other instruments tomorrow. Thanks for checking in, stay tuned for more. -Brian
Photos by Francisco Jimenez