Posts Tagged ‘recording’

Local favorites, The Boogeymen to hit the studio

October 5, 2009

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Just heard from Trent Wilson, ehm uh…I mean, Diablo Maximus, from The Boogeymen. Looks like the group will be hitting the studio on Wednesday, October 7 to begin recording. He said they’re hoping to have something ready by Halloween. Mwuhaha, perfect!

Cuz Chicks Dig ‘Em: scarswillfade returns

September 1, 2009

scarsThere has been a flurry of defunct bands returning to stages in Springfield this year, but when we heard local rock group scarswillfade would be joining that list we were a bit surprised. We hadn’t heard so much as a rumor about the group since its farewell show at The Snorty Horse Saloon oh-so-long ago. Then came an email earlier this week with the announcement, as well as details.

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Springfield Music Scene, this could be your album

August 25, 2009
Cory King

Cory King

We’ve seen ensemble casts in movies, even the occasional ensemble song, and there are certainly some smaller ensembles out there that made albums… but what about a local ensemble? Cory King, guitarist for The First Teenager Ever and Sunrise Cassette in addition to doing solo work, began work on an album project a few weeks ago and wants to expand his list of collaborators… to as much of the local scene as possible.

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Demo, anyone? FourFour demo deal at MayApple Studio renewed in perpetuity

July 28, 2009

Last month we told you about MayApple Studio, the house-turned-uber-cool-recording-space on East Cherry Street. (You can peep some photos of the space by clicking here.) The studio is run by Daniel Maple of The Never Saints and The Sociables, who comes with considerable credentials stemming from his time recording Top-40 artists in Los Angeles, and is now finally open to the public after previously being available only for MayApple Records’ own in-house recording projects. As a “hello” to the music scene, the studio team put forth a one-weekend offer in honor of TheFourFour (awww…) of recording a band’s four-song demo in a weekend for $400, including setup and mastering, with no hourly time constraints.

There are changes afoot in the studio’s management (more on that coming soon, we hear), but Maple and company are making their demo offer ongoing. Anyone who wants to take advantage of the 4-song/$400 offer, or would simply like to inquire about or set up a recording schedule, can contact Maple at saintnever@gmail.com.

Washington Irving’s new EP now on The Internets

July 22, 2009

Washington Irving, Outland Ballroom, TK

One has to admire the pluck of Washington Irving, a group in its final weeks but scrambling to get everything done that it can before its demise. There are far more cases of bands mailing it in at the eleventh hour, but the local indie-rock band took the opposite approach in the hopes of cleaning out its musical closet. Just in time for the group’s next-to-last show last Saturday night at The Outland, the group prepared Symposium for the Devil, a collection of songs the band left on the back burner but wanted to put forth to the public while it still could. The four-track EP was recorded at Blake Walker Audio (Walker is the band’s drummer) and is available for listening on Washington Irving’s MySpace page, and copies of the CD will be available at the band’s final show at Lindberg’s on August 1. The band will be gone August 2, but at least you’ll have something to remember it by.

We aren’t dead yet! Washington Irving prepares EP of unreleased tracks

July 14, 2009

Washington Irving, Outland Ballroom, July 26, 2008

No, they will not go quietly into that good night, sir. Indeed, Washington Irving will rage against the dying of the light as long as it can. Not only has it booked more shows in less time than ever before in order to take advantage of the last while before guitarist Brett O’Neal moves to Illinois, the ’90s-influenced indie band is dusting off a collection of songs it never recorded before. With time running out–the group’s final show is August 1–it is making one last EP and releasing the last bit of up-to-par material it can. Four songs were recently recorded with Blake Walker Audio to include on the EP, including one track just added to the band’s MySpace titled “A Housing Project Named Desire.” You can hear it by clicking here. The band hopes to have the EP ready in time for its show at The Outland Saturday night with Loose Lips Sink Ships and The Short Histories of Powerful Nations, but if not it will be available at the farewell show in August. We would say more, but, frankly, we’re out of literary death cliches.

Can’t Stop the Flow: Roots Of Mankind singer working on hip hop record

June 26, 2009
Yo, man! I heard you was workin' on some new stuff, man. You need a hype man, you give me a call. I'm done with TV and I got some time, you know? I've worked with one of the best in the biz, my man Ch--yo, Chuck, where'd you GO, man?!

Yo, man! I heard you was workin' on some new stuff, man. You need a hype man, you give me a call. I'm done with TV and I got some time, you know? I've worked with one of the best in the biz, my man Ch--yo, Chuck, where'd you GO, man?!

We’ve known for some time now that Roots Of Mankind singer Jason Nunn likes a little hip hop flava in his reggae-song lyrical delivery, and we were never more sure than after he and his bandmates did a little freestyling and beatboxing during last Sunday’s episode of Rock Talk. Now we know just how serious he is about it. Nunn wrote in to tell us he is currently at work on a hip-hop side project with LemonDrop Records DJ/producer The Arkitect (formerly known as Nocturnal Doses), who has previously worked on tracks for The Spacetones. There is no announced timetable for completion, but hopefully it will see the light of day soon.

Meet MayApple Studio PLUS SPECIAL OFFER!

June 23, 2009

It appears two major musical forces in The Springfield Scene are teaming up for a new project. MayApple Records chief and Big Smith singer Mark Bilyeu is working with Never Saints and Sociables keyboardist and singer Daniel Maple to record local musicians outside the MayApple family and regardless of genre. MayApple Studio is a converted house in a country-ish setting on East Cherry Street, fully equipped with Logic and Pro Tools along with the other houselike amenities… ya know, since it’s a converted house. We’re not used to hearing phrases such as “parkayed floors,” “full kitchen,” “Jacuzzi” or “rain-making shower” in the description of a recording space, yet there they are in the description of this facility.

It’s a low-pro bungalow befitting a Hollywood setting, which is fitting given Maple’s experience recording major-label acts such as Maroon 5, Britney Spears and more while living in California a few years ago. Add in Bilyeu’s access to the infrastructure to get CDs professionally pressed and you have a one-stop place to get top-shelf sound… for the you-can’t-be-serious price of $35 per hour, with negotiable price breaks for larger time blocks or full-album agreements.

That’s not all. Click the words below for a special introductory offer valid this weekend ONLY.

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Afraid Of Monsters recording EP

May 26, 2009

We heard recently from Afraid Of Monsters drummer Jon Freihofer , who told us the group is in the studio with Blake Walker working on an upcoming EP. Freihofer tells us the drum tracks are already finished, though it’s still too soon to estimate a release date. We’ll let you know more as it develops, and we’re hoping it’s soon; we need to add some local ambient rock to our CD collection.

My Wasted Life back in the studio

May 8, 2009

My Wasted LifeIt’s been under wraps for a while, but My Wasted Life drummer Renton Fallstaff recently mentioned to us that the punk/ska/rock group is in the Close/Far Studio with Jonathan James and Ryan Spilken working on a new record. Details are sparse at the moment, but word is we should see a finished product sometime this summer. A previous attempt to record an album last year never saw the light of day, but according to Fallstaff the band seems much happier with its progress this time around. We eagerly await the results.

Josh Heinrichs update

May 1, 2009

heinrichsWe just got a raft of new information regarding the recent goings-on of former Jah Roots singer Josh Heinrichs. First, his new album: Recording has gone on for a few months now, but the latest word from Heinrichs is that a finished album will see the light of day at the end of this month. The six-song EP, to be titled Things Change, will be an acoustic record with some backing instrumentation from members of SeedLove and 77 Jefferson. With a new CD, of course, comes a new tour, which will begin this summer and travel throughout the country–but not before a return performance with Cas Haley at The Outland Ballroom on June 6. Follow all that with an appearance at Schwagstock in September and you have a pretty busy schedule. When it comes to Heinrichs, though, we wouldn’t expect anything less.

A quick recording update

April 24, 2009

recordingIt occurs to us that we haven’t done one of these in a while, so we’re going to take a moment and get you up to speed on who is going into the studio and what they’re up to:
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HeartPunch booking second gig, recording

April 22, 2009

The thing with supergroups is you almost never can confine them to just one show. It’s often a meeting of talents too good to deny more opportunity, and such appears to be the case with local-music conglomerate HeartPunch. Frontman Yankton Sothern’s cathartic side project (he usually drums for Bottlefish and still plays guitar when Fullers Earth gets together) brought together Steve Newman of The Domino Kings, Lou Whitney of The Skeletons and The Morells and Ritchie Allen of BringYourGreenHat for a show so well received that Sothern says it’s planning a second show at Lindberg’s in May; no word on the official show date yet. The group is also working on coordinating schedules to lay down Sothern’s tracks for an upcoming album release. It may never become a regularly performing band–the members are all involved in far too many projects to make that seem feasible–but another show with the quartet together should give those at the original High Life Live show something to look forward to, as well as a second chance for those who missed it.

SincerlyYours mixtape on the way

April 7, 2009

sincerelyyoursIt could safely be said that local-by-way-of-Chicago hip hop artist SincerelyYours has performed more and recorded less since the Real Rhymers Camp spread out across the Midwest a couple of years ago. He was known as BriefListen then, but with a new name comes a new approach to doing things, and the new material is coming. In recent months SincerelyYours has been working more with the team behind LemonDrop Records act The Spacetones, and some of that work is beginning to bear fruit. We’re told by LemonDrop co-chief Charlie Rosenbury that he’s been in the studio recently recording SincerelyYours’s rhymes for an upcoming mixtape. No word on the number of tracks, but we’re told it’s a freshening of material the rapper has had around for some time. The completed work will hopefully see the light of day this summer.

Wilson: McGill breakup info a “publicity stunt,” band pausing to record

April 3, 2009
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Also not funny: When bands mislead their fans for their own amusement.

Whom to believe? The day after we’re forwarded information from two sources within McGill that the group is done comes word via text message from lead singer, songwriter and founding member Jason Wilson, aka Jason McGill, that the group is, in fact, not broken up. The singer’s side of it comes after the break.

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