Hello lovely internet people! We have news to share today!
As the twitters and facebooks may have told you, we were lucky enough to be the first band to participate in Converse Rubber Tracks Boston. At the end of November, we got an email inviting us to come to Q Division Studios on 12/3. We were pumped. Free studio time? Free Converse? At one of the best studios in MA? Yes please. As details emerged, we also found out that our engineer for the day would be Aaron Bastinelli, who has worked on albums for Vacationer and Body Language — two great bands who you all should be checking out.
On 12/2 we took a band trip to the Converse store on Newbury Street to pick up our complimentary kicks for the session. After much deliberation, we walked out feeling trendy and ready for a photo shoot. Or recording session, whatever.
The next morning, we loaded in and were wowed by the soundboard, the amps, the vintage mics, and the space. Drums got mic’ed, line checked, heads tuned, and then warmup began.
Our goal for the day was to leave Q Division with a fully tracked and mixed single to share. Over a few hours, we live tracked drums, bass, and guitar. It was a pretty new experience recording all at once, but we certainly had fun. We then went back and did vocals, harmonies, and some extra riffs and shreddage. By 7pm, we had our mixed track.
With a little help from Matt at Q Division, we found our mastering engineer: Jonathan at M-Works in Cambridge. Jonathan had it mastered for us in about a week, and we’re stoked at the end result. Check it out below, our new single, Living in a Bubble. If you listen closely, you can hear how fashionable our footwear is (Mr. DiVito’s especially).
In other news, we also got an Instagram, so follow us, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Also, we have a couple shows lined up:
1/4/2014 at Church of Boston with The Wild Northern
1/6/2014 at O’Briens Pub with The Howl
Hope you guys all dig the new song, we’ll see you at the next gig!