Things are moving very quickly over here. Five of our tracks already have drums and bass, leaving me to play catch up on guitars and vocals.
If there's one thing I've learned from these first two days of recording, it's that the things that happen in the moment are often the best. The song Carry will feature a solo that I improvised during tracking, as well as mostly first take vocals featuring Tyler picking up a vocal line I bailed on about 10 feet off the microphone. While certainly not the techniques or takes I'd use for a more clean cut sounding track (the rest of the album), it matched the laid back, jam-ish vibe of the song we were playing and sounded too good to let go.
Going back a few hours, we were tracking the now pretty much released instrumental "Everyone's a Critic", a riffy jam I've been itching to teach the band for months. (check it out in our promo video on FB/IG etc.) We recorded the song and upon showing it to my Dad, he said "It's good, but I think it's too long". Despite the fact that it was clocking in at a whopping 0:45, we knew he was right and begrudgingly tracked a new one. This one was only 0:36, and the result is actually a much more concise interlude track that we hope you'll enjoy!
Because of the freedom we have recording ourselves, everything is on the table and can be changed at a moments notice, arrangements, riffs, lyrics, melodies etc. which just makes the whole process feel alive.
The rest of this week is going to be wrapped up in the grueling ordeal of recording double tracked guitars and trying to sing in key, but I couldn't be happier.
Here's what we're doing!