This guy is great. I’ve always kind of heard his stuff here and there and liked it well enough, but Bad Books peaked my interest in him a little more, because the songs he is most present in on the album are awesome. Daytrotter says “He could steal your faith in the written word,” and that’s a perfect description of how he writes. His lyrics are always so fluent and perfect. I just love his songs.
Another great analog demo! Lovin’ the tone. It seems a bit boring to start, but it definitely gets interesting as it goes.
Josh and I did this on his new Tascam 4 track cassette recorder. I had literally just finished writing the song, and we happened to find a great tone with my Jaguar and Josh’s bass amp, so we just recorded it. I absolutely love the way it sounds, especially toward the end. We definitely just captured the raw essence of it- the analog setup really translated the emotion of the song well.
I used my ‘62 American Reissue Fender Jaguar into Josh’s 1984 Ampeg SVT-70-T bass amp with no effects pedals. The amp was mic’ed with a Mojave MA-200, and my vocals with a Rode NT-1 run through a PreSonus Eureka channel strip.
Today Josh bought a Tascam 424 four track Cassette Recorder, and I got a Rode NT-1 condenser mic in a sweet Craigslist purchase. So of course, we recorded a song with his new setup in all its analog glory using a combination of our mics.
We went for Haunted House right away because it has been re-worked since its original recording. Now, it is sketchy at times, but considering we just set up mics around his room and a random box and a tambourine on the ground, and just sat down and played, it sounds pretty cool. Not to mention, it was done on an old cassette 4-track from the 90’s. So, enjoy what is our sketch of the new version of Haunted House!
A fall playlist! Some old stuff that I have always associated with this wonderful change of weather, some new stuff I am finding that’s fitting for the new season. Download it, put it on an iTunes playlist, and let it play with the windows down.