08 January 2010

Maple Day Getaway

It’s time to make a record again. Tomorrow we’re driving* to our once-and-future home of San Francisco and recording at Hyde Street Studios thru the end of the month. We're throwing longtime Friend of the Band Nick Huntington in the van to produce, who has a colorful enough track record** to con the proverbial suits into trusting him with their investment, and engineer of yore Drew Fischer will turn the knobs. Drew did “Hair Decisions,” which might be the most special thing this band’s ever done (a re-listening to which, in the van, on a dreary day in Germany, cosmically revealed that he was The One), and 4 tracks on the first record, all at Hyde Street. “One Toke Over the Line” was recorded here (the least among many, at the former Wally Heider Recording). There’s a burrito place around the corner. We spent the better part of 2009 writing and rinsing and spin-cycling and line-drying 20+ songs, and we’ve democratically whittled it down to 13. Strangest thing is, we feel this creative empowerment this time around that previous recording experiences rendered foreign to us, so much so that we still feel like we’re scammin' the record label, who somehow someway are actually letting us do it our way. It's like they like us or something. Anyway, we're all abuzz about making something we love so much that you'll love it too. Oh, and happy 2010.


look, ma! it's just like when you wuz a kid!

* Tim, who refuses to ride in our van after years of comically negative experiences, will, in the style of Seal, follow the van in a sports car, accompanied by his manager (or, in this case, Rob).
** cough cough Britney Spears
† We were Blog o' th' Day, or something like that, the other day. Thanks Blogger! And greetings, people of the world.

23 comments:

Jester said...

Good luck to you!

Reza@Blogging Guide said...

Good luck guys, wish you all the best!

Reza from Blogumulus

Anonymous said...

Good luck! I'm excited to hear what you have coming!

T. said...

Good luck! I'm excited to hear what you have coming!

Phaxanation said...

Using a Studer 24-Track to record this puppy? Right on.

-Adrien

Government Grants said...

good post

kyran said...

I'm excited to see what you guys will harness the aura Shaq left behind into

BclubThai said...

Good  i  like.

leo said...

i've enjoyed looking at the europe tour photos. interesting and funny captions too. Good luck wt the record thingy.

music and video said...

good luck always

Charlotte said...

Good luck!

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Pigman said...

Good Luck mate - get those voices out there.

It`s rainig yeah! said...

I like also your photos. Greetings from Finland.

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Brett said...

Great blog congratulations on Blog of note.

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postsecrets said...

Wow, that's great!!! Good luck!!! Have fun and have a safe trip!! Can't wait to hear the new tracks!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Excellent nrews Dudes and if you feel like a night out in SF when you are done recording, I'll be there for 3 days at the beginning of February.
You play, I'll watch and listen. How about it?

stamp said...

who takes your pictures?

Juliana Cruz said...

Very nice you blog!Add to mine

Kisses and hugs

Kelly Enigma said...

"Blog o'th' Day", bahaha.

Nice footnotes.

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