Well, we released our first 3-song EP in mid-February. And now we’ve released two more!!!
They are called Ebb and Flow and From Way Up Here. As you may notice, the two songs are completely different in terms of style. The former being very stripped down and intimate while the latter being big, reverby, and layered. Regardless, I’m REALLY proud of these songs and they are probably my favorite on the album so far. I’m especially proud of the electric guitar tones we captured on From Way Up Here. They sound absolutely beautiffffuullllllllllllll. Now, I guess the only problem is…how do we play it live with just two people??
That in itself is gonna be an issue but I’m sure we’ll work something out. Speaking of which check out our upcoming shows at www.hunterandwolfe.com. We’ve been getting some good turnouts lately and we wanna keep the momentum going! Thank you everyone whose been promoting!
And most importantly, CHECK OUT THE NEW SONGS at www.hunterandwolfe.bandcamp.com. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve been getting a bunch of e-mails lately and have really enjoyed all your questions from chord charts to gear to lyrics, etc. etc. We don’t mind! Keep them coming!!!
Bad Day by Darwin Deez aka the hipster’s hipster. Most of his songs sound the same (I guess that’s the caveat of playing with a four-string guitar [see: seasick steve, too]) but they certainly set an awesome mood. Also quite like the production. Love the illustrations in this video too.
Week off from recording means: practicing trumpet for next week’s tracking (turns out I’m still awful) and finishing up a few new songs. OH AND I JUST GOT MY FIRST MULTI-CHANNEL PREAMP! But I’ll save that for another day…
Just wanted to give a quick update for recording…I’m doing an awful job keeping up a ‘studio diary’ BUT I must say we brought in some string players to play on an interesting little instrumental string quartet piece after a song called “Everything”. Very good stuff and it’s coming along nicely.
Second, I just laid down my first mandolin ‘solo’! The performance shows how piss-poor I am at mandolin but I guess there’s the charm. I really enjoyed it. We’re going back later on tonight to finish up the track and do some usual mixing for the first batch of songs we have finished (which is about 4! not bad for a couple weeks work).
Anyways, I’d like to end on these two notes for all your effects pedal junkies:
1. The Analogman Sunface BC108 is the closest you will ever get to that Hendrix/Gilmour silicon-based Fuzz Face they had back in the day. Plug this into a loud clean amp and turn the Fuzz way up and you have instant Dark Side of the Moon lead tones (but be sure to put on some modulated delay as well).
2. If you don’t have the 15k+ dollars that it costs to buy a Dumble amp, I HIGHLLY suggest you get the Hermida ZenDrive. That through a Twin Reverb is as close as you’re gonna get…when I found out that’s what Robben Ford does when he can’t ship his Dumble to his gigs, it basically sealed the deal for me.
But anyways, so we just finished tracking the guitars for Build Me A Boat To Nowhere and it sounds great so far. At 215 BPM, it’s at a little quicker pace than our songs usually are but Mike did a great job double-tracking his fingerpicked rhythm guitar (lots of rolling arpeggios!) and I added a twelve-string part for the second half of the song. It’s interesting to hear how they mix and I quite like how they sync up together. So far, so good! Tracking is going along quite nicely (a bit too nicely perhaps…so expect the next post to not be so cheery).
Next up is a song called Everything. Probably my favorite track on the album. We laid down the basic rhythm backing track today (besides bass) and tomorrow (today, technically) is gonna be bass, electric guitar, and then…other stuff I’m sure.
I realize that both me and Mike always use parentheses in almost all our posts. Sorry about that. I even did that kind of parentheses-style writing in some of my college essays.
ANYYWAAYSSSS, if anyone is looking for a good delay I HIGHLY recommend the TC Electronic Nova Delay. It’s about $250 and sounds phenomenal. The delay notes are so clear, you can hear everything really well, and it doesn’t sound washed out (I basically just said the same thing three different ways). And it’s about half the price of the Eventide Timefactor, another great delay pedal with a lot of options. But for most people’s purposes, I’d suspect the Nova Delay would work for them. You can easily change to a bunch of rhythmic subdivisions, you can set the BPM or MS by either tap tempoing with your foot, manually setting it with a dial, OR just hitting your guitar in time. This is a huge selling point because you can set your tempo in sync with a drummer on the fly when playing live. If you’re confused by the whole hitting your guitar thing, go to :25 of this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5HsJNpvkxM
Well, that’s my plug for the day. Hopefully TC sees this and decides to give me some sort of endorsement.