Welcome to Day One of the downhere recording process - hard to believe this is album #3 already! We'll be posting updates throughout the next couple of days here while we track drums and some bass guitar as well.
Today we are at a studio called Dark Horse. We recorded a bunch of the last album here and a little of the first one too. It's a beautiful place, cabin like buildings, lots of wood, and very pretty.
Jeremy is in the process of getting drum sounds which often takes a long time. To get an idea of what this looks like start by imagining a drum kit surrounded by microphones. Now picture Jeremy sitting there hitting the high tom for about 10-20 minutes. Then the the middle tom, then the low tom. Then there's the kick drum, snare drum, cymbals, routing off the audio signal through all sorts of processing, cables running everywhere, the rest of the band standing around drinking hot drinks and having a good laugh about whatever story happens to be being told at that particular moment. Then I'm sitting there on a computer writing to you, trying to catch whatever conversation I can.
Once Jer is ready the rest of us will plug in and we'll try to figure out how we'll play these songs since we haven't played most of them live too often. The hope is to get drums for four songs as well as bass and maybe even some piano too. We will keep you updated!!