December 3, 2013 in recording, sessions

Artwork for my new EP – When We Fly

When-We-Fly-artwork-Rob-LaFond

September 23, 2013 in mastering

Getting my ep mastered today

Getting my ep mastered at Little Red Book Mastering by Mark Chalecki.

Mastering Gear

August 31, 2013 in recording, sessions

Raymond listing to his pedal steel take on “Born in the Sunshine”

Raymond-listening-to-Born-In-The-Sunshine

August 19, 2013 in recording, sessions

Nice Rack:)

nice-rack

August 14, 2013 in recording, sessions

Day Two – Tracking

Jesse-on-Bass

Jesse having fun (and killing it on bass)

Adam myself, and Jesse in front of Idaho Falls

Adam myself, and Jesse in front of Idaho Falls

August 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day One – Tracking

Today we did the tracking for “Dreaming of You” and “Sunday Evening.” It was really fun and really challenging. We recorded the bass and drums to tape. Here’s us in the control room listening to a take. Notice Jesse on the couch giving me the finger 😮

day-one-tracking-studio

August 2, 2013 in recording, sessions

The Rehearsal

Last night we did the rehearsal for the recording session at Adam’s studio. It was awesome seeing the songs come together – it’s an interesting experience when you’ve been playing songs for a while and in your head you hear all the parts a certain way. Yesterday was like that except Adam and Jesse are much better than  the musicians in my head…

I was kind of nervous working with actual musicians and an official producer this time, it defiantly makes you bring your A game. I’m used to being locked up in my cave making making music overdubbing layers of myself and not being around other humans. I’m enjoying this being a collaborative project even though we are working with my material. You’re just not able to get that same feel overdubbing millions of yourself, there is something to be said about playing live music with other people. I think that with different people you get different rhythms that you wouldn’t think of. Mick Jagger said in the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom when referring to the back-up singers that they brought a whole new level to the music, and that it gives you a break from hearing his voice the whole time. That’s how I feel about it, I definitely don’t want to hear a choir of myself.

 

July 23, 2013 in recording, sessions

Setting up the recording session

I am really exited about the recording session I am setting up for my new EP “When We Fly.” I will be working with producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives, The Parson Redheads, Ferraby Lionheart) at his studio in West LA, Red Rockets Glare. I will also be working with some amazing musicians. It will be Adam Topol (Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, Culver City Dub Collective) on drums, Jesse Ingalls (Ben Harper, Oliver Future) on Bass, Josh Caldwell (Holy Folk, Les Blanks) on keys and back-up vocal, and me on guitars and vocals. We are also going to have background vocals from The Wild Reeds.

July 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Shmoozle is an Oozle

for shmizzle….