So - we've completed our last day or recording our album at Linear studio's in Sydney tracking the last 2 songs for our record. As usual it was a great experience being in the studio recording these songs we've laboured over for quite a while now. Our engineer Wade Keighran kept the ship on course as usual - though there were some choppy waters to be encountered ... not sure why i'm using watery metaphors - as this album is definitely all about the road ... the highways and the low roads and everything in between. Wade has recorded, mixed and produced some fine acts over the years and has just finished work on Wolf & Cub's album too (where he also plays bass amongst other things)... he's a music lover and always gets the best out of us when we're working with him, so thanks a million Wade!
The record is almost finished (!) - some home overdubs to wrap up and then it's off to mixing with Linear studio boss Chris Vallejo, who is casting his expert ears over the mixes and has done a great job so far on the singles we've released. The whole deal has taken a little longer than expected but its because we really want the album to work from start to finish - so some tunes have fallen by the way side over the past year ... i'm sure they'll surface as bonus tracks or something ...
We're still throwing around ideas for the release - and are seriously considering bypassing CD in favour of Vinyl (with download codes) and Digital. The record is 10 songs long, about 37 minutes and we really think the analog sounds and widescreen nature of the tracks will go great on an LP. Though, being that vinyl takes ages to press it could push the release back to Winter 2013 ... we'll see. Whatever happens there'll be a track or two out there in May - thats a guarantee !!
Thats all for now - here's the album trailer HW Wheelie (our resident filmaker & budding auteur) made last week ... check it out on Youtube:
cheers & hang in there !
Brendan/The Model School