Despite their slacker image, Nirvana were among the most well-rehearsed and painstakingly prepared bands in their entire scene. You try practicing together 6 days a week, 4 hours a day and see how long it takes you to record an album. Just listen to the band play “Love Buzz” into a cheap camcorder microphone during an early rehearsal in 1988. Chad Channing’s less-than-inspired drumming aside, tell me it doesn’t sound like a take that’s just begging to be captured in a decent studio with some real mics. Do you sound this good and well-balanced when your whole band plays around a single SM57? Try it sometime and find out.
We Have Signal: The Black Angels
I’ve been browsing We Have Signals’ excellent Vimeo page and watching some of their newer shoots and enjoying some older ones I’d watched before. I am loving a lot of the neo-psychedelic bands going these days. The Black Angels are one of them. Enjoy.
Sargent House is delighted to announce that Emma Ruth Rundle will be recording her debut solo album this year for release on Sargent House. Above is a video of her performing a new track “Oh Sarah” live from the Glassroom. (Shot & Edited by Spencer Rollins)
Earlier this year we had…
There is almost no chance you haven’t heard this breakbeat before. It’s the Wilhelm scream of sampling.
Class A? Class AB? Cathode-biased, Push-Pull configurations…huh? Check this out for a pretty solid explanation on the basics of tube guitar amplifiers.
Off to see the wizard for a MIDI retrofit. #synth #synthesizer #MIDI #vintage