So on our latest song that we just posted yesterday, I tried to remain disciplined and follow both TW's and Jilian's advice to minimize the number of different tracks used in the recording. The song ended up with 1 guitar track, 1 bass track, 1 drum track and 2 vocal tracks and I'm pretty happy with how it sounds. Check it out, it's called "12 months a year."
(post edited 08/27/17 to point to Soundcloud stream of song)
Let's just start out with the 1-minute version-
I'm not sure exactly what my wife Jilian was thinking last year when she decided to buy a drum set, but for me one thing was perfectly clear: we were starting a band together. Whether she liked it or not.
I had already written some songs, and even recorded a few of them on my own, using drum machines or other improvised percussion. But now, with her in the mix, I knew that the fun was really about to begin, and we started rehearsing the the basement.
Our first performance was a private show for friends in our living room last December, and at that point we were hooked to the thrill of playing loud fuzzy music directly into people's ears. And while I really love the concept of operating as a simple 2-piece, it was clear that it would just sound better with some help on the low end. That help is named Alex, who plays bass like he's reading my mind, but then apologizes for mistakes he says he made but I couldn't even hear.
Anyway, we're still new at this, but we're having a blast. Thank you for bearing with us as we figure out how to play however the fuck we like.
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