Sunday, September 30, 2012

Settling in

Hello Easthampton, MA!  The drive up was quick and easy, but we hit a few good downpours. When we left New London it was sunny with no rain on the radar for our route, go figure. We were a bit worried about the luggage in the roof case getting wet... (yeah we forgot to put plastic bags around the luggage, whoops), but when we took the luggage out of the case everything was dry - we lucked out! We saw what seemed like a rainbow in every direction on the drive up - it was really something to see! We're taking it as sign of good things to come. :)


The hotel seems nice, pretty pleased with our room - it's comfortable and seems to have everything we need to get through the next week. Touched base with Justin and took a ride to find the studio so we know where to go tomorrow morning. Didn't have any problems - it's a pretty quick 10 minute drive down the road. We drove up to Northampton, (10 mins away as well), thinking we would eat dinner and grab a few pints at Northampton Brewery, which I had mapped out a few weeks ago. Apparently they were having a private party of some sort so we took a walk and ended up at Fitzwilly's a few blocks down the road. Pretty good eats - nice dinner.

Now we're back at the hotel relaxing and getting ready for our big "set up day" tomorrow. We'll most likely be blogging nights when we return from the studio and updating during the days on twitter (which also posts automatically to our Facebook). So yeah, you'll be hearing from us. We're excited.



Friday, September 28, 2012

Countdown has begun!

The last two rehearsals before we leave are tonight and tomorrow. We've been working really hard for months. I've been concentrating on tempos, starting with clicks etc and Adam has been busy working on sounds, tones etc. I think we're pretty much ready. As ready as we're gonna be!

We have yet to start packing, but hopefully tomorrow we'll get it all sorted out. Even though this is far from a vacation - it's a much needed break from our real day jobs and we are really looking forward to just being out of town for awhile. We've got some long days ahead of us, but we are so looking forward to this!

We'll be hitting the road Sunday afternoon, checking in to the hotel and getting acquainted with the area. Monday morning we'll head to the studio and start setting up.

We'll be blogging when we can, (at least once a day), right here on our website. So be sure to check back daily to see what we've been up to.

Also make sure to follow us on twitter (@bedrmrehabcorp). Our twitter feed is also on the right column of this page!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Recording

As most of you have probably noticed by our recent posts on our Facebook and Twitter... we have been recording. We locked ourselves in our home recording studio on August 25 & 26 and recorded 11 tracks ourselves. We've just about completed basic mixing and we are pleased with the results. However, these tracks will most likely never see the light of day... this recording session was done for practice purposes and will serve as a "road map" for actual studio time which we've booked the first week of October. Which brings us to the next part of this post...

We've booked 6 days, (October 1-6), recording time at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA with Justin Pizzoferrato. During that week we'll record those tracks again, and it will become our debut LP, Red Over Red. We cannot tell you how excited we are for this!

You may have heard of Justin by his work with New London's very own Suicide Dolls.  Justin recorded their album Prayers In Parking Lots  which was released earlier this year. Such an amazing record. If you haven't heard it yet, go to that link above and buy it, now!

Justin is also known for working with Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and Black Pyramid, (to name just a few), and in May, opened his own studio and rehearsal complex, (along with Mark Alan Miller), Sonelab, where he's more recently worked with Chelsea Light Moving (featuring Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth), Black Francis (of the Pixies), and a number of others.

We feel extremely lucky to be working with a producer/engineer of Justin's caliber. We're excited about this opportunity and will absolutely be making the most of it.

If all goes as planned, we are hoping for a late 2012 release, with a possible December/January release party. Please stay tuned!

In the meantime, come check out one of our next shows... we've got a few shows lined up this month before we hit the studio. Hamden, CT, Somerville, MA & Providence, RI - we'll see you soon! Check our "shows" tab for all the details.