Dead By Monday
I'm tempted to call Dead by Monday's style the blues-ier side of garage rock, but who needs these silly labels anyway? DBM sing about heartbreaking, debauchery, letting go AKA that devilish sex, drugs, and rock n roll. They feature a creative, one-take rhythm section, with the lead guitar adding tasty morsels of blues, country, even surf music. If we must label...this is Rock with a capital R!!
Second Best mp3 (2:15 128 kbps 2.0 MB)
Oh She's Good mp3 (2:38 128 kbps 2.5 MB)
Engineer's Notes: Tracked with analog and digital, mixed digitally. The band didn't have money for mastering, and wanted the end product LOUD. So, it's a little more crunched than I would have done on my own - but hey, it's rock 'n' roll, and I'm happy to let the client make the call. I am not a mastering engineer, nor do I play one on television. Watch for the full album mid-July 2005.
All My Circuits
All My Circuits plays punk rock in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are inspired and influenced by Tab soda, Hamm's beer, Fla-vor-ice, and the search for the truest definition of "choad."
Tab Song mp3 (1:41 128 kbps 1.6 MB)
People mp3 (1:59 128 kbps 1.8 MB)
Engineer's Notes: Six songs were tracked and mixed digitally in less than a week for this project. The band did not have money for mastering, so I did my best - including masters for CD (what you hear here) and vinyl (with attendant increase of crest factor and reduction of bass response). I am not a mastering engineer, nor do I play one on television.
Don't put yourself into knots enjoying this attitudinal punk from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mastered by Trevor Sadler at Mastermind Productions.
I, Zombie mp3 (1:02 128 kbps 1 MB)
Milwaukee Burning mp3 (1:11 128 kbps 1.1 MB)
Last Days Never Last mp3 (1:38 128 kbps 1.5 MB)
Engineer's Notes: The drums were tracked with analog tape, all other tracking and mixing was digital - using a makeshift DAW with two Soundblaster cards to allow for four simultaneous input channels. Sync problems between the stereo input pairs? Oh yeah. Great quality for such low-budget DIY cred.
A shortwave radio blabbers in the background as someone begins to beat a rhythm out on a rubber ball. Drums stop and start. The Drunken Monkey takes the wheel. A tone is set, then a full-on rock band delivers the sucker punch. Guitars fade in and out in a deliberately low-fi manner - who's playing lead? Does it matter? Enter angst rock. This medley opens the ambitious Snakes in the Head.
The Drunken Monkey Takes the Wheel / Storm Seeds mp3
(6:00 128 kbps 5.6 MB)
Engineer's Notes: All tracking was with analog tape, and mixing was digital. My first solo DAW mixdown - using a makeshift box with two Soundblaster cards to allow for four simultaneous input channels. Sync problems between the stereo input pairs? Oh yeah. Great quality for such low-budget DIY cred.
Coming soon - a look at exactly how far I've come, and how far I need to go - by examining recordings going all the way back to some embarrassing 4-track cassette moments!! Let there be no shame!!