We spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Thundering Sky Studios, in South Berwick Maine, working on our full length. We recorded ”High Noon”, “Alexandria” and a brand new song called “I’m Going To Miss This When We’re Dead”. This is the beginning of the process to finally release our first full length album. We are absolutely excited about the progress so far. Chris Magruder, who runs and operates Thundering Sky is beast. His knowledge and attention to detail is going to shine through on this album. We can’t say enough about his professionalism and abilities. We have rough mixes right now in our possession that are better than most mastered copies we’ve heard from large national acts. We are sort of nervous that the final product will be so high quality that it might cause spontaneous combustion and the occasional socks being blown off. Be prepared that you might need a designated listener when first experiencing the full length.
When we were first looking to record we were under the impression that our area didn’t really have much to offer as far as professional studios go. We have a friend who studied under a man who worked on some platinum artists and figured if we were serious about our music we needed it to be recorded in a serious studio. Admittedly, we should have looked a little closer to home before making the assumption that our area didn’t have such a studio. We eventually found two studios we wanted to check out. We heard great things about both so we wanted to give them both a shot. We visited Both Thundering Sky and another studio locally. Both had great technicians and gear but when you first walk into thundering sky there is just this presence, an unexplainable comfort. I think we all knew the moment we stepped in the door, that we had found what we were looking for. Chris is super accommodating and we felt at home, turning handshakes to hugs and music into magic.
I kid you not, the rough mixes are better than most things we’ve heard. We can’t help but smile when we listen to the new recordings. A few times john broke out into fits of random yelling at the end of the songs. This is our passion and we intend to pursue it to the best of our abilities. We are three songs into the full length. We are guessing it will have a total of 8 or 10 songs. We have a couple other new ones we are in the process of writing that we will hopefully be able to get onto the album. This is a very expensive process but we are dedicated to putting in the work and time to make sure we give you the best possible album possible, not only sonically, but also musically. We hope to have it finished by late spring, early summer. We need to get back into the studio as soon as possible if we plan to meet that goal. We will be trying to play some big shows and come up with some creative fundraising ideas.
Throughout the weekend Chris’ wife Megan took photos and videos so that we could give you guys a glimpse into the recording process. We are excited to be able to tell you something… Not only do we have these songs recorded but we now have our first Music Video! Chris labored over the last couple nights editing and synching up the video with the new rough mixes. We are very happy with the result. Its certainly not professional.. but its not far from it. Megan did a great job with the videography which made Chris’ job a little easier.
So here is where you come in. We are going to show you the video and introduce our newest song to you. However, there is a catch. We are also in need of funding for more recording. We spent every penny and then some on what we recorded this weekend. So to give you our video a little incentive for helping us out. We have a donation button on the top right of the home page. As soon as we hit $100 in donations we will release the video (we will email you the link so you can watch it) We figure $100 is a very small amount considering all the fans out there. So a quick 1-5 dollar donation here and there should help us reach that $100 rather quick. We need $300 to get the songs we just recorded into finished mixes. So $100 would be a great start! If we get more than $200 Chris just might be able to give you guys another video of either alexandria or high noon. Hopefully this idea works,, we really want to get back into the studio to finish this album for you guys.
The Donation button is on the top right of the Home Page.
(update 2/10/12)( we recieved a $300 donation to get us back in the studio!) we still need about twice that to complete another weekend of recording. Thank you sooooooo much to those who believe in us and our music. We are extremely grateful!