August 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
August 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
So, I’d been thinking about doing this for a while. In honor of our TV spot we landed tomorrow on MTV’s “Awkward”, I’m posting all the original track files for “When I Was Young” online.
The deal is this: We recorded this whole album at home on my computer in my crappy little one bedroom apartment I was living in while I was out in Chicago. We didn’t have much of a budget to make this album, but we had a lot of time. So we layered the everloving bejezus out of our songs with every little dance pop rock idea we could come up with, until the thing was saturated to capacity. Then over the course of mixing the thing I spent a whole bunch of hours figuring out exactly how I could squeeze all those ideas into one mix, and our result was the album “Recession Girls”.
But I’ve got all these project files now for these songs, and each song has around 70 or 80 tracks on it. Tons of this stuff didn’t make it into the final cut, or was deeply buried. And I’ve always wondered to myself what the record would have sounded like if I hadn’t mixed it myself. So on the very off chance that anyone might be interested in taking a crack at it, I’m posting all the unmixed tracks for “When I Was Young” for whoever wants to give it a try. If there’s any further interest I’ll post the rest of the album at a later date.
Be warned, you’ll need a computer with a lot of RAM and multi tracking program that can handle that many channels of audio to work with all the tracks at once, and I took off all of our guitar amp simulators, so the guitar audio is the direct signal coming out of the guitar and nothing more. Those can be patched through guitar simulator plug-ins, or (if you’re especially adventurous) re-amped.