2012 has been an awesome year. A lot has happened since my last update. Our iPhone app is in developement and is looking like it will be ready to launch in early-mid 2013. We've had the pleasure of working with some really great bands on Off the Avenue like Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Bombay Bicycle Club, Minus the Bear, Here We Go Magic, Blackberry Smoke, El-P and many other awesome acts. Below are a couple of my favorite episodes we've done in the last few months.
Aside from Off the Avenue, we've had some other fun and exciting things going on. My band Saskatchewan has released some new music and we also did our first north east tour in november. One of the highlights of the tour for me was doing a Daytrotter session at Asheville's beautiful Echo Mountain Studios.
The week before we left for tour was spent directing my first music video for my friends in Roadkill Ghost Choir. I've documented the process with some photos and stories from the expierence, read it HERE, or you can find it in my projects page.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
Bombay Bicycle Club
Here We Go Magic
Earlier this month, we had a little party to celebrate the release of Off the Avenue's 100th Episode. We decided to do a little montage of all the artists that have been involved with the project followed by a funny little blooper reel. Here's the 100th Episode:
I also added a track from The Drew Yardis Project's record, Unto You on the music page. I had the pleasure of Co- Producing, Mixing, Engineering, and playing bass on it with some really great musicians. It was mastered by veteran Grammy mastering engineer Joe Palmaccio out of Nashville.
We've got some really cool things coming up to round up the year, so stay tuned!
Last week I took a trip to Omaha with the boys from Roadkill Ghost Choir. We were up there mastering the record we've been working on for the last 8 months or so. We worked with Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, Cursive, She & Him, The Faint) and it was a real pleasure. I'm excited to finally get to show everyone the record soon. While we were there we met up with the guys from Cursive and they showed us around their hometown. We had met them in Orlando a few weeks prior when they stopped by the studio to do an Off the Avenue session. It turned out like this:
We recenently partnered up with Consequence of Sound, an online music publication, to help grow Off the Avenue. It's been really great working with them and I'm excited to be able to have some really great artists in the studio.
In other news, I'm still working on the Saskatchewan record. I think it's turning out well, can't wait to let everyone hear it. We're releasing a cassette tape with all the songs we've put out so far. You can get it here.
New music from the tenant and saskatchewan... I've got some good stuff coming up this year, I'm excited :)
Since studying digital synthesis in college, I've been interested in creating unique sounds for productions that I work on. I've recently been using white noise and sine wave concoctions to create drum kits. I decided to take the code and make a UI so others can use it, as well as make it easier for me to use it in the future. POOCHDRUM was created in Max/MSP 5. I've included a download here on the website for anyone intersted in giving it a try.