Bit’n’Bobs

A few nights ago I stopped by the studio I recorded Supersmall’s first record in, Moon Labs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I wrote a lot of material for the second record and a substantial amount didn’t make the cut. This wasn’t to say that the songs were bad, they just didn’t, well…fit. I decided that even though we are currently working on a full-length Supersmall album, it would be nice to also work on a solo E.P. during the down time. Yes, I now how insane this sounds but it’s all very laid back really. It was also nice to revisit the studio and check out the new renovations–the whiskey bar is now a full room. Nice. After playing a bunch of Supersmall rejects we settled on “Take The Day Off”. We laid down the demo and it was sent out to a few musicians the producer knows that will become my temporary band for the E.P. The fact that they’re jazz musicians should result in an interesting non-supersmall sound. As of right now, i’m focusing on just this one song. I’ll return in late November to record it proper.

I’m heading to New Orleans for a show this Saturday, although I’ll be there Thursday though Sunday because why not? It’s New Orleans! When I return I’ll be focusing on finishing the bass lines for the first five songs for the album. It’s quite tricky now as the tunes are a little more complicated and not so “folky” this time around. It could have been so much easier to record more of the same but where is the fun in that?

It was my birthday recently, I don’t want to talk about it.

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Take The Day Off

 

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