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Dead By Monday

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 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.



Blackwall Hitch

Blackwall Hitch 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.


Voodoo Sunshine

Voodoo Sunshine 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.


The Archive

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!!



 
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