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Of What Has And Will Be Recorded

Posted on February 12, 2008

You can’t keep a touring band off the road… goneblind, the band whose debut EP was released earlier this year, is now in the midst of recording the debut full length. They started pre-production with producer Jim Wirt on November 19, for about 10 days…then moved onto Sound City in the Valley (where bands such as Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, and even Slipknot have done time) for bass and drums…then onto 4th Street Studios in L.A., where the band is now and has been since – “it’s all a blur right now,” tell bassist Mitch Burman – let’s just say a couple weeks. Currently on the agenda at 4th Street, hammering out the guitars, vocals, and some bass. And speaking of bass, Mitch Burman answers the following: Roadrunner: What’s a typical day in the life of studio tracking right now? Mitch: For me personally? Getting to the studio around 10am, then listen to stuff from the day before…actually, we’re always doing a bit of mixing. From there…ahh shit, playing pool, playboy channel…no, after that, onto songs – a lot of guitar, and lot of vocals…. RR: What’s the Jim Wirt (producer) situation? Mitch: He is a great guy to work with…we definitely have a vibe going with him, all of us. He’s just got that ear, a great ear for rock. RR: Oddest thing he has made you do? Mitch: Hmmm, has us tuning a lot. We’ll sometimes literally play one or two notes on something, and then he’s like, “Okay, re-tune.” It’s definitely been a process of keeping everything the utmost in tune. RR: I heard something crazy that you have 35 songs you are recording? Is this true? Mitch: Well, actually we probably started with about 30 songs. We then narrowed it down every day in pre-prod, one day to 25, the next to 20…now we are at 15. We want at least 12 on the album, but not sure whose call that is… RR: Of the 30 songs you started out with, any songs you’re pissed about not recording? Mitch: Actually, I’m really happy with what we’re doing. There is probably one song that, personally, I wish we were doing. But I think we chose the right songs. RR: How much longer on the tracking front? Mitch: I think we’ll be done tracking by January 5th…and then a couple days making sure we’re happy with everything we’ve done, and then off to be mixed. That’s still up in the air. RR: Immediate plans tonight? Mitch: Me, I believe I’ll be playing bass tonight on a track that John (Curry, vocals/guitar) is in the studio recording right now…and then hopefully after that, going to shoot some – that would be a great night. RR: Immediate plans after leaving the studio? Mitch: For all of us? Hopefully home for a few days, relaxing…and then hopefully hitting the road. Right on the road and start playing. We miss playing live. We’ve been such a band that plays live, constantly for the past 5 years – this is really our first idle time. We can’t wait to get back out there. We thank Mitch for his time, and wish the band all the best during these last couple of weeks recording. Onward and upward.


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