Monthly Archives: August 2013

Recording Week

This past week we’ve been recording a couple of songs for an up an coming 7″ which is slated to be the flagship release of a series of singles by our favorite local Kansas City Music Blog/Live Show Picture Source/Podcast: Too Much Rock. The A-Side will be a new, original, tune called Landlocked and the B-Side is a cover of Off Duty Trip by the Raincoats. Here’s a few pics of some of the shenanigans.

Nan in her drum lair and hair.

That pedalboard is one of the best investments I’ve made in along time. Already busting out the RAT pedal that my pal Sam gave me on a recent trip to NYC!
Pedal Pusher #studio #landlocked

This was our first recording at our cozy new home-headquarters in Shawnee, Kansas. Of course we offer regular sacrifices to The Vaselines alter in the corner.

Recording in the house that I grew up in was a little intense. I have a very intimate knowledge of every corner of that place. As a kid my Dad used to stand at the top of these stairs and scream at me to get out of bed and get ready for school. The slap echo of that stairwell is embed in my brain. It turned out to be the perfect place to record backup vocals.

“Shine a light” (Abigail Henderson) by Michelle Bacon

An important figure in the Kansas City Music community has passed. We’ve only been in KC for a little more than a year but it wasn’t long before we felt the welcoming presence of Abigail Henderson. We only met Abby a couple of times but through her music and all of the fantastic things that occur with The Midwestern Music Foundation we felt her love. My strongest memory is of her thanking us, profusely, after our gig at the Mid-Coast Takeover, in Austin, this past March. I felt like I needed to be thanking “her.” After a very short time in KC The Midwestern Music Foundation included Schwervon! on a local compilation as well as having us take part in that unforgettable 4 day showcase at SXSW. As usual, local KC musician and Chief Editor at The Deli KC, Michelle Bacon, puts it into words better than anyone: Shine a light..

Pic of the week

It’s hot out there folks, and bright. Don’t forget your sunglasses.