I have been chronicling my work on le musica here so I just wanted to share the finished product with you! Below is the result of several months worth of recording work:
I would say our main influences are QOTSA, RHCP, early Arctic Monkeys, and Boards of Canada.
Let me know what you guys think and if you dig it, give me a like :)
Its been awhile, everyone doing well?
Anyway, my band (Slums of Utopia) is about to release our first EP! Its only 3 songs, but we've put countless hours of writing, recording, and mixing into it.
As a preview, here is the unmastered (and not quite final mix) version of the EP:
So, the artist that was gonna do the album art bailed on us :( I'm really proud of this work and I think it deserves some legit album art! I know there are a ton of awesome artists in the 64D community so I was wondering if anyone was interested in whipping something up for the final release (in the next week or so).
Given the "Slums of Utopia" theme, we had some specific ideas, but also open to suggestions. We were thinking a slightly futuristic city on the water, but with the reflection being a ruined version. Pretty trippy right?
Anyway, you'd get an awesome credit and some exposure if this shit goes anywhere. If that isn't enough compensation, we might be able to work something out. Haven't started promoting yet, but we are gonna start playing some local shows in Seattle soon, so expect things to start ramping up!
Also, if you like it feel free to give us a like on bookface :)
Thanks for listening! Definitely put my soul into this one.
P.S. Also looking for a logo!
How are things here? Don't get to check in that often. Still just working and banding (its as sexy as it sounds).
My band (Slums of Utopia, facebook that shit if you like this, we got all of 4 likes or something) is working on our first real demo. We have around 13 songs total but it turns out actually recording and producing good music takes a really long time, so only 4 tracks will probably make it on there. Then on to the live game this summer.
We are alt rock I guess, I love QOTSA, RHCP, TOOL, Incubus, Boards o' Canada, trip hop, etc.
Here's a really close to final mix of one of the songs off our demo. I think it turned out pretty damn unique. Probably close to 65 hours from live tracking the drums, bass, and rhythm, guitar and vocal overdubs, and mixing (holy shit snacks mixing takes forever but is well worth it).
Hope y'all enjoy it. Self produced, start to finish. Feedback welcome!
Edit: Still need a good, old-fashioned master, so if it doesn't pop as much as you'd expect, don't worry.
More music soon: https://www.facebook.com/SlumsOfUtopia