Filtering by Tag: The New Siberians
the test pressings are making their way among the players and artwork is going through proofing
track timing and uncompressed files on the way to Greenpoint in Brooklyn right now. Headed to Flatbush to camp out prior to the mastering session on Monday.
the final sequencing is done and we are going ahead with mastering the sound, master lacquers and the dubplate at Salt, then off to NJ for metal plating then back home to Vermont for stamping on the Finebilt at the Burlington Record Plant
The New Siberians flash back series
"Powder" live on WRUV 2007 with Chris Clark on banjo
After a fiery response to kicking in on this project, ( a bit red faced ) the story here seems to have run pretty thin. This will change shortly.
Six months of chipping away at the stone have produced 19 mixed songs. This puts us just a couple steps away from mastering.
all about the ivory tonight at studio 8A, with the gracious and talented Ira Friedman
okay so... after re-wiring the studio with a patch bay and some new outboard gear and converters, we are back in gear, and back in front of some mics this week and next, with some special guests, including Topher from Go To Blazes
just got aux guitar tracks in, all the way from the Left Coast, courtesy of Magoo ( Ninja Custodian ) for Circle K, a song penned by Bob Higgins with lyrics from TP. Coming together people, gonna to be a busy and exciting spring for TNS
with the song base swelling a bit to 20-21, we are shooting to comp and mix three a week, listening party on May 1st fingers crossed.
Here is another review ( sadly not from Belgium ) from author Alex Green on our 2007 debut
“I don’t write my songs at all/Like the way that you do,” sings The New Siberians’ Brendan Devitt. He’s not kidding. This Burlington, Vermont trio which is comprised of former members of Go To Blazes and the Ninja Custodians, are one of those rare bands that aren’t afraid to throw conventional songwriting principles aside and take big chances. That being said, The New Siberians’ strategy is to bury themselves under inventive arrangements and then see if they can climb back out. The thing is, they always do. Filled with big, melodic rockers (”Seeds & Stems” and “Hearts”) catchy mid-tempo numbers (”Really Doesn't Matter”) and irresistible acoustic tracks (”Colorblind”) the band’s debut is an enervating brand of American rock and roll.
Elsewhere, “Star” brings to mind a more muscular Crowded House; “Happy Again” is a crunchy blast of harmonic bombast and “Vulture” has an unbeatable bluesy swagger. With a cast of supporting musicians who throw in doses of saxophone, mandolin, violin and whatever else comes to mind (Bob Higgins’ billed contribution is “secret guitars”), The New Siberians is a truly engaging listen. What makes this band so special is that even when the hooks are direct, like on “Gasoline” there’s always a presiding musical chaos that makes every track layered in intriguing sonic complexity.