Hi Everybodies! Obie here!
So we have some exciting news...we have begun the recording process for our first full length album! We started out by recording with Conrad Uno of Egg Studios last Sunday, May 22nd and shall be going in to finish up and mix six tracks on...tomorrow! This of course isn't the end of our album process...we still have other songs we're going to finish writing and record a bit further down the road, but as for now, we're focusing on these six. They contain some redone versions of some old and a couple of brand new amazingly epic songs which we are very proud of and super-stoked about.
So far recording with Conrad is great! Rather than recording each part separately and then overdubbing each instrument individually afterwards, we get to play all together, in a more live fashion. We separate the guitar amps from the drums so the sound won't bleed together too much, but we're still recording in a way that real bands should...by playing all together in room (no click tracks or auto-tune for us!). It gives it a nice warmth and stays true to how we actually sound as a band, which is important to us since most modern recordings sound very clean, but very far from being true to the real sound of a group or artist.
Anyway...we're pretty stoked and there will be more chapters to come in this book. Just thought we should let the peoples of the internet know what we've begun. Pics and video soon to come.
Thanks for tuning in,
-The Willow Collective