Monday, May 30, 2011


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 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

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Here lies the first ever blog of the willow collective...dun dun dun DUUUUNNNN! now?  Or at least I am, just this once.  Exciting times I tell you what!

Anywho...for any of you who might actually read this, we actually do have some exciting things happening soon. We are going to begin recording/re-recording for our first full-length album.  We've booked a full day with Conrad Uno of Egg Studios (he recorded the first Presidents of the United States of America album), and shall be recording some sweet tracks in analog.  It's going to sound sa-weet!  And after that we'll be recording a bit more at various locations and stuff and things, mix and match everything, and by the end of summer (maybe sooner, who knows?) we'll be blowing up the world with our sound!  Like...BLAM!
So we're very stoked.  Keep ready for new tracks, and improved older tracks.

PS we're playing at El Corazon in Seattle on the 23rd of May.  And yes, it's a monday.  What better way to start out the week than with METAL!

Much love internet world,