First, here are some completely random pics of what we've been up to since our last update. Update below!
this one is pretty ridiculous:
discussing tracks in the control room at the studio. we look so serious:
Hey backers, we've been very, very busy since our last update. As of a few moments ago, we’ve tracked (recorded) all the voices and instruments for the new tunes. We've been recording (mostly) at the world-class Church House Studios and also at great houses and other spots in Austin. We just got done tracking some friends who laid down baritone sax and flute on a tune. Last week, we recorded the Tosca String Quartet (Austinite friends who have played with folks as diverse as David Byrne, Arcade Fire, and The Dixie Chicks) on a few songs. We’re so thankful that you have joined us in making the the best production that we can make.
There are still tons of steps before the music is out and ready, like mixing (which we’re going to do with our friend Danny Reisch, Austin Music Awards’ Producer of the Year, who has done studio-work with White Denim, Spoon, Okkervil River, Shearwater, the list goes on and on). Then comes mastering (making it sound amazing and pro), shopping to record labels for greater publicity/marketing support, building a marketing plan, etc., etc. There is tons of work left to do, and it will take time.
Despite the long road ahead before we have a major release on our hands, we are very happy to update you about how excited we are about this music that we’ve been recording. We can’t wait to share it with you. You joined us in doing this, and you’re the reason it is all possible. We’ll update you about rewards! You will get them all! Thanks so much for giving us this opportunity to work so hard on creating what we love to create. Can’t wait to finally share it all with you and the world. Thanks for joining our family.
Paul Banks & The Carousels