Mike Uva & the Bad Eyes made a record. It will be available on limited edition 12" vinyl + Mp3 download. Reserve yours today!
A new record by MIKE UVA and the BAD EYES . . .
'LADY, TELL ME STRAIGHT'
MATT CHARBONEAU / MIKE LYFORD / JON NIEFELD / RYAN FOLTZ / BEAU LISY / TONY CROSS / DAVE MOLNAR / AL MOSS / and MIKE UVA
LIMITED EDITION 12” VINYL + Mp3 DOWNLOAD
vinyl pressing by GOTTA GROOVE RECORDS (Cleveland, OH)
In 2010, I put together a new group, The Bad Eyes, and throughout the past two years we've had several recording sessions, most of them in Matt's house in Lakewood.
I enlisted my trusty Tascam 488 multi-track machine and just a few microphones. (If you're interested: an EV RE20, SM81, and an AT4033.) I decided to embrace the limitations of my recording setup (just eight tracks, no computer), trust my ears, and not over-think things or worry about perfect takes. The record benefited from this approach and I am enjoying a moment of satisfaction at how the whole thing played out.
The sessions were fun. The Bad Eyes are inventive and hilarious people and I am honored that they give their time and talent to this project. Many thanks as well to mastering engineer Adam Boose, who pulled everything together and made the mixes I sent him sound 200% better.
Aside from the contributions of those mentioned above (obviously), and art/typography assistance from my wife, Danielle, I made this record all on my own, so up to this point I haven't required much in the way of financing.
however . . .
The cost of manufacturing a small batch of vinyl LPs is about $2,000, and my Kickstarter goal is $1,500. The record will be manufactured by our own Gotta Groove Records. Your support of this project is a direct investment in the Cleveland economy!
To hear a more of what you'll be getting, you can test drive album tracks at soundcloud.com/mikeuva. Also, I'll be posting some more video "trailers" to Vimeo during the next few weeks. (FYI these video- and audio-streaming sites tend to add a "warble" effect, especially on guitars, it might have to do with sampling rate or something I am doing wrong when uploading. Not an issue with the Mp3s and vinyl, rest assured.)
Thanks for checking this out and I hope you'll consider this latest Mike Uva record for your collection. It'll look sweet between your Uriah Heep and Van Morrison LPs. (Alternately, the Mp3s will sound good in your "shuffle.")
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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