The New Kinetics are recording an all analog record with the legendary John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco.
THE NEW KINETICS
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The New Kinetics are recording with legendary producer John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone studios in San Francisco June 24th through 30th. 7 days to track/mix a full album using all analog recording resources... our first vinyl-release. It will be epic...
We have the dates: June 24th – June 30th
We have the songs: Be Mine, Plagues, F*bomb, Pop Life to name a couple
We have the crew: John Vanderslice and Jay Pelicci engineering talents
What it’ll take: Call time is high noon on Sunday June 24th. We start 10 hour days in the studio straight to the finish on Saturday evening June 30th.
It will be a hot, loud, explosive and someone might lose an eye.
We will be exhausting all the best resources we can muster (including one Birdy is particularly excited to tryout, their hand built echo chamber room!)
The price of this professional studio, usually reserved by high caliber artists such as Spoon, tUnE-yArDs, Deer Hoof, Nada Surf, Rogue Wave and many more, will cost us dearly.
The Tracking studio is $250/day + overdubbing + mixing sessions days 4-5 at $350/day + Jay Pelicci engineer for 7 days and John Vanderslice at $250/day + 3 rolls of mix down tape ..we’re talking at least $5,850.00 before the cost of mastering and pressing copies to vinyl for distribution!
But the finished songs will rival anything we’ve ever done...we’ve got to make this record.
Where the Money Will Go: Every cent of the money raised by this Kickstarter campaign will go directly to the recording studio, engineers, mastering and vinyl pressing of the album… from beginning to end. If we meet our goal, the money will take care of most of the heavy costs that one accrues while making an album.
Thank you all for your support \,,/ :]
About the Band:
We are The New Kinetics, four piece rock and roll band based out of San Diego.
Frontwoman/Songwriter - Birdy Bardot
Lead Guitar/Songwriter – Brian Reilly
Bass Guitar/Executive Awesomeness – Leslie Schultze
Drums/Overall Technical Wizardry – Jon Bonser
Performing together since Oct of 2010, The New Kinetics have recorded a garage rock demo entitled ‘Rock and Roll has got to go’ toured through NY and up the West Coast hitting Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles. In Sept of 2011, they released their first full length CD ‘Contact’ which has received inspiring reviews.
Good old fashioned garage rock, filtered by the likes of T-Rex, The Small Faces and The Kinks, it doesn’t get better than this. The group (from San Diego’s South Bay) drips attitude from the opening track, “How the West Was Won,” with singer Birdy wringing more angst out of the repeated phrase “come on” than some bands manage in a whole career. Each track builds on the previous one, while elements of punk, powerpop, new wave, mod and rock weave in and out. Yes, the New Kinetics wear their influences on the their sleeves, but in this case that’s not a negative, as the they have the spirit, energy and song writing skills to back it up. Whether you are a fan of any of the above mentioned genres or just looking for a band with a serious kick, this album won’t let you down. Great band, great songs.
Produced by Mike Kamoo and the New Kinetics. Recorded at Earthling Studios.
- Bart Mendoza
"Interesting vocals. It reminds me of signature quirky sound of Romeo Void
and female vox like that. This band is one to keep an eye on.
The guitar solo that comes in the later half of the song gives the group a
Jefferson Airplane flavor in 2011.... digging the retro sound"
Owl & Bear a San Diego Music Blog
We’ll just come out and say it: Birdy Bardot of The New Kinetics is one of the best singers in San Diego. Drawing equally from 60s psychedelic blues, grunge, and indie rock, Bardot’s salty-sweet voice channels everyone from Grace Slick to Chris Cornell.
Couple Bardot’s vocal cords with a crack band that includes former Hotel St. George guitarist/keyboardist Brian Reilly, Jon Bonser on drums, and Leslie Schultze on bass, and you have an outfit that’s sure to energize crowds and make new fans everywhere it goes.
Song after song on Contact will have you singing along — or wishing you had Bardot’s pipes so you could. Similarly, Reilly’s guitar work is at times both understand and stunning, proving that he not only knows how to write a song, but can also shred with the best of them. Reilly contributes vocals on a couple of Contact‘s tracks, and his bluesy versatility more than holds its own against Bardot’s dynamism. Sept 2011 CD release review.
San Diego’s The New Kinetics brought their blistering brand of rock and roll to the Whistlestop on Friday night. Their rough-and-tumble set went off like a pipe bomb. Frontwoman Birdy Bardot cooed and wailed her way through tracks like “Riffle Raff” and “Cha Cha,” her careening vocals slicing through the surging guitars and crackling drums like they were butter. For their final feat, the band capped the night with an ambitious cover of “Johnny B. Goode” that would have stopped Chuck Berry in his tracks. Hot damn. Dec 2011 review
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