These songs are finally going to see the light of day!
We have been asked over the years countless times "are you guys ever gonna release all those songs I saw live that weren't on the record?". And the answer is finally... YES! These rare cuts range from 2004 to 2007 with songs written for Not An Angel and beyond. Some of them are extremely rough around the edges, and some were recorded meticulously even with what modest recording facilities we had available at the time. These songs have been sitting on old hard drives collecting dust for years. It has become our 'Chinese Democracy' if you will. So its time to release them to the world once and for all. Here were the issues to overcome... The drums were recorded literally in a bedroom studio by the one and only John 'London' Whitney back in 2011. The drums need some digital TLC if you know what I mean. Also, the guitars, bass, synths and vocals were all recorded at completely different times. So all instruments have to be re-tracked as to make the songs cohesive enough to sound like an album. All the songs will have the original vocals "very rough", but will have new harmonies, backrounds, doubles and outboard effects added. The album will then be mixed and mastered by yours truly, Adriel Garcia, using brand new state of the art tape emulation and mastering technology at The Wolves Den Studio, Orlando Florida.
Risks and challenges
City Sleeps has no plan to make a profit off this album. The fact that it will finally be available to our fans across the world is satisfaction enough. But unfortunately the time to get it all restored, retracked, mixed and mastered takes money. Help us fulfill the dream of ours to finally show everyone this art, and finally close the chapter to this band.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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