Quite recently, Friday 3rd February to be precise, we (Bear Driver) went and recorded a session for Daytrotter at the Church Studio in Crouch End.
We've all been fans of Daytrotter for a long time and so it was pretty exciting to be asked to record a session for them. We recorded live straight to two-track tape, so no overdubs and no editing. We only had a two hour slot and it took us a few takes to get comfortable, but eventually we got into a groove and blasted out all the hits, finishing with mere seconds to spare. I kind of feel like all recording should be done that way. But then, I haven't actually heard the finished recordings yet, so it's possible that I may change my mind, of course. If it turns out that we suck. I don't think we do. But we might.
No, I'm pretty sure we don't.
If you're not familiar with Daytrotter, then I suggest you head over to their website to check them out. It costs just $2 a month to subscribe, which is obscenely cheap when you see how much awesome music they have available. I'd recommend these sessions by Low and Bill Callahan but that's because I'm a big fan. If you don't like those guys, well, that's fair enough, I won't judge. Plus, there's so much stuff on there that I'm sure you'll find something you like.
Not sure when our session will be up yet. We'll let you know as soon as we do.
P.S. It's possible that I'll try and add a couple more pictures. It was taking ages to upload and I got bored.
P.P.S. Sorry I said "got into a groove". It just felt right. We really were grooving.
Bear Driver's debut album is probably now going to be out in May and it probably won't be called Nashville Skyline.