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Breaking Upwards

Far more influential ink than mine has been spilled over Daryl, Zoe, & Peter’s movie Breaking Upwards, so I will save the ‘wax poetic’ for another occasion.  Instead, I’m just going to tell you to see it: See this movie.

After a successful opening weekend at the IFC Theater in NYC, their run has been extended to through Sunday, April 11th.  They open in Los Angeles on Friday, and if things go well, IFC might consider a nation-wide release.

If you don’t live in either of those cities, they’ve got you covered as well.  You can watch it home through your cable provider’s On Demand menu.  How bout that?

New Earl Greyhound Album – Suspicious Package

w00t!  I just got an awesome email…

We are pleased to announce that our new record, “Suspicious Package” is available for pre-order on our website . And even better, when you pre-order the CD, you can download the album immediately. You’ll still have to wait for the full color poster insert that comes with the CD, but at least you’ll have some new music to listen to during the wait!

Done and done.

GaluminumFoil Productions – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Before recording The Sound, we vetted dozens of potential studios in New York and Connecticut in order to find the perfect combination of cost and quality.  Our search eventually brought us to GaluminumFoil, a few blocks off the JMZ in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  We were immediately impressed by the spacious wood-paneled Live Room, generously ‘decorated’ with vintage instruments and equipment.

GaluminumFoil Live Room

We poked around and eventually ended up in the Control Room to talk about our project with Jeff Berner, our prospective engineer.  We quickly discovered our mutual admiration for the work of  producers like Brendan O’Brien, Rick Rubin, and a handful of others.  Artistically and personally we were a great fit.   Next we listened to a few audio samples, paying close attention to the drums.  Achieving a great drum sound is one of the most difficult aspects of the recording process, but their dedicated overhead mic setup and spacious live room allowed everything to sound big and clear.

GaluminumFoil Production - Control Room

I can’t remember if we closed the deal then and there, but I do recall leaving the studio and being extremely fired-up to get to work.  Six months and a few goofy videos later, we had a recording that we were proud to call our own.  In 2009 we returned to Galuminum to record a single called “The Man You Made” where Jeff played a more collaborative roll in the process, acting as our producer.  The result: Awesome.  Listen for yourself:

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If you’re looking for a place to record in New York City, you should definitely give these guys a hard look.  They are extremely talented and always a blast to work with.  As a band, we are always looking forward to our next project together.

New Logo

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you may have noticed our latest profile pic taken from Muir’s iPhone.

I took the muir’s snapshot into Photoshop, flipped it so it actually looks like a C and a 9 and started going to town on it. What do you think?

If there are any designers out there who want to take a crack at it, here’s the Photoshop file I’ve been working with.   You can also just start with the full-res source photo like I did.  If you send us something we’ll post your work, give you the proper credit, and take you out for a night of adult beverages.