Joel and Andy are in town for the holidays and we have a show! I'm really happy to announce that we are playing December 30th at the Bug Jar here in Rochester, NY. Doors at 8:00 pm. 18-20 $7 / 21+ $5. Hope you can make it!
The Recording Journals:
06.02.2006 RECORDING UPDATE:
We have 2 rough mixes of instrumental tracks from the upcoming album up on our Myspace.com page! Enjoy! www.myspace.com/sevenheaddivision
05.08.2006 RECORDING UPDATE:
The guitars are tracked! They sound wonderful. We captured all the energy and performancing that I was hoping to get and I am thrilled. The vocals are up next which I hope to get to by the end of May. Rock on.
Well, here we are over six months later and I haven't touched the seven head album due to a busy work
schedule at Viking Studios etc. I've been avoiding my own creative outlets because I am using up all
of my energy working with other artists. However, my schedule has cleared and Mike Kovach is flying
in from Indy to track guitars with Kevin and I on March 27th. FINALLY I will be tracking. I can't
wait. I think I will really enjoy completing this album. -Brian.
I am thrilled with the bass and drum tracks. They still sound great. Unfortunately, I have been so busy producing other bands' music all of October and November that I have not found time to work on 7head. As soon as things clear up I will be hitting guitars. -Brian.
09.24.05 Day 4:
The bass tracks are complete. We finished up the last few songs and even added a new tune that Joel wrote recently. 14 songs in the can. Sweetness. Everything is sounding super and we look forward to recording the guitars. Viking is going to be busy for October but we may find some time to work on guitars. We may have to wait until November. Our big show is Tuesday. Hope you can make it!
09.23.05 Day 3:
Joel arrived into Rochester and we spent the night hanging out with Andy at Mex. The next day we drove to Medina, Ny and began preparing for tracking bass. Today we got through 10 out of the 13 songs. It was a long yet productive day of work and the bass tones are SICK! Time to sleep so we can hit it again tomorrow.
09.15.05 Day 2:
Today we took on 8 beastly songs and today we slayed them all. Andy did beautifully, once again. Early in the day he and I were super tired and tracking was a bit wearing. We came back to Kevin's house and took a nap then hit it again at about 8 or 9 pm. Andy pounded out 5 songs between then and midnight. It was amazing. This included 3 different versions of Unity Letters. We tracked Weak and Low which has always been a frustrating song for us. The vereses always seems sort of well, weak. We brought up the tempo and Andy made some changes to his parts and let me tell ya, I adore the take we got. It really reminds me of some sort of old busy Jawbox tune. Andy sounds like a drum machine. I just sat back and laughed in amazement. His drums sound so good! The tom tones blow me away. Kevin said these are the best drum tones he has ever captured at Viking. Sweet. All 13 songs are in the can. Today Kevin and I begin some editting work and comping. Joel flies out next week to track bass. Phase one, complete.
09.13.05 DAY 1:
Andy and I met at Viking Studios in Medina, Ny to begin work on tracking drums for the seven head full length with Kevin Bruchert producing and engineering. I am so happy to have Kevin working with us because the guy is an amazing producer and engineer (and a fun guy to work with). All I can say is Andy King is the man. Once the drums were tuned and miked we began tracking at 5 pm. We began with Travel On and Andy's first take (to click) was beautiful... loads of energy but in the pocket. I was so happy listening to him play. Those tours with Project86 really worked him. The guy is a machine. He has so much control now. By midnight Travel On, Instrumental, Empty Theater, Value, and Disowned were tracked. We got three good takes of each song. Andy is amazing. We go back tomorrow to do more. 13 songs will be tracked. We're going to have our album and we are thrilled. Looks like the 5th time is the charm. haha. Wait until you guys here this stuff. The drums sound HUGE. Joel flies in on the 21st to track bass. Our big "final" show is on the 27th. We're feeling so inspired by this recording that we are considering continuing the band. Who knows what can happen. All we know is that this recording captures what we love about our lives shows and that is very precious to us. Rock on. More updates to follow
So, here's where seven head division is at. Andy has returned from tour with Project86 and we are thrilled to have him home. We are going into Viking Studios to record (again) because it is an amazing place and we really want to capture the album we have been attempted to track for so long now.
For those of you who are unaware, Joel has moved with his lovely wife to California. Unless we plan some sort of tour playing out will be difficult. We really don't want to find another bassist for seven head though. Andy and I will continue to play together as Thermal Atmos. Unless something happens with this album I think all three of us know seven head division will be no more.
It's been about 8 years now that the three of us have played in this band together and what an amazing experience it has been.
I really can't put it into words. We love you all and appreciate the support that each person reading this has given. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. While Joel is in town tracking bass we are able to have a final little show at the Bug Jar. We hope everyone who wants to be there can come out. We are sorry that it is on a weeknight.
You get extra rock and roll points for attending. Details are posted on the Live page...