Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vote For Your Favorite Album Cover

Last week we finished recording 
our debut album 'The Waiting Place'.  It's out in L.A. getting mastered this minute, but we haven't yet decided on artwork for the album cover. 

We would love for you to help us decide.  As you may know from our previous blog post, Ivan has been furiously painting this week.  He's created 7 potential album covers and we want you to choose which one you like best.  Please take a moment to look at them all and VOTE for your favorite album cover here.  You can click on any picture to enlarge it.  We will choose our final album cover artwork based on the most popular vote.  Here's the facebook event for you facebookers.  That's about it for now.  We're looking forward seeing your responses.

p.s. Ivan is still adding some minor details to these paintings before we choose the one with the most votes.  We will then get that painting professionally scanned and use it as our album cover.  

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vote For Our Album Cover

Paul always wanted to be day...
So, tonight is the night...all our songs are finally 
mixed and being sent off to get mastered.  Mastering is like icing on a cake, in case you're confused about it (and most people are).  The inside of the cake doesn't change, and it will taste the same whether there's icing on the cake or not.  But that icing really makes the cake LOOK appealing.  Well, that's sort of what mastering is.  A great mastering job won't mess with the ingredients (individual instruments) on the inside.  It actually CAN'T mess with the ingredients on the inside because it doesn't have access to them.  It can only polish up what's already there on the outside and make the songs sound more appealing to the ear.  It's somewhat of a magical art we don't fully understand.

Ivan's prohibiting anyone from seeing these until done
So, now that you're a pro at mastering, let's move on...albums usually come supplied with music...but they ALSO often come all dolled up with artwork.  Well, guess what?  We haven't yet decided on the artwork for the cover of our debut album "The Waiting Place".  Ivan has been diligently painting up several different album cover ideas based on what we've discussed.  

Ivan's Painting Gear
When he's finished painting these, we're going to post a survey on our web site for you to choose your favorite cover.  The majority vote will win.  So, we'll be in touch when this is all ready to go.  Talk to you soon.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Live From Our Rehearsal Space

We've recently been discussing our soon to be released debut album "The Waiting Place".  So we thought to share with you here a live recording of our song which is also titled 'TheWaiting Place'.  This is in our rehearsal space in Wicker Park.  Enjoy!