Studio - Day 3

We had another real late night last night. We didn't tracking until 7 a.m. Since we were making up for yesterday's snafu we had to essentially do double in one day. We were able to finish another song called "Please Come Home". It features a real piano which is a first for theWANDAS recording sessions. For those of you who made it to our last couple shows, we had played these first two songs live.

(Patrick jamming on the Piano, before Keith tracked  "Please Come Home")

Today, Pete is working on drum tracks for three more songs. Everything is sounding really awesome. Patrick is getting amazing sounds from the drums. Everything from a Stevie Wonder-esque pop  to Ringo's kit sound on "Let It Be".

I've won another game of monopoly against Brent, Keith and Josh (one of the engineers). Brent and I beat Bubble Bobble in it's entirety; which is 210 levels. I'll probably tracking bass for these 3 songs either tonight or early tomorrow.



Studio - Day 2

We finished up last night (this morning) at 6am. We tracked all of the parts for "Bending Over Backwards" Everything sounded great. We're using an array of classic guitars and amps which all have great sounds. We returned to the studio for around 1:30pm this afternoon.

Unfortunately we arrived to listen to last night's work only to find that the song sounded just a tad slow. When we investigated further we realized that we tracked the song 1 bpm (beat per minute) too slow. This is a very small difference, but the entire feel just didn't seem right. So, we decided to re-track the entire thing. Sigh...

After the initial depression, Patrick reminded us that it's better to get it right and feel good about everything when we're done. Rather than regretting it after it's too late. Nonetheless we moved ahead in good spirits. Now we're just about done with the song yet again, and will be tracking another one tonight. Since it's already midnight, we'll be having another late night.

On the non-music related news, we've played 2 games of monopoly. I won the first and Brent won the second. Brent and I are also on level 73 of "Bubble Bobble". Which we're determined to beat before the session's end



Studio - Day 1

Alright here we go:

Keith and Pete spent the last two days in Montreal with Patrick, working out the songs together. The 3 of them arrived back in Boston last night. The full band and Patrick then went over 3 of the "less finished" tracks and finalized their structure. After practice we headed out on the town for our inaugural drinks of the recording session.

Today we headed to the studio around 1pm. First on the docket will be Pete's drums for one of the more upbeat songs on the album "Bending Over Backwards". It takes some time to start a recording session because you have to get "sounds" for each instrument. This means you combine the instrument, amps, room, microphones, etc to create a good sound, that is consistent throughout the recording.

90% of recording is waiting. Which is what Brent, Keith and I will be doing while Pete records his track. 

We'll be back online later.



It's Studio Time

Hey WANDAland,

It's an exciting time for us. We're heading Into the studio this Friday, July 25th to record our 3rd full length album and 4th studio release. We haven't recorded a full length album since "Can't Say Danger On The Radio" back in 2005-2006. With the success of our most recent release "You Should Have Listened [EP]" We'll be recording at Paper Cup Studios in Boston MA, with producer Patrick Krief (The Dears) again.

We'll be in there for 2 solid weeks and won't be coming up for air until we have a kick-ass album. All of the songs are written and ready to be tracked. I'm hoping to keep daily updates going on the web site.

When we get out of the studio we'll be playing a couple shows in Worcester MA and Boston MA, so check the Tour Page for up to date info.