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just put out my latest power pop effort! RIYL Beatles, Big Star, Television, XTC

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by bernieee, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. bernieee

    bernieee TDPRI Member

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    hey folks!

    I've posted our stuff on here before and figured I'd share this new one off our next album (coming out August 3). I think some of you might really dig it!

    the album was mixed and mastered in MONO and recorded straight to 2" tape. it's a pretty diverse collection of songs with a ton of influences (everything from The Beatles to My Bloody Valentine and Joan Of Arc to John Coltrane), but this track definitely falls heavily into the power pop/dreampop side of things.

    Lots of Normal channel Vox chime, Tele/Rickenbacker jangle, and a bit of reverse reverb + tremolo swirl happening here. Enjoy!

    http://www.thrdcoast.com/read/2018/6/5/ ... radio-king

    PS you can pre-order our new album here: curling.bandcamp.com or follow us on Facebook if you feel so inclined (social media following is everything these days!): http://www.facebook.com/curlingband
     

  2. decker

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    Nice early morning listening guys; well done.
     
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  3. bernieee

    bernieee TDPRI Member

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  4. aux8

    aux8 TDPRI Member

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    Cool sounds! You hooked me with some great bands in the post title... and didn't disappoint
     
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  5. bernieee

    bernieee TDPRI Member

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    thank you :)

    I'm glad that we held up to the advertised proposition!
     
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  6. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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  7. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I like the song, thanks for sharing it.
     

  8. bernieee

    bernieee TDPRI Member

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    thanks!
     

  9. Tezuka27

    Tezuka27 Tele-Holic

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    Very nice. Will there be vinyl?

    jb
     

  10. bernieee

    bernieee TDPRI Member

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    YES! Vinyl and tape cassette. You can preorder (very much appreciated!) on our Bandcamp page here: curling.bandcamp.com
    ALL physical preorders/orders come with a full digital download as well in the format of your choice. :)
     

  11. Marquee Moon

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    wow sounds really cool, man! your voice sounds very familiar. kinda like the guy from prefab sprout. awesome chord changes!
     

  12. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow! Holy moley! I really love that! I like how it kind of balances on a knife’s edge between purely melodic pop and an aesthetic that’s more complex and harmonically adventurous. Really, really well done! ...I’m gonna listen again!
     

  13. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    This was amazing. Thanks! do tell about gear used.
     

  14. bernieee

    bernieee TDPRI Member

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    thank you very much! love your user pic and definitely love Prefab Sprout :)

    consider giving us a like or preordering the record, if you feel like it!!
     
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  15. bernieee

    bernieee TDPRI Member

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    thank you so much! really happy with how this one turned out. the rest of the record is great, too (and available for preorder on digital/vinyl/cassette!!)! ;)


    Thank you!

    Here's some nerdy gear stuff for that track: Almost all of our guitar sounds are guitars straight into amps (typically Vox AC15/30s or boutique derivatives; I'm a big fan of the EF86 preamp in the Morgan AC20) with occasional studio tricks (reverse reverb, Roger McGuinn-style DI guitars with nice studio compressors, varispeed, etc.) and layering to get things sounding how we like it. Both of us tend to use a lot of weird tunings with capos. On 'Radio King,' that premiere track, I'm playing my 67 Tele in DGCGBD into my Morgan AC20 Deluxe (and doubling it with a DI Ric 360/12c63) and Jojo is playing a 57 reissue Strat in EbAbDbAbBbF into a Vox HW15.

    Bass was a 60s Fender P-Bass belonging to the studio through a DI and Ampeg V4. There's a bit of harmonic tremolo with me twiddling the knobs in real time on the bass towards the end (courtesy of a Strymon Flint). Most importantly, the kit (belonging to the studio) had a Slingerland Radio King snare drum! :)
     
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  16. bernieee

    bernieee TDPRI Member

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    hey folks, we just released another track from the upcoming album (out 8/3)! this one is the album opener and is one of Jojo's tunes (the other guitarist/singer in the band). definitely a more punk-y vibe and there's a pretty crazy Coltrane-inspired sax solo too! dig it:

    https://curling.bandcamp.com/track/still-green
     

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