If you spent any time reveling in the glory of the 90s’ post-punk, lo-fi sounds, you’ll certainly remember Philadelphia’s Strapping Fieldhands. As AMG puts it, the then-quintet was one of the most charming of the scene’s ramshackle-style bands, and made waves touring with contemporaries like Pavement and Guided By Voices before their late 90s hiatus. A decade later they’re here with us at Miner Street Studios, recording the first project of Weathervane’s 2010 Project Series.
I’m hanging out in the control room all day, tweetin’ & bloggin’ about the recording process from behind the scenes, as it happens. The band is the first selection from our winter season curator, Daniel Smith (aka Danielson, whose “Moment Soakers” closed out the 2009 Series), who’s in here today to produce the song.
We’ve also got Devin Greenwood in here engineering, Phil Bradshaw, Bryan Baker, and Andy Williams documenting everything for the HD profiles, and BJ Downs shooting extra behind-the-scenes footage.
The guys are still working on getting the levels for all the instruments set, but soon we’ll be underway recording. Follow us over on Twitter to watch things as they happen! I’ll be posting some crappy blurry pics (to Twitpic) from my Android phone for now, but we’ll have some much nicer stills from BJ posted to our Flickr soon. And I’ll make sure to post all the great little moments along the way.
And let us know what you think! There’s a lot of exciting stuff happening this month for us, and we can’t wait to show you.
- Katonah3 years ago