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My band has a new EP coming out.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by alapantera, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. alapantera


    Mar 22, 2004
    Hello all of you talkbassers!

    My band, the Abominable No Men, has a new EP coming out early next year. I'd love to know what you guys think. Here's a video of the opening track.
    Drums, Bass, and rhythm guitar was tracked live in one room. Lots of room mics, 4 drum mics (bass, hi-hat/snare, and 2 overheads), and each guitar cabinet was mic'd, with a few baffles separating the drums and bass amp. Vocals and lead parts were then tracked ontop of the basic tracks. We spent about 30 hours in studio tracking and mixing these 6 songs.

    My set-up was pretty simple: MM Stingray > Aguillar Agro > Mesa BigBlock 750 > Avatar 2x12

    If you're interested, we also have an indiegogo campaign running through December 30th for preselling Albums and shirts.

  2. mfbolton

    mfbolton Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 30, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Owner - MFB Enterprises, Craftsman - Notlob Basses
    Nicely done. Good tune and a cool bass break towards the end. Not my favorite style of rock vocals, but still pretty darn great overall.
  3. jmac


    May 23, 2007
    Horsham, Pa
    Agreed. Nice tone.
  4. VeganThump


    Jun 29, 2012
    South Jersey
    I really dig that man, nice work! If im being totally honest, which is what I would want, I wasn't really digging the vocals, but that could just be me, but either way it sounds great.
  5. alapantera


    Mar 22, 2004
    Well, If I'm being completely honest, I would have to agree that our vocals are probably our weakest link. However, after 4 years with this group, they've kind of grown on me. lol

    I definitely appreciate the feedback. Keep it coming guys! :)
  6. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Don't worry about vocals. Most legends cant even sing very well, ie Springsteen, jagger, Dylan, etc
  7. VeganThump


    Jun 29, 2012
    South Jersey
    There are so many things wrong with that statement that I don't even know where to begin.
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    LOL Congrts on the EP job well done.
  9. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    No, sorry that's a true statement. A singer is frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Stevie wonder, etc.
    Most people can't sing, which is fine.
  10. I think the song is great and the vocals fit right in.
  11. monobit


    Jun 18, 2012
    I like the bass tone and playing. Good job.