One of my favorite projects that I’ve ever been a part of was released today. SIR has shared their new EP, Wine and Regrets, completely free. You can stream it on their page at www.sirsavedmysoul.com, or shoot an email to myself or email@example.com and we will get you a full digital copy with artwork to download.
From a production standpoint, the emphasis was on finding a way to blend raw, organic tones with the electronic and synthesized elements that these guys brought while making sure everything was cohesive in the end. We kept a “no-rules” approach, if it sounded good, then we were going with it. We recorded a couple songs on an old, beat-up snare head with a towel on top. We intentionally kept extra noises that found their way in to the recordings, sometimes purposely tweaking them to create additional rhythmic elements. We ran the gamut from completely dry, unaffected guitars running through a vintage National amp, to guitars so drowned in reverb and other effects that they almost become a new instrument altogether.
SIR came in with a vision, and the talent to execute it, and I can’t wait for you all to hear it! Enjoy!