Yes; its that tome again. The beginning of the month when The Mighty Swells surf band invades L’Escalier for our monthly residency. Tonight, however, is a little different. We play 10:00-12:00 to help kick off Nuit Blanche. The show is free as always so come on down and have blast with some surf music!!!
The last couple days have been full with time in the studio recording the upcoming album by Dany Laj and The Looks.
I laid all my drum tracks yesterday so my jobs done! Time to sit back and enjoy the rest of the album process.
I used my vintage Stewart drums for that great old sound, my 1970’s Ludwig Supersensitive snare, and my awesome MCD 5.5X14 solid shell curly hickory in custom black/cherry burst with chrome beavertail lugs (big shout out to Nick and Mike at MCD Drums). For cymbals I used my 1950’s zildjians, 20″ Constantinople ride, and my awesome Dream cymbals(20″ crash ride and 16″ crash). The only instruments I need.
We are in a great studio in Toronto in the Bloor and Lansdowne area. So far the studio remains unnamed but I’m suggesting they call it Parachute Studios for the fact that as I write this, I’m sitting below an old military parachute in the control room.
The best part of this whole process? We get to lay it all down to tape!! Pretty much the best way to record drums.
I’ll keep everyone updated as I go and bring all the news as it happens as usual.
Thanks for reading!!
Tonight I play with The Blue Flamingo. The brainchild of Kurt Chaboyer (The Johnny Cash machine, Kurt Bel Air), he has brought together all of his favourite elements from his years of playing throughout Montreal, and put it all together for what he calls: The Blue Flamingo.
Tonight we will be opening for Amanita Bloom for the launch of their 2nd album “Neither the Sea Nor the Land”. Click on the link below for a great review in Voir Montreal:
***Lancement / Album Launch***
‘Neither the Sea Nor the Land’
Vendredi 31 janvier, 9 p.m.
Casa Del Popolo, 4873 Saint-Laurent
8$ / 12$ entrée + LP