“Montreal-based pop-rockin’ unit Dany Laj and the Looks are set to unveiled their latest LP Word on the Street next week, but Exclaim! is streaming it in its entirety a week early”.
Last summer I had the pleasure to record an album while playing in Dany Laj and The Looks. We headed to Toronto to lay down a great batch of new and old tunes that best represented the band. It was a great couple of days that were some of the best ones that I’ve had in or out of a studio.
My great thanks to all that were involved and you better check this album out!!! Its a killer batch of tracks!
Read the Exclaim! article here: http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/dany_laj_looks-word_on_street_album_stream
Listen to an extra special streaming preview below:
Tonight I am playing drums for a great band that goes by the name Holyoak, fronted by the very talented Neil Holyoak. We are at Casa Del Popolo, located at 4873 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2T 1R5.
Doors are at 8:00 and we start at about 9:30. Below is the event description and links to the music.
“Trippy philosophical ruminations on tape loop, shredded invincible noise guitar fingerstyles care of Josh Hawley, and then Holyoak brings the country western vibe”.
Hope to see you all there!!
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!!