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February 13, 2006

An Important Day

Well, I am personally very excited because as of tonight at 12.30, primary tracking for our full length debut is completed. We spent 10 hours finishing up lead vocals and doing backing vocals today, and they really sounded outstanding. Hats off to Drew, Collin and Ian because the stuff they did tonight was excellent.

A big huge thanks to Chad Istvan, Josh Latshaw, and Nathan Gray for all the help, guidance, and encouragement they've given us through this whole project. It quite literally would not exist without their contribution, and if it did. . . well it wouldn't be nearly as good as it is.

Bands of the world -- hire these dudes to produce and engineer your album. It is worth the money, they are true pros and experts at music making. If you've listened to boysetsfire's music, of course you know this already.

The album will have 11 main songs, some Ian-tastic instrumental interludes, plus another acoustically delicious special suprise thrown in (one take, one mike, 4 dudes and a guitar).

We're still playing around with track listing. . . but here are the main songs in no particular order:

As Much
All Our Hands
My Name
Whipping Boy
Falling Behind
Fanatic
Live Our Lives
Simpler than it Seems
Becoming
Ambrose
Stop the Bleeding

We're hoping to have it mixed and ready for a mastering appointment by 2/25, and at the printers and duplication house by early March. An April release is looking much more possible. Maybe even mid to late March. We've just started coming close to maybe perhaps having the thing named too. Let's see.

Posted by jason on February 13, 2006 01:31 AM

Comments

Tonight was an amazingly satisfying night. The 10 hours we spent in the studio were possibly the most productive 10 hours spent on the making of this album. We were all in great spirits due to the freshly fallen snow and the near completion of such a huge endeavor. We sung and played our hearts out tonight.

Also, our friend joe brought his xbox 360 over and whoever was not recording at the time got to enjoy some great rounds of "fight night." That was a very welcomed addition to the studio.

Posted by: Collin - Band Member on February 13, 2006 02:47 AM

I absolutely can not wait to hear this. Glad to hear everything went so well yesterday.

Posted by: Jack on February 13, 2006 09:22 AM

Strange... but I think that the "herd" of bloggers is bored by all this music stuff.

Posted by: Ian on February 13, 2006 11:43 AM

well, no one will be bored once they hear your musical treats.

Posted by: linds on February 13, 2006 12:34 PM

Well I want to hear it. :-D good job guys! :-D

Posted by: sha'uri on February 13, 2006 01:53 PM

Is that ambrose song named after JD? hehehe
YEA! I cant wait till it comes out! Wow this is sooooo exciting!
This makes me want to just paint something for ya guys... ok i will paint something! ^_^ It'll be cool not like the poster although the poster is coolness
peace out guys! good luck!

Posted by: Poncho on February 13, 2006 03:12 PM

Ambrose means "eternity." So, no, it isn't named after JD, although we all like JD very much.

Poncho, send us some pix of your painting. That would be cool.

Posted by: Collin - Band Member on February 13, 2006 04:36 PM

Really cool guys! I can't wait to hear this piece of musical genius! Any horns on the album?

Posted by: jonathan on February 13, 2006 07:27 PM

Sorry. BSF has rights to all my horn tracks for the rest of my life.

And I got a parking ticket while I was in the studio recording with them.

And they own my soul.

Posted by: Xerxes [TypeKey Profile Page] on February 13, 2006 07:47 PM

P.S. My throat hurts so much.

Posted by: Xerxes [TypeKey Profile Page] on February 13, 2006 07:47 PM

Ambrose more precisely means "Eternal One."

Posted by: jason on February 13, 2006 10:28 PM

linds, could you please refrain from using the terminology "musical treats?" For some reason it makes me very uncomfortable.

Posted by: bigmama on February 13, 2006 11:01 PM

and i'm not afraid of your gun.

Posted by: biggermama on February 13, 2006 11:06 PM

linds, you better get out of here before biggestmama shows up. I've heard she is one scary mofo.

Posted by: jason on February 13, 2006 11:11 PM

you should name the entire album ambrose, of course. then again, would that put me in the company of my name? hmm...

incidentally, i am eternal. (for the record).

Posted by: jd on February 13, 2006 11:25 PM

ho ho ho!~~~~COMPLETE!~Wonderful! :D
I hope you'll release to here. :l

CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!

:D

Posted by: Aom_rock_magical on February 14, 2006 12:22 AM

Drew, you got a parking ticket? Interesting that you didn't mention that...And I happily join the crowds that are anticipating the release of this album, guys!

Posted by: Jessica on February 14, 2006 03:53 AM

I did mention it. Remember that court summons on the little chalkboard that I got for NOT PAYING said ticket? Yeah, that's the one.

Posted by: Xerxes on February 14, 2006 08:21 AM

Happy Valentine's Day y'all!

Posted by: sha'uri on February 14, 2006 08:47 AM

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