Our first real EP is here...finally!

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Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by AMradio » Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:48 pm

It took us 1.5 years to record 6 songs.....and we're done!!!

The six song ep is called "Simple Machines for Complex Problems"
It took us like a year and a half to record and I'm glad to be done with it.
Now we can start on another one! (Recording 3 hours a week isn't the most productive method of recording...but...our wives appreciate it.)
If you're at all interested you can listen to some tracks here.

The song listing is:

1. Iowa Mountain Tour
2. Hotel Mishaps are sad
3. Viva La Guadalajara Bob
4. There is a Fountain
5. The Mighty Cottonwood Creek
6. Philosophy

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by right » Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:08 am

wow really wonderful stuff

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by helmuth » Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:34 pm

I'll second that, I liked this a lot.

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by smtcharlie » Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:06 pm

And where could one get a CD copy if so inclined?

I don't normally listen to the mp3's on this board - this is the first one that I have listened to, and your stuff is really, really good!

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by AMradio » Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:05 pm

I'm really glad ya'll like the stuff. I'm working on the online ordering thing right now, but there's some ordering info @ http://www.thesouthernsea.com/



(anyone have suggestions on how to sell these with no label, distro, etc? Your thoughts on PayPal, CDbaby, Audio lunchbox, etc?) Suggestions?

thanks.

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by jmligt » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:30 am

I'm really liking this stuff, online ordering would be cool, as my laziness seems to make snail mailing next to impossible. If I lived close I'd definitely be up to seeing a show, but alas, I'm nowhere near....

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by leftoverking » Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:57 pm

nice work gentlemen. i second the call for a way to get a copy of your ep!

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by Red Rockets Glare » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:51 am

your music just made me feel stoned. at work.
I love it.
Tell us how you made it

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by AMradio » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:33 pm

Red Rockets Glare wrote:Tell us how you made it
nothing fancy, just lots of tinkering.

motu-828
1/2 of record done in cubase 4.2 @ 16 bit
1/2 in DP @ 24 bit

preamps:
ARP Tube MP
Audio Buddy

Mics:
57s
58
atm-25 on kick
pair of MTX 603e
Oktava 219, 319

it was mixed and mastered by a friend in ProTools
(http://www.bluecouchstudios.com)

...and lot's of mistakes

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by Red Rockets Glare » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:02 pm

Making such a great record with so little to work with is really inspiring. Did you lean on the messageboard for things other than the drum loop trick?

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by AMradio » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:23 pm

Red Rockets Glare wrote:Making such a great record with so little to work with is really inspiring. Did you lean on the messageboard for things other than the drum loop trick?
I hit message boards a few times, but mostly...reading tapeop really inspires us to try different things. And several songs, went through 3 or 4 completely different revisions before we liked them enough.

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by HuskerDude » Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:14 pm

I've been listening to these 4 songs pretty much constantly since yesterday morning. Great, great stuff. Let us know as soon as you get online worders going, I'll be first in line.

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by waitingroom » Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:53 pm

Excellent stuff! The first song is absolutely lovely. The vocals and guitar remind me of death cab for cutie. Before I started listening, I thought it was gonna be some alt.country thing based on the artwork and bandname, but then I heard that beautiful electric guitar come in. Sounds awesome for the gear used. Keep it up!

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by AMradio » Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:00 pm

Just thought I'd let everyone know that we have online ordering functioning now. We're using PayPal. If you want to get this ep, just go to our website:

http://www.thesouthernsea.com

thanks!

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Re: Our first real EP is here...finally!

Post by VI66 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:11 pm

Good stuff. Really nice vocals that remind me of Simon & Garfunkle in a strange kinda way. I like the stuff.

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