Andy Palmer’s New Release: Sometime Around (video)

September 27, 2011

Last year I began a record with a songwriter who was that rare artist who had been writing (great) songs and developing his craft, but had never released a record/ep/single. When I heard Andy Palmer for the first time I knew there was something special and we had a great project ahead of us. Andy’s voice is unmistakeable and his style totally unique. Andy describes what he does as “gritty folk-rock” which is pretty much spot on. There are a number of unique elements about the record, but the core centers around Andy with his acoustic guitar, backed up by a pretty heavy drum groove and upright bass on many of the tunes. The upright gives the record a looser thumping low end which lends itself to a pretty unique feel.

We used an all-star cast of Colorado musicians: Brian McRae on drums and percussion; Bijoux Barbosa on upright and electric bass; Dave Beegle on electric and nylon string guitar; Kailin Yong on violin; Sheryl Renee and Megan Fong on background vocals; and Dan Kern on synth.

Here is the incredible video from the record’s first single “Grrr”. You can find the record “Sometime Around” on iTunes.

Studio Blog: Sleigh Ride in Bora Bora

January 28, 2009

After hearing numerous mediocre and well worn out Christmas tunes around the holiday, we decided it was time to create something new and fresh. It was time for a sleigh ride…in Bora Bora!

We recently had the pleasure of recording a new holiday song written by our friends Melissa Axel and James Jacoby. Melissa sang, James rocked the tuba, and they were joined by some amazing musicians at the session:

Scott Aller – Drums/Percussion

Aaron Johnson (Ukulele Loki) – Ukulele

Aaron Keim – Weissenborn

Kailin Yong – Violin and Piano

We had a blast recording this tune – make sure you check out the video! ¬†We’ll be mixing this soon so be on the lookout for the finished version…