Recording Journal: Day 31-35 – Vocoder, Guitar, Keys, Vocals, Mixing

Hey guys,

Well, after  5 months of recording all across New England, enlisting the talents of our friends in Aeroplane, 1929 and The World Is A Beautiful Place…, and countless sleepless nights, the recording of our second album, American Buffalo is officially complete.

First of all we would just like to thank Alex, Tom, Jake and Derrick for being a part of the record; they’ve all added their distinct touch and made this my absolute favorite piece of music I have ever been a part of. I quite literally could not have made the piece of music that I did without their help.

We finished tracking last week, with Chris, the fourth Lion Cub adding his guitar parts, vocals and even a vocoder part. Chris used the Fender ’72 Thinline Telecaster into Trevor’s Marshall JCM2000 combo amp. For the vocoder we used the Shure SM57 mic into Chelsey’s Alesis Micron. Following this last day of tracking was a serious mad dash of mixing in order to get the album ready to be mastered. The album is now in the capable hands of Dave over at Gradwell House Recording, who has been incredibly patient and helpful with our ignorant asses.

The album will be 13 songs, clocking in at roughly 50 minutes. For those who haven’t heard, we have released the first single “Flora/Fauna” as a free download here. Stay tuned, because we will be debuting a couple other songs from the album soon.

Right now we are planning a summer tour and all sorts of bonus material for the American Buffalo pre-order. Details will be announced soon.

Thanks everyone!

Chad
Lion Cub

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