chris teti

While this track didn’t seem to fit on Harmlessness, the feeling it evokes seems more appropriate to recent times. The artwork for the song depicts a modern-day Terracotta Army being torn down. It’s unsettling to see the voices of positive change in the community around you get drowned out within a world of dated and regressive ideals. In an effort to help make those voices of change heard, we’re permanently donating all the Bandcamp proceeds from this track to the non-profit and nonpartisan group the ACLU.

Artwork by Dylan Balliett. Recorded and Mixed by Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios.  Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio.

damnlazers  asked:

i get to talk about between bodies in my sound production class, anything cool happen during the recording process?

That was a pretty cool process…

From my perspective we hadn’t officially written anything for it, aside from coming up with transitional pieces between songs for live performance. Chris Z sent us a few recorded pieces before we were set to go to the studio, but nothing was ever really solidified beforehand…

Guitar was laid down first, because I couldn’t make it to the first two days of recording, and because we were essentially writing in studio. D. did a rough estimation of how many times through a part needed to be, and a rough tempo map of all the pieces.

We knew that the EP was going to have a particular flow so coming in with a concrete map of tempos and structures was pretty cool for me… I laid down drums the same day as learning the songs.

Next came more guitars + bass + keys, and then Dave and Chris’s vocals.

The incredible thing about recording with Chris Teti is that we all have a lot of time to mess with parts / tone… nothing is off limits. I remember going up to the studio with percussion gear from a college later on in the sessions… wind gongs, prayer bells, weird shakers, or anything else I could grab. We even set up a completely different kit for “the distance” recording.

So, this was a pretty exceptional recording process. The result was tight.

-steven


More of us should weigh in on this topic…

anonymous asked:

I'm really bad at remembering names of people and things. The guy who does the lead singing on "Formlessness" (my favorite EP of you guys) Tom? is it? idk. He has a solo project right? Could you provide some links to that? Also, if you're ever in the portland maine area do a show I'll hook u up ;)

here are the vocal credits for all of our releases

Demo 2010
- Tom Diaz
- Tyler Bussey

Formlessness
- Tom Diaz
- Tyler Bussey
- Derrick Shanholtzer

Josh is Dead
- Tom Diaz
- Derrick Shanholtzer

Are Here to Help You (split w/ Deer Leap)
- Tom Diaz
- Greg Horbal
- Derrick Shanholtzer

Mixed Signals Compilation
- Tom Diaz

4 way split (Code Orange Kids, Tigers Jaw, Self Defense Family)
- Tom Diaz
- Greg Horbal
- Derrick Shanholtzer

Gig Life 7” single
- Tom Diaz

Whenever, If Ever
- Tom Diaz
- David F. Bello
- Greg Horbal
- Katie Dvorak
- Derrick Shanholtzer

Between Bodies
- David F. Bello
- Chris Zizzamia
- Chris Teti (harmonies / back ups)

The Distance
- Chris Zizzamia

Sundae Bloody Sundae (split w/ Rozwell Kid, Two Knights, Kittyhawk)
- David F. Bello

FUTURE:
Harmlessness
- David F. Bello
- Derrick Shanholtzer
- Tyler Bussey
- Katie Dvorak
- Greg Horbal
- Chris Teti