July 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm
A few months back some amplifier worship was going down in Philadelphia that you should know about.
The sounds came fromPurling Hiss via the Shaking Through series, where the ‘Hiss get a proper production and behind the scenes video on a new track “Lolita”. Curated by Adam Graducile & produced by Brian McTear and Peter English, this series gives you a nice glimpse into the recording process and some of the subtleties that go into it. For `the band, it’s a new chapter, and Mike’s 4-track days may be behind him, but the FTW guitar storm hasn’t gone anywhere!
The raw energy of live shows is mostly improvised & based on feeling, which can be difficult to translate in a studio setting (50 takes for 1 fucking guitar “solo”, no thanks). On the other side of the coin you have the 1st take, no-fuss, honest-to-god rock n’ roll basement jam, which holds a place in all of our hearts. But is there something in between these two approaches? Something not too slick or polished, but worked-in just enough, where visible blood stains are worn with pride?
Here’s where these producers succeed. It’s rad to see a production do justice for a band I’ve seen many a time. It’s still got all the ripped jean swagger you hear Live, still got that un-hinged guitar storm, but now new layers have surfaced revealing some real deal rock n’ goddam roll. Huge sound, full and rich, still burning hot.
Check out Shaking Through for the full feature article and more videos. Good work you doods!
Dig these guys. They’re Lifers.
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