May 16th, 2011

We began a quick 3 day session of drum tracking with Cully Symington before he left for Okkervil River’s tour supporting their new LP I Am Very Far. Cully is a guest into the Shearwater family on a few songs on this new record, the band’s first release with Sub Pop, while Thor is out destroying the world with Swans. We’ll begin full tracking with Thor and the rest of the band in late June at Treefort Studios and continue working through July back at Good Danny’s. We are mixing with Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) at his Tarquin Studios in Connecticut in September.

I’m keeping a daily recording diary of the sessions discussing hurdles we encountered and overcame, set-up, approach and tons of nerdy stuff that most people will not care for and a select few will love to death. More to come soon…in the meantime check out Cully’s lovely Gretsch round badge’s:

Re-20 Inside - D12 outside - kick tunnel all around