Just over a year ago our band BamBoo released its first full-length album.
We dedicated a lot of time, energy and money into the effort and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The whole process was a dream: We found a great producer and friend in Stephen James Kerr, who helped guide us in and out of the studio. We tracked drums at a beautiful studio called Union Sound on the East End. We spent a weekend at my parent's farm recording guitars, bass and overdubs. We even went on a small tour that by all accounts was no large success - but was certainly worthwhile considering how much we learned about ourselves, our band mates, and everyone's expectations for the band.
It's been a busy year for us and now we're beginning the early planning for the next release with a batch of songs we've been working on. Some made their debut months ago, and others are only a couple weeks old. They're all similar in that they've got mood and energy that speak to us and our style as a group, and also in that they've been entrenched in some old arrangements that could use a boost.
Stephen joined us last night at the rehearsal space to talk on the songs he'd like to work on and help us with some arrangement ideas. We're also trying to decide on our approach to the recording for this first batch of songs. This time around I'm hoping to be more diligent in documenting and commenting on the process - so expect some more content, musings and music soon!