Recorded February 2nd-6th, 2014 at Chase Park Transduction by Richard Salino.
Tracked live in Studio A, guitar and vocals overdubbed in Studio A, mixed to 2" tape in Studio B.
Richard did everything - engineering, producing, mixing. He taught me how to tune a guitar (bout time).
Tom Lewis then mastered these tracks at Chase Park.
Artwork by our dear friend Kristin Karch.
This collection of songs was written between the release of our first EP in May 2013, which we commonly referred to as the "White EP" (since we spraypainted them white) and August 2013.
From the get, we envisioned it as the "Black EP" (since we already had white and black spraypaint) and figured we'd be able to churn out this collection of more dense, darker material by the end of the summer.
Turns out it took us about 6 months to grow into this material and a band and figure out how to make it work. Luckily it worked out, by the time we went into the studio in February we'd played the songs in the same order countless times all over the southeast.
While it would be a little funny to continuously release self-titled EP's of different colors, we'll probably just stick with black and white.
It was really intense experience, the most taxing in our young lives, and we're super proud of this record and so glad that it's finally DONE.
~If you like something, tell something~
(c) 2014 Marching Banana Records
released 28 March 2014
Matt Anderegg :: drums & percussion
Zach Gastley :: bass guitar
Drew Kirby :: electric guitars & vocals
Richard Salino :: all recording, engineering, production and mixing.
All lyrics by Kirby. All arrangements by New Wives. Artwork by Kristin Karch.