Sainthood Reps are currently in the middle of recording their sophomore record that is due out this fall via No Sleep Records. The band kicked off the process by tracking drums with our friend Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. PropertyOfZack is very excited to be teaming up with the band for a series of Behind The Booth updates on the album, so check out the first one below!
From Bradley Cordaro:
Jani and myself pull into Philadelphia, PA early on a Tuesday morning and head straight for Honeys Sit’n Eat, one of our bands most favorite place to eat. We both order the Huevos Rancheros and a coffee, La Colombe, great cup.
Our destination is Conshohocken, more specifically, Studio 4, to meet up with Will Yip and start tracking drums and bass for our new record. A bunch of our friends had recorded with him (Balco, Daylight), and he mixed “Deadlines” for our 7” split with Weatherbox. (out on Topshelf Records now). We loved his work and attitude, the foundation to work together on our LP was layed.
Conshohocken is a beautiful small town about 25 mins outside of Philly. Such an awesome town to have this incredible studio, Studio 4. There is a really great vibe and overall feeing at Studio 4, that combined with Wills laid back and positive demeanor makes recording there really enjoyable.
Some of the gear they have is incredible. The main attraction is their vintage Rupert Neve Design 8048 console, I believe from 1972, or around there. A Studer 2” tape machine. Also a slew of vintage Neumans and Sony microphones.
Will is an incredibly talented engineer, and also one hell of a drummer. The dude knows how to tune a drum. I really love his approach to recording, especially at Studio 4. The room has a magic to it, and that combined with the Neve, really makes it a special place. I’ve recorded before where there were 25+ mics on my kit, I think we used 12 or 13 at Studio 4. The combination of the room, the gear and mainly Will is a recipe for tone greatness.
Xerxes will be releeasing a new EP via No Sleep Records on June 18th called Would you understand? Check out the artwork and track listing for the EP below after the jump.
Xerxes Announce ‘Would You Understand?’ EP; Stream New Song
Mixtapes ‘Ordinary Silence’ Artwork, Track Listing
Record Store Day arrives on this Saturday, April 20th. And though our wallets may not be ready, our hearts certainly are. There are a great amount of releases coming out this year for the music holiday (around 400), and we wanted to start a Discussion/Preview on the records that PropertyOfZack members are looking forward to most. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with some of your most anticipated Record Store Day releases!
Manchester Orchestra | Frightened Rabbit / Manchester Orchestra | Grouplove - Split
To say we were excited when Andy Hull tipped us off about this release a few months back would be an understatement. A split featuring Manchester Orchestra, Frightened Rabbit, and Grouplove? Well that’d be some serious shit right there. Wait. A split that features collaborative songs from MO/Frightened Rabbit and MO/Grouplove? Now that’s something else all together. This is going to be a true collector’s piece for Manchester, Frabbit, and Grouplove fans alike. Plus, we’ve heard the songs. They’re great. - Zack Zarrillo
New Found Glory - Mania 12”
When the pop-punk mainstays recorded a cover of “Blitzkrieg Bop” as a bonus track for 2011’s Radiosurgery, most fans wrote it off as a fun one-off of a classic punk anthem. We were wrong. Jordan Pundik and crew went throwback for this year’s Record Store Day, releasing a limited edition 12” Ramones cover EP called Mania. If you ever wanted to jam to a more poppy, less punk-y “The KKK Took My Baby Away” or “Rockaway Beach,” now’s your chance. The EP quashes all worry of a rumored NFG hiatus, and will be a fun little stopgap between Radiosurgery and whatever new tunes come next. - Erik van Rheenen
Their/They’re/There - Their/They’re/There 12”
Grammar nerds and fans of twinkly guitars, pensive lyrics, and prog-rockish melodies, rejoice. Evan Weiss, Matthew Frank, and Mike Kinsella’s super-group is finally releasing its self-titled debut EP for Record Store Day. Coming out on Polyvinyl Records, if the two songs we’ve had the chance to hear (poppy-progressive hybrid “Concession Speech Writer” and riff-heavy, tongue-in-cheek named “Their/They’re/Therapy”) are any indication, this is a true-blue Kinsella sort of record. This might be the most talented trio to form a super-group be all the tunes we get from these guys. - Erik van Rheenen
Now, Now - Neighbors Deluxe LP
Now, Now (then Every Children) stirred up initial interest with its debut release, Cars. Fans waited and waited for their follow-up, which came in the form of a shortened moniker and a digital partnership with No Sleep Records. It was an EP called Neighbors. The EP will finally be seeing physical treatment on Record Store Day this year with special die-cut artwork and the Neighbors remixes as an added perk — not that fans needed one. This was an excellent release that showed the band’s full potential, and it’s a RSD exclusive that every Now, Now fan needs to try to hunt down. - Zack Zarrillo
PropertyOfZack is a music-focused website. We cater to a specific audience, and we do our best to keep within our wheelhouse. When tragedy strikes the world around us, we simply do not believe that it is our place to comment on it. This comes out of respect for media outlets doing phenomenal work to cover the crisis at hand, regardless of how much our team’s heart goes out to the victims of these tragedies.
We partnered up with Big Footprints and Lame-O Records to launch The Big Comp earlier this month. We’ve been incredibly grateful for those of you who have downloaded the $5 compilation so far — featuring 75 bands in support of The Nature Conservancy — we felt that we should make all proceeds from the compilation for the next week benefit the Red Cross and the work ahead of them in Boston following the horrifying act of terrorism that occurred during yesterday’s Boston Marathon.
Just like before, the comp features 75 fantastic tracks by 75 different bands for a minimum donation of $5. All funds, minus Bandcamp fees, will go towards the Red Cross until April 22, when donations will once again go towards The Nature Conservancy.
PropertyOfZack, Big Footprints, and Lame-O Records would like to thank all the bands and labels once again for their quick consideration and cooperation in supporting those affected by the tragedy in Boston. The Big Comp can be downloaded below by clicking “Read More.”