This weekend Tor and I will start tracking for a new record. There are 22 songs to choose from, but I think we’ll try to limit the listings to ten songs. Tor Johnson, Chris Salter, Travis Welk, and Ben Rengstorf will all be contributing performances to the record. I’m going to try and talk Karen S into singing some harmonies. I’ll be using an Epiphone Emperor through a Bad Cat Mini Cat II (hand-wired 5-watt Class A amp) to lay down the basic guitar tracks. I’ve really fallen in love with the tone of the Mini Cat over the last few weeks as I’ve been writing some new songs and playing a couple shows. At least two of the tracks will be piano/wurlitzer driven. I’m excited to see how the microphones and the room work together to make the piano do it’s dirtiest. I’ve been majorly impressed with three records lately: 1) Bonnie Prince Billy “Beware”, 2) Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”, 3) “Dark Was The Night” Compilation. I’m excited for the new Bowerbirds record to be released (http://deadoceans.com/home.php). That’s all for now. Have a good week.