I will be releasing a four song Live Studio Video Recording beginning on Thursday, April 7th! One song and corresponding video will be released to the public through YouTube every week for the entire month of April.
On March 10th, 2011 I gathered my band and some good friends and headed into the studio. Armed with five HD video cameras, we recorded these four songs 100% live in one take. The tracks are unedited and the vocals are not auto-tuned. My goal as an artist is to ONLY make live recordings. I want my recordings to feel like they do when I play shows and I can't seem to attain that when making recordings the standard way. I believe music isn't supposed to be perfect, it's supposed to be honest. That is why I don't edit the tracks after they are recorded. I'm not a perfect person nor a perfect singer and I think my music should reflect that. I also believe that actually seeing the performance is an integral part of music, which is why I added the video aspect to the EP.
April 7th, 2011 -- "Sad Grin"
April 14th, 2011 -- "What Ails Me"
April 21st, 2011 -- "Your Baby Boy"
April 28th, 2011 -- "I Don't Know a Thing"
May 27th, 2011 -- Live Performance @ Schuba's in Chicago
ALL MUSIC & LYRICS WRITTEN BY: Colin Tyler
GUITAR: Jake Bouquet
TEXTURES: Scot Stewart
PIANO, ORGAN & RHODES: Matt Kooi
BASS: Dorian Duffy
DRUMS: Sammy Del Real
VIOLIN: Rebecca Faber
VIOLA: Claire Drillinger
CELLO: Leyla Royale
STRING COMPOSITION BY: Bradford Snow
DIRECTED BY: Chris Hershman
CAMERA: Chris Hershman
CAMERA: Rob Stern
CAMERA: Jacqueline Charak
RECORDED AT: Chicago Sound Factory
ENGINEER: Chris Parker
ASSISTANT ENGINEER: Scot Stewart
MIXED BY: Scot Stewart
MASTERED AT: Sterling Sound