Recorded at @tmosphere in Georiga, December 12th 2012
This concert was recorded and engineered by Ned Lane and the recordings were mixed by Ned and I. The event was planned and executed in a matter of weeks, raising money for the American Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy tore through parts of the East Coast. The show also featured the bands Critical Velocity and Redneck Blonde. The concert would not have been possible without the help of many friends, some but not all of whom include Tommy and Tracey McLaughlin, Ava and the staff at @tmosphere, and Jamie Dempsey, as well as all the vendors and especially all those who attended the concert.
While some basic EQ'ing and volume adjustments were made, absolutely no musical parts were added or re-recorded after the fact, nor was any part of this recording passed thru any "auto-tuning" processing...what you hear is what went down that night folks!
One song, a cover of The Rolling Stones' song "Gimme Shelter" was recorded that night, but cannot be released thru this website due to licensing issues. Not in a "they sued us" sense, just in a "the licensing costs HOW much!?!" kind of way. Too bad, because our Mike made a very convincing black lady on the middle eight.
Among the bonus tracks are a two-part edit of "Babydoll" prepared specially for internet radio, a "sampler" of the concert edited together as a soundtrack to a promo video, and some selections from a different concert from October of that year. This show was at Club Famous in Georgia and was the first show Frank played with the band. Although these recordings are VERY lo-fi (literally recorded on a phone courtesy of Zach's wife Amanda) they are included here for their significance to the band. EQ'ing and compression were done to clean up the sound, but make no mistake...it's still pretty rough. It also serves to show how hard the band worked and how much tighter we were sounding by just a couple of months later at the Red Cross show. Yes boys and girls, it DOES pay to rehearse!
An interesting footnote, the band Critical Velocity featured the drumming talents of none other than our friend and former member Alex Bayless, just a few months after his departure from Daybreaker. It was a very strange thing to be playing a show and seeing him in the audience and not behind me!
I loved this concert and had a blast mixing it and assembling this album, and we hope you'll enjoy it too!
DEMAND QUALITY, KILL AUTO-TUNE
released February 7, 2015
FRANK BIRD - drums
JON DONNEGAN -guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, vocals
ZACH HUGHES - guitar, vocals
MIKE YOUNG - bass guitar, vocals
Ned Lane appears courtesy of Fast Lane Music
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