Your Song for Me
Silvertone'S debut EP is due out June 1st 2007!! Here's how it all went down.... Before even the first note, we all agreed upon our intent; to capture the integral tone, energy and musicality of the band with as little manipulation as possible. In other words, we avoided the temptations afforded by the digital age to create a product of rough honesty. To this end we chose to record live directly to 2" analog tapes. Next, we needed an engineer willing and able to bring this vision to fruition. Working under the guidance and expertise of Joshua Kessler at Bushwick Studio in Brooklyn, NY, we were able to record, mix and master the entire 6-track EP in just six days! Throughout the production process, we kept our signals entirely in the analog, using the live tracks as a sonic foundation, with overdubs only on vocals, solos and a few acoustic instruments. The final mixes were dropped to 1/2" analog tape for mastering. The icing on the cake came from Nathan James at Jigsaw Sound understood our vision, and managed to preserve the sonic integrity of the recording while coaxing it gently into the digital abyss. The holistic feel of the record rather than focus on discrete detail has resulted in a tonal quality reminiscent of vintage recording sessions while creating a cutting edge feel, that is uniquely the Silvertone sound. We hope you feel it too!! Words from Eric Everything I hear influences me. From the sound of the subway over it's tracks to the sound of comfortable and uncomfortable silence, it all comes in and now it is just time for it to go. It is really simple. You stop for a second and think about what you are thinking and you put it on record. The next thing you know it is a melody and the words actually sing themselves off the paper. My goal is to take people on a short visual trip to wherever I am feeling. It can be a physical destination. It can be a mental exploration. Not to say that people would like to join me, but if the journey/story ends up being visual and interesting enough people may just want to jump on. I want to go all over and experience all different things, both in and out of my mind. It is not always going to be beautiful. In fact, bumps will undoubtedly be in the road. A good friend of mine once gave me a valuable lesson on how mentally to make even the negative things in life positive. My hope is that the sun will shine on us as we travel on our path. We are all one and my intention is to reach out to all of you with this sound. Safe Travels.