Exit Ghost - Engine EP - 2012
This EP is a three song set recorded during a three day weekend residency Exit Ghost was fortunate enough to hold at the late Engine Studios in Chicago. Going into the session, we didn't exactly have a plan of what we even wanted to do - it was more of a chance for us to test the waters with each other. It was my first session with the band and there were no producers or engineers in sight. The five of us began just playing songs that Evan had some rough sketches of on an acoustic guitar and toying with them a bit in our own way. We'd play them one way, then try them another. Much of it was very organic and we simply played what felt right in the moment. What you'll hear on record is the band playing live with little overdubs, and the imperfections are there to capture that. Dorian ran the boards and played live in the booth while running everything. You can hear the flash charge of a photographer that was in the room. You'll hear the room bleed into the mics. The EP showcases Exit Ghost being true to each other. "Black Top Pen" found its way into an HBO series weeks after it was recorded, and "Clothesline" has become a favorite in live performances. Really, what this EP shows is an intimate look into the sprout of what has grown up to be something much larger than itself in the time after recording. It's great, to me, and it feels like home.
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– An HBO digital series
music written and performed by myself and Jenn Romero. The series was written
and directed by an incredibly talented and fun group of individuals in probably
the shortest amount of time a full season of music for a show could ever be
made. Even with the lack of time, the result was a very witty show that chimes
in to the lives of nearly every 20-something in Chicago and beyond.
Safe Boating is No Accident –
Isn’t it Fun?
played electric guitar and lap steel on a few tracks for SBINA during this
session. If you ever have a chance to see this band live, you won’t be
disappointed – or maybe you will. I think that’s the game.
the Wearings – The Manor
Tapes & the Wearings
Michael Glader – What’s
Left of my Hands
sat in with Michael for an afternoon and ended up playing a noisy solo in
“Irene My Queen.” It turned out to sound great in the mix and added a sort of
drug-rock finish to the song. His most recent album When On High is a really great release of pent-up creativity that
deserves a listen. So, do that.
Eunoia – Conversational & all live recordings
became my escape when I moved to Chicago. It’s a duo of myself on electric
guitar and Chris Jett on drums and cello.