GPOYW (I’m in the middle)
Listening to the final mixes of Victory!, in the lounge of Electrical Audio, while Steve Albini eats Thai food at 3:30am.
Un. Fucking. Believable.
Two and a half years later and I still cannot process this.
A stitched panoramic photo of FMGreen during the Victory! sessions from 11/11 to 11/14 at Casa de Lopez. Only a few more sessions before the big mix in Chicago. The anticipation is mounting.
Here’s the view from behind the console while we were tracking the drums for Victory last Thursday. Generally speaking, recording sits just behind performing live in terms of things that I most love doing. It’s a hell of a lot of work, but few things are more satisfying than hearing your songs take shape.
November 11th, 2010 through November 14th, 2010.
It was four long days, but we got an incredible amount of material recorded and we’re in good shape to finish up Victory! tracking with a few days ahead of us.
We owe a special thank you to our friend Brian - the talented engineer that has been recording all of this for us and making magic happen inside his computer. This process wouldn’t be as fun - nor would we sound this good - without him.
Overheard, as a friend peered into my freezer:
"Dude. Do you think you have enough sugar in here?"
Nope. Not enough.