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in the studio By Andrew Greer
Album Title: Vice Verses
Label: Lowercase People
release date: Summer 2011
recording Studio: Spot X studio, San Diego, Calif.
Producer: Neal Avron (Producer), Mike Elizondo
number of Songs: TBD
Discovery channels: Hello Hurricane was a struggle to
start the band over in so many ways. Now the pressure is
internal—to stretch and go places we’ve never been before.
Music is our vehicle to explore life. This part of the journey
feels as if we’re discovering new ground both musically and
lyrically. –Chad Butler
To infiniTy anD BeyonD: If the last record got as far as
the Van Allen radiation belts, then Vice Verses is reaching for
trans-lunar trajectory. – C.B.
checking 1, 2, 3: Most of these songs were written over
the last several months and our first instincts as were
captured during tour soundchecks. A couple new songs
have happened spontaneously in the last week. –C.B.
song PhilosoPhy: Vice Verses is about the struggle to
make sense of an upside down world full of contradictions.
sTuDio fellowshiP: [My favorite part of the studio] is
the communal search for new musical ideas and the way
a lyric can spark a meaningful conversation with your best
gear ProPs: Here’s a quick list of gear faves from Drew
• Piece of Gear: Supro Amp
• Specs: 1954, Supro Super
tube amp “Madame Beast”
• Pros: Small tube amp with
big sound, dangerous raw
• Cons: It’s older and needs
• Piece of Gear :
Tama Snare Drum
• Specs: Kenny Aranoff
Trackmaster brass 6.5
• Pros: Sounds fat and
inspired most of the new beats.
• Cons: Looks fancy with super bling engraved design.