The first song from the new album is finished! And like all bands say about new material – it’s the best we’ve done so far! 😀
We’ll have some new video clips for you soon. Previous clips can be found on thegenuinefakes.tv.
Also want to remind you of the gig on the 30th:
We’ve all been enjoying some well-deserved time off this month. I’ve spent some time on the family farm in Dalarna and up in the Swedish mountains. But come next week, vacation’s over and we’re going to get down to business again. Stay tuned for another studio update soon!
Here’s a picture of the view from our cabin.
We spent last night in the studio working on bass and guitar overdubs on the new song “Even With You”. As promised, we’re documenting as we go, so enjoy this little video clip.
All studio session clips are posted on thegenuinefakes.tv.
This weekend we got A LOT done. Actually, for once everything went just according to plan. We managed to nail all the drum tracks on 14 songs! Johnny was on fire and we averaged one song per hour. Even unmixed it sounds killer and we’re confident we will outshine ourselves both musically and sonically with this album. Out plan now is to finish the songs one by one, and not work ourselves through the all songs one instrument at a time like we did for the last album. That way, every song will get the attention it deserves and we believe the result will be a lot better.
Sadly enough, we couldn’t get the live link at thegenuinefakes.tv to work due to poor network connectivity issues, but we recorded a couple of snippets that you can check out below. We’re going to continue film our sessions and all of them will be uploaded on our YouTube channel and thegenuinefakes.tv as we go along. You can also check out some of Tommy’s photos on Flickr.
Stay tuned for more photos!
Today we enter the studio to start recording the new album! We’re going to try and get the live stream working at thegenuinefakes.tv so you can hang with us. However, we’ve got limited 3G connection down there, and no wifi yet, so it might not run as smoothly as we’d like. Keep your fingers crossed!
We’re going to do it like we’ve always done it – DIY style. We’ve got our own studio and our own gear and we’re going to keep creative control over the whole recording process. We’ve toyed with the idea of taking in an external producer (and we might still do that for a song or two if need be) but after spending three years working on the last album we really know our sound and how to get the best results in the studio. We’ve hired our good friend and guru Per Björling to help out with setting up the drum mics, though. For the last album we recorded “Irreplaceable” and “Mindset” at Eastman Studios here in Stockholm and that drum session sounded best by far, so we’re striving to make this new album in the same fashion. If you listen closely to The Striped Album you will hear there’s a difference. It was quite tricky to get three different drum sessions sounding homogenous, but I think it turned out quite well in the end. Recording the drums is the most crucial part of the recording process so it’s important that we get it right straight away. Last time we had to scrap a whole session because of phase issues (such noobs, right?!) and start over from scratch. But it was just as well ’cause we weren’t completely happy with the arrangements anyway.
Well, we’ve got 15-odd songs to nail so we best get crackin’!
See you in the dungeon! 🙂
Soon we will begin recording the next album. If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the recording studio, here’s your chance! We’ve set up a live stream channel at thegenuinefakes.tv where you will be able to follow our progress in the studio. You will also be able to see the next broadcasting date there. We’ll get back to you with info on when we’re going live so you can tune in.
The mixing of our debut album is progressing quite rapidly at this point. We’re about 75% done now! With three more songs to go and some minor tweaking on the rest we’ll soon be ready for mastering. We’ll give a more thorough update with track listing and such soon.
Now The Genuine Fakes’ take on “All I Want for Christmas” has been made available for free download. Click here!
It will soon be out on Spotify and available for purchase on iTunes.