Posted by Rooney on November 24th, 2010
Ned answered some questions about the band and the recording process of ‘Eureka’ for the blog Under the Starry Nitez.
Rooney, the Los Angeles based band made up of Robert Schwartzman (vocals/guitar), Taylor Locke (guitar/vocals), Ned Brower (drums/vocals), Louie Stephens (keyboards/vocals), and new bassist Brandon Schwartzel, released their latest record earlier this year. Their third record entitled – “Eureka”, was self produced and released by the band. They had free reigns to take control of the direction of the album and steer it in any which way they wanted. Eureka was the outcome and here Ned explains a bit about the making and creation of the album.
1. How was the process different this time around, compared to previous albums?
when we started making eureka, we decided to try our hand at producing ourselves. we had collected a large amount of equipment and a lot of experience over the years so we set up our own studio and cut the song “i don’t wanna lose you.” we had already tried it with 2 different producers but we liked our version the best. that was the closer for us and from that point on we just kept plowing ahead. it was literally the 5 of us working together with no outside help or input up until the mix stage.
2. What kind of approach did you take, knowing that you had pretty much full control over everything?
we wanted to make a record that expanded on the pop rock sound we had already established while also experimenting with some new sounds and influences. we also worked hard to keep our quality control standards high even though we were working on our own. we tried to keep the production on the natural sound but also make a record that sounds contemporary and high-fi.
Posted by Rooney on November 20th, 2010
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Posted by Rooney on November 10th, 2010
Join us as we record our upcoming Christmas EP…
Posted by Rooney on November 7th, 2010
Rooney will be performing on ‘Lopez Tonight‘ on Monday, November 8th! Tune into the show on TBS as 12 EST/11 CST. Check your local listings for all the details.