Fight or Flight EP!
We decided to do a digital only pre-release of 6 songs from my upcoming album Fight or Flight as a lead in to our official South By Southwest music festival showcase. Fight or Flight the EP will be available on iTunes, Emusic, Rhapsody, Napster, Musicnet, SonyConnect, etc. next week! You can preview the songs on my brand new website and myspace page that will appear on Valentines day. I am so proud and excited to shares these recordings with you!
Vocals: Sarah Sharp, Sam Arnold
Guitars: Sam Arnold, Buffalo Speedway & Kevin Ryan
Drums: Pat Kennedy
Electric Bass: Sam Arnold
Acoustic Bass: Will Schultz
Other Instrumentation: Kevin Ryan and Dan Workman
We did a lot of gigs as pre-production to be able to do this on a shoestring budget. We used literally every room of Billy’s house. Sam’s guitar amp was in the bathroom, so we had to mute that mic anytime someone had to go to the bathroom. There is some really cool bleed that I think adds character to the tracksâ€¦ I HAD to keep the leak from the talk back mic that showed up at the end of Hot As Hell, where Kevin, Dan, and Billy are laughing and Billy says, “Damn… That shit’s awesome…”
The vocal on Above Water and Hot As Hell are original from that 2 day session. I went to Studio B at Sugarhill Studios to re-cut the vocals with Dan for the other 4 songs that are on the EP, partly because of bleed, partly because I just wanted to see what we could get and I’m so nostalgic about recording with Dan at Sugarhill. I’m so happy with the result.
The finishing touches have come together over the last few months as schedules and favors have permitted. So we’re very close to being ready to mix the rest of the album. Getting a South by Southwest showcase was the perfect excuse to get some songs mixed and then we figured, “Why not release them digitally?” Perhaps it will help me find the support of a solid indie label and get some film/TV placements while we mix the rest of the album… Intention submitted to the universe!
Wish me luck. Please spread the love! Much more soon!