Tag: The Compound Studio
Rival Sons continue to do rock proud, as not only does the vibe and power of their music continue to shine through everywhere around the world, so does the absolute quality of the music and musicianship. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of this band, and that I will continue to support and back them until they are a huge headlining act in their homeland of the U.S. and beyond. They create a kinship with their music and I feel it like most of you do or at least will! The band is currently hitting all the major festivals in Europe, already having played Pinkpop, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring in Germany among others. They also just rocks some gigs opening for Guns N' Roses in the Netherlands and Germany, and their eagerly anticipated new album 'Head Down' is due in August.
Rival Sons rock the Download Festival this weekend (June 10) and continue with more European gigs up to July 21st.
'Head Down', the follow-up to the band's 2011 breakthrough album, Pressure & Time, was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell. The album is due to be released on Earache Records in late August.
Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday comments:
"We have officially completed and turned in our next full length record. We thought we might give ourselves a bit more time to work this time around, as opposed to the 20 days for Pressure & Time... BUT, it was even MORE crazy this time. Everything was finished in about the same amount of time (22 days), but this time we are giving much more music (a much longer record) - nearly twice that of P&T.
"Done in Nashville this time - amazing people, music, music scene, countryside, and some cool record shops. We re-enlisted our long-time producer and friend, Dave Cobb (Jamie Johnson, Secret Sisters, Shooter Jennings, and uh... Rival Sons), and this time we brought in the engineering and mix wizardry of one Mr. Vance Powell (Jack White, Dead Weather, Kings of Leon).
"Songs were once again written and recorded on the spot, allowing the listener to really peer in and catch a snapshot of the moment, and our immediate instincts. Most songs were captured in a few takes, not to mention plenty of first-takers. Pretty off the cuff and unadulterated. We have never had a wish to be predictable or sedentary with our music, and this record explores and supports that ethos pretty well. In other words, this record is not P&T, but delves into a bunch of other musical ideas and sounds. Much more of a 'long-form' record as a whole. Fist-pumpers, ass-shakers, foot-stompers, air guitaring/bassing/drummers, tear-jerkers, heart-string-pullers, and a few straight up freak outs. That's all I'll say for now. Due out late this August."
Here's some video footage shot while taking a break from the studio:
Here's brief interview from Pinkpop, followed by some kick ass footage of the band at the festival:
Watch some amazing acoustic performance footage from a Pinkpop Festival acoustic session here
The Compound Studio in Signal Hill, CA. is the recording studio with a buddy’s-house vibe and matter-of-factly professional sound. Anthony "Antoine" Arvizu is the studio owner and manager, recording and producing most of the artists that come to the studio for that "Compound Sound." Like so many studios, The Compound Studio has been digging deep into debt for a few years now and they had considered closing the doors for good, then word got around and the idea of creating a compilation record to raise funds and raise awareness came together. Some artists and producers of note who have worked at the studio include: Mavis Staples, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) Ryan Bingham, Marc Ford (The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Booker T. Jones), Ikey Owens (Jack White, The Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents), The Cold War Kids and now Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons.
Jay Buchanan contributes a fantastic track, 'Rose In Your Teeth' on 'S.O.S. (Save Our Studio) A Benefit Album' by Compound Records. You can hear the track here and order the 49 track album to help keep the studio alive www.thecompoundstudio.com
Check out The Compound studio on facebook here.