Recording Diary, Pt 1.

posted by JV | November 29 2011

Hello everyone, I'm going to try to closely document the recording of my new record. From start to finish, from sketches to final mix. I took a year off from recording and wasn't expecting to jump into to it so fast. 2011 was pretty tour heavy, I played over 100 shows. I also made the insane decision to start a new B room at Tiny Telephone. Things have mellowed out quite a bit from the most hectic summer and fall of my life.

Recording began on November 3rd with Jason Slota playing drums for two sessions. Ian Pellicci, a fantastic engineer and crucial part of my family, tracked the drums in B. Rules were as follows: 5 mics maximum, no post-processing allowed, meaning any effects or compression had to be committed to tape.

Jason played drums to a click, nothing else. I told him to play anything he liked and to create the form as he went. I'll use his structure to write the song to and I won't cut up or alter his performance in any way. I think musicians play better when they know their efforts won't be undermined or "fixed." I used this method a lot for Cellar Door and Pixel Revolt. More Soon.

We are home.

posted by JV | November 20 2011

Our European Tour is Amazing.

posted by JV | October 07 2011

As usual, the heavy lifting is on the Tumblr. We are heading to Vienna, then the outerlands of Scandinavia. My Leica is loaded with fast film in anticipation on low light conditions.

We Are On Tour In Europe!!

posted by JV | September 14 2011

On Tour Right This Very Second.

posted by JV | September 02 2011

Dear FL, GA, and NC

posted by JV | August 29 2011

Hey, if you want to sing a song with me, or play a solo (especially on a strange or unusual instrument) on any of these upcoming SE shows, email me at jv at tinytelephone dot com. I can't wait for this tour. See you soon!

LA + Costa Mesa + Visalia this week!

posted by JV | August 22 2011

Thu Aug 25, 2011 - Costa Mesa, CA
Detroit Bar
w/ Patrick Park

Fri Aug 26, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA
The Echo
w/ Patrick Park

Sat Aug 27, 2011 - Visalia, CA
Cellar Door
w/ Patrick Park

See you out there!!!!

On That Shaky Pier

posted by JV | August 09 2011

Presidio, San Francisco, CA

Shows galore

posted by JV | August 08 2011

Summer's almost gone... Wow, what a wonderful song.
Well, I know where I'll be when the summer's gone, playing a show most likely. I've got a Southern California run, SE tour, Hopscotch Festival and a European tour coming up. Jason Slota will join me for SoCal and EU. Hallelujah. After that I need to write a record. I'll see you out there!

Freedom costs $8 on the nose

posted by JV | June 29 2011

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