The session with Get Him Eat Him was ambitious from the go. They had the 4th of July off during their extensive US tour and chose to spend the night with us. To get to Calgary for a show the next day, we had to record through the night after a bit of celebrating with some BBQ, beer, and fireworks. Songwriter Matt Lemay had a pretty clear idea of what they wanted to accomplish: One song, fairly produced, called "Utility". As I was setting up I had them run through the song a few times to get an idea of the sound they were going for. I was impressed with how well-rehearsed they were; this tune was obviously Road-tested.
We made four passes of the song to get the headphone mix right and for the band to get comfortable. They nailed it on the fourth take and asked me what I thought. I tol... read more >