The Music

                       

Shirtless, Shoeless Babies

by NS/NS

Released 2012
Ns/Ns
Released 2012
Ns/Ns
If you're tired of bands trying very hard to be cool, give a listen to 13 of our shirtless, shoeless babies. An original celebration of influences and new ideas united in a tightly controlled recording atmosphere.
NOTES
Songs written with no apparent explanation of gap between 1996-2010 but mostly between 2003-2007. Recorded in the basement in 2011, being interrupted by trips to the cable lake, the San Marcos river, they doggy park (Junebug does not give half-ass kisses) and work/groceries/movie nights. Thanks to Josh Potter for lending me his red Fat Strat and amp which appers here as guitar left (with 10s). My brown Strat appears here as guitar right (with 12s). 98% of the electric guitar you hear is the mic'd Fender tube amp. Drums are four single-head toms from my 70s Vistalites (I've had since Junior High) and a bass and snare drum that I made. The ride cymbal is my beloved Ludwig Standard /Paiste from the 60s. Various Shure, Electro-Voice, Sennheiser and Oktava microphones captured the performances. Bass guitar is a Jazz Bass through a Crate practice amp hooked up to an old Sunn cabinet. Vocals were performed with emphasis on my natural voice (I tried hard to not sing like an asshole). Keyboards are all soft-synths. Recorded with Reaper. Thanks to Ed Rhone again for technical assistance and thanks to the lovely Louise Sawyer for her patience throughout the year and for letting me use her mattress for the "vocal booth". All instruments played by me (Josh Rice).