On March 11th, after a brief hibernation, a trip to the Temple of the Demons of Venus, and some foreplay at the home studio, we began to record our latest collection of songs. With engineer and co-producer Matthew Ellard (Billy Bragg and Wilco, Elliot Smith, Morphine) at the helm, we ceaselessly spent 25 days and nights slaying windmills and capturing sounds. Some tracks you may have heard, while others were new at the onset of the session. The first week was tracked in Cambridge, MA at Q-Division Studio, and the remainder was recorded in an old paper mill with a vintage Neumann microphone, a trash can, xylophone, guitars, banjo, basses and plenty of thunder. We're now letting all the notes settle and it will be mixed and mastered this summer. More updates coming soon...

And in tour news...

The Slip is heading West for the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA over the Fourth of July weekend with friend Nathan Moore. Along with the festival the band has as a few other dates in the Bay Area at The Independent in SF on the 24th of June and in Santa Cruz at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on the 5th of July.

UPDATE: With the band in the San Francisco for over a week between shows, Brad Barr has booked the Connecticut Yankee in the Potrero Hill neighborhood for Monday the 27th of June at 9pm. Tickets will be on-sale at the door the night of the show.

[Published on: 6/20/05]

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