We are officially mixing! The first tracks are done and sound amazing.
This album has long been in the works and now that the finish line is in sight, we'd like to share more about all that has gone into our fifth studio recording.
Initially these songs were more in line with the type of remix work I was doing a few years ago (i.e. no live drums, minimal guitar and lots of sound design). The album was essentially written/recorded in that fashion during 2007 and then mixed by myself with Josh in El Paso in 2008. But the release of the record was delayed by other commitments including our last tour with the Revolting Cocks.
This time away from the new material was truly a blessing in disguise. When we returned to the 'finished' mixes in 2010, it was abundantly clear that the songs were half-baked. All of the tracks had the potential to be fleshed out into so much more than the originals. With that in mind, we began the lengthy process of reworking/rewriting, re-recording and committing to a ton of preproduction. And while we were doing things like adding live drums and reworking instrumentation, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to add some amazing guests to round out the album performances.
In many ways, it has been a battle to stick with these songs for so long instead of just shelving them indefinitely and starting over. But these songs are worthy of the struggle and the wait. Speaking of which, we can't wait for you to wrap your ears around them. And as the album takes its final shape, we'll keep you updated and share more stories about all that has gone into this new Stayte release.