On a song titled "Bound & Tied," Timothy Jay took lead vocal duties and guest artist Erica Middleton came into the studio to lay down the background vocal. We gave her the freedom to go anywhere she wanted to and she rose to the occasion. She recorded 4 tracks of completely different takes.
During playback we accidentally left all four tracks on and loved what we heard! A single support vocal turned into a haunting vocal group and we decided to mix it that way. This is also our fist song to use a harmonica for the main riff, although the driving force behind it all is still ukuleles!
On "Protecting Comforts," Katherine Rawson joined our little party. Her moody lead vocal gave the song exactly what it needed to be a keeper. We basically turned into her back-up group, and couldn't be happier about it.
We wanna thank both these artists for lending a hand (and a set of vocal chords) and hope we'll hear more of them on our tracks in the future…. maybe our trio will eventually become a five-o. ;-)
So after adding Chris Was on bass, we've stretched it further with vocalists and harmonica, but we think you'll still recognize that DJ sound when the new album hits the streets, and e-tailers everywhere on April 28th!