Saturday, December 26, 2009

Don't Dance Video Coming Soon

Hey Everyone,

The New Loud's video for 'Don't Dance' is in the final stages of editing and should be out in the next couple weeks. We have seen a preliminary cut and it looks pretty sweet. Director Jack Packard has done an excellent job at inter-cutting the Cactus Club live band footage with the footage of the group dancers. We can't wait until its done to show everyone.

Special thanks to featured dancers: Kristen and Mark from Fred Astaire Dance Studio Mequon, The UW Milwaukee BBOY Scene, MiMi Chatlain, The Walworth County Cloggers, Rebecca Brodie and Adam Baus of Brew City Hops

During the Cactus Club our good friend Kumays shot some documentary footage of the shoot. Here's a little preview for the video.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The New Loud Video Shoot - MON 11/23, TUES 11/24!

The New Loud will be shooting a video for their brand new single 'Don't Dance'. The shoot will take place on 2 separate days in 2 very different locations. The first location is The Cactus Club in Bay View at 8PM Monday November 23rd. The Cactus Club shoot will feature a live club-type atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come down and participate as extras in the crowd. At the club, after the shoot there will be a hangout-and-listen party for The New Loud's upcoming EP - 'Can't Stop Not Knowing' scheduled for official release in February 2010. The new EP which includes the track 'Don't Dance' was produced/recorded by band member Shane Olivo and mixed by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Rilo Kiley, Finch).

The 2nd location of the 'Don't Dance' video shoot is the regal Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center located in downtown Milwaukee. This shoot will take place between 10AM-1PM Tuesday November 24th and primarily focus on local dance troupes with several Milwaukee-area dance studios, such as The Delaware House, already signed up to participate. Anyone who is involved in professional or performance dancing is welcome to come down and be involved.

Jack Packard will be directing the video. Packard's concept for 'Don't Dance' is the juxtaposition of unscripted, energetic club dancing intercut with costumed, regimented dance-troup dancing. Packard works as a writer/producer/content supervisor for the Will Ferrell, Adam McKay website 'Funny or Die'. He gained notoriety with his series of 'High-Five!' videos posted to the site.

The New Loud is a new wave/electro/punk band from Milwaukee, WI. In addition to the upcoming EP, The New Loud will also have a full-length coming out in early 2010 also produced/recorded by Shane Olivo in his studio, Bobby Peru Recording, and mixed by Mark Trombino.

The single 'Don't Dance' by The New Loud can be purchased at Amazon, Lala and coming soon to iTunes.

The New Loud Video Shoot Dates/Times:
Mon 11/23 - The Cactus Club 8PM-???
2496 S. Wentworth Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Tues 11/24 - Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center 10AM-1PM
790 N Van Buren St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Friday, November 6, 2009

'Don't Dance' Available Now!

Hey Everyone,

'Don't Dance' the first single off the upcoming New Loud EP 'Can't Stop Not Knowing' is now available to stream at our Myspace and Facebook pages. The new single and EP are produced/recorded by band member Shane Olivo and mixed by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, Rilo Kiley).

We're really excited that we're finally able to give everyone a glimpse of what we've been working on over the past year. We've truly focused a ton of hope, heart, hard work and energy into both the new EP and upcoming full length - both to be released in the first half of 2010.

If you like 'Don't Dance' you can pick it up through Amazon, Lala and eMusic.

E-mail the track to all your friends, tell them to e-mail it to their friends, etc.

Please stop by our Myspace/Facebook/Twitter and post comments about 'Don't Dance'.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cops and Robbers OR A Rainy Night In Noho.

So this past weekend The New Loud headed down to play CMJ in New York City. After a harrowing drive with no speedometer through the mountains we made it to our hotel in Newark, NJ late Thursday night where we quickly crashed after a loooooong day of driving.

Our CMJ slot was at 9PM the next day - Friday at Wicked Willy's in Greenwich Village. The New Loud is getting close to releasing 2 records - an EP followed by a full-length in early 2010. Much of our day in NYC was spent in meetings with our publicist and lawyers - all of which went well. We were very happy that everyone could make the time in their busy schedules to meet with us.

We finished up the last meeting at about 6:30PM at Vol De Nuit - just a few blocks from Wicked Willy's and headed back to our van which rested parked and undisturbed about 1.25 blocks from the club. We then proceeded to load all our gear in 2 person trips from the van to the club just as a light rain began to fall.

Wicked Willy's was a sizable club, but it typically has just one band for the entire evening doing 3 a hour set, sometimes with an acoustic opener. The club was in no way, shape or form meant to handle a 5 band CMJ night as was evidenced by having no room AT ALL to store gear, save for the stage or middle of the floor. The club did have a backline(supplied drum set, 1 guitar amp, bass amp) which would've been fine for any typical rock band, though The New Loud's setup with sequences and half acoustic/half electronic drumset was not going to translate to the typical backline they had at the club. This created a lot of unfounded stress in the soundman who didn't quite understand why we would need to augment the house PA(which was mostly set up to handle vocals only) with additional power to handle our electronics.

We maintained we were quick at getting on and off stage with our own gear and as the club wasn't too big, we compromised by leaving half of our amplification in the van.

The first band finishes up and we load on to the stage. At this point, the fact that we brought along our friend Nick both to mix sound and for extra loading muscle was a priceless relief. After a rapid fire line check we're good to go and start. In the middle of our second song, security at the club is all a flutter - talking back and forth with each other through their cute little Bluetooth headsets. Apparently one of the neighboring clubs called the police because we were way too loud and it was disrupting their performers - so much for rock and roll in NYC! The cops showed up and we had to pause while security talked the cops out of giving anyone citations with the understanding we'd be quieter.
Fuck that.
I told the soundman, "Look we're going to play 2 more songs".
He was like "Cool, man you have time for more and you need to turn down as low as possible".
I said "No problem" and changed absolutely nothing. We burned through our last 2 songs, volume full out with a break in between to give a disparaging shout out to NYC's finest.

In whirlwind we broke down and loaded out. Outside we had to do 2 person trips to the van and back again - this time though it was pouring rain. After about 45 minutes of walking our equipment down the block and loading we were drenched, hungry and pretty disappointed in general about how the evening went. We were really looking forward to playing CMJ and having been cut down to about 1/2 our set because we were too loud just totally sucked.

I relaxed in the van for a moment while Jessi(keys) and Radish Beat(drums) went to gather some of our friends still hanging out at the club. They came back with our friend Sarah and we decided to indulge ourselves with a Sushi dinner to offset the night's disappointment. We hung out at the sushi restaurant for about an hour and finally were able to relax a bit before we headed back to our van.

We got back to our van and said good-byes to our friend Sarah. Then we got into the van, ready to head back to our hotel room when we noticed that ALL OUR BACKPACKS WERE GONE. In the hour we had eaten someone had stealthily broken into our van through the passenger side door, damaging the lock in a way we hadn't even noticed in the darkness outside. Nick's pack didn't have much in it, but mine had my brand new 13" Macbook Pro laptop/iPod/Photo camera/video camera extra shoes/earbuds/etc. Radish lost his pack and prescription sunglasses. For a moment everyone looked all over the cab, as if we had forgotten where we stashed our bags, but I just sat quietly as I knew they were gone. We rode back to our hotel in complete silence. Between getting shut down by the NYC cops and getting a couple thousand dollars of items stolen, we had reached bottom for the trip.

It was only in the days after that I realized how lucky we were that the thieves didn't break a window, giving us the impossible mission of finding someone to replace it on a Saturday or Sunday in NYC or New Jersey; or they could've stole the whole van with all our music gear inside and leaving us with no way home. So as I write this, I'm now at peace with the situation as it could've been so much worse. We are back in Milwaukee - our bodies and band intact - alive and well to play another day and that is what matters most.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Radiohead Tribute Comp Out Now!!!

The New Loud version of 2+2=5

PLUS ::: Amanda Palmer, Frightened Rabbit and many more. 2 discs for $10!

A portion of the proceeds from all album sales will be donated to
Reading Is Fundamental - a program for promoting literacy to
underprivileged youths.

Check it out:
Every Machine Makes a Mistake - Radiohead Tribute Comp!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dead In Space - CMJ 2009 Pt. 1

At about 11:00 PM, just into Indiana, our van's speedometer, odometer, clock and rear view mirror control malfunctioned. We're left with solid green blank LCD readouts and a speedometer needle resting full out. And so we move onto to NYC as if we are dead in space with no frame of reference - no time, no speed, no distance and a difficult look back. All we know is that we're moving freely forward. This is completely opposite of the time leading up to the trip, which has been consumed both day and evening keeping up with deadlines associated with upcoming New Loud EP/LP releases. The details never relent and my mind only seems to find relief during sleep. The week or so leading up the trip has been the most intense yet. I had Mark Trombino make the final changes to the EP mixes and then prepare the tracks for mastering. At the same time we are arranging a new website re-build with our designer as well as working on the physical package design for the EP. Between all that there's the back and forth with legal handling all the contracts between mix engineers and publicists, all while I'm tackling the final tracking of our LP - trying desperately to finish before mid-November if not before.

And so the day before the trip began by sending out e-mails to the few friends I have in NYC. Big hellos to King Lou, and Sarah Price as well as the swell dudes in The French Horn Rebellion who we met at Forward Fest in Madison this year. Then I began working on more vocals for the full-length: new, freshly written harmonies for Secrets and Get Lost as well as some editing on Heartattack, Every Girl I See and Rubberman. Afterward, I started making rough sketch mixes of the whole LP with everything that we have up to this point to really go over everything while we were on the road.

6:00 PM I have to pick up Jessi and Radish Beat and it was already 4. Time to shower, shave and pack. Sometime in between I also had to find time to eat, do dishes and clean any soon to be expired food from the refrigerator - how glamorous being in a band is! Our new sound guy, Nick, arrives at about 20 after 5. He's pretty nervous/excited and seems to have packed more things than Jessi and I combined. No problem. We have room. Nick helps me pack up and we're off - first to get gas. On the short trip to fill the tank. There is something wrong with the front steering in the van. It's very unpredictable. About a week ago I had the front tie rods replaced and there was supposed to be an alignment done, but something is not right. It is 6 PM now and we're already late to pick up Rad and Jessi. I don't want to chance an accident on the long highway trip, so we decide to try and go back to my mechanic, Greg, a super nice guy that works out of his house with his own lift in the back. Greg's is closed for the evening, so we decide to pull into a nearby gas station to check out the tires. All of which are down a bunch of air with the rears at about 1/2 of what they should be. After filling up the tires everything seems to fall into place and the steering gets much tighter which is a huge relief. We head down to pick up the rest of the band behindhand and are on the road by 7:30pm.

Big delays down in Chicago around 9:00 PM or so as an accident just before the loop has all the lanes blocked save for one. 5 miles out, traffic is stopped dead and Radish decides to navigate his own personal detour by way of the lake road down to Chicago's southside where we pick the freeway back up.

At about 11:00 PM, just into Indiana, our van's speedometer, odometer, clock and rear view mirror control malfunctioned. We're left with solid green blank LCD readouts and a speedometer needle resting full out. And so we move onto to NYC as if we are dead in space...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

And The Mix/Remix Engineers Are....

Hey Everyone,

Shane here from The New Loud here. We will be releasing 2 records next year - EP, LP. These records are different than anything else we've attempted to create before as we've brought in someone the band greatly admires to mix them as opposed to handling all the recording/mixing ourselves. It became very clear to me that while recording these records I needed another person's input especially when it came to the mixing process. Up until that point I had tried to mix a few of the songs myself and everything was a compromise. We've been playing some of these songs in one form or another for years and it was really hard to make accurate mix judgments after hearing them probably close to 1,000 times each. These upcoming recordings are very important to us and in some respects represent a lifetime of work in music for ourselves. So the band sat down and I suggested if I could pick one person to mix who that would be.

The person I chose was Mark Trombino. He was my first pick and we're all super excited that he was into our band enough to take on the job. Mark has done all the Jimmy Eat World records up to and including Bleed American, Dude Ranch by Blink 182 and What It Is to Burn by Finch to name a few. I really admired Mark's mixing style as the recording always have a super-tight low-end and they are very polished yet retain an aggressiveness that probably stems from his salad days as a drummer in the early 90's San Diego punk scene. We believe, especially after having heard some of the 1st mix drafts, that the choice was perfect.

After we got Mark on board we had the mind to add a remix of one of the songs to the EP. We followed the same instinct we used when debating the prospect of mix engineer: Pick the first person we would want and try and get in contact with them. No dub-style remix engineer resonates with me as much as Mad Professor. His work with Massive Attack is just mind-blowing - No Protection is an absolutely amazing record. So we contacted him and were blown away when he accepted to work with us on our track.

All 3 of us cannot wait for everyone to hear what we have been working on so hard over the past year (or 5 for that matter). More details soon.

Friday, October 2, 2009

New New Loud Release Details

The New Loud is totally pumped to announce that in 2010 we will be releasing an EP followed shortly after by a LP. We've put a lot into these releases over the last year or so and we're stoked to finally announce. We'll have more definitive dates as time presses on but expect the EP to launch in January/February and the full-length to follow a few months later. There will only be 1 shared track between the 2 releases. Otherwise expect about 15 newly recorded New Loud tracks including some cool bonus mixes.

Over the past couple months you may have read tweets about a special mix engineer that is working on both the releases with us. We will be announcing who it is next week, but for those of you who are interested in trying to guess: the engineer's initials are M.T. and we are all SUPER STOKED to have him aboard with us on both releases.

In other news our CMJ slot is solidified. Check out our website or Myspace for details.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tai Chi Camp 2009 Pt.3

6 PM Wednesday. Seattle. We're in like Flynn. Rolling up right into rush hour. Rush hour is nuts compared to Milwaukee - more like Chicago's rush hour where you're stuck dead - moving feet/minute instead of MPH. We're staying in Seattle with Casey's friend Chris. We have Chris' address, but no map and neither Casey nor I have high tech iPhones. After 30 minutes in traffic, we're about 4 ramps past Mercer Island. We decide to exit and chill out until we get word from Chris afterwork. Hunger is getting the best of Casey. He hasn't eaten much today and we're both on our 34th hour in the car, 30 hours driving, 4 hours combined for sleep.

Casey pulls into the parking lot of a Pho restaurant. Casey goes in to grab something to eat as I stay in the car. I didn't bring very much money, so I'm trying to conserve. As Casey is inside eating, I decide to eat vegetable soup out of the can. Frugal! After I'm done I made this video:

Its ends a bit abruptly. Cut short due to a 'NOOOOOOO!' moment as my mostly-empty can of tomato.based.vegetable soup dumps on the passenger seat of the Fiesta. Quickly I scramble to dump some water on it. Then, realizing I don't have anything to wipe up the pool of tomato-vegetable-water collecting in the back of the passenger seat, I have another 'NOOOOOOOOO' moment.
Briefly I debate in my mind:
'What do I use?'
I look around:
Pillow case? No. That's stupid.
Blanket? No. That's stupid.
The shirt I'm wearing? No. That's REALLY stupid!

Another panicky moment goes by before I settle on grabbing a clean sock out of my suitcase. I get the sock wet and wipe up the soup-water puddle slowly permeating the seat. The Fiesta's seats must by Scotchguarded to hell as the soup and extra water comes right up.

Chris moved from Milwaukee with his wife, Judith. Judith is out of town, so I don't get to meet her. Chris is cool. He's a physical therapist. Like a good Daoist, he's using his Tai Chi in his daily life, sometimes using it on patients. Chris has a dog, Pepe. Pepe is a small, white puff ball who is suppose to be non-allergenic. I am suspect and remain cautious around the animal. Pepe is a super chill and spends most of the time lounging around. He wanders out to Chris' side yard to lay down in the sun if opportunity arises. He seems to respect me. I respect him. I will call him a 'friend'... for now.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tai Chi Camp 2009 Pt.2

Hey Everyone,

Shane from The New Loud here. In July 2009, I went with my Tai Chi teacher to a Tai Chi camp on Vancouver Island for 7 days. Throughout the trip I kept a blog going that I'll post here. Check it out if you're interested. We have some cool exciting band news coming up soon, but we won't be able to make any official announcements for at least a few weeks. Until then, enjoy these Tai Chi trip blogs.

So we drove through the night. The Fiesta is picking up everything that's being laid down, including nearly 30 hours of straight driving. I don't have any experience driving a manual transmission. All I have to worry about is how to spend my time - which is proving to be harder than one may think despite a new laptop and a few books. Its really the spotty sleep from the go day that is setting the glacial pace of the trip. I find myself trapped between being too tired to concentrate on reading or doing video edits and not being tired enough to sleep while in motion.

Master Payne is doing well despite minimal rest. We stopped 2wice to sleep in the dead of night when darkness really bears down. The first stop was about an hour and the second time worked out to about 2-3 hours.

Even if I could drive, I think Casey wouldn't have it. He's on a personal mission. He wants to drive this solo. Straight. I understand. I try my best not to get in the way. Other creatures aren't so accommodating, like the skunk that, in the dead of night was running with the flow of traffic or the 2 deer that were just dead still, brimming with potential energy in the passing lane at 3 AM. With a quick turn of the wheel the skunk was avoided. The deer were a bit more of a nailbiter as we could only watch and hope they didn't bolt in front of our beloved Fiesta traveling forward at around 80 MPH. Luckily incident was avoided both times. The animals simply gave us a heart rate boost - cheering us on in their own way - which is a bit better than becoming casualties of our trip or humankind as it were on a more universal level.

As the sun rises, we descend a seemingly endless path which is the back half of the Rocky's coming out of Montana into Idaho. It truly does seem endless - especially after 24+ hours of straight driving.There are depressing scenes of clear cut mountain tops. The brown, barren caps are lifeless now.

I-90/I-94 goes through the northern tip of Idaho. The state seems to be over before I can formulate any thoughts about it other than - Why did they make the state line creep north into a point like that?

Soon we're stopped at Priest Rapids in Washington State. The Priest Rapids area is expansive. It is a calm, scenic pit stop on the tail end of this epic drive. Casey works on a video blog while I investigate the area. I find this cool little desert lizard which unfortunately scurries into a nearby bush, thwarting my attempt to capture the creature on with either photo or video.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tai Chi Camp 2009 Pt.1

Hey Everyone,

Shane from The New Loud here. In July 2009, I went with my Tai Chi teacher to a Tai Chi camp on Vancouver Island for 7 days. Throughout the trip I kept a blog going that I'll post here. Check it out if you're interested. We have some cool exciting band news coming up soon, but we won't be able to make any official announcements for at least a few weeks. Until then, enjoy these Tai Chi trip blogs.

It was a rough night, but we're finally on our way. I had everything packed and together by about 11:30 PM. I decided to take a shower and out of nowhere my allergies struck. Sneezing - probably 50-60 times - in the shower, so I know its not contact allergies - must've been something I took in. A low grade asthma attack starts and my eyes are like blood: solid red. Jessi convinces me to lay down to try to calm down. Try to curb the attack. With my chest too tight to take breaths from, I slowly start breathing, low below my intestines up through my stomach expanding my diaphragm. Tai Chi type breathing. Singing breathing. Soon some of the symptoms are beginning to subside enough to fall asleep.

Casey/Miltownkid/Master Payne got to my house at about 8 AM. We hung out for a minute before loading up the 2011 Ford Fiesta. Casey is my Tai Chi teacher. He's also a social networking master. Casey won this contest Ford was running: He and 99 other YouTubers have a prototype Fiesta, due to hit American streets next year.
6 Months.
Free Gas.
Free Insurance. Go anywhere you want. Just stay in the lower 48 and complete a goofy blogging 'mission' once a month. Like this:

As Jessi and I are taking the last of my luggage out to the car. By habit, I lock the front door and bring it closed. Neither Jessi nor I have keys. My Grandfather, who lives in the other flat, is out.


After we assess the situation, we decide to hang out and wait until Gramps comes back. Turns out he was just at the store. He's 83 and still walks to the grocery store 8 blocks away. The wait isn't very long at all.

He opens up the door to the house. Jessi is relieved. She didn't have to work today, but didn't necessarily want to spend the whole day in her pajamas in the side yard.

We told my Grandfather we were heading toward Canada by way of Seattle, WA. Before we left he told us this story:

Saturday, August 8, 2009

2+2=5 is D.O.N.E.

The New Loud has finally finished up the Radiohead cover we've been hard at work on for the past few months. This will be the last blog dedicated to it EVER!

Before the final blog, Jessi has a quick message in reference to her last video:

There you have it! Back to 2+2=5!

This week the focus will be on the vocals. Because Thom Yorke has such a wide range to his vocals from his lower voice to his falsetto-ey upper register,
we decided to split the vocals up between Jessi and I with Jessi handling all the upper register parts and me taking care of the lower parts.

The Radiohead song is separated by 4 parts in 2 distinct halves. The first half is drone-y and quiet while the second half is loud and aggressive. In order to differentiate the 2 halves even more we decided to split the singing in half between Jessi and I.

For the end of the song we decided to do some crew vocals with all 3 of us shouting. Radish ends up getting a little TOO into it - LOL!!!

So without further ado. Here is The New Loud's complete version of 2+2=5 by Radiohead:

Special thanks to everyone who checked out all four blogs!!! If you haven't yet, you can still do so. They show you step by step how the song came together. Hope you enjoyed it! Please take a moment and check out the links at the bottom.


Radish Beat gives some additional insight into how he perceives the lyrics to the song and America in general:

If you're not familiar with the original Radiohead song, 2+2=5, check it out here:

Here's a link to the Radiohead comp page:

Here's a link to the good blokes that hooked us up:
Mr Russia -

Last but definitely NOT LEAST - Subscribe to The New Loud's vlogging mentor:
Miltownkid -

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2+2=5 Keyboard Is DONE!

The New Loud has finished up 2+2=5, the Radiohead cover we've been hard at work on for the past couple months. This week we're going to tell you all about the keyboard parts and give you a little insight into the parts.

In order to really put the focus on the keyboard, we decided to remove the guitar and vocals from the mix of the audio examples.

In our minds - as I explained in the blog about the bass and drums - 2+2=5 has 4 distinct parts that make up 2 halves of the song. I'll take you through each part and explain the keyboard ideas.


Verse 1 starts out with a very spazzy arpegiated keyboard part. We have it mixed lower mainly to create tension.

After verse 1 we have a little melodic line to fill in the space. Toward the end of verse 2 a sustained organ comes in to support the vocals harmonies.

The vocals in this section are very light and effected so we decided to make a really edgey keys part to counter the floaty-ness. The part is basically made by changing the tuning on one of the synth layers with both course and fine pitch adjustments. We feel that jacking everything up at the end gives it an almost guitar-feedback-like blast before the aggressive part kicks in. The keyboard is a Nord Lead 3.


This section is definitely weighted more toward aggression than melody. We decided to use a synthy pad with a stronger attack. Toward the back half, a 2nd keyboard doing sustained organ comes in to build on the aggressiveness more.


We decided to add some melody key parts in place of the effected guitar from the original.

WHOLE TRACK - Drums, Bass, Keyboards

Next week: Vocals!!

If you're not familiar with the original Radiohead song, 2+2=5, check it out here:

Here's a link to the Radiohead comp page:

Here's a link to the good blokes that hooked us up:
Mr Russia -

Last but definitely NOT LEAST - Subscribe to The New Loud's vlogging mentor:
Miltownkid -

Saturday, May 9, 2009

2+2=5 Drums, Bass and Guitar

So, The New Loud has been hard at work on our cover version of 2+2=5 by Radiohead. This week we finished up the drums, bass and guitar.

As most of you know, all our bass is sequenced. We tried a bass player - couldn't really find one that stuck, so, like so many other aspects in our lives - we left it to the machines.

In our minds 2+2=5 has 4 distinct parts that make up 2 halves of the song. The first half is building and somewhat floaty. The second half is very aggressive. When we were working on the bass we kept in mind the 2 halves. We retained a heavy/sub-bey low end for the first half and then made an abrupt switch to a very abrasive/sawtooth sound for the second half.

Here's the complete drums and bass parts:

Next up was Guitar!!

Here's my first stab at the guitar parts - a lot of which I kept on the final::..

If you're not familiar with 2+2=5, check it out here:

Here's a link to the Radiohead comp page:

Here's a link to the good blokes that hooked us up:
Mr Russia -

Last but definitely NOT LEAST - Subscribe to The New Loud's vlogging mentor:
Miltownkid -

Friday, April 24, 2009

2+2=5 Radiohead - Introduction

Here's a little audio clip of some initial beats Radish worked out for the drums. It was just recorded with 1 stereo mic at our practice space which also doubles as my recording studio - how convenient.

The song is separated into 4 distinct parts:

-The first part is in 7/4. We decided to make the rhythm a bit more aggressive than the original.

-The second part has kind of a floaty feel. The New Loud incorporates a lot of electronic drumming, so, we thought this 2nd part would be a good place to showcase that. The electronic drum roll definitely ramps up the tension just as much or more so than the original.

-The third part is the explosive part. We needed something quite aggressive here so we chose this beat with a lot of cymbal crashes.

-The last part is rhythmically aggressive, but not in a rock sense so we'll scale back the crashing and have the rhythm be tighter here.

If you're not familiar with 2+2=5, check it out here:

Here's a link to the Radiohead comp page:

Here's a link to the good blokes that hooked us up:
Mr Russia -

Last but definitely NOT LEAST - Subscribe to The New Loud's vlogging mentor:
Miltownkid -