Rosco here with more news about what's happening at Saint Claire....
We've been invaded.
The Michigan based hardcore band Chiodos
has taken over the building. They're here for a little over a month, tracking new songs for their upcoming release. There is quite a bit of buzz around this band lately and the excitement is infectious. We've already been tracking for a couple of weeks now and so far, the stuff these guys are pumping out is fantastic. (click on the photo for more shots of the session)
Engineer/producer Casey Bates has traveled down all the way from Seattle to spearhead the session and our very own Tim is handling the assisting duties. This session is exactly what our facility was designed for. Pretty much every square inch of our building is being used. It's nice to see such a crowd of people here for such an extended stay, even if it does mean an awful lot of laundry and dishes!
MTV2 has taken a strong interest in these guys, as well as AP Magazine. MTV even held a contest for one lucky fan to come spend a day with the band while they record. They're also sponsoring a "field day" here at the studio towards the end of the session and everyone is anticipating a killer party. Shortly after the session ends, the band heads out on the road as one of the top acts of the Warped Tour. We're really excited for them and glad that they chose to come here to record their new album.
Speaking of which, the new album (titled Bone Palace Ballet) is due to hit on September 4th. Be sure and check their MySpace page and the Chiodos.net website for more info. Also, it bears mentioning that Chiodos are on the cover of Substream magazine this month. Look for it.