psalm 36:5 | Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
I used to (and still) geek out on Sound on Sound articles for hours, trying to absorb every last technique or secret these producers would reveal, from mic techniques, signal chain, recording philosophy, compressors, blahblahblahblah in hopes that my mixes would sound just a little more closer to theirs. http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug11/articles/fleet-foxes.htm and others like this article, I would read, re-read, and re-read. I was drawn to a couple producers that had done some of my favorite albums and quickly took note. I came across this guy named Phil Ek, who had done a couple albums I really liked. This Phil Ek guy was responsible for both Fleet Foxes albums and Band of Horses records - pieces I thoroughly enjoyed and knew the lyrics to and sang along with. He, along with Marcus Dravs (Coldplay, Mumford, Arcade Fire) were two superstar producers in my mind. Only in my wildest dreams would I dream of being even remotely related to a project of theirs. Little did I ever suspect...my wildest dreams...
We get to work with Phil Ek for our album. (YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW STOKED I AM PHIL EK F O R R E A L!?)
When I found out Phil was interested in working with us, I seriously asked if we were being punk'd as my skepticism/cynicism meter was beyond its max. Again and again, God completely SHATTERS my expectations and limited mindset. We've been blessed with a label deal at Nettwerk, publishing deal at Warner Chappell, rep'd by a fine agent in David Levine at William Morris, and amazing amazing managers in Pat, Kyle and Keith at PMM. We will be recording with Phil and now and its too late for Phil to turn back as he's with us for all of June as we go up to Seattle to record. I can't wait.