mixing day 2/3: 3 March 2010

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hey Eug,

LA says hi, all set up with my wicked comfy air mattress here. we just finished mixing End of a Spark, the gently merciless four minute quasi-piece-de-resistance of “Champ: Queazy Peach de Renaissance” and it’s really living up to it descriptor. i’m really excited for everyone to hear this one, it’s one of the oldest songs on the record. we started writing it in november ’08 it gave off some excitement that kickstarted writing the other songs. it’s probably the most guitar-y song on the record and has this dynamic where the choruses are like “bam” and the verses say “hold on a sec” and then the chorus comes back and goes “thwak” until the bridge is like “get outta here, kid”. we were able to play this one live on a tour back last year which seems to have given it a really good flow that shows up on the record. the guitars have this great riff on top of stomping drums which is like turbo powered neil young riding a woolly mammoth.

today is sort of a song and half so i’ll blog again soon about our next track. until then remember:

p=t*m or m=p/t

where p is productivity, t is time, and m is money.

or, because time is money, p=m^2

so the derivative of p=2m

+

see you later,

dave

Comments:

excellent. can[not] wait.

but must.
& your wit dazzles me

eiln, on March 3rd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

so very excited for this album and these wonderful mammoth riding songs you speak of!

mel, on March 3rd, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I love that song, I’ve heard live versions of it. A piece of apart, the end of a spaaarrrkkk. xD

Katie, on March 3rd, 2010 at 11:21 pm

I hate math.

Holly, on March 4th, 2010 at 12:52 am

I wish I was that derivative so I could lay tangent to TPC’s curves.*

*that was horrible. I apologize.

But this is exciting, nonetheless.

Deanna A., on March 4th, 2010 at 1:08 am

This is great I remember hearing Spark at your show in D.C. last year. Now please tell me will the song you guys preformed with Born Ruffians be on the album?

Steven is Champ, on March 4th, 2010 at 7:21 am

so you give us this: “the guitars have this great riff on top of stomping drums which is like turbo powered neil young riding a woolly mammoth” and you expect me not to be upset that i still cant listen?

tpc, you tease…

Mauricio, on March 4th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

loving ‘hands reversed’ and ‘once i was a keeper, cant wait for the rest! or seeing you on June 7th, knowing both are gunna be super-epic!

Stottface, on March 5th, 2010 at 11:29 am

So excited for the new album! Is that song “Once I Was the Keeper” going to be on it? I effing love that song!

Garrett, on March 5th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

May I please make a small fan request? Please don’t over-compress Champ like most new albums out there, it hurts my ears! Your music has enough WHAM POW to hold its own with a wide dynamic range. Thank you, I can’t wait, you guys are the best, et cetera! : )

Leica, on March 5th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

so excited. you cannot ever possibly imagine how much i have been looking forward to this since the last bit of music you put out almost two years ago. super pumped.

wesmeadows, on March 6th, 2010 at 12:51 am

Ossington
Os-sing-ton
Sing-along
Kite floats high
In the sky
String-a-log
Knebworth Hogwart
Diddley-doo
keys-to-fingers
stuck with gloo

Wodewick of Woddingham, on March 6th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I don’t recall what they played with the born ruffians when I saw them, but when I saw them with the harlem shakes and ruby coast, at the end they all played “train in vain” by the clash. so the one you’re talking about could very well also be a cover…
but it would still rock.. hah.

-tami

Tami, on March 8th, 2010 at 1:45 am

i was talking about this song right here

Steven is Champ, on March 8th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

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