stop sending weird misogynistic asks im not indulging you by answering them/posting them
i think that’s up to other people to judge. i dont listen to mbv i do like that one song that everyone likes ‘when you sleep ’ or whatever it is
other than that they dont really click with me
it’s a reference to the movie heathers
all of us except caroline are around 23 now. 22-23. carolines 21.
so when i started releasing music as teen suicide i was probably 19 or so
band was active 2010-2012 and was sam ray eric livingston alec simke and caroline white
currently weve been playing some shows with sam ray alec simke brian sumner and john toohey
if that helps
love wavves first 2 records didn’t love kotb havent even tried to listen to anything after no disrespect though to the dude
never DI guitars, DI bass can sound pretty good and punchier / nicer if it’s what you’re going for sometimes. i also just dont care a lot about bass tone usually besides where it sits in the mix. at least in like, real bass/full band stuff. sub bass i care a lot about.
but whatever i record i almost always just throw a mic by something unless i neeeed to pick up frequencies that won’t come through (like recording keyboards direct i can get bass notes/etc that won’t come through on keyboard speakers, but also i lose a lot of the warmth weird old keyboard speakers have so it’s a trade off)
haha youre not bothering me dont worry but unfortunately the lyrics to that album aren’t anywhere and i don’t even know most of them at this point. a lot of it was just kind of made up as i went and never written down and it’s not really intelligible a lot of the time. i can tell you a good portion of those songs are about pretty much nothing or are just kind of pastiches or joking send ups of whatever i was listening to at the time, etc. at best they were just fleshing out ideas (lyrically) for later stuff and trying to get more comfortable singing and writing again since before that album i hadn’t really done either in years that much
tapes are really fickle and also the sound you get is gonna depend on how you record to them kind of (handheld tape player, boombox, 4 track, etc. also cassette vs reel to reel, all that) but it is tied together really well with one sound no matter what like it’s always gonna be that warm tape-y sound just learning whatever gear you’re using well helps like i’ve had dif tape recorders that are abnormally bass-y or treble-y or record a weird like half step down/up or something etc.
you won’t waste blank tapes definitely because you dont need to record to blank tape. you can just keep recording over and over the same tape for a while before it starts degrading typically. im still reusing some tapes i bought in 2010 just finding less worn spots etc when im too lazy to find new ones. thrift stores typically sell em cheap like under a dollar a blank tape so thats definitely best place to pick em up
dont know any real tips besides to just get comfortable with what you’re using and also always keep in mind how frustrating recording with analogue formats is in general, especially something as fickle as cheap lil cassette tapes
but if it’s the sound you want it’s worth it trust me