"Before The Fall" Available on iTunes!
Good News Everyone! Our debut album, “Before The Fall” is done and available on iTunes. Physical copies will be available March 22. Everyone who pre-ordered should have their packages in the mail by the end of the week. Please go check it out!
We’re heading down to Albuquerque, New Mexico this weekend to play a show at the Amped Performance Center with our friends Until Chaos. It’s going to be a good time and we’re all looking forward to it. This will be our first show with our new lead guitarist, Eric Lewis. We’re pretty pumped and we look forward to seeing all our NM buddies!
Album, Shows, More!!
We’ve been pretty busy the last few weeks, so sorry for the lack of updates. Our first album is currently being mixed and mastered and we should have it available to all of you fine people by the middle of March. We played a rockin’ show this weekend at Union Station with Hydrogen Skyline, Until Chaos, The Ingrates and Young Dead. It was a blast, and we’re super excited to playing with Until Chaos again on March 23 in their hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Now that the album is done expect to see Hero Kid coming to a venue near you sometime in the near future. We’re getting ready to purchase a Ford Econoline and hit the road until the wheels fall off. We’ve added a couple new shows and will have many more coming so keep checking back!
Also, please check out our friend Damian’s podcast Mostly Harmless. This week he’s interviewing Brendan Kelly from the Lawrence arms, so give it a listen!
Studio Day 7
And guitars are done! Tyler added all the little flourishes and fancy bits to the guitar parts, so now the only thing left is vocals.
Studio Days 5 and 6
“Most people look at the tiles in a bathroom, but I look at the grout. That’s the role of the bass-player, like the grout, he holds it all together.” - Mike Watt
The bass is done! All we have left are the lead guitar parts and the vocals! Hopefully we’ll be done tracking this week, then we get to get ready to go and play more shows.
Studio Days 3 and 4
We’ve spent the last two days working on getting the guitar parts down, and they’re sounding pretty killer. Tyler laid down all the rhythm parts, so all we have left to do is go back and put in all the solos and flourishes and cool parts. Everything is sounding really tight, we really hope this record will knock people’s socks off. Tyler’s already got the lead parts down for 3 of the songs, and they sound pretty sick.
Some Van Halen style two hand tapping.
Tomorrow I’m laying down the bass tracks, then all we’ve got left to do is the vocals next week and we’re done with tracking!
Oh! I almost forgot! We’ve been so focused on knocking out the album we failed to mention the show we’re playing tomorrow in Colorado Springs. We’re playing with Forsake It All, Life Not Our Own and Restore all Vengeance from Colorado Springs and The History of Hope and Righteous Vendetta from Wyoming, at Sunshine Studios. We’ve still got a couple of tickets available for $7, otherwise it is $8 at the door. Show starts at 7pm, we hope to see you there!
Studio Day 2
The drums are the heart of any band. They are the sonic foundation of any musical endeavor. The drums propel the music and drive it forward. The drums connect with the music listener on a primal level, taking them back to a time when humans danced around bonfires after a successful hunt to the basic rhythms of wood and hide drums. A good drummer is the cornerstone of any band, he is the time keeper of the whole operation. Musicians in general like to bag on the drummer, but that’s just because they know their musical lives are in the drummer’s hands, he’s the pilot, the man with his finger on the button. Without a solid drummer you are simply building a house of cards.
Lucky for us, Matt Heady is a beast. He knocked out 11 songs in just about 5 hours. This recording already sounds sick with just the scratch tracks and the unmixed drums, we can’t wait to show everyone the finished product! Tomorrow we start tracking the guitar.
Studio Day 1
We went in to the studio today and got everything set up. Matt put his drums together while Tyler laid down the scratch tracks. Tomorrow Matt will record the drum parts over the scratch tracks and we’ll go from there. The drums are the “heavy lifting” of the album, so once they are done we all get to kick back and mess around with all the other stuff. We’re recording 11 songs! We’re really excited about this project, and can’t wait to share it. Stay tuned for more exciting studio updates!