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MY FIRST TIME: Table Talk

We’ve only been playing under this guise for about a year and a half now but in that time we’ve done two tours, four weekend runs, recorded and released a split, and recently released our first EP Table Talk. We decided early on that we were going to make an honest attempt and try to progress this band in the direction we want it to go. Writing played a huge role in advancing our passions as we really hadn’t played together for a very long time before deciding to write the record. Ryan had…

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MY FIRST TIME: Commonweather

For our first self-titled EP, we were still feeling out the genre. Our previous bands were nothing like what we were trying do with Commonweather, so it was a really fun experience writing the new music. It was all very raw sounding and we definitely weren’t as “effect heavy” as we are now. We started writing it in January 2014 before we even announced we were a band, so we took our time with the release having no pressure. There’s a couple songs off of it that we still play today and they’re still some of my favorites we’ve ever written.  Please follow and like us:

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MY FIRST TIME: Henry Chadwick

I went about recording this EP in a fairly solitary and semi unconventional fashion. All of the ideas for the songs on the EP were conceived on an acoustic guitar. Once I had a basic song outline or feel I’d started building a demo in the computer. I would blend organic and electronic sounds, using the programs Reason and Digital Performer in conjunction. I liked doing it this way because I could build layers and change arrangement ideas with relative ease. This way, I knew if an idea was working…

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MY FIRST TIME: Summer Wars

Summer Wars as a band are still somewhat early on, so to play such renowned festivals like South By South West, and So What?! Fest so soon in our career was amazing.  We are from Raleigh, NC so we drove down to Austin, Texas and played a show case on a Saturday night for our booking agency Circle Talent Agency.  It was right downtown on 6th street at a place called The Dirty Dog, it was a 500 capacity venue and it was basically sold out, absolutely the biggest show…

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MY FIRST TIME: Jim Monaghan From Hoboken Hi-Fi Studios

Long before I made a living recording reggae music, I was a punk rocker.  I was also into traditional Jamaican Ska so it was only a matter of time that I would find reggae.  The first recording that I heard other than random Bob Marley and Sublime tunes was a tune called “Skinhead Revolt” by Joe the Boss.  I must note that this was recorded in 1970, long before Skinheads were racists.  They were young black and white British youths who were working class citizens that identified with the sounds…

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MY FIRST TIME: Adam Moult Of Bad Cop

My first time going on tour, I never had more fun in my life. The best days of being a musician, are the first days. My first time going on tour was quite an exciting time. My band, Bad Cop, had just inked a deal with one of the most our favorite punk labels of all time, ROIR Records (MC5, Beastie Boys, Television, Bad Brains, etc.) We had only been a band for four months and played less than eight shows prior to this tour. As you could imagine,we were…

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MY FIRST TIME: Jeremy Weiss (Owner – CI Records, Founder – LAUNCH Music Conference)

In our latest edition of My First Time, Jeremy Weiss (Owner of CI Records and Founder of the LAUNCH Music Conference) was kind enough to talk to Infectious Mag all about how he first started LAUNCH seven years ago and built it into the smashing success that it is today. The first LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival was conceived of in 2008, while participating as a panelist at a conference in Delaware.  My good friend and colleague, Rick Gadd, and I were chatting about how great a similar event would…

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MY FIRST TIME: Ryan Stack Of Paper States

Recording vocals can be pretty nerve wracking for even the most seasoned veterans in the industry. Now try to imagine how nervous you would be if it was your first time recording vocals. Woah! Ryan Stack of the Pennsylvania pop-rock band Paper States shares his tale from the studio after the jump! Paper States released their EP “Be Alone” back in December 2012 and you can buy a CD here. Be sure to follow the band on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You can read all previous “My First Time” stories here….

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MY FIRST TIME: Histories

The night we made our first and only music video (“Success Is Not Killing Yourself”) is a night that I will never ever forget…excluding the details I’d already forgotten by the next morning, of course. The video captured nostalgic times with great friends at a typical 2013 weekend party in the Histories basement, but it really only depicts a fraction of the events that occurred that night. I’ll attempt to describe the account of this exceptionally weird night, and one which I recall every time I watch the video! Please…

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MY FIRST TIME: Kelsey Bramson

Being a singer/songwriter, you are given lots of freedom in regards how your music will ultimately sound. Nowadays, we have so much technology at our disposal that you can easily use a computer to make it sound like you recorded with something as complex as a full orchestra or as simple as an acoustic guitar. Up and coming pop/rock artist, Kelsey Bramson, recently started using one of this oh-so fancy pieces of equipment on a new song she’s recording. Check out Bramson’s story about using a looper for the very first…

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