Thats right ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, FishHead’s debut album, “Blue Roses on the 19th Floor, is finally complete! This lo-fi disaster-piece will hit the electronic aisles of Bandcamp on Thursday, July 19th! Mark you calendars! You will not want to miss this day!
And with that bit of obligatory grandstanding aside, I’d like to just tell everyone how long it takes to make an album when you’re doing it entirely at home and with an iPad you share with several other people.
Mid-January – decide its time you left your mark on music, begin thinking about what music to include on the album.
February – Fuse and Fly are recorded.
March – Just Like Heaven is recorded after 3 weeks of trial and error.
April – The “Pianos Filled With Flames” NMH cover EP is recorded in Florida and my basement (I’ve still never got a better sound than in my Aunt and Uncle’s guest bedroom.)
Late April/Mid May – Things are kicked into high gear. All other tracks are recorded except Zacharias Pt. 1 and White Elephant. Album art ideas are imagined.
Late May/Early June – White Elephant and Zacharias Pt. 1 are both written and recorded in a day.
Late June – All songs are mixed.
July – All songs mastered. Album art completed. All songs are uploaded onto Bandcamp, and final promotion begins. Wonderwall and Just Like Heaven are replaced by (Like the) Jesus You Don’t Know and Copper Butterfly, respectivly, so as to avoid licensing fees.
So thats how long it’s taken me to create a 10 song album.
Song of the day – “Freak Scene”, Dinosaur Jr.