The blog has been quiet and for good reason. We've all been very busy getting our first release out the door. That's right, Actual Natural by Frogs Gone Fishin' is officially released and ready for public consumption. So head on over to the Mountain Size Records store and pick up a a copy. We have it available in physical form or for immediate download.
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When we tracked drums for Actual Natural we booked 3 days (Fri - Sun) to get 13 songs completed. This is a very ambitious undertaking but not impossible as long as the band is ready. Heck, I've seen bands come in, setup, and record drums, bass, rhythm guitar, guitar solos, and acoustic part AND scratch vocals for 10 songs in ONE DAY and they were great tracks. With that same band, a horn section came in the next day and did horn parts (while arranging on the fly) for those same 10 songs - all keepers. I was blown away.
Jon Solomon reviewed Actual Natural by Frogs Gone Fishin'. Here is what he had to say,
Ah, bass. That lovely low end gets our booties shakin' and we love it when it's mean, when it's nice, and even when it's playful.
Bass guitar for the Frogs Gone Fishin' record was very straight forward. Steven has a great Fender Jazz that we recorded all the songs with, direct, into a Sebatron VMP-4000e with just a little bit of DBX 160x handling light compression duties. Steve later came back and changed it up a bit using a G&L L-2000 and a Tobias on a couple of different tunes a different sound. For example, the G&L is heard on the song Cage.
THIS JUST IN!! We have a confirmed booking for Frogs Gone Fishin' to play the KGNU Colorado Kabaret on August 9th at 7pm. This will be a LIVE studio performance and interview with the band and the label. Tune in!
Check out this promotional video explaining what KGNU is and how they are doing things different to support the community:
Mountain Size Records and Frogs Gone Fishin' Present This Month's Edition of:
"LOST AND FOUND"
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One lonely turquoise teardrop shaped ladies' earring...without a match.
There's a new festival in the great state of Colorado; The THC Music Festival. The festival takes place in Alma, CO which, at 10,578 feet above sea level, is the highest incorporated town in North America. The festival is being organized and presented by McGoon Productions. Saam, the owner of McGoon productions, brings his experience in booking bands and organizing festivals in the South Park Valley to this event so you know it'll be a good one.
Frogs Gone Fishin' are playing THE historic Little Bear in historic Evergreen, CO! This venue has been host to some very impressive acts over the years. We'll be recording the even LIVE for possible release so... stay tuned!
When: Tuesday, November 2nd 2010
Where: The Little Bear, Evergreen, CO
Frogs Gone Fishin' received a GREAT review of Actual Natural by Jeanie Straub in the Colorado Music Buzz. The band was described with words such as "energetic" and "groove-a-licious." Read the entire review at the Colorado Music Buzz website here.