Well, this might go down as our fastest and shortest Transistor Six session ever. Real Estate were in town and we were lucky enough to get them to come by and do a quick two song set for us. They had a gig later that evening at the Mohawk in downtown Austin and we had to work fast which was just fine with us.
When we crossed paths, they were out on the road supporting their new album Days which you can find at your local record shop or if you don't have a record shop you can get it here: http://bit.ly/14Eukld
We really love their atmospheric surfy sound and wanted to replicate that in our recording. We got ourselves some really great "Woodpecker" ribbon mics from our friends at Blue Microphone and set our board up with enough reverb to create that warm vibe we all love.
They played "Municipality" from the new record Days, and we also got to hear "Green River" from their self-titled 2009 album. We hope you enjoy it!
For this shoot, we shot some double exposures using my Lomography LC-A +. The texture roll was a roll of film I shot at the local carnival that comes to town twice a year. I like to let the band know what kind of photos I'm shooting over to try and bring something else out of them. You tend to pose differently when imagining a carnival in the shot as well. I'm happy to say a few photos here capture some of that fun. I also used the Diana F+ for some portrait shots using the ring flash adapter.
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Enjoy Real Estate performing "Municipality" live from Frank in Austin Texas. We edited some vintage 60's footage from the Transistor Six film archive, which we thought lent a nice touch.
Film: Sean Schiavolin, Chris Morse and Marc Hall
Audio: Media Tech Institute and Matt Howard
Photos and Words: Cory Llewellyn