Husband and wife duo Outdoor Velour came to Apocalypse Cow to lay down tracks for their EP and backing tracks for their live gigs. Greg Simpson (formerly of Cow recording band Bluebottle) and Cara Kinnally have songs that are 20% pop, 20% punk, 20% noisy and fizzy, 20% Motown, 20% shoegaze and 20% fun for 120% of awesome-ness! Live the duo play guitar and bass and sing, so in the studio they did everything they couldn't perform live such as drums and percussion, trombone, saxes, accordian, speak n music, a string trio and I'm sure more that I'm not remembering. Find out more about Outdoor Velour at http://www.myspace.com/outdoorvelour.
Greg Boerner is continuing to pump out new tunes and refine what he already has. His 4th album (3rd recorded with us) is shaping up to become a true statement of his musical genius. Greg performs with his acoustic guitar constantly, you can find out where he'll be next at www.gregboerner.com.
Solo artist Dee Wilson returned to Apocalypse Cow to record his debut EP. Dee is the first person at The Cow to do a live broadcast of his recording session on UStream. You can view the session at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11194036. He had a crowd watch as he recorded guitar, piano and vocals. He also brought in a couple guest musicians on upright bass and cajon to really fill up his song. Keep up with Dee as he does more and more.
Lyricist and songwriter Crystal Schultz came to Apocalypse Cow to record vocals and produce a couple of her songs. Crystal has been an avid songwriter for years in the pop and electronica style. She has a powerful voice and catchy melodies which make for a delightful combination. You can hear some of her music at http://www.myspace.com/mscrystalized
Punk rock band The Pink Skulls finished their debut album just in time for Halloween. The Pink Skulls sing about monster movies and all their favorite monsters like zombies, Dracula and Frankenstein. Their influences are from the old punk era with The Misfits, The Ramones and The Replacements. Check out their website www.thepinkskulls to buy their album.
The Static Age came into the studio in October but this is the first chance we've had to write about them. The Static Age is a rock band with alternative influences originally from Vermont but spending some time in Illinois. They came to Apocalypse Cow to record drums with their new drummer Joe Sowinski (also from Cow recording band The Old Comiskeys). They're planning a European tour in the spring. You can check them out at http://www.thestaticage.com/