Nine Bands Share Their First Recording
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For musicians of all ages, one of the most exciting things in the world can be digging your teeth into a brand-new project. With fresh faces and skill sets, the experience can make music feel brand new again for many. So we appreciate it when bands are willing to step back and share earlier works that haven’t seen the light of day.
We asked eight acts, including Rubblebucket, FAWN and ARMS, to share their first recordings as a band and talk about this process, and they were generous enough to revisit their beginnings. Feel free to share your own first recordings in the comment section below.
1. Rubblebucket – “Our Silly Fathers (Bum Bum Bum)”
“This demo captures a special moment in time. Everything here popped out one afternoon in Vermont, and we kept all the parts and arrangement the same for the final studio version. I was practicing my sax and then the bass line came to me and I sat down and made this recording in garage band. My dad was in the next room the whole time, working on his book, tap tapping away at the keys. When I played it for my parents they said ‘nice…. but it’s obviously not done, right?’ Haha.”—Kalmia Traver