Reykjavík / Dirty Projectors / Iceland 2012
More on Alissa’s Flickr
Here are some pictures from Alissa’s trip to Iceland in early November.
You can find more photos on her Flickr here!
(She would like to give her fiancé, Dan Bundy, credit for many of the photos as well.)
We are finished with our nonstop week of recording. You may be pleased to know that our album is 1/2 finished at this point. No set release date as of yet, but stay tuned. On Friday evening, we gathered in the studio (along with Lou’s, in honor of Justin, and beer, compliments of Kelly) to listen to our mixes thus far. We were all pretty excited, and we can’t wait to share it when it’s finished.
Meanwhile, Alissa is getting ready for her trip to Iceland. We will certainly expect daily posts of her time there.
Enjoy the final weeks of this beautiful summer we’ve had…
Alissa and Hans working out:
1. The Sumo
2. The Spiderman
Bon Iver stepped on a crochet hook I’d left on the living room floor.
‘Sweet nettle jelly!’ he yelped, hopping around and holding his foot.
‘Great indoor picnic!’ he added, when he saw that it had drawn blood.
He squeezed his foot and with a great big breath offered just one more exposition.
‘Beets!’ he screamed.
Recording is always a hurry-up-and-wait game. For this project, we felt it was necessary to the group energy to ensure that each of us was present for all of our sessions during this week - and what good energy it’s been! What this means, though, is that, say, while Hans is tracking drums, the rest of us are in Studio A, listening, learning, preparing for our own parts.
Here are some things we’ve been doing: singing along to the tracks. blogging. reading all 3 Hunger Games. eating healthy food (we’re being really good, actually). working out (photos up tomorrow of Alissa and Hans’ session in the hallway). shopping. saying things like, “It’s a good mix, but I don’t know about the particulars of the _____.” watching daily inspiration music videos (perhaps we’ll post some of those later, so you can share in our morning inspiration sessions). drinking coffee. jamming on old songs… and new songs. making lists and crossing them off.
Special thanks to Aldi, Trader Joe’s, and Nestle Sweet Cream creamer. And you!
On the road: Columbus
It’s never a dull night when we play at Kobo! Since we didn’t get any worthwhile snapshots of the amazingly awesome Queen tribute band, Mr. Farenheit and The Loverboys, that headlined, you can see some here (if Facebook allows). I think we all have had Queen songs running through our heads since last Friday.
So thanks to Jacob for setting this night up for us, and for supplying us with the first pumpkin pie bombs of the season! Can’t wait for our next fun-filled night at Kobo…
On the Road: Columbus
Our pre-show favorite stop in Columbus (and post-show, and post-post-show): Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream.
We keep raving about this place, but it’s well worth the words. Actually, one taste is all it would take to convince you, but we don’t have that luxury… YET. Over a late-night slice, (this place has become a Columbus staple as well), we bumped into some Jeni’s employees and heard a very unofficial and joyous rumor that there is a Jeni’s opening in Chicago!!! So, Chicagoans, when it opens (rumor says within the year!), here are each of our favorites:
Have you had Jeni’s? What are your favorites?