“For some DFA drums:
It’s simple, but not so simple. Firstly, I like to “deaden” the room quite a bit. I put blankets up on the walls and stuff. And maybe something blocking the drums from the rest of the room with a big duvet on it, to make the reflections less. Then, listen standing in front of the drums when someone plays… Is there a lot of “low mid range”? If so, put something like a plush chair near the kit. Then, I like to make a “kick drum hut”. My favorite thing is to put a piano bench right in front of the kick. That way i can keep the mic on the kick outside the drum while still getting less bleed. Then, take the bottom heads off the toms and deaden them with some fabric gaffer’s tape and small squares of neoprene mouse pad. So they go “thud” instead of “booooongggg”.”
If you’ve ever wondered why LCD’s drums sounded so awesome, James Murphy explained in detail how it worked in a 2011 interview with Todd Terje (!).
I don’t know what any of this means but I’m sure it will be useful to me someday
"Played it Last" by Fasano // The Factory (Out Soon via Godmode)
It’s been a couple of months since we last heard from Matty Fasano. Back in January, we got to hear his short but sweet stunner, "It Wasn’t Me Who Left You Alone", taken from his forthcoming lp, The Factory. Now, we’ve got a second single from that release, and it’s another gem. “Played It Last” is a lo-fi beauty that floats on a buoyant beat and lovely choral backing vocals. Once again, Fasano’s stunning vocals are the star, but the full sound on display is equally exciting and another reason to keep an eye on Fasano in the near future. Highly recommended for fans of Grizzly Bear, Spencer Krug, and Jens Lekman.
Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches (RAC Remix) Have only just found these guys, not Bloc Party, dicknut; RAC! It feels like Ive been listening to all their tracks on repeat for about two days now. As well as Bloc Party, other remixes include things like Tokyo Police Club, Ra Ra Riot, Kings of Leon, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Two Door Cinema Club and even Sonic The Hedgehog! If you dont like any of these songs, apart from being retarded, youre quite clearly deaf. Check out and download most of their tracks (including full albums) for free on their website at: http://rac.fm/