Yesterday we were asked if we have ever recorded before. I said, “Yes, twice.” But my band mate quickly reminded me that wasn’t true. We had actually to that point recorded 5 times. Three times at the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls (in two separate bands), once in a our basement practice space and once at Jackpot! Studios. Oh yeah! I forgot about those first three times. I guess they were kind of practice sessions. I think it is worth it to get some recording experience before you, “go for the gold.” There are many things to figure out and to learn.k
We did have a recording session yesterday at Nettleingham Audio in Vancouver, Washington. We recording a single song called the Enchantress of Numbers. The engineer recently graduated from recording school and our drummer had never before recorded so it was a day full of learning. All in all it was a good experience for everyone. Molly, the drummer, was a champ as was engineer Jay.
We can’t wait to hear the results and we can’t wait to share them with you!
The band, in its new iteration, is going back to the studio on Sunday, May 19, 2013 to record the song about Ada Lovelace entitled Enchantress of Numbers. We are excited to be working with new recording Engineer, Jay at a studio in Vancouver, Washington. We will keep you posted on how things go.
In the mean time, if you want to hear some Ruby Calling right now…go to rubycalling.bandcamp.com for a quick fix.
Ruby Calling will be playing a set at a benefit for the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls on 5/5/2013 at the Backspace in Portland, OR. We will be playing with two other local bands, Piefight! and Lather, Rinse, Repeat. It should be a fun show for a good cause. Show starts at 3pm. Backspace is located at 115 NW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97209. We plan to play at least one new song. Hope to see you there!
I recently shared the new Ruby Calling EP with a great local radio station KZME. I guess they liked it because they played a song today! Yay! It is a dream come true to share our music with the world. Do you have your copy of our EP? If not go here: rubycalling.bandcamp.com.
In other news, the band is working on a cover for Christmas for our friends at The Big Show. It is now stuck in our heads and we are contemplating busting out a video. Stay tuned.
While our absence from this web page may lead you to believe that we disappeared, we have not! In fact, we have been in the studio recording our very first EP entitled Ignite. The EP will contain 5 songs and will be available via Bandcamp. We will let you know when it is available.
Ruby Calling is still together and going strong. We have had a quiet winter practicing and working on a few new songs. On December 31, 2011 we had a mobile recording studio swing by and record one of our songs. After a couple of back and forth emails with the engineer, we have a new rendition of Crow Girl that we are really happy with. As soon as we are sure we have the final copy, we will post it.
The band is also participating in the RPM Challenge during the month of February. The challenge is to record 35 minutes or 10 songs of previously unrecorded music. We decided to do all new stuff and picked the theme of “Great Women.” An informal Facebook request yielded a whole bunch of possible great women. Within the band we are picking the great women who most move us and are writing songs about them. So far we have 5 sets of lyrics written and one song just about complete.
In addition to writing a bunch of new songs Erin is learning to record the band for the challenge. The learning curve is steep but the reward of learning a new skills will be lasting. Since the challenge is bounded by the month of February we aren’t necessarily expecting to end of with great recordings. However, we are hoping to do some recording in the spring when we have more time.