It's Too Late , the band steered away from their surf rock roots and their early lo-fi recording habits to create an album that's set apart from the live experience you'll have with the same songs. At Atlanta's Living Room Recording, Guantanamo Baywatch found recording masterminds who could help the previously-DIY four-track tinkerers achieve the sound they secretly always wanted for their slanted-oldies songwriting tendencies.
This included the ability to apply much more muted effects when employing reverb or echoes Powell describes a Captain Obvious-like creative epiphany from working with better tools leveraged by informed engineers , and most importantly the opportunity to add back-up vocals you can actually hear in the mix.
A lot of times if you're recording really lo-fi, you don't have that much room, you know, like sonic room to put in shit like back-up vocals.
It's really hard to do back-up vocals that don't make stuff sound really muddy on a lo-fi platform. So it was cool. We could do all the back-up vocals I always wanted to do. Five tour vans ago back when back-up vocals were just a hazy dream , Guantanamo Baywatch headed out on their inaugural tour with one especially creepy stop. Huge John Waters fans, the band appropriated and altered the cover art for Waters' book Crackpot for a random, very limited cassette that Powell says he can't even remember why they made, or what songs were on it.
Then they had a friend a former Facebook employee and stalker-skilled hacker track down Waters' address before they got to Baltimore. Once there, they knocked but no one answered, so they left an offering: a pizza box with their debut LP Postcard From the Tar Pitz , the cassette and postcards, plus a Gatorade bottle full of tar they'd collected in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
Fast-forward to this summer when Guantanamo Baywatch will at last meet the curious cult figure for the first time at Burger Records' Burger Boogaloo on 4th of July, which Waters is slotted to host. All The Smoke.
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