Happy Summer, folks.
We've been away for a month, but we're happy to be back. A new episode of Shaking Through
is on the way for Monday! The band is Ava Luna
, from Brooklyn, NY. The episode was curated and produced by Bryan Ujueta
and Dev Gupta
from 2010 Shaking Through alums, Twin Sister
. Ava Luna is fronted by guitarist and singer, Carlos Hernandez
. The recording, deftly produced and mixed by Miner Street's Jonathan Low
, perfectly captures what the band calls "Nervous Soul". Falsetto lead, female backup vocals, backed by simple, tight drums and bass. The vocal was cut through Joel from Ecstatic Electric's Gefell UM75
(whoa, what a mic!) and our perennial favorite, Rob Roy Campbell's Electronaut M63
preamp. Oh, and again, Joel got us his Samar
ribbon mic prototypes which were used throughout the recording everywhere you'd want a beautiful pair of big fat ribbons - including the female vocals. Check them out!
So see what you can make of this song before we post Jon's mix on Monday. It should be relatively straight forward, and really fun.
REMEMBER: Wherever you post this stuff, whether it's here or on Soundcloud or wherever, let's use the following naming protocol (file name, description, etc), so we can keep this straight for posterity: Ava Luna, "Water Duct" (YOUR NAME Remix) SHAKING THROUGH
AVA LUNA: WATER DUCT
MULTI-TRACKS | MIX-STEMS | TRACK SHEET | EPISODE PAGE + VIDEOS Shaking Through: Ava Luna: Becca Kauffman & Felicia Douglass
, on Flickr