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    Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:31:12

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    Earlier this month in Seattle, we chatted with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore who was in town visiting recording studio Avast! as part of Converse Rubber Tracks, an initiative that offers local bands the opportunity to record for free. The band elected for studio time that day was Dude York, a self-called "heavy pop" band from Seattle, and Moore was on hand as resident studio pro to chat with the young three piece about the experience.

    News today is that there's more studio time at Avast! in the works. The fashion sneaker group recently announced a similar "pop-up studio experience" will "launch in Seattle, WA starting November 2 - November 5, offering local musicians the opportunity to record for free."

    The press release continues: "[it] will be the first of three Converse Rubber Tracks pop-up studios happening at the iconic recording space over the course of the next year. Local Seattle musicians of all genres are invited to apply for free studio time; those selected will have the opportunity to record their original music alongside a team of experienced engineers at no cost. At the end of their studio time, the artists retain all the rights to their own music. The Converse Rubber Tracks initiative supports creative expression and provides great opportunities for emerging artists in Seattle to create music and unleash their creative spirit."

    Interested bands can register to apply for studio time and learn more about the program at converse-music.com/rubbertracks/seattle.

    Check out Dude York's debut album Dehumanize at bandcamp.com.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    10.16.15

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