Keane Go Analogue With "Upstairs at United - Vol. 5"
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:25:22
Brit rockers Keane will release Upstairs at United - Vol. 5, a special edition 4-track vinyl 12 inch recorded in analogue for Nashville based label 453 Music, a division of United Record Pressing, on September 18. The special edition is available for pre-order now at KeaneMusic.com.
The band performed a stripped down version of four catalog songs for an exclusive Upstairs at United series of all-analogue recordings in one take straight to tape, inside the historic United Record Pressing plant in Nashville, Tennessee.
All recordings are captured directly to analogue tape under the leadership of mastering engineer Chris Mara of analogue recording studio Welcome to 1979, then cut to 12" EPs at 45 RPM.
The vinyl, presented in a Kraft-style packaging that highlights the authentic approach used in making these records, includes session specific inserts with color photos from the recording session, and come in archival quality, re-sealable poly bags.
Footage from the recording session can be seen below:
It's Not True
Silenced By the Night
Fly To Me
In addition to the cool aspect of this release, there's also a charitable element. Keane will be donating their royalty from this release to the Scott Johnson Bursary, a fund set up by Scott's parents to benefit young musicians at schools in Rotherham, UK. A close friend and colleague for many years, Scott tragically passed away earlier this year when the scaffold collapsed for his other gig, working for Radiohead. For more information on helping preserve the memory of Scott visit the Bursary site.
Will you nab this cool, old school release?