By: Spacelab Research Staff
Washington D.C.-based psychedelic-noise guitar band Dead Meadow are wrapping up the recording of their new album in familiar but 'haunted' surroundings. The band is at Sunset Sound to finalize their new album, a studio famed to be haunted by the ghost of Jim Morrison.
But perhaps even more interesting is the place where Dead Meadow recorded the tracks before coming to Sunset Sound. Seeking the rural solitude of an old inn/farmhouse in India, the band went to the place where they had recorded previous albums like Howls from the Hills. There the band found more direct and tangible hauntings... there were stand alone sounds emenating from the house.
"At first we did not think of it but as it became consistent there is hidden Evp sounds on some of the guitar sounds and buzzing bits. Even a violin noise from no where and walking when no one was upstairs. Luckily we were recording so we plan to throw some of the sounds on the final piece," said bassist Steve Kille on the Matador Records web site.
"To add icing on the cake of the story we found out that the last renters of the home that were there before renovations or even Howls were recorded broke their lease do to apparitions. These guys were park rangers and one of them even pulled his gun on hand prints walking towards him in the carpet as he laid in bed…"
Dead Meadow's new album will tentatively come out later this year on Matador Records. It will be the band's first follow up to 2005's Feathers.
Dead Meadow: Tour Dates 03-03 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord
03-19 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
03-20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03-22 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
03-23 - Portland, OR - Berbatti's Pan
03-24 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
03-28 - Sacramento, California - The Blue Lamp