In the Studio: The Humanoids
|Humanoids' Ryan Zimmerman, left, and Greg Stinson, right, in the midst of a creative difference.|
Sound: Melodic punk
Studio: Firebrand Recording
Recording With: Brian Scheffer
When Recording: June 19, 2009 to July 18, 2009.
Release Date? TBA
About the new music: For one, the Humanoids have moved beyond the guitar-drums-bass-vocals set-up for at least one song, incorporating a harmonica and tambourine on one track. The band is recording for an eleven or twelve-song album, totaling about 25 minutes. Guitarist Greg Stinson said he hopes it eventually is released on LP with a CD included.
"Before we got in (to Firebrand), I seriously had the thought that this was gonna be a disaster. About a day into it, though, it kept getting better and better," Stinson says. "At this point we are finishing up vocals. We will proabably resume with mixing/mastering after we get back from the east coast. We have no idea as to how this is gonna be released. And no, that is not a pun."
The group embarks on its second tour on July 25. We caught up with the Humanoids in the midst of an all-day studio session (the group was recording vocals at Firebrand). They took a break to ham it up for the cameras.
|Bryan Clarkson of the Humanoids points at a recording to-do list.|
|Some members of the Humanoids and a guest.|
|Zimmerman playing the best guitar, and the worst amplifier, available for artist use at Firebrand Recordings.|
|Vocalist Tim Clarkson|
|Bryan Clarkson playing the harmonica he uses on the album. Recording engineer Brian Scheffer is in the background.|