Yellow Couch Sessions @ Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Lake Street Dive: I Don't Care About You
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
Lake Street Dive is a band in possession of such a confounding number of strengths that it hardly seems fair. Rachael Price has a signature, once-in-a-generation voice and I'm frankly puzzled by Bridget Kearney's ability to sing and play bass at the same time, skills I would equate with being able to fly a plane while performing brain surgery. Not to be outdone, the two Mikes, "McDuck" Olson and Calabrese (guitar/trumpet and drums, respectively), provide gigantic, airtight harmonies while also displaying downright virtuosic playing. So yeah, I was a nervous wreck the whole time this was going down, but the end result is one of my favorite videos we've ever done.
I wrote to Chris Newett at Peluso to confirm that the P-12 was the right call on Rachael's vocal mic and he assured me that it was. We used the P-28 to capture McDuck's guitar playing and the P-49 on Mike Calabrese's tambourine. I placed the 2247se between them in a figure 8 position to capture their backing vocals and used my brand spanking new P-87 on Bridget's vocals. Finally, I ran the bass directly through a Universal Audio 4-710 preamp. The trailer can be a little boomy, so I used the low frequency roll-off on everything except for the bass d.i.
All audio for Yellow Couch Sessions is recorded and mixed by Steven Foxbury of Yellow Couch Studio. Video for this session was shot and edited by awesome partner, Matt Dayak.
Here are some links for clicking:
Yellow Couch Studio: http://www.yellowcouchstudio.com/
Peluso Microphone Lab: http://www.pelusomicrophonelab.com/
Empire Music: http://www.empiremusiconline.com/
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival: http://www.TrustArts.org/traf
Matt Dayak Photography: http://www.mattdayak.com/
Commonwealth Press: http://www.cwpress.com/
Bootstrap Design Co: http://www.bootstrapdesignco.com