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Groove of the Day 6/14/14: A Little Bit of Everything

Groove of the Day 6/14/14: A Little Bit of Everything

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“A Little Bit of Everything” by Dawes This entry will be a little different than most I write. Griffin does a fantastic job here, both live and on the record. It’s simple and in the pocket and rises and falls with the tides of his brother’s vocals. Today, I’m going…

Groove of the Day 6/5/14: Fall From Grace

Groove of the Day 6/5/14: Fall From Grace

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Fall From Grace by Future Islands Since their performance on Letterman, I’ve been pretty obsessed with Future Islands newest record and reliving the previous release. Samuel’s low growl is intoxicating, especially on the new record since it’s used more sparsely. A part of my affinity for the new record also…

Groove of the Day 6/4/14: Bad Dreams

Groove of the Day 6/4/14: Bad Dreams

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Bad Dreams by Phantogram I could write a bunch of stuff about this song, but the plain truth is that it’s badass. The most interesting thing about this groove is how it doesn’t work anywhere near as well unless your kit has a lot of high end aka small drums…

Groove of the Day 6/3/14: Just Beneath The Surface

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“Just Beneath The Surface” by Dawes I’ve been away for a while. Some things have changed; the biggest being the city that I call home. There were a lot of trips between Athens and Nashville over these past few months, and those will continue. The bad part is that it takes all of 4 hours. […]

Groove of the Day 1/30/14: The Minaret

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The Minaret by John Vanderslice When I was working with Scott Solter earlier this month, he’d constantly play songs that he was using as a reference for an idea. “The Minaret” referenced the idea of doing a drum overdub that was short, but functioned as a part of the melody and theme. David Douglas’ tight […]

Groove of the Day 1/29/14: Failure to Connect

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Failure to Connect by Electronic Devices This past Saturday morning, groggily perused facebook and saw that my Taipei-by-way-of-Athens friend Andy Baker had released a video for his new band. When I was playing in Taipei a couple of years ago, he was talked about the concept of the band he wanted and I’m so happy […]

Groove of the Day 1/28/14: Mistress

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Mistress by Sun Rai (Live at Studio Deluxe) In researching videos of Sun Rai for the Michael Avenaim interview, I randomly stumbled across this video series. Bascially, Rai went into Studio Deluxe and wanted to make a duet EP with either Matt Chamberlain or Victor Indrizzo on drums. At this point, I’ve lost track of […]

Groove of the Day 1/14/14: The High Heat

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The High Heat by Wilco I’m nearing the end of a 10 day long recording session with one of my bands. I’ve finished all of the work I can do for now, both in the studio and remotely for my job. I decide to take a break from sitting in the control room to watch […]

Groove of the Day 10/24/13: Sho Nuff Groove

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Sho Nuff Groove by Harvey Mason In my continuing effort to improve my phrasing and overall idea pool, I’ve been pretty deep in fusion and bebop land. Flipping through Rick Latham’s Advanced Funk Studies, I ran across a section from Harvey Mason’s Earthmover and finally pulled it up on Spotify. The drive to Augusta isn’t […]

Groove of the Day 6/26/13: Echale Fuego

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Echale Fuego by Watussi A couple of weeks back, I went on vacation with my girlfriend to Missouri to visit some of her family. While that already that close, I decided to make an appointment with Dave, my artist rep, to visit the C&C drums HQ. After a painless 4 hour haul to Kansas City, […]

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