Author Archives: Eli Chastain
Hey, Bastard! – Medusa
During the mid winter of 2010 and into 2011, I worked on a hardcore record for a band from Indiana. In the midwest, they have a serious following as a band who has remained true to what they do, and have continued to do for the better part of 6 or 7 years now. This … Continue reading
Jer Gregg and his S/T EP.
I had the chance to work with a great and driven singer-songwriter from Nashville this year named Jer Gregg. Jer Gregg is truly an interesting artist. He embodies the work ethic any unsigned act needs to get things done, but also possesses the road-worn and aged credibility that let me know very early on that … Continue reading
Testing the Shure SM7B with Jason Miller.
My collaborator and friend Jason Miller took great interest in my home demo room in my wife and I’s house. He gets most of the demos I write or work on for a potential artist, and as my quality (read; give a shit meter) seemed to increase, Jason began encouraging me to buy a better … Continue reading
Meet Alex Vucelich.
One of the most interesting commonalities in Nashville, in my opinion, is the Writers Round. I find these to be interesting, mainly because, I think I treat them very differently than a lot of the people I go to see and hear. I am not someone who is out peddling my songs, or writing for … Continue reading
Don’t destroy the craft.
I met with an interesting band last night to discuss their new project. They have goals and they have chops and they most importantly have a plan. I can always appreciate a plan. These fellows had never worked with a producer, which I encounter often. I am used to that discussion and I enjoy having … Continue reading
First post on m…
First post on my new website, and it is about a band from my past. I used to play with these guys in Indianapolis. I left the band in 2008, and watched them flourish as writers. I had always hoped I would get the nod to help make their official release, and here we are. … Continue reading
Me, mid-session, also probably about 5 a.m.
Joel Lauver, mid-session. This is probably 5 a.m.
The console used for the tracking of the new Opponents release.