As of yesterday, some of Ann Arbor's funkiest former residents, Mayer Hawthorne and his band, the County, released a double vinyl LP that they recorded live last month in Los Angeles. What makes the double LP special is that it was recorded straight to vinyl with no intermediary mixing or studio tinkering before all of the music went on wax.
Hawthorne's label, Stones Throw Records, is celebrating their 15th anniversary by doing a series of "direct to disc" live shows in which artists perform at the Capsule Lab Studio/pressing plant in L.A. and then everything that is recorded goes straight on vinyl. It's the first I've heard of something like that happening and it makes me envious of what a concert at Archer Record Pressing in Detroit would sound like. Head over to Stones Throw's site if you want to purchase the vinyl. Hopefully it'll be at record stores around town fairly soon. The record will not be released in CD or digital format.
A1. Make Her Mine
A2. Maybe So Maybe No
A3. Gangsta Luv
A4. I Need You
A5. I Wish It Would Rain
B1. No Strings
B2. Green Eyed Love
B3. Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
C1. The Ills
C2. Time Will Reveal
Side D is blank.
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