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Saving Daylight Is Off To Mastering

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

The new Due North album, Saving Daylight is finished and has been sent off to be mastered by Mark Michalik in Chicago, IL.

Saving Daylight

Saving Daylight

Updated Track Order:

  1. Something Dark
  2. Porcelain
  3. Through the Night
  4. Two Strikes
  5. Everything I’m Not
  6. All You Know
  7. As the Mercury Falls
  8. Fairweather
  9. Empty Hands
  10. Don’t Be Afraid
  11. Goodbye To All That
  12. If I Fall Asleep
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Saving Daylight Video Trailer

April 6th, 2014 Comments off

Eric put together this fantastic trailer for the new record, Saving Daylight.

The album is slated to be released on May 9th 2014.

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Finishing Touches

April 5th, 2014 Comments off

It has been about 4 months since we started making the new Due North record at Drifting Sun Sound. The nasty winter slowed us down more than I care to think about, but we worked as often as we could, and put in a lot of effort. We could have taken shortcuts and used crutches like AutoTune, but that is not the kind of record any of us wanted to make.

Tonight, we put what may be the finishing touches on the best project I have ever been a part of. I really hope a lot of people hear this album. The song writing is great and the nerves touched are raw. But even if nobody but us cares, I am proud of my friends Eric, Roger Jordan and Jordan, and honored to be a part of making their artwork come to fruition.

The album will be called Saving Daylight and the current track list is as follows:

  1. Something Dark
  2. Porcelain
  3. All You Know
  4. Two Strikes
  5. Through the Night
  6. Goodbye To All That
  7. Don’t Be Afraid
  8. Empty Hands
  9. Fairweather
  10. As the Mercury Falls
  11. Everything I’m Not
  12. If I Fall Asleep
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Hammering Away on Basic Tracks

December 28th, 2013 Comments off

We have been busy recording basic tracks for the new Due North record. Drum tracking is finished, guitars and percussion tracks are well underway, with the occasional vocal. Most of the vocals are likely to be scratch tracks at this point, but you never know, we may save a few gems.

Due North Potential Track List

Due North Potential Track List

Potential Track List:

  • Two Strikes
  • Porcelain
  • Goodbye To All of That
  • As The Mercury Falls
  • Everything I’m Not
  • Saving Daylight
  • Fair Weather
  • Wake Up
  • If I Fall Asleep
  • All You Know
  • All This Time
  • Empty Hands
  • Don’t Be Afraid
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Due North Recording Session Is Underway

December 8th, 2013 Comments off

We started recording the new Due North album today.

Adjusting Jordan's Overhead

Adjusting Jordan’s Overhead – Photo: Allison Hanna

Eric and the Jordans came by and we knocked out the drum tracks for most of the album.

New Due North Recordings

New Due North Recordings

Eric and Jordan Wright took turns playing bass and guitar along with Jordan VonZynda’s drumming in order to help capture some live energy, but we plan on replacing the scratch guitar tracks after all of the drum-work is done.

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Getting Ready to Record a New Due North Record

December 7th, 2013 Comments off

Jordan VonZynda brought his drum kit over today and Tyler Habrecht spent the afternoon tuning it up.

Jordan's kit, tuned and mic'd

Jordan’s kit, tuned and mic’d

We mic’d it up, it sounds great, and we will be ready to start recording tomorrow!

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Due North EP Released

January 1st, 2013 Comments off

Due North have released a 7 song EP from the recording sessions at Drifting Sun that began in March of 2012.

Preview the tracks on the Bandcamp:

http://duenorth.bandcamp.com/album/new-due-north-ep

Due North EP

Due North EP

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Due North Sample Mixes

September 7th, 2012 Comments off

We are almost done mixing the 8 songs recorded last spring. Here is a sample of how 3 of the tracks have come together.

Title:Rich And Rare – Wherever The Wind Blows – Short Straw (I’ll Try)Artist: Due North

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Due North

March 5th, 2012 Comments off

Due North have begun recording a new album at Drifting Sun.  We set up drums on Sunday (thanks in large part to Doobie Bros. Stage Manager/Drum Tech, Tyler Habrecht) and got some killer drum sounds in my living room.

Tyler making some adjustments on Jordan's kit

The new house with its vaulted ceiling sounds great!

Jordan laying down drum tracks as Eric cues him with the lyrics

We finished drum tracks for six songs on Sunday (sorry new neighbors), and we plan on finishing four more on Tuesday in order to do a ten song album.

Capturing drums in Pro Tools

Due North drums mic'ed up

Due North floor tom mic'ed up

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