An interesting practice run for mixdown of the live recording while helping a friend convert some LPs to CD… unless I’m mistaken, the only way to get a CD burner to identify individual song tracks (so your player can navigate to each track) in a continuous play recording (like the live recording, or in this case, an LP transfer) is to generate individual masters of each song from the complete audio file… thus an exercise in edit points (and fades, at session front, and end) and file management. The convergence of recording and computer technology is, in many ways, ideal. A serendipitous merging of skill-sets… I love that.
The new Mike Shupp full-length CD “The Key” is finally here! Currently only available from this Website, with secure On-Line ordering: Buy CD here! Watch this space for info on local and national retail availability, coming soon!
Bam Balam Records, a Spanish label will distribute Mike Shupp / “October Sun” CD in Spain and several other European countries! Bam Balam is a great pop/rock label; DC music fans may remember they re-released a CD by the Neighbors last year. And watch for a previously unreleased Shupp track on their upcoming summer compilation disc!
“October Sun” radio play is up to 43 stations nationally, and the CD has already charted at 3 CMJ reporting stations. “River to the Sea”, the CD’s closing track, will be heard at the Johns Hopkins Film Festival in Baltimore Saturday, April 18 at 8:00PM (tickets are only $3) as part of the soundtrack for “Eat Me”, an independent feature film by Joe Talbott. Sam Spencer did the score, which also includes tracks from other D.C. area artists like Tuscadero, Citizen Cope, Eric Brace and Last Train Home, Sampson, Kingface, Peter Hayes, Dana Cerick, The Graverobbers, Adam West, Lu Bango, and more…
Shupp track “Without You” appears on the CMJ compilation CD “Certain Damage”, included with the Nov 3rd CMJ New Music Report, alongside tracks by David Bowie, Radiohead, and Patti Smith.