One of the last records to be completed before shutting the doors to PermaPress was The Resolectrics' second album, Open Seas. I recorded and mixed their first album, High Water, in 2011. It was released in 2013. Open Seas was recorded in late 2016 and early 2017. Finishing the mixes to Open Seas was one of the last tasks to be completed at PermaPress. And if I have one regret about shuttering my Portland, Oregon, recording studio, it's this band. I love them. I love working with them. And I hope that moving a thousand miles away won't inhibit us working together again.
The songs on Open Seas are all A+ tunes. Excellent tones are played by all the three Resolectrics. This band is a perfect balance between the three core members; Tate Peterson on guitars, Bob Dunham on bass and John Becher on drums. Tate and John split the lead vocals. More than once, while mixing this band, somebody has knocked on my studio door asking, "Who is this great band?"
The Mojave Desert makes a small appearance. My pal out here, the amazing Dennis Moody, did the mastering. This is the first project that Dennis and I have worked on together and I'm thrilled with his work.
The Resolectrics rarely make it outside the Pacific Northwest. Maybe someday, we can bring them down to the desert.
That Much Further West Podcast review of Open Seas
The Resolectics on iTunes (both albums!)
The Resolectrics website