Tacoma Narrows' Author Unknown EP was recorded over three days at Carterco Recording in Chicago in fall 2010, and finds the band honing a mix of smart songwriting, contrasting guitar interplay, and subtle experimentation. While their debut was a carefully considered studio creation taking more than a year to complete, the new EP keeps it deceptively simple and embraces a little rawness around the edges. Most tracks were recorded with the band playing in one room, live to tape. Tape distortion and instrument bleed were welcomed with open arms. This new environment gave the band more room to breath, to open the windows and let in some fresh air.
released May 12, 2010
'Author Unknown', 'Split and Splinter', 'A Perfect End' by Kirk Pratt.
'Backlit and Gray' by Donny Mahlmeister.
'Good Luck' by Mahlmeister/Pratt.
All arrangements by Tacoma Narrows.
Kirk Pratt: Guitar, Vocals
Donny Mahlmeister: Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Jack McLarnan: Bass
Ryan Juravic: Drums, Percussion
Recorded by Jamie Carter, Donny Mahlmeister at CarterCo Studios in Sept 2010.
Mixed by Donny Mahlmeister.
Mastered By Shelly Steffens at Chicago Mastering Service.