Jun 17, 2009

Tokyo Police Club @ Water Music, Hoboken, NJ June 16-19

Started work on seven new tracks for Tokyo Police Club with producer Chris Zane at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ, one of my favorite studios in the greater New York City area. We spent Tuesday moving a kit around the room, comparing mics, and trying different snare drums and floor toms. The sizable main room has a great big sound which can be baffled and gobo'd (?) to taste (see previous Water Music posting). Drummer Greg Alsop plays a simple 3-piece kit, kick, snare, and floor tom, augmented by hi-hat, crash, and ride cymbals. We settled on Greg's excellent 60's Ludwig 22x14 Champagne Sparkle bass drum, as well as my Eames 15x15" floor tom, and the Yamaha Sensitive Series 14x6.5" snare drum. Everything sounds great. I'll give another update later in the week...


  1. Hey you stole my 60's Ludwig kickdrum!! ;-)

  2. I love them! It is cool that they are in NJ. Unless they hate it and never want to return. In which case it would be a very bad thing.