The Letter Yellow's second album, "Watercolor Overcast," debuts in the Spring of 2015. The new album is a psychedelic follow-up to the soulful and groovy, rock & roll "Walking Down the Streets." In a truly analog process, "Watercolor Overcasts"'s 10 tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered to vinyl all without ever touching a computer.
With a plan to release Watercolor Overcast on vinyl, Randy Bergida, Mike Thies, and Abe Pollack, The Letter Yellow, and Nolan Thies, engineer/co-producer, together committed to recording the album completely analog, from start to finish. They went into the studio with 10 new songs, a freer sound, a beloved Neve console, and a 24-track tape machine. Recording to tape means no computers, no fixing later. "I feel this process really bonded us as musicians. We all had to be so present with our music and our emotions, " says Randy. "And you feel when it's that magic take." The record was mixed with all hands on deck, all hands on the mixing board--the mixing happens in real time. Mastering engineer Alex DeTurk hand-cut the lacquers for the limited edition vinyl release of 500 in the Spring of 2015.
1. Anytime Of Day 03:00
2. Road To The Mountain 03:39
3. Summer In The City 03:00
4. Pain In The World 03:26
5. The Light We Shed 04:28
6. Slow Down 03:53
7. Cold Cold Night 03:37
8. Downtown 03:31
9. Drifter 03:16
10. Can I Get It Girl 04:16
all songs written by the letter yellow, except “i’m a drifter” written by dolly parton
produced by the letter yellow and nolan thies
engineered and mixed by nolan thies at the bunker, brooklyn, ny
mastered by alex deturk at strange weather and masterdisk
vocals/guitar randy bergida
drums/keys mike thies
bass/synth abe pollack
denitia odigie - vocals “summer in the city”
artwork ian cr martin
design yuri miyamoto
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Since The Letter Yellow began in 2011 in Brooklyn, they connected on an authentic sound. "Walking Down the Streets" was an energetic record with elements of rock, blues, and pop debuted in 2012 introducing the bands signature analog style. The second album "Watercolor Overcast" reveals a psychedelic evolution in sound. Roots in rock and blues mix with a solidified sound that's free and unleashed.
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