Hey y’all, since we’re playing at Pangea tonight I wanted to share a track Hecho a Mano is working on:
The roughs takes for this and four other tracks were squeezed into a three-hour period back in December, with the band crammed into a single room and everyone distinctly aware of what brand of deodorant their neighbors were wearing (that’s how you get that authentic sound, right?). What you can’t see is James bent nearly double, playing bell on the moña into a mic on the floor while trying not to let the alto hanging from his neck hit anything, or Will threading his slide between mic stands every time he brought his horn up to play. It was a good time.
The only thing we didn’t cut that day was José’s vocals — everything else you’re hearing live as if you were in there with us (but with less Old Spice). So yeah, it’s a little rough, a little bit raw, but the vibe is good and so I’m happy with it.