Over the past three years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of my favorite bands in the world through our Buzzsessions. Many of the artists, Alt-J, J. Irvin Dally, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and Kishi Bashi for example, hadn’t been around for more than a year when we recorded with them and yet they all performed like seasoned veterans. There have also been plenty of acts, such as City and Colour, Ola Podrida, and Freelance Whales, that I’d been loving long before my blog life. Both scenarios are equally great, but what I’m trying to convey here is that when an artist that I’ve listened to for years and years is interesting in working with us, I can’t help but to be blown away a bit. Recently the Canadian group Stars was in Brooklyn and stopped by Degraw Sound in Brooklyn for a Buzzsession where they performed two tracks off their latest album, The North, as well as the song that first got me hooked, “On Peak Hill”. I can’t say thank you enough to the band for this one, and to all of you for watching. Enjoy the videos below and snag the recordings for free if you so desire.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs. This Buzzsession was shot at Degraw Sound, a Brooklyn recording studio on the Park Slope/Gowanus border, owned and operated by producer/engineer/musician Ben Rice. Interested in booking time there? Click here.
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DIRECTOR/EDITOR/VIDEOGRAPHER Abe Vilchez-Moran
DIRECTOR/VIDEOGRAPHER Shomi Patwary
DP Austin Burnette
VIDEOGRAPHER Ashley Maas
VIDEOGRAPHER Gabe Stanley
VIDEOGRAPHER Ashli Bickford
VIDEOGRAPHER Daniel Guillaro
SOUND Ben Rice (Degraw Sound)