Slow Fridays are good for one thing: studio progress updates! Although, today has been kind of special as far as non-news studio news goes. So, here’s the trifecta…
Billboard’s telling the world that Gibbard and the Cuties have just finished two weeks of pre-production and are hitting the studio hard mid-September to knock out the follow-up to Plans, the indie rockers second major-label release. Two interesting notes: Plans sold 902,000 records in the US, and there are no plans for a Postal Service record at present (don’t believe what you read in SPIN, kids).
But having two guys on electronics and one drummer means that I can go as macho as it is possible for me (and) do the hooligan songs. The brass helps out, with that obviously being quite ‘butch,’ but also makes it easy for me to do musically complex numbers. So overall the importance is on dynamism — really, really quiet songs and really, really loud ones.
Macho, butch, hooligan. Love it. So, that’s the three we’ve got for ya. You guys hear about anything else we should keep an ear out for?