Des Moines 4 Track Compilation Volume 1

by Skin of Earth



released November 8, 2014

This compilation features 13 Des Moines bands recorded from April 2013-Feb. 2014, on a Tascam MKII 4 Track Cassette Portastudio.
Comes packaged in a beautifully screen printed black & white sleeve illustrated by John Huffman. Package also contains a full download of the LP, liner notes and a collage.

Includes unlimited streaming of The Des Moines 4 Track Compilation Vol.1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

The Seed Of Something - Black Friday 03:14
Mantis Pincers - Black Capes On Blondes 06:18
John The Bastard - No Sympathy 02:23
The French Dials - Bo(a)rders 02:04
Dresden Style - Canna What? 04:51
Wolves In The Attic - Last Call 02:57
Druids - Spirit Compass 03:43
Love Songs For Lonely Monsters - Replacement 04:32
Fetal Pig - Good Job, Little Man 01:50
Skin Of Earth - Genghis Kong 02:23
Eric Kennedy - Testimonial 04:20
Annalibera - Black Cat, White Cat 04:10
Gloom Balloon - Adopt A Highway 02:30
I wanted to release a compilation that was representative of the music of Des Moines, regardless of age, genre, personal connections, etc. All the bands were asked to contribute one unreleased song 4 minutes or less (give or take a little). The decision to use the 4 track to record them was to level the playing field for everyone: creating a consistency by allowing access to the same engineer & equipment, the same options and the same limitations. I wanted to capture a black and white snapshot of what these bands sound like when you're standing right in front of them.

All tracks were recorded by Dan Hutchison on the same Tascam 414 MKII 4 Track cassette Portastudio.
released November 8, 2014

Recorded & Mixed between April 2013-Feb. 2014 by Dan Hutchison @ Sump Pump Recording, Des Moines, IA (except for track 10, rec. at The Fremont, Des Moines, IA by Dan Hutchison and Eric Kennedy) and track 13 mixed by Gloom Balloon.

Mastered by Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA

Lacquers by Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers, Middleton, WI

Record Pressing by Rainbo Records, Canoga Park, CA

Front and back cover Artwork: John Huffman
Collage artwork by the individual bands and Aaron Tinder
Collage assembly by Aaron Tinder
Screen Printing and insert printing by Sara Springer and Beka Swallow at Universal Printing, Des Moines, IA
LP label layout by Joe Jones, Lettering by Dan Hutchison

Thanks to: All the bands, Kim Hutchison, Jasper Farlow, Eric Kennedy & Jim Duede for loaning me gear, John Huffman, Dan Welk, Joe Jones, Sara Springer, Beka Swallow, Brian Wiksell, Chuck Hoffman, William Tarbox, Maria Rice and Jeff Lipton, Dan Dahle, Aaron Tinder. Dave Eck and Mike Fitzpatrick.

All song copyrights owned by the individual bands.
copyright 2014 Sump Pump Records.



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