The Bitter Liberals in the Studio

The Bitter Liberals are in the music studio this week cutting a new record. We’ve been working our butts off, full of intensity, concentration, and productivity. For this record, we’re spending four days in the studio laying down tracks. Each song was played through by the band with no vocals. Later we add vocal tracks, […]

Pictures and Videos from the Bitter Liberals at the Tin Pan Richmond

Oh boy are we chock full of news and energy.  First off, we played a really solid show with a great, appreciative crowd at the Tin Pan in Richmond last Saturday night. Second, we’re recording a new record in the studio next week. And third, we have a new undisclosed location for Bitter Liberals musica […]

The Bitter Liberals Again Proof Arrives Today (launch 8.9.14)

A quick trip to National Media Services in Front Royal today resulted in a handful of Mastered CD proofs for the band and a complete proof of the really cool packaging designed by April Claggett. What fun! Assuming everything is kosher from a bits front, we’ll start the duplication process so that we can have […]

Engineering Bright Penny: From the Bitter Liberals Second CD Again

The almost final step engineering the recording of Clark Hansbarger’s song Bright Penny at National Media Services. Gary McGraw and Will Shenk spend a couple of hours or so on each track. The last and final step is choosing a song order and mastering the final disc to balance out the song levels. Looks like […]

Again is in the Can: The Bitter Liberals Second CD

Monday was the last day of studio time putting down raw bits for the new CD, “Again.” As always, it was an intense time of great concentration and fun. We really love working with Will Shenk. Here is a very nice vignette video that Will shot while we were recording. We recorded two songs this […]

The Bitter Liberals Studio Work (CD#2 “Again”)

Friday we were all back in the studio at National Media Services in Front Royal hoping to get the last five songs from Again into the can. Three out of five is not bad. We recorded Pick One, Scarlet at Midnight, and Worry Me No More. Six hours later, we were toast. Working with engineer […]

The Bitter Liberals: Studio work on Again (CD#2)

Clark Hansbarger and I spent six hours in the studio yesterday with Will Shenk working on the new Bitter Liberals CD. National Media Services has added a new soundproof recording room to their arsenal (there are now four rooms separated by glass). The mixing console and monitor room are being recombobulated too. But the NMS […]

CD2 Title Track: Again (download it now)

Clark Hansbarger and I were in the studio today creating final mixes for the new CD, which according to Leesburg Today is called Again. As always, working with Will Shenk at National Media Services in Front Royal was a joy. Hard and tedious work, but very rewarding. Here is a pre-release mp3 file of Allen […]

The Bitter Liberals in the Studio for CD #2

Yesterday we returned to National Media Services in Front Royal and cut three more tracks for the new CD with Will Shenk. That gets us to six tracks of raw bits in the can. We’ll probably end up with 10 tracks on the CD when it’s done. We won’t really know until we’re farther along […]

The Bitter Liberals in the Studio 12.14

One year to the day after the Newtown children’s massacre we found ourselves in the studio recording two songs compelled by that awful event. We took our time working this go ’round, recording three songs properly and producing 5 sketches. All of these songs will show up on a new CD sometime sooner rather than […]