we made a thing

It’s not as though this has been a secret, but we’ve been keeping it to ourselves until everything was ready.

And now, it’s ready.

We spent an afternoon in the studio and recorded stuff worthy of your favorite speakers or headphones. Either way, turn it up to 11 and listen.

You can go to the dedicated samples page (substandards.band/samples) where there’s a description of each track (plus one bonus demo track!), or push the play button on the player in the side bar (often pushed to the bottom if you’re reading this on a smaller device), or let us know if you’d like these in another format and we’ll be delighted to share them with you.

While you’re listening, here’s a few snapshots from The Proper Way studios on a Saturday afternoon. When we look back on this, we were clearly having a good time playing through the live takes to get each track just like we wanted it. It was also intimidating and stressful. But you’d never know now. We’re proud of these, and grateful that we got to do this. We hope you enjoy it, too.

For gigs, Caryn’s usually in heels. This should be our album cover.
Ian with 4 microphones and a room all to himself
Tim and his fretless bass.
Tim and Caryn getting situated.
Adam warms up and figures out headphones.
Caryn listening to one of our takes.
Hanging up the headphones and listening to tracks in the studio.
Caryn, Caryn’s microphone, and Caryn’s headset all getting a break.
Caryn with Scott Rogers, our recording guru who puts all the sounds through the cables and into the boxes.

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