Currently in the studio working on a new album, and we’re super excited for you all to hear once it’s finished! We’re using the same non-soundproofed studio barn where Tom Waites recorded his 1992 album, Bone Machine, in the tranquil rolling hills of Cotati, CA. Stay tuned for the finished product, but catch a live show in the meantime…
Last year, met a Muay Thai Fighter and he told me he had a Big Heart and a Strong Heart. It was so inspiring to meet this man. He fought for a living, in rural Thailand. Total inspiration for this song.
This song SMUD has been around for sometime now. We been playing it in different keys and tempos. Heres another take on it just guitar and sax. Its about paying for bills and going back to school and feeling a little overwhelmed by lifes responsibilities.
Very recently a good friend sent me some lyrics/poems. I quickly put them to song. sometimes its sooo much nicer to write other peoples lyrics into song. I see why team songwriting is so cool now. It gives people space from the ideas they created. Trusty iPhone recording sitting in bed late at night.
recorded live with acoustic guitar and saxaphone. A little vocal layering and we called it a finished product. 3 song EP - go to www.thefontaineclassic.bandcamp.com to download.
Super grateful to have a piano in the house. Its been inspiring to play and write on. Switching instruments can be so freeing and opening to song writing. Got it lined up right under Grandmothers cross.
Back in November recording at SeaHorse Studios ( LA ) . Really learned a lot about what it means to work hard in the music business. Kyle Biane (right) Eric Weaver (left). They show great blend of imagination and precision.
We recorded this group of songs in Los Angeles CA this past November 2016. Big thank you to Kyle Biane (Guitar, Vocals), Eric Weaver (Sound Engineer), Derrick Julian (Back up Vocals) and Liam McCormick (Bass) for helping us make this music. It was recorded at Seahorse Sound Studios. A first time for The Fontaine Classic in a professional studio setting.
Recorded at Seahorse Sound Studios In Los Angeles California. Below is a brief sequence of the events that lead to this EP.
Nov 16 - Travel day from Sacramento to Bakersfield, songwriting in the car.
Nov 17 - Travel day from Bakersfield to LA, continue to compose in the car. Introduced to Eric Weaver, Greek Food, catch up with Kyle Biane, song writing session with Kyle Biane and Eric Weaver. Whole Foods
Nov 18 - Whole Foods, Introduced to Liam McCormack, rehearse as a full band at Confidential Music Studios.
Nov 19 - Whole Foods, Live recording session at Sea Horse Studios surrounded by the Trump protests. Visit with Chase Crawford and J.C. Peltier, Derek Julian joins for Back Up Vocals.
Nov 20 - Breakfast Burritos, Eric Weaver and Kyle Biane finish the mixes.
Nov 21 - Return drive to Sacramento with pit stop for lunch in Bakersfield with the Mehlhaffs.
Live footage from Hotel Utah in SF.
Troy Mehlhaff (Head Coach, far left)
Mackenzie Mehlhaff (aka The Roach) #4