Dan sits down in the control room of Uniform Recording to talk to producer/engineer/musician Jeff Zeigler about the life he's made making records and his own music in Philadelphia for the last two decades. While you might not know Jeff by name, you'd definitely be familiar with some of the artists he's helped: War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Frightened Rabbit, and Waxahatchee's Allison Crutchfield, to name a few. He has a remarkable project called Valley Exit (the debut record gets Dan's big seal of approval), and has been a champion of Philadelphia talent from the get go. Dan and Jeff talk growing up in New Jersey, how to find punk in the 80s, starting your own studio, and the fun of working with really talented people who know what they want.
Returning to the table, Hayden Sammak, aka Deadfellow, talks about his upcoming record, 'Millennials In Love (And Other Pre-Apocalyptic Standards)'. Recorded in Nashville with Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) and Robert Crowell (ex-Deer Tick), and in Philadelphia with Phil Nicolo (Studio 4), the record is out 9/14. Hayden and Dan chat about working in the studio with your heroes, management changes, and the joys of being friends with some really high class musicians.
Hetepsa (Briana Mills) and Nu Ra (Mark Cave) chat with Dan about growing up in 'Uptown Philadelphia', going to a unique ag/tech high school and competing in farm competitions, and their path to forming Camp Candle and making their extraordinary music. They riff on old radio classics like 'Quiet Storm', talk about live shows, writing together, and the ever-changing city that is Philadelphia.
With his brand new release, 'Cissy', in tow, Sean and Dan delve into the deepest parts of that record. They also talk about Sean's journey from classical percussionist to 'slutty folk' musician, Bob Dylan, recording the record at a breakneck speed over a few days, and the chaos that is this modern landscape.