Howwould you describe tHe process of recording witH etHan? “He’s on the same wave as us and is so musical that things just flow and happen very naturally – completely organic and so fast! It all went down live to tape and the stuff we ended up using was pretty much first or second takes, or when we didn’t even know we were recording! As much as we had stuff planned, it’s an open process. We had certain ideas for certain songs, but it was really open to interpretation until we actually got in the room and the red light was on.”
Howwould you describe tHe new sounds of ida Mae?
chris turpin (guitarist): “It’s kind of serene, chilled-out acoustic Americana – rootsy blues meets blue-eyed soul with lots of resonator guitar, including my 1931 National Duolian single-cone. Ethan played drums and some other instruments, like a 1924 Martin T-28 Tiple, on one of the songs, which was pretty amazing. The first song we’re planning to release, Feel Them Getting Closer, is actually an electric track, the only amp’d up song we’ve done so far, recorded using an old Teisco Audition guitar through a Cornell Plexi 7, with an Analog Man CV7005 Sun Face and a 70s Ibanez Phase Tone. It kind of sounds like Little Feat meets The Black Keys.” Blues-Americana duo Ida Mae are currently in the studio with Ethan…