Our very own Shawn Hatfield spent most of the summer and fall of 2016 composing, recording, mixing, and mastering Wet Socks Down at the Docks – a 3-track EP. He took a new approach to producing this record by using stringed instruments, applying samples, more keyboard focus, and unorthodox recording techniques. All of course while wearing wet socks.
The three pieces can each be simply described by one word: 1) sad; 2) happy; 3) creepy. You can stream one of them: “Dying in My Dreams” now on BandCamp!
The EP will be released on January 6th, 2017 through Appalachian Groove Records, and will be available as a digital download and on cassette tape. You can pre-order the EP (and get exclusive merch and content) by visiting ShawnHatfield.weebly.com.
Below are three TuneCore Fan reviews:
“This song has me wiggling my hips. I enjoyed the introduction and the build up was amazing. The electric guitar was a massive hit for me as it sounded really cool.”
“It’s very genuine and original”
“The use of the electric guitar creates an intriguing vibe and is my favorite out of the exploration of instruments.”
First and foremost, I love music and writing. Since I composed my first pieces of music and poetry I've been obsessed with creative output. Music and writing are a constant puzzle I want to solve, whether it is a blog piece, recording session artists, short stories, or full length albums. I am the owner and head engineer of Groove: Music Studios. Currently, we offer professional audio mixing and mastering services. I am also the Senior Editor/Staff Writer at The Borfski Press, an independent publishing company that I co-own with my wife, Dagney.
I am currently working full time in music retail at a small business and part time as a professional musician and writer. I love working in a local shop, building customer relationship management skills, and having the opportunity to sell things I love. My expertise include audio production, live sound, music retail, writing/blogging, and publishing. I especially enjoy writing and learning about music gear, specifically vintage pedals. There's something very special and exciting about stomping a pedal's switch or flipping an amp on for the first time.
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