New DMB album update: ‘It’s gonna sound huge,’ Rashawn says
Recording for the new Dave Matthews Band album with producer Steve Lillywhite is pretty far along, according to Rashawn Ross.
The band already played songs live in the studio, from which “the producer” culled drum tracks. (Rawshawn didn’t refer to Lillywhite by name, probably because DMB hasn’t officially announced him as producer.)
Band members are now recording their parts over those drum recordings, Rashawn said in a video interview on the David Monette Trumpets Facebook page.
“That’s how we get the live spirit, the live vibe of the songs,” he said.
All the horn parts for the new Dave Matthews Band album are already finished — recorded in six hours — and the band still has to record bass, guitar and percussion parts, as well as background vocals, Rashawn said. He added that this album will not utilize “horn stacking,” a common technique where horns are recorded multiple times to give them a fuller sound.
“Even on the funky stuff, the really hard-hitting stuff, on the album, it’s just gonna be myself and a saxophone, and it’s gonna sound huge,” he said.
The band entered a Seattle studio in early January, but there’s still been no official announcement about the new Dave Matthews Band album. It’s possible that fans might be able to hear new material at the Dave Matthews Everglades Foundation benefit concert Feb. 17 in Palm Beach, Florida, but Dave might also want to keep it a surprise.