Last weekend Harlowe and the Great North Woods scheduled a few days to record with vibe cop Matthew Morgan at the legendary Jackpot! Recording Studio in Southeast Portland, OR. Being asked to stop by and document part of the process was both thrilling and a challenge all wrapped up in one.
Despite their new location, it still felt an honor to be in the studio that has recorded so many amazing artists in the past — Elliot Smith, R.E.M. and M. Ward to name just a few.
And double the honor to witness the live recording of Harlowe’s debut LP; the beginning of something tremendous.
The only thing that was truly challenging about this session were the walls. I’m pretty sure that shade of green next to those purple and orange squares will haunt me in my dreams. Luckily, the boys did a good job vibing the place out with christmas lights, books and other familiar things they brought from home.
Though things are a bit up in the air at this point, they hope to have their album released by spring/summer 2013.
Love love love. You’ve really captured the creativity vibe. Especially love the drum closeup and the books!
I can see why the walls would give you nightmares (and I’m sure they would be terrible on some of the films I use) but you did such a great job! The black and white shots are my favorites. The textures are incredible!
Nice!! I love all of those guys!
such beautiful photos. i love the lighting and the moody quality.
Their music over this blog post would be amazing .. I love the look and feel of these images. More please :)
Thanks for the kind words and the suggestion, Sachin! I took your advice. :)
these are so good i feel like i could hear it. and barring any special smells, doubtful and likely unnecessary from a group of guys, that is the only thing missing from the feeling in this shoot. what does it sound like? i love being in the studio. what a special place.