Shrink Circus

About Shrink Circus

Shrink Circus is a heavy-laden hard rock sound from the backwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains of Northern California. We're a steady, hard-ass, no-frills or fancy-pants rock band with little time for stereo-types or cookie-cutter formulas.

Using steady riffs, poignant lyrics, ripping solos and tasty melodies, this band is hard to categorize. We've been on the grind stone, playing live for a long time and safe to say, will continue killing it for a long time to come.

All of the members of Shrink are veteran bay area rockers, having played in many well-known underground bands through the years.

With one CD out, and another being written, Shrink is going to make their concert debut on Saturday, March 15, in a DigNit.com Presents: Benefit Concert for Neighbors Against Irresponsible Logging (NAIL).

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Influences

Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ~old~ Metallica, Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains, STP, Sublime

Army of guitars...


By admin, 2008-02-13

Wednesday, February 13....alone in the studio with my thoughts and recording gear...setup a condensor about 6 feet away from my Mesa Boogie, 6 feet in the air.  Close mic'd with an sm-57, each mic going to discreet tracks, panned opposite.  GIANT sound.  Freakin' huge.

Spent the evening recording 2 separate keeper takes to 4 tracks, panned opposite mic/take...it sounds gigantic.  Finished my rhythmn tracks for "Monday", need to do the same for "Carnivorous"....next up is Tray to finish his tracks for "Monday", and maybe this weekend I can get my solo's done.  Then it's all about vocals and mix-down.

I REALLY want to have these songs available for y'all before the concert on the 15th.

222, EP

Bass Trax in the bag...


By admin, 2008-02-13

Tuesday, February 12...me, Tom, Justin, Tray....Tom laid down thunderous bass tracks for both of the new songs...I love this part...this is when you can start hearing the song take shape.

We mic'd Tom's rig with an AKG D112 through a vacuum tube mic-preamp...as always, i tracked without any eq or compression, but add them in the mix.

222, EP

New Tunez Being Tracked


By admin, 2008-02-13

Tuesday, February 6th, began tracking drums...me, Tray, Tom, and Stokes in the studio....with me running the recorder, and Tom and Tray recording reference tracks in the headphones for Stokes.

Everyone had a rough day before getting to the studio, I'd hoped it would translate into emotional music, but it just translated into a rough night....back to the drawing board on Thursday....

222, EP

Drumz...we have DRUMZ


By admin, 2008-02-13

Thursday, February 8th...me, Tray, and Stokes...Kickass....Stokes laid down some seriously kick-ass drum tracks...we started out with a click track, got some good takes down, then, for the helluvit we recorded freeform....the feeling was way better, and when we compared his meter to the click-track recordings, it was almost DEAD ON.

Tray laid down rythmn tracks for "Carnivorous" afterward, but it got too late to work on "Monday"  We used an SM-57 close-mic on his Marshall, and a small diaphragm condensor back in the room for ambient, going through a tube mic-preamp. Sounds FAT (with a capital PH)

Can't wait to record the guitar parts...but bass is next.

222, EP

Welcome To Shrink Circus Online


By admin, 2007-05-24

 Shrink Circus is a heavy-laden hard rock sound from the backwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains of Northern California. We're a steady, hard-****, no-frills or fancy-pants rock band with little time for stereo-types or cookie-cutter formulas.

Using steady riffs, poignant lyrics, ripping solos and tasty melodies, this band is hard to categorize. We've been on the grind stone, playing live for a longtime and safe to say, will continue killing it for a long time to come.

to come.

 

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