It's been 3 months since the last update on this blog, and that is a very long time! So, this is what we've been upto during the hiatus.
- Shor Bazaar signed on to Phat Phish Records, (a well known Indie label), sometime in May (yippee!) with an intent to release its debut album (double yippee!!). Allow us to whisper psst that the timeline for release looks like Oct’08 :)
- For most of May-June, the band took a break to wind up our jobs/courses etc. so as to get free for the impending recordings.
- At about the same time, we started looking for audio engineers and studios. We chose the wonderful Chinmay Harshe as the audio engineer and the famous Empire Studios for the tracking and mixing of the album.
- Late in June, ShorBazaar was invited to the studios of Radio One 94.3 for a live interview and acoustic session with the wonderful RJ Malini Agarwal. (The recordings of the show can be heard on our MySpace page. Go check them out and give your 2 cents!)
- And then finally on the 7th of July 2008, ShorBazaar started recording sessions for its first album, at Empire Studios, Mumbai.
- We must also mention Furtados Music who were very generous with their support our recording sessions. We are extremely thankful to Anthony, Sahil (The DemonStealer) and the entire Furtados team for this helping hand!
- Finally ladies and gentlemen, today, as we head into the last days of studiotime, we are very happy to announce that we are almost done :). That too despite a recalcitrant Lower Respiratory Tract Infection to JD and a tendinitis of KK’s left hand! We would like to attribute that to the wonderful atmosphere in the studios thanks to Chinmay and Harshad! We love you guys!
The tracks will be mixed and mastered in the coming weeks. If everything goes to plan, we will be able to respect that Oct’08 release that we talked about! Well that's about it for now.
We would love to hear from you!