A few months ago I wrote a post about my new office/studio set up in our new apartment. I had everything set up to make writing and recording music easier! But I haven't posted any new music in a long time... Until now!
Eileen and I (still under the name Packets and Waves) just finished recording a cover of Tegan and Sara's Call It Off. This is a really awesome song off of their record The Con! If you didn't already click on the link to the video do it! The video is just so simple and perfect for the song. I've been thinking for a while that this would be a good song for us to try. It's really simple and short and there's a good division of lead and backing vocals. Recording this was a bit of an exercise in moderation for the orchestration. I wanted it to be rich, but not busy.
One aspect I was pretty excited about was the replacement of the finger picked guitar with simple piano. I also added some strings to the synth part in the 2nd verse. For the most part, we didn't stray too far from the original song, but I think we still gave it our own touch.
Here's the full instrumenation for the song: