After a 20 year hiatus, my high school band decided to get together and re-record one of our old tunes. This song was a blast to put together and aptly captures our collective love of grunge rock.
Tyler’s new EP adopts a heavier rock sound than his previous releases, drawing on influences like Tool, Muse, and Queens of the Stone Age. The riffs in these songs are massive so the primary production challenge was making sure everything else came together to complement them.
This is the first Badniks EP, which we initially released in 2012. We recorded it in various locations around Toronto. I really miss making music with James and Donal, but we have plans to get back to it (perhaps in the form of a bonus track on our remastered second EP!).
I remastered this album in the fall of 2021.
Tyler had left Toronto for Victoria, BC nearly a year ago. He contacted me in early 2019 to say that he had some acoustic songs he wanted to record. Tyler set up a makeshift home studio (see his Instagram for pictures) and away we went. As always, I really enjoyed the process of working through Tyler’s songs with him. I can’t wait to hear what he’s working on next.