How active was Manray this year?
The last official Manray show before this one was for Blind Bob’s 10th anniversary on Aug. 25, though we played a house show festival called Deff Jam in September as well. The past year hasn’t been busy as far as playing shows, but we did spend a lot of time working on the album earlier this year.
How was this material recorded?
The album was recorded in the basement of the house Simon, Matt and I lived in at the time. It was a sweet setup. We tracked drums and bass live to quarter-inch tape, bounced those tracks into Pro Tools and finished everything else on the computer. Ethan Wurli helped engineer and provided the Tascam 388 tape machine, and I mixed and mastered the record.
Is there anything fans can do to keep this band together?
Our fans have been great and super supportive, and we’re very humbled by and grateful for the enthusiasm they bring to our shows. Without them it’s hard to say we would have lasted this long.
HOW TO GO
Who: Manray with Speaking Suns, Pseudo and Coastal Club
Where: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door
More info: 937-424-3870 or www.yellowcabtavern.com