After a few months of writing, recording, and arranging four new songs, Avon Dale is ready to release their first studio EP “Dress it Up” . Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, these songs are some of the bands finest work to date.
After a long summer on the road, the guys returned home to continue their working relationship with Ardent Studio Engineer Mike Wilson. Wilson, who has been at Ardent over a decade now, has worked with high profile bands such as Smashing Pumpkins. Drummer Alec Heist sums up the bands overall feelings about Wilson who they call “Smokehouse”, “He does an awesome job of making everyone feel at home in the studio. Having someone like him at the console makes everything go so much smoother.”
Bassist Andrew Allen, who joined Avon Dale back in March, makes his first appearance on their recorded material. “Drew has some great bass lines on songs. He always manages to fill out the songs in his own way.” said Conrad Polz. Also, joining Avon Dale in the studio was pianist Matt Welch. Welch, originally from New Jersey, has played shows with Avon Dale in Memphis and Nashville.
“Each of these songs has their own unique feel”, McCarter continues, “you might rock out on one, chuckle at another, and chill to the next, but all the while tapping your foot. We worked hard to expose the different styles that occur in Avon Dale.