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In the studio: Crossbreed, the Almost, Morningbell and more


A handful of Tampa Bay artists (and one popular Gainesville group) are in the process of recording new material for the summer and fall. Here's a quick roundup:

-- The Almost, above, are in the studio as we speak, working on their next album for release late this summer -- and sharing gear with Relient K to boot. Guitarist Jay Vilardi has the details. And then watch this video of rehearsals.

-- What's up with the new Crossbreed album, you're wondering? "The mastering sucked ass," the band explains. Oh. Well, that and some of the usual label B.S. The album should still drop by Aug. 11, though.

-- Gainesville's Morningbell are putting the finishing touches on their fourth (as yet untitled) album, and are fleshing out a tour of the east coast and midwest in July.

-- Riverview's Southside Serenade is putting together their 11-track LP, says bassist Tim LeFebvre, and they're gearing up for shows at the House of Blues in Orlando (May 17) and State Theatre in St. Pete (June 21), as well as an A&R showcase at the State in September.

-- Experimental alt-rockers Red Room Cinema (a former tbt* Ultimate Local Band) have undergone a facelift. Gone are guitarist Dave Teten and drummer Keoni Garrido. Filling in on the skins is Guiltmaker drummer John Hayes. "We have been focusing on finishing up some new music that had been perpetually half finished for some time," frontman Anthony Maltese writes on the band's MySpace blog, "that way we can get back out to play some shows and prepare for a new studio recording." 

-- The Human Condition are in the studio this month looking to record some 14 songs, from which they'll pick a tracklist for their new CD in June. Expect to hear backup assistance from Rebekah Pulley.

Is your band working on a new album? Tell us about it!

[Photo: Azuree Norman]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:30am]


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