I’m just going to let The Rest tell you what happened.
We started the record under the most heartbreaking circumstances when our friend, and the producer of our first two albums, passed away from a heart attack while playing hockey. We decided to honour him by recording at his converted church studio, in the same manner that we would have if he were there. We couldn’t have been happier with the initial results, and were looking at an April 2011 release date when an unexplainable hard-drive glitch deleted every morsel of sound we had recorded and mixed. Being a month away from completion, we exhausted every possible recovery source, and were almost without hope, until SEESAW eventually found its way to the same company responsible for airplane black box recovery. Almost six months after the process began, we miraculously had our album back. We had other hiccups (like one member disappearing for a week only for us to eventually find him in a hospital…), but I don’t want to write you a novel; mainly we just needed to take the recovered music and keep working.
Wow. Glad we’re getting to hear this. Below is a few tracks off the upcoming album from The Rest called “Seesaw”, plus the video for “Always On My Mind”. The band invited a few friends over to their rehearsal space to make a live video of the song with in one continuous take. Lots of singers, some animal costumes (courtesy of the Toronto Santa Clause Parade), a couple chalk illustrators, and a modest helping of beer made the session possible.
My kind of party.