L to R: bassist/vocalist Chris Ballew, engineer Joe Nardone, guitarist Dave Dederer, assistant engineer Phillip Carbo and drummer Jason Finn
Just in time for this month’s elections, ‘90s hitmakers Presidents of the United States of America reunited to record the 14 playful guitar-pop gems on Love Everybody, released on their own label, PUSA Music. The trio, who parted ways with their former label, Columbia, in 1997, turned down label offers to have more control over their music and keep their business local, according to their Website.
The Seattle-based band recorded basic tracks locally at Egg Studios with studio owner/engineer Conrad Uno (The Posies, Supersuckers) and at Jupiter Studios with Martin Feveyear (Mudhoney). They later used vocalist/bassist Chris Ballew’s home studio for overdubs and rough mixes. In between U.S. tour dates, the group stopped by The Cutting Room (New York City) to record a live performance/interview session for online entertainment site UnderGround Online (www.ugo.com).