Brooks Bracken, popularly known as the front man of King Thief, joined us with his producer-engineer-drummer, Kevin Kwater, to discuss Umbrella Blvd. and the new album, A Wretch Like Me. In one of a longest and most productive interviews of the year, Bracken and Kwater took us behind the scenes to determine what Umbrella Blvd. is all about.
LP23 Production and a Fish Sandwich - The question is, how did this record come together? Where does Umbrella Blvd. start? AND, most importantly, would anyone like a fish sandwich?
LP23 The Sound and the Eclectic Recipe - Genres are never fun by themselves, however, discussing their limitations often elevates the conversation beyond the initial question of genre and into a higher realm of universal sonic domination. Enjoy.
LP23 What Goes Where - Some run from the idea, some do it before they do anything else. Regardless, sequencing a record of music is crucial toward determining its forthcoming listening experience. See how its done, kids.
LP23 Umbrella Blvd as Theater - A Wretch Like Me is not a scrapbook of simple pop songs thrown together for the sake of packaging. The record is, in many ways, a focused presentation of careful composition and concept. Find out how this is done and why.
LP23 Sounding Selfless and Expensive - Solo artist are put in the place of learning which master to serve. Umbrella Blvd. is certainly aware of this challenge and, in this segment, the team identify their priorities.
LP23 The Life of Kevin and Going Live - Wrapping up, we get to know the main behind the knobs and we get an exclusive exploration of what awaits Umbrella Blvd. on the stage.
Visit Umbrella Blvd. online to discover A Wretch Like Me for yourself.