Now that some of the members of Last Fast Action are quite busy with Audio Is King, they don’t play very often, so it’s a treat when they do. I’m looking forward to the new CD that is slated to come out in the next few months!
One of the things I want to do more of is the “behind-the-scenes” type stuff – rehearsals, backstage, recordings, etc. I love shooting live shows, but there is so much more that goes into a good band than just a concert. I’ve been lucky in my photography career to meet a bunch of amazing bands, and ones that don’t mind me hanging around and taking some pictures here and there.
These shots are from a rehearsal a few days before the Treaty of Paris Currents release show. Treaty of Paris and Last Fast Action met up at Treaty’s rehearsal space (also known as “The Stained Glass Palace”) to run “Currents” and “Hey Luv” together since they were performing them together at the show. This was an especially fun rehearsal since “Hey Luv” is a classic local scene song from The Dog & Everything (LFA’s previous band) and it hasn’t been played for years.
This past Saturday, my friends in Treaty of Paris released their new EP, Currents, which they have been working hard on for months. They mentioned that there would be several surprises at the show, and they weren’t kidding. There were balloons, confetti, life-sized woodland creatures, a new cover that was performed with the help of many other local band members, the return of the infamous “Hey Luv” which hasn’t been performed for several years, a slideshow, etc… It was truly a production, and everyone that went walked out saying it was one of the best local shows they have ever been to.
I shot the whole thing – from soundcheck, to backstage, to the actual sets. I mean, this was a monumental event. I wanted to give a sneak peek for all those who attended! Enjoy!
Treaty of Paris is recording their new album,which I’m very excited about. Even better, they’re recording it with my Last Fast Action buddies in LFA’s studio – Audioisking. One day after work, I dropped by the studio to take a few shots and hang out and listen to some of the new stuff. These shots are the result. (more…)