As a band, recording is an essential tool in getting music out to ears everywhere. But it can also be a bit of an expense. Not so with Converse Rubber Tracks and their traveling brigade of recording accessibility aficionados: For one week this month, they will be hosting free recording sessions at the locally beloved Different Fur Studios, and you can be a part of it.
From April 18-22, the Converse-affiliated group of sound engineers will set up shop in the studio and record a handful of lucky bands they’ve chosen from their batch of applicants. They stress that all genres are welcome to “unleash their creative spirit,” as they describe, and apply. It’s sort of like a free ride to an amazing musical summer camp, where you can keep the fruits of your labor. Different Fur has previously hosted the likes of Toro Y Moi all the way to Herbie Hancock, so you’d be in good company.
Local Converse Rubber Tracks alumni include Dirty Ghosts, Dante Elephante, Rin Tin Tiger, and Lemme Adams. They’ll be putting on two shows at Amoeba San Francisco in May as a part of their curated music series Converse Rubber Tracks Live.
You can apply now right here, and maybe wear your Chucks for good luck.