Damiera Set Soph Release
Founding member and vocalist, Dave Raymond, described the four months recording as "a day and night process; sleep when you need to." Raymond continues, "Writing this album was unique, only because I can't imagine any other bands choosing to do it the way we did." Homeless and couch surfing in Buffalo, NY, the band did all of the writing and recording simultaneously in the studio they built inside of an abandoned school they used as a rehearsal space. "I'd spend days at the studio writing material and Jayson [DeZuzio] would help me sort through it deciding what we should develop and what should pass.
In 2007, the band went through a member overhaul which brought the producer, Jayson DeZuzio (Coheed And Cambria, My Chemical Romance), of the band's first album, M(US)IC, into the band on four-string. The lineup change has had some fans skeptical of how the new members would effect the sound they fell in love with, but Raymond reassures us that the old sounds is still there.
"[Quiet Mouth, Loud Hands] is a hybrid of early Damiera (EP), M(US)IC, and current. Primarily, there is far more instrumentation. There are songs that are obvious Damiera guitar lines and rhythms - but there are songs that I'm sure anyone who knows Damiera's music won't believe to be on the same record." As for his own contribution to the sound, "the vocals span four octaves - which in relation to M(US)IC, where the vocals were very percussive and high tenor, is very different."
The band is currently scheduled to hit the road with Breathe Carolina and The White Tie Affair in the month of May. The trek will begin May 6th in the band's former "hometown" of Buffalo, NY. Further touring is to be announced soon.