Recession in economic terms: “An extended decline in general business activity, typically two consecutive quarters of falling real gross national product.”
Recession in musical terms: “the kind of music that draws you in and holds you in its space”
[Brian Schultz]: We recorded our first EP the summer of 07 in Nashville at a friend’s independently run basement-studio. While the whole recording process was eye-opening for all five of us, it led us into a world that we didn’t know wanted us as a part of it. Independent record labels started scouting us upon hearing our newly posted tracks online. As well as these opportunities, we eventually won both of Pittsburgh’s rock n’ roll competitions. Our lead singer left the band unexpectedly that year, but we were soon on our feet again. After our very first audition with a general acquaintance, we found our new vocalist. Joe Bucci stepped up and fit in with the four of us, as if he had been in the band from the beginning.
Our first show with a new singer was maybe a week after Joe’s first audition. We worked our fingers to the bone writing new licks and re-working a few of our current tunes. Joe's first show with us was with The Hush Sound on July 7, 2008 to a sold out crowd. With commitment and hard work, Joe and the band established a name for Recession, as yet again, one of Pittsburgh’s hopeful new bands.
Another week after that show, we began work on a new EP—which will hopefully release in spring of 09. We’ve been working every day and staying up way too late, writing new material and testing out ideas to friends and family. We hope that those who listen to the finished product will enjoy the melodies and hooks as much as we have enjoyed creating them thus far.
Recession has shared the stage with:
The Plain White T’s
The Hush Sound
Cool Hand Luke
Joe Bucci: Vocal, Guitar, Piano
Brian Schultz: Guitar, Mellotron, Piano
Nicholas Cotherman: Guitar, Vocal, Organ
Bryan Humphreys: Bass, Mellotron, Glockenspiel
Kevin Hixon: Drums, Vocal, Bells
For more information: myspace.com/recession