Back in April Mayer Hawthorne took part in Stones Throw’s first ever Direct-to-Disc campaign (which is explained in a nutshell below), performing in front of a live audience at Capsule Labs studio in Los Angeles.
The sets will be recorded straight to vinyl LP in real time. No computers, tape, or digital gear will be used in the recording. The artists will perform 15 minutes a piece with the recording engineers mixing and mastering the record as it’s happening. 500 units will be pressed on vinyl. No CD’s or digital copies will be manufactured or sold.
Here’s a sample that they threw my way to give y’all. Definitely a great idea/project, and you can get your copy here.