kadman Microshow

Our friends, Kadman, came by the studio last week for a fabulous microshow and they gave us some really moving interpretations of their songs. They did two sets, the first being songs from their first record. And the second set came from their upcoming record I’ll be producing here at Mobtown.

We really enjoyed what Kadman brought to their performance, including completely different arrangements and instruments such as banjo, upright bass and harmonica, three instruments that didn’t even appear on their record. Ringleader Dave Manchester’s intense vocals filled the room and carried the emotions of the slow-core tunes. Way to go with the spirit of the micro-show!

Dave was joined by James Bahleda on upright and Frank Corl on drums who will both be on the upcoming record.

Tech stuff: U87 on vocals, Sennheisser 509 on guitar, Oktava 012 up the bridge of the upright and C3 spot mic, Floor tom got a 421, the snare got a SM57 and the overheads were SM81s.


Recorded on April 16, 2009 at Mobtown Studios

Guitar and vocals by Dave Manchester

Bass by James Bahleda

Drums by Frank Corl

Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Artwork by David Manchester