John Vanderslice Performs Tonight at The Parish
Indie singer-songwriter John Vanderslice is a true believer in analog recording. In 1997, he founded Tiny Telephone, an all-analog studio in the Mission District of San Francisco, used by some other well-known indie bands like the Mountain Goats, Death Cab For Cutie, and Okkervil River. Vanderslice has recorded most of his music there.
However, for his latest album, Romanian Names, he wanted a different experience. He built a smaller basement studio in his house, creating a more intimate atmosphere for his work. You’ll find those distinctive Vanderslice harmonies, and his minute attention to detail, song structure, rhythm and melody, but slightly less of an emphasis on lengthy narrative in the songwriting.