I don’t know about y’all, but I really enjoyed the first two parts of the Tyler Childers x Silas House interviews that discussed various topics with the creation of Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven?
When part three was released today, I knew the insight shared regarding the album’s creation was going to shed some more light on the project.
The album has had some pretty mixed reviews since its release, but hearing Tyler Childers and the Food Stamps dive deeper into the album’s inspiration makes you appreciate the sound a little more… especially the Joyful Noise part of the record, which was quite the departure from Tyler’s usual sound.
During part two of the interview, Tyler sat down with author and writer Silas House to give his take on the album’s creation and what he used as his muse.
Growing up in the Bible Belt of rural Kentucky, this interview provides insight into the religious connotation of the three-part album.
Now, it’s the Food Stamps’ time to share their thoughts about the album’s creation.
The short three-minute interview clip packs a lot of information from the band members about their time in the studio. It’s really interesting to hear their insights.
Silas kicks off the interview with.:
“How do y’all react to me using the word experimentation on this record? Would that be a word y’all were thinking at all?”
They all kind of nod their heads and note that it’s the most different project they’ve worked on thus far, and then Jesse Wells, fiddle player, pipes up and notes how different even the recording of the album was.
“Well, there’s that aspect, but Tyler treated the album like a show too… where the album was sequenced. When we tracked the record, each song was in sequence the way it appeared on the record.
Which I’ve never experienced doing that in a session or even heard of that happening where a studio record is primarily tracked like a live record.
So that kind of energy going from one song to the next was very organic.”
The group continues to say that the whole project felt so organic. There was very little dub work with the live-style recording of the album.
If they needed to go back on a song, they kept playing it from the top till it was the way they liked.
It is a pretty unique way of doing it and shows the band’s talent that they were just playing it all the way through.
Whether or not the album is your cup of tea, any music lover can appreciate the work that goes into the curation of an album. Writing, recorded, and producing nine to ten tracks is enough work as it is, and sometimes can take artists years to perfect.
And c’mon… this one is pretty damn good.
Check out what the Food Stamps have to say about it: