Rachael Yamagata has reunited with Happenstance producer, John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Liz Phair) and is putting the finishing touches on her new studio album, the follow up to her heralded 2 CD Set Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart. Yamagata will self release the album this Fall.
“When I say in the studio, I mean Alagia’s house that we’ve reconverted into one,” said Yamagata. “We’ve shipped gear, borrowed microphones, amps, guitars, and a grand piano that is living in his bedroom because that’s where we get the best sound. We’ve housed vox mics in his shower for some natural reverb, and stuck cellos in wads of duck tape so as not to slip on the floor.”
Yamagata recruited her “dream team” consisting of Victor Indrizzo (Sheryl Crow) on drums, guitarists Mike Viola (Candy Butchers), Michael Chaves (John Mayer), and Kevin Salem, (Dump Truck, Yo La Tengo), cellist Oli Kraus (Sia, Duffy) and Tom Freund on the upright bass.
For the album, Yamagata has teamed up with PledgeMusic (www.pledgemusic.com), the leading international direct-to-fan platform for musicians raising funds to record and tour. Starting today, July 7th, fans can visit her PledgeMusic page here: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rachaelyamagata.