Converse Rubber Tracks Offers Bands Free Studio Time, Britt Daniel Mentorship at SXSW

Converse_Rubber_Tracks_SXSW_2015-14At last year’s SXSW, we took an opportunity to drop by Converse Rubber Tracks’ pop-up studio in East Austin. Frankly, the program was so incredible it seemed almost too good to be true. But rest assured, there are no catches. Converse Rubber Tracks will select six Texas bands to receive absolutely free studio time, no strings attached, at a facility in Austin during SXSW. These bands will have an opportunity to use the studio time however they’d like and will have access to a talented producers and engineers, as well as top-notch recording facilities. We spoke with bands that decided to use the time to polish off tracks they’d already been working on and begin mastering. Another group decided to focus only on one song to get the best single possible completed. Other bands might start from scratch to get demos of new songs sketched out. The bands get to choose.

In addition to this valuable studio time, Converse Rubber Tracks has announced that Spoon’s Britt Daniel will help to select a local band to mentor over a special two-day session in the studio. This year will mark the first year that Converse Rubber Tracks will be held at 12th Street Sound, located at 2205 E 12th S | Austin, TX 78702. Okay, you’re sufficiently convinced (why wouldn’t you be?). How do you apply? All artists need to do is visit and fill out the application. Registration is open now and runs through Monday, March 7th. Good luck, Texas bands!

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Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.

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