When I met Sean and Georgia of A Shade of Red a few months ago, they were preparing to perform in the semi-finals of the Dayton Band Playoffs and mentioned that they had an album in the works. That album was Blush, and A Shade of Red will be celebrating its release Friday night at Canal Street Tavern with Orange Willard who will be releasing an EP of their own that night.
Blush highlights the strength of Georgia Goad’s vocals and matches them perfectly with Sean Pennington’s mellow yet still driving drumbeats. The band recorded Blush in their basement studio and says, “With no sound engineers or producers it was a lot of guess work in the studio on the recording technique, so we played around with a lot of ideas on how to get the sounds we wanted. Then we give the tracks to Jarren Nicoletti, who would mix it down and balance it all out. He put a lot of hours in to this for beer and pizza.”
You get a copy of Blush at this evening’s show or visit A Shade of Red’s website to hear a preview and buy the disc online.