Over a year ago, Defeater recorded a BBC Maida Vale Session in the UK, which aired on January 24th, 2012 on Mike Davies’s BBC Radio 1 Punk Show. That beautiful, 4 song (3 on the vinyl release), session is available for stream below, and can be ordered on vinyl and digital via Bridge Nine Records.
Defeater guitarist (and Getaway Recording engineer) Jay Maas commented on the recording session:
“On every level imaginable, this experience was a dream come true for me. Every band from The Cure, and The Smiths to Hot Snakes, and American Nightmare has been recorded behind those walls. It’s nothing but an honor and a treat to now be included on that list. We tracked live versions of ‘But Breathing’, ‘Brothers’, ‘Warm Blood Rush’, and ‘Empty Glass’.” He continued, “The studio was absolutely gorgeous. It had 20-foot ceilings, great acoustic treatment, a built-in glass vocal booth, and a lounge loft, all contained in the live room. There was a full 48-track SSL board, three silver-faced 1176ln compressors, an E.A.R. Fairchild replica, and hand built near field monitors, which sounded unreal, in the control room.”