Tuesday, November 11th will mark the release of Speaking Cursive’s first full length album. As a follow up to 2012‘s “The What’s In A Name?...E.P.” which was recorded solely by frontman Rick Grice this record definitely takes a different approach. Now with added veterans of the Jacksonville music scene Leroy Copeland, Jeremy Austin, and Eli Alexander Clark, whom each have been performing/touring for over 15 years, this band is brimming with talented musicians whom are passionate about their craft.
When asked to specify their genre Grice simply replies “Songdriven.” And when asked, OK if you had to describe your sound... “Well...I guess you could say it’s a bit like Thin Lizzy meets Shovels and Rope meets your favorite punk band? I try to let the songs write themselves...put myself in a place of inspiration and then pick the melodies out of the air.” Whatever it may be there is no denying it is Rock and Roll.
The record was 100% produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Grice himself. However, with his day job as a full time producer...it absolutely does not sound like your average home recording. “I’ve spent the last 10 years learning how to polish my productions to the nines, however, with this record I pulled back on the reins a bit.” Grice describes. “We did a lot of the tracks in one take and I tried to let the chips fall where they may for the most part. It’s still a clean recording but it has some grit!” All members of the band sing so their record and live show is littered with 3 and 4 part harmony which is a key element of the band
released November 11, 2014
Produced, Engineerd, Mixed & Mastered by Richard Leigh Grice
Rick Grice - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass
Leroy Copeland - Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin,
Eli Alexander Clark - Bass, Vocals
Jeremy Austin - Drums
Additional Musicians: Ryan Kennedy - Drums on "We Were Never Friends" "On Our Own" and "23". Andrew Perlowich - Drums on "Genevieve" and "Oh My God". Dayna Osan - Violin on "Oh My God" Mike Pruitt - Piano on "Coming Clean"
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