Christian Celaya (of Benzos) and Woody Ranere (of Lake Trout) make up the group known as WITH LIONS. In November 2011, the duo kicked-off an ambitious four EPs-a-year cycle with the release of Touch The Sound. The New Yorker called Touch The Sound, "slow-cooked shoegaze," and Time Out NY dubbed it, "moody, post-Radiohead art pop." Genres are ubiquitous in music. Artists are defined by a literal sound or musical genus. Some may deem this labeling as legitimization. For With Lions, it’s regulation.
The next With Lions EP is Equipo (eh-KEE-po) - Spanish for 'team' - and will be released on June 12, 2012. Equipo is atmospheric, chambre rock with orchestral arrangements and has an expanded intonation to Touch The Sound.
Recorded and mixed by Steve Wright, Nick Sjostrom, Woody Ranere and Christian Celaya, Equipo was mastered at The Pod by Rob Beaton (Inception, Batman Begins), on loan from blockbuster composer Hans Zimmer to put the finishing touches on the recording.
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Equipo linear notes:
All music written, arranged, produced, and performed by Woody Ranere and Christian Celaya, except:
Lead vocals on tracks 1, 2, 7: Stephen Ortega
Lead vocal on track 4: Dennis Cahlo
Strings on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7: Christian Howes, Christopher Marion, Eli Bishop, Sarah Chaffee, Yoed Nir and Ken Goldstein
Horns on tracks 6, 7: Matt Pierce
String intro on track 2: Joseph Campbell
Drums on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6: Mike Kuhl
Drums on track 3: Mike Lowry
Published by Calle 50 Music (ASCAP) and Boxy Carmichael Music (SESAC)
Recorded and mixed at Wrightway Studios, Clean Cuts and FTP Studios by Steve Wright, Nick Sjostrom, Woody Ranere and Christian Celaya
Mastered at The Pod by Rob Beaton
Artwork by Tal Danan