Favorite Blue Mic: Yeti
"The Blue Yeti has been such a versatile and useful piece of recording equipment for us. Whether recording quick ideas during rehearsal, live audio for music videos, or higher quality tracks leading up to the recording studio, the Yeti has done an amazing job with everything that we have thrown at it. The Yeti is a must have in our musical arsenal."
Home Town: Portland Oregon
Latest Album: The Glass Masses
Release Date: January 17th 2012
Single from Album: Even Matter
Produced By: Rags and Ribbons
Record Label: Independent
Rags & Ribbons play melodic rock anthems driven by classically-inspired piano. Progressive and post-rock influences by way of Queen, Muse, Arcade Fire and Sigur Ros color these intricate pop songs, expressing desire, yearning, regret and joy like only pop can. This Portland, Oregon band's debut album, "The Glass Masses" features elaborately structured songs with rich harmonies and dramatic hooks.
Pianist, Jonathan Hicks, and guitarist, Ben Weyerhaeuser, met and decided to form the band while singing together in school choirs. Their twinned vocals are a key element of the band's sound, adding depth and showmanship to their songs. By a fortunate twist of fate, the band became complete when drummer, Chris Neff, responded to a Craigslist post from Jon and Ben. The band's diverse backgrounds, ranging from the ghetto of Flint, Michigan to the suburbs of Portland, Oregon to the farmlands of rural Washington State, provide a broad scope of influences and musical styles. Rags & Ribbons strive to create unique music and live performances that communicate an exciting range of shared human experiences.