Career Club are an experimental pop-rock duo of musicians Mark Sleeman and Leah Barnett, and they came to Studio A recently to record some songs and chat with CultureShift’s Jeff Milo.
Click on the player above to hear Career Club’s performance and interview in Studio A.
This Detroit-based duo tend to make their recordings and live shows sound like there’s four or more people on stage with the use of various loop pedals and samplers; they’ll start off a riff, phrase, or melodic hook and then record those samples on the fly and create a steady loop of those parts to fill out the arrangements, while Barnett primarily drums (but also plays guitar) and Sleeman’s vocals soar (over his additions of keyboards).
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