I was thrilled to have been brought in by Ernie Ball to capture multitrack audio and mix live performances from Mutemath, The Wombats and Black Pistol Fire, who were all in town to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza. Ernie Ball is running a new video series called Sonic Origins, which looks at the stories and influences behind artists’ songs and sounds. The shoots were done in a small lounge at the Virgin Hotel downtown. I brought in my mobile recording rig and a handful of mics including a few trusty SM7b’s, a pair of B&K 4011s, a pair of Coles 4038s and a couple of 57s. All three bands were fucking awesome for lack of a more appropriate adjective, and the videos (directed by William Overby) are gonna be a thing of beauty.