Producers Corner: John Vanderslice
Welcome to Producers Corner, our new video series in which we grill our favorite producers about their mysterious craft while following them around their natural habitat: the studio, of course. So far we've talked to folks like Pacific Northwest indie icon Phil Ek, wily Renaissance man Andrew W.K. and Grass Valley noise-rocker Tim Green. Today we visit John Vanderslice, the artist and producer behind San Franciscoâs Tiny Telephone Studios, birthplace of great albums from Death Cab for Cutie, The Mountain Goats, Spoon, tUnE-yArDs and more. Here, he discusses his "sloppy hi-fi" philosophy, why the second or third take is always the best, the joys of not using computers, the value of "unknowingness," and much more. Thereâs also a few kittens, and a special visit to Vandersliceâs very own echo chamber. Itâs all brought to you by ASUS and Intel. Enjoy.