Roots-rockers Infantree are making their new album … in the most literal sense. The Valley-bred quartet, now independent after releasing a couple of full-lengths on Neil Young’s Vapor Records, recorded their new album “Return to Zero” themselves. And now the band — Alex Vojdani, Donald Fisher, Matt Kronish and Jordan Avesar — are hand-cutting their own vinyl, including the new 7-inch “Changing Hands” (b/w “For My Lady”). On their website, the band explains that last year they visited Ulrich Sourisseau in Germany, in the process acquiring a device that cuts vinyl. “A vinyl record is long lasting, warm, and something to be cared for … it is the only physical format worth worrying about,” the band writes. “This being said, we have put all our attention and resources into making sure we can always produce vinyls. Now, after a whole lot of time and love and very precise measurements, we are ready to begin production. … Each record is a master cut, done in real-time, with great care. Meaning, if the album takes 45 minutes to listen to, it took us at least 45 minutes to cut.” “Return to Zero” is already available digitally; it was recorded in DIY fashion at Avesar’s house and finds the quartet channeling ’70s blues-rock with typically fine harmonies.
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