Adult Colour's cover of Pony by Swirlies

Adult Colour's cover of Pony by Swirlies


This mix is for a local band, Adult Colour. They’re a shoegaze (ish) band that just got a drummer, so now they have acoustic drums instead of percussion loops. You can stream their album Prom Set to get a feel for some of their earlier work with another studio, though this song has a more acoustic feel than what they’ve typically done in the past. Any thoughts on tweaks to make?


I want to check this out when I get home! I’m listening via my cell phone speaker at the moment. Lol. It sounds good on here though!!


That high hat sounds a bit harsh, especially when contrasted with the ride, which I can’t hear very well. I think if the hi hat came way down, and the ride came up slightly, the drums would sound better balanced. Everything else sounds fine to me.


I’m listening through my laptop speakers.

Vocals are kind of, …not sure how to say it…Kind of “soft”, but I assume that’s the “shoe-gazing” style coming through. Doesn’t seem like an engineering problem. It’s probably the kind of performance the singer was going for. Nice and mellow.

I get where Boz is coming from in regards to the hi-hats, but I’m not sure that I don’t like the upfront sound of them…It’s a bit unusual but I think it’s fine. I’d probably have to listen to this on my studio monitors or in my headphones to say for sure. I’ll listen again later and see if I change my mind.