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Blisses B, rooted firmly in the city that embraces music in all forms imaginable, introduces another compilation of genre-crashing rock and psychadelia with their second full-length album, Thirty Days, Sixty Years. Debuted on Nov. 13, 2010, the album was recorded, produced, and engineered entirely by the San Francisco-based quartet.Thirty Days, Sixty Years explores the mathematical parameters that define our lives -- weekends, vacations, adolescence, adulthood, the reality of how much time we have left on this earth -- and the personal equations that result from the many caveats that can extend and shorten most of these time frames. Are we spending our time wisely, with the right people, and in the right place? What are we giving back?
The fingerprints on Thirty Days, Sixty Years belong only to Blisses B. The album was tracked, mixed, and mastered entirely by bassist Nick Testa.
Using electric and acoustic mandolins, piano, leslie speakers and banjo, Ben Keegan (guitar, mandolin, keyboard, vocals), Noah Libby (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin), Matt Mcbride (drums, percussion), and Testa recorded Thirty Days, Sixty Years at Stout Studios in Oakland, Cal., on a 2-inch Studer Tape Machine. Overdubs and vocals were added at Devil Tail Studios in San Francisco. Keeping it in the family, the band tapped Keegan’s brother, Graham Keegan, to create the artwork for the album.