Sunday, August 22, 2010


Hello followers ,
it's been a good (short) run on blogspot but electric city sanctuary is officially making the switch to tumblr.
check us out here :

love - jess

Monday, August 16, 2010

Release and Disperse

Hello internet folk! 

So sorry it's been another eon since I've posted but things have been crazy in ECS world the past few weeks. We are finally slowing down for a much more calm September as the band members are dispersing to their respective universities. BUT things aren't stopping as we have several shows planned already for the month of September and the blog and VLOG posts will most definitely continue. 

The main point of this particular post is to let you all know that....: drum roll please: Our demo is officially released!
You can check that out here :

Thank you all for keeping up with and cant wait to let you know soon about more opportunities to see us live! 

- Jess from ECS 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Acoustic and "Lets do that again...and more time"

And no , I'm not talking about hitting the replay button on the YouTube video of the poor KOL bassist and the pigeons unfortunate encounter - although I do recommend that at least once or twice. 

I'm actually talking about Electric City Sanctuary's first experience recording for our demo 
"Melted On the Floor" . We were lucky enough to record at End of Trace Studios in Nashville and have had a great time doing so but it has definitely also presented us with some challenges. 

In order to spare you the melodrama of some over-detailed angst filled femme vocalist rant I have detailed our encounters in this easily navigated list format of "RECORDING FOR THE FIRST TIME SO IMPORTANT ADVICE" : 

1. Guess what? Microphones transmit sound..through walls..and sometimes upstairs out of speakers.

This is important to remember when you have your standard band meeting discussing the nearly unbearable attitude of your female vocalist and she is upstairs where the microphones are feeding into. We learned this one the hard way. Or should we say "I" learned this one the hard way as I leaned over for a glass of water and thought to myself "I'm fairly sure 'god she is such a pain sometimes' is not one of our lyrics".

2. That little statement beside the number (2) on your bottle referencing the inability to operate machinery might also be referencing your musical instrument.

  Once again important to remember - and yet extremely amusing for everyone else involved if you don't , as it makes the struggle for perfect timing nearly equal to the odds of number four listed below. That is until you reach that two and a half hour mark...

3. 8 hours becomes 25 when you step into that dark cave of the studio - also your friends may quickly become foe

On the second day of recording I realized why I felt like a high society teenager missing an aderal fix  between classes even with three large latte's. The darkness of the studio seems to create a nighttime effect at four in the afternoon. This nighttime effect seems to transform all involved into the only thing more scary than the teen without a fix - that being any thirteen year old who found out today that Justin Bieber wasn't nominated for Male Music Video of the Year.

4. The chances that your drummer will get it all in one take are alike to the odds you will catch Santa Clause coming down your chimney -  mid-July -  in a Ramones tee - sipping gin and juice and playing California girls

This is in no way an offense to Todd. In fact I would say that it's a diss to the rest of us - for assuming that he should be able to record all of his drums within an hour or two when it typically takes others days upon days.

5. Patience is not a word in anyone's vocabulary past hour 3... 2 and a half

This is self explanatory . Let's just say if there wasn't hate beams radiating to and from everyone at some point within the past several days I wouldn't be so quick to post up the hatred that was hilariously radiated at me. Replace patience and warm -hearted with any maliciously whispered profanity and you're dead on.

REGARDLESS - we have all survived and should be (very soon) sending out our Demo's wherever possibly. Til' then check out these acoustic versions of Melted on the Floor and Framed Ghosts :

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Excuse me? Pigeons?

In the general interest of posting on this blog more frequently I am going to make an effort to dig up things that might be interesting. Today I didn't have to dig very far. In fact it sort of fell from heaven. No pun intended. If you haven't already read the article below you have to. I am not kidding , its imperative. It really needs no explanation other than the fact that it literally is an article glorifying the fact that Kings of Leon literally cancelled a show , mid-show , because they were getting pooped on by pigeons.

Now honestly , I enjoy Kings of Leon at times - not to mention they are from Nashville ( local , yes) and I definitely sympathize with the pigeon situation. Twice in my life I've been on park dates where I or the other person was forced to deal with the humiliation of that situation. I mean really , there's no smooth way to play off the "I just got defecated on by a winged animal but really - we can still make out" line. But it doesn't matter - and the end of the day this article and the situation are simply hilarious.

Not to mention , I find it a bit ridiculous that they cancelled the show. I mean find a canopy or something , right? At least they gave all of the concert go-ers a full refund. Way to make the best of a ...ahem.. (resist the bad pun Jessica)... less than desirable situation.

- Jess of ECS

Recording this week! Hope to have some videos of it soon. Here's the link to the best week ever article :


Monday, July 26, 2010

Sweaty Tired and Ecstatic to be Photographed

Hello everyone!

Just a super quick update on whats going on in ECS world!
This past Sunday we were fortunate enough to have a photo shoot with local photographers Jessica Coggins and Corrie Burris ( thanks again guys ) . We probably had a bit too much seeing as that it was 100 degrees and our outfits weren't the most conducive to the weather. Here's some of the pictures from the shoot - hopefully we will have the entire set sometime in the next few weeks.

We are recording our EP this week so look out for that , as well as dates for at least one more show before the fall quarter begins!

Thanks for reading!

- Jess of ECS

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Electric City Sanctuary Vlog Update: Watch Us Practice!

Hey guys!

Just thought you all might like to be introduced to the other fellas in the band and hear some updates. Hope all is well with you!

Jacob of Electric City Sanctuary

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nice to Meet You Too!

I apologize for being terrible at naming these things - vlogs as well . Titles are really not my gift...

Regardless. I'm currently visiting the amazing city of Chicago but I wanted to go ahead and quickly put a face to the voice on the ECS sketch videos. So here it is! Introduction video :

Am i the only one that loves the way that youtube manages to always pick the worst screen shot of your face?

Twice as amusing and definitely worth checking out is Time magazines : " Top 10 Worst Songs of the Summer" , I advise checking it out... HERE! Top 10 Worst Songs of the Summer

- Jess of Electric City Sanctuary

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hello Out There!

Hello All!

So this is the official christening of the Electric City Sanctuary blog - woo! Can't wait to get to know you all and provide you (hopefully) with a fair amount of amusement.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our show at The Good Cup last Friday , we had a great time with all of you!

The guys are recording starting this week while I'm in Chicago so hopefully we will be able to post some videos on our Vlog of that process.

In the meantime enjoy this slightly sketch video of "Approaching the Framed Ghosts in the Corridor" performed at The Good Cup.


- Love

Jessica of Electric City Sanctuary