Indie rock artist out of Savannah, GA dabbling in punk, post-punk, and 90's shoegaze sounds.

UPDATE:

Having recently relocated to Savannah, GA, Young Heart Sparks Fire is currently working on a project entitled Love or Control: a series of singles, each with a B-side, the first of which was released Feb. 4th, 2019. Since the move, Tim has been working at piecing together a band and playing shows locally around Savannah. In 2019, look to see YHSF shows in the South Georgia, Jacksonville, FLA area, as well as Athens, Atlanta, and possibly even further afield. Keep an eye on the social media (@yhsparksfire) for further updates on the Love or Control releases.

 

Working out of Nashville, TN, Young Heart Sparks Fire have released their debut LP entitled, Manifesto! Once again produced by Kevin Clay, this time with engineer J Hall, Manifesto! sees Young Heart Sparks Fire exploring a more diverse stable of influences from the Sex Pistols to The Stooges and the Replacements, from The Velvet Underground to Oasis and even the Rolling Stones. 2018 will see the band playing songs from the new record live on the road, and of course, working on writing their next project.   

 
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Hollywood: Writing and Recording     I guess the story of these particular songs begins with my introduction to Kevin Clay. We met after I sent him couple of (horrible) demos from some sessions I’d done with my friends in Athens, Georgia. He agreed to work with me, and we had our first meeting the day after my wedding, back in October of 2014. At the time I was still living in Athens, so we started working on some songs via email.  The process was pretty straightforward. I would send several rough demos at a time. Kevin would recommend which ones to throw out, and which ones could be redeemed. We would discuss what was wrong and what was right with each song, and I would set to work righting the wrongs. It took about three or four months of that to choose three songs and get the writing mostly accomplished. Beginning in about February or March, I made a few trips up to Nashville (through ice and snow, believe it or not) to work on final arrangements. In early May we were ready to begin recording.  For recording, we worked with engineer Troy Deaton at his studio here in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville. From start to finish it was a fantastic experience. Troy was an absolute pleasure to work with, the studio couldn’t have been in a more charming neighborhood; and most importantly, we got results in the studio. Josh, as always, was brilliant on the drum kit, Kevin, Aaron, and Troy put down all the right guitar and bass parts, and the singer even showed up to do some work at one point. After tracking was completed, our work was done. Kevin and Troy worked for several more weeks on the mix, adding percussion, keys, and layering on a few more guitar parts. In the end, I think we got some great sounding songs. Of course, a lot of time has passed, and me being who I am, I can’t hear the songs without hearing what I’d do differently if I were to record them again today. Thankfully, it’s too late for that, so you’ll get to enjoy them as they are. I hope you do enjoy this EP, and I hope it’s the first of a lot more music to come. Thanks for listening. Cheers!

Hollywood: Writing and Recording

I guess the story of these particular songs begins with my introduction to Kevin Clay. We met after I sent him couple of (horrible) demos from some sessions I’d done with my friends in Athens, Georgia. He agreed to work with me, and we had our first meeting the day after my wedding, back in October of 2014. At the time I was still living in Athens, so we started working on some songs via email.

The process was pretty straightforward. I would send several rough demos at a time. Kevin would recommend which ones to throw out, and which ones could be redeemed. We would discuss what was wrong and what was right with each song, and I would set to work righting the wrongs. It took about three or four months of that to choose three songs and get the writing mostly accomplished. Beginning in about February or March, I made a few trips up to Nashville (through ice and snow, believe it or not) to work on final arrangements. In early May we were ready to begin recording.

For recording, we worked with engineer Troy Deaton at his studio here in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville. From start to finish it was a fantastic experience. Troy was an absolute pleasure to work with, the studio couldn’t have been in a more charming neighborhood; and most importantly, we got results in the studio. Josh, as always, was brilliant on the drum kit, Kevin, Aaron, and Troy put down all the right guitar and bass parts, and the singer even showed up to do some work at one point. After tracking was completed, our work was done. Kevin and Troy worked for several more weeks on the mix, adding percussion, keys, and layering on a few more guitar parts. In the end, I think we got some great sounding songs. Of course, a lot of time has passed, and me being who I am, I can’t hear the songs without hearing what I’d do differently if I were to record them again today. Thankfully, it’s too late for that, so you’ll get to enjoy them as they are. I hope you do enjoy this EP, and I hope it’s the first of a lot more music to come. Thanks for listening. Cheers!