This acoustic record was made to document the acoustic presentation of Dan Webb and the Spiders. The record was made in preparation for a brief acoustic tour Chris and Dan did in April of 2014.
It was recorded in one night at the new STARLAB on Somerville Ave. in Somerville, MA by Marc Valois.
The songs were recorded live with just a couple of twinkly overdubs here and there.
From the PUNKNEWS review:
"Whereas acoustic versions of songs originally written with an electric delivery in mind can often sound sparse in comparison to the full blown versions, it's a credit to Webb and Amaral, that they are able to imbue these stripped-down versions of their own songs with a new life that moves them into a different musical arena. As I've mentioned more than once to anyone who will listen, Webb has a really distinctive voice which sounds warm and inviting and having seen the band live a few years ago in a small but well attended bar show, I'm able to vouch for his ability to deliver the goods on stage. This recording enhances the quality of Webb's vocals and to me it comes across as the musical equivalent of warm caramel -- just delicious." -Rich Cocksedge
From the INDEPENDENT CLAUSES review:
"Webb usually fronts the pop-punk band Dan Webb and the Spiders, but for Eine Kleine Akustischmusik he lists his band as Dan Webb and a Spider. (Ha!) The recordings are simple: two guys with voices and acoustic guitars. There are occasional light overdubs (“Night Games,” “Long Years”). The whole 13-track thing was recorded in one (apparently quite long) night in a studio, giving it an earnest, raw feel without dipping too deeply into lo-fi. Webb’s high voice is complimented often by passionate high harmonies, which give a lot of energy to the tunes. As with anything that includes “punk band,” “one night” and “recordings” in the same sentence, these necessarily imperfect tunes have absolutely gorgeous, pure moments too. Sometimes those two things exist in the same song or phrase. It’s totally cool."
released 15 April 2014
Dan Webb : Vocals / Acoustic Guitar
Chris Amaral : Acoustic Guitar / Vocals
Marc Valois : Recording / Mixing / Background Vocals
Shawn Higgins : Artwork