A little demo action. Look for the official release in the near future.
“Shine On” is the first single off The Rotten Drapes soon to be released fourth album. It can be streamed at Spotify or purchased at iTunes.
“Slow Rewind” demo written and performed by Ike Val of The Rotten Drapes.
Darius Morgan as Gary Oldman’s “Count Dracula”.
A quick cigarette break between mixing sessions.
“As They Fall” demo written and performed by Ike Val of The Rotten Drapes
Somewhere deep in the abyss of obscurity.
“Wondering About You” Mixing Session. You can almost see Steve’s energy.
“Promised Land” was written by Ike Val following the continued inner city violence and police brutality of African Americans in the United States.
Engineer, drummer, and owner of Pa-Dow.
El Chapo the Gato takes a swing at Luna.
Tales of Regrets, written and performed by Ike Val of The Rotten Drapes.
3 photographs from the “Tonight” recording session. Photos by Stephanie Lynne Photography
Photograph taken by Yazmin Munoz-Vallez
Steve and Darius discussing future plans from the heart of Straightaway Productions.
Life imitating art.
Jason Griffis passed away on December 1st, 2015. He was a generous friend and will be eternally missed. His bass playing can be heard on The Rotten Drapes first 3 albums. Obituary
The Rotten Drapes completed their 3rd album “Love Songs For The Dope Sick” in 2015.
Little group shot after rehearsal.
The Stage at Straightaway Productions recording Studio
Darius thinking hard about the long road ahead.
Steve Relaxing behind the drums after rehearsal.
A Few shots from the Red Line Tap Show on March 5th, 2015
Darius Morgan plays guitar for The Rotten Drapes. Darius is also an excellent songwriter and performs solo in the Sterling, Illinois area. His solo work, previous projects, and a few TRD gems can be viewed here.
Steve plays percussion and produces The Rotten Drapes.
Steve after tracking drums all day.
Steve before playing the drums.
Darius walks across an ancient train bridge.
Lucky wore the hat first.
If you look closely, you can see an angel holding a monkey.
Ike dreams in black and white
Steve mixing a quick demo for the 3rd album while Jason looks on.
Darius can start a revolution with just a whisper.
Steve and Darius working hard in the uncompleted studio, now finished.
Jason leans in.
Cool Hand Luke Akker poses for the camera during a recording break.
Jason and Ike’s brother Dave discuss philosophy over a few cold ones.
Working on Midi tracks for Anhedonia in studio B at Straightaway Productions
Darius playing an intricate lead on “Winter’s Night”.
Jamming at Darius’ house, working on songs for the 3rd album.
A crazy cartoon video for “Here With Me”
Jason drinking a cup of coffee and waking up before we start recording
Darius on the tracks doing his best to emulate Pink Floyd
Jason surrounded by what will become Straightaway Productions and where we will finish up our third album.
Ike enjoys the scenery.
Jason staring down the camera.
Reason To Believe was one of the last songs recorded at the old studio
The Rotten Drapes release the album “Cavity” in 2012.
The Devastated video was pieced together from a bunch of fan photos.
The Rotten Drapes release the album “Devastated” in 2010.
Ike’s old bedroom wall.