The Epic 2017 Project #072: 170313
Everest – Ownerless (2012)
At the beginning of 2011, Everest were freed from a deal with Warner Bros. Records. Still slightly road-weary from touring to promote their second album “On Approach”, they decided to regroup for their next album and teamed up with Richard Swift at National Freedom studios in Cottage Grove, Oregon. After several weeks of recording, the band returned to Los Angeles to work with producer Rob Schnapf, known for his work with Beck and Elliott Smith, to produce additional recording sessions for the record. The album was released on 26 June 2012 through ATO Records.
“This feels like the first real Everest record,” said Russell Pollard (vox and guitars) about the album. “It’s the natural result of years of touring and spending time together. It’s the result of years of late night conversations about what kind of band we want to be and what kind of music we want to step onstage and play every night. It’s the sound of us finally hitting our stride.”