Michael Faeth

Live Drum Track Recording

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I am a seasoned drummer with over 20 years of recording and live performance experience. I focus on delivering the best tracks to compliment your compositions, with emphasis on feel, overall sound, and musicality. My goal is to enhance your music with creativity without calling out unnecessary attention to the drum parts.

My name is Michael Faeth and I am based in central California. I have drummed with Buzzbomb, Jessamine, The For Carnation, Atoms Are Aliens, Llama Boy, Strip Twister, Fiber Nudes, Sebastian Colle, and The Change; opened for Sparks, Flaming Lips, Stereolab, and Shellac.

I have recorded drums for multiple full length albums and several singles, including a 7" released by Sub Pop. I have played at clubs and music festivals including Bottom of The Hill in San Francisco, The Knitting Factory in New York, Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle, Spaceland in LA, CMJ Music Festival in New York, and All Tomorrow's Parties in England.

I am originally from Fresno, CA and lived in Seattle and Portland in the 1990's. My drumming influences come from groups such as The Police, DEVO, Peter Gabriel, Missing Persons, and Rush. I am especially suited to record art rock, new wave, pop, indie, blues, and folk music.

I record drum tracks at my own studio, using a classic three mic set up (similar to a Bonham technique). I can create a range of tonalities from wide open, clean and compressed, dirty and gated, or classic vintage.

I look forward to collaborating with you on your next great piece of music. Contact me through the green button to get started.

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Discogs verified credits for Michael Faeth
  • Jessamine
  • Spectrum (4) & Jessamine
  • Jessamine
  • Jessamine
  • Jessamine
  • Jessamine
  • Jessamine / EAR*
  • Various
  • Fontanelle
  • Fontanelle

Interview with Michael Faeth

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: PR and marketing for my album "My Brother's Equations."

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. It depends on what best serves the end result.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: To make the most of their music.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: Sting and DEVO. They have created some of my favorite music and it is challenging.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Listening and my love of music.

  11. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  12. A: Completing my album "My Brother's Equations" in 2022 and getting it released on all platforms digitally and pressed onto vinyl. I engineered, recorded, and mixed the entire record mostly solo and also completed a video for each song.

Michael Faeth "Purdie Shuffle"

I was the drummer, engineer, and mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

Quick turnaround, responsive communication, and up to 5 revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Stewart Copeland
  • Manu KatchĂ©
  • Steve Gadd
Gear Highlights
  • Vintage Rodgers snare drum
  • vintage Ludwig toms; Zildjian
  • Paiste
  • Istanbul cymbals; Audix and AKG microphones
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