Ryan Adams has revealed he is in the midst of creating a double album with indie rock icon Liz Phair at his PaxAm studios in Los Angeles, and famed producer Don Was is also a part of the recording sessions.
As Pitchfork notes, Adams posted several pictures via Twitter of the first day of recording, with shots of Phair tracking vocals and guitar in PaxAm’s American Flag-decorated studio space and Was, who recently worked on Gregg Allman’s new album, looking on and behind the boards. In his captions, Adams points out that the group tracked an impressive five songs in the first day, all analog, saying that “PaxAm never sounded so badass” and that the songs recorded reminded him of “those sounds & that rawness I first heard on Exile.” Adams is referring to Phair’s 1993 breakout debut “Exile in Guyville.”
For her own part, Phair Tweeted out a humble appreciation of Adams’ and others’ involvement in the double-album’s recording, saying, “i’ve got to live up to you! inspiring working w brilliant people #PaxAm magic.”