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LSchefman
03-18-2013, 04:27 PM
I'm excited to tell you guys that my son Jamie engineered the new 30 Seconds to Mars album called 'Love Lust Faith + Dreams'. The single started getting airplay today, and it sounds HUGE. The album was co-produced by Jared Leto alongside producing legend Steve Lillywhite.

The single is called, 'Up In The Air'. I really like it. It'll be out on iTunes tonight. I'll post a link in case anyone wants to check it out.

Jamie assisted on the last album, 'This is War,' however, this is his first solo engineering gig on a major label record (Capitol). I think it'll do well.

Obligatory single artwork (the album will have a cover done by Damien Hirst!):

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/upintheair-artwork_zps79029f22.png

veinbuster
03-18-2013, 04:34 PM
Awesome.

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03-18-2013, 04:45 PM
This is War is such a great album - start to finish. Looking forward to hearing the latest installment of 30STM.

Mikegarveyblues
03-18-2013, 05:24 PM
Cool stuff Les!

Shawn@PRS
03-18-2013, 05:28 PM
Congrats!

JustRob
03-18-2013, 05:35 PM
Can't wait to take a listen. :D

LSchefman
03-18-2013, 07:13 PM
Downloadable now on iTunes. The versions were specially mastered for iTunes from the 24/192 master. So my son tells me. I'm very excited to have this!

BobbyD
03-18-2013, 09:01 PM
Congrats! I bet he's excited!

I've been a big fan of 30 Seconds to Mars since I saw them at The Troc in Philly back in '05. They were as amazing in that small venue as they were in an arena last year. Album pre-ordered!

...And now my wife won't give my headphones back. I'm guessing this means that she likes the single:D

Boogie
03-18-2013, 09:29 PM
Congrats Dad! :beer:

alantig
03-18-2013, 10:35 PM
Sweet, Les - just sweet!

Egads
03-18-2013, 10:43 PM
That's awesome! Congrats. Any PRS in the recording process? ;)

Goldtop
03-19-2013, 04:46 AM
Congrats all the way around. I'm really happy for you. It must be an incredible feeling...

Lloyd

Steph
03-19-2013, 08:31 AM
Really cool stuff!!! Wish him great success.

LSchefman
03-19-2013, 09:19 AM
I live in Michigan, and of course, Jamie is in LA. Usually I have to stalk him by cell or text just to find out if he's OK. There's a time zone difference, of course, and this record has been in pre-production and production for over a year; he's always in the studio. Plus he's a guy in his 20s.

But yesterday he got up early, called me to say that the single was getting airplay - hey dad, right now, turn on the radio! - and was so excited about it that he actually called home again when he heard it in his car! Two phone calls to the old man in one day? Loved it.

What's so wonderful about this, beyond the "proud papa" thing, is that my son is very excited and happy about this project. He's gotten to work with some great people, and he's become good friends with the guys in the band. I could go on and on about how hard this band works, their stellar ethic, and what good guys they are, but that's for another time. The record speaks for itself.

I really hope you guys like it, and gosh, it sounds fantastic!


That's awesome! Congrats. Any PRS in the recording process? ;)

I honestly don't know. I did get a virtual tour of the studio via Face Time a few months ago (that included a fun chat with my idol Steve Lillywhite!), and the only amp I saw set up was an early 60s fawn AC30. But that doesn't mean it's the only one they used.

I know that Tomo usually plays Gibsons. I'll ask about guitars and amps used on the record. I'm curious, too!

markie
03-19-2013, 10:56 AM
Les,
That is very cool. I am sure that you are just beaming with pride............... as you very well should be. Congrats to your son & yourself. Very cool stuff!

LSchefman
03-19-2013, 11:46 AM
Les,
That is very cool. I am sure that you are just beaming with pride............... as you very well should be. Congrats to your son & yourself. Very cool stuff!

Thanks, Markie!

I have to take my hat off to 30STM. They made a terrific record. And they gave Jamie a wonderful opportunity.

themike
03-19-2013, 12:07 PM
Ive always loved 30 Seconds To Mars and have been impressed with your sons live playing but WOW, engineering too? Thats amazing! I think we should all meet up at a show and have celebritory drinks ;)

rugerpc
03-19-2013, 01:26 PM
Congrats all the way around, Les!

LSchefman
03-19-2013, 06:08 PM
Ive always loved 30 Seconds To Mars and have been impressed with your sons live playing but WOW, engineering too? Thats amazing! I think we should all meet up at a show and have celebritory drinks ;)

Now THAT sounds like a plan!! :)


Congrats all the way around, Les!

Thanks brother! In fact, thanks everyone for the wonderful comments! Much appreciated.

sergiodeblanc
03-19-2013, 06:37 PM
Killer!

LSchefman
03-20-2013, 08:01 PM
According to today's iTunes Alternative chart, 'Up In The Air' up to #10.

It's also the #10 album, and the record doesn't even come out until May 21. Those are pre-orders. So I'm hoping this continues to do well, obviously.

Egads
07-08-2013, 04:45 PM
Just stumbled on this vid, too. Is that your son on the second guitar?

http://vevo.ly/vHjNaT

LSchefman
07-08-2013, 05:11 PM
Just stumbled on this vid, too. Is that your son on the second guitar?

http://vevo.ly/vHjNaT

Indeed it is!

Pretty nice video, I love the song with acoustic instruments and orchestra.

Looks like Jamie was doing backup vocals, too. His voice blends well with Jared's.

Egads
07-08-2013, 09:52 PM
Very cool.