New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jon Caspi & The First Gun recording with Pete Steinkopf of the Bouncing Souls

(Asbury Park, NJ) Pete Steinkopf, guitarist of The Bouncing Souls, is producing the next album for Jon Caspi & The First Gun.  They are currently wrapping up recording at Little Eden Studios (The Bouncing Souls' studio) in Asbury Park, NJ.  Steinkopf has produced projects for other notables such as The Loved Ones, Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Brian Fallon (of Gaslight Anthem), and of course, The Bouncing Souls.

Jon Caspi has been a longstanding figure on national college radio, fronting a number of bands including the punk outfit Boss Gremlin. His solo work in recent years has been more American rock, but his work with The First Gun has been a return to his punk-indie roots. "Pete has been a great help in putting the punk back into my tunes," says Jon, "He is great to work with and I am really excited about how this album is coming out."  Pete adds, "I am really stoked about these recordings!"  "I have been a longtime fan of the Souls and so working with him has been a huge personal thrill," says Jon.

They are recording 10 songs and the album is expected in late summer 2011. 

To hear music from session:  
A short YouTube clip of Pete laying down some guitar:

To catch the band live, their next performance is on Friday, June 24th at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ
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