Punk-rock music trio My Version of It has recorded its most recent album—the band’s eighth release—inside a New Castle, Del., self-storage unit. Although the band didn’t originally plan to create a makeshift recording studio at a storage facility, members were forced to come up with a creative solution when the band lost its normal practice space, according to a press release.
“Dave Grind, our drummer, had the idea after watching several episodes of ‘Storage Wars’ to find a local mini-storage place that would allow us to set up shop,” said vocalist Jared Morris. “They said we could practice there, and they didn’t mind the volume, but they didn’t provide free electricity.”
To solve the power problem, Grind purchased a generator. After practicing in the unit for a few months, the band decided the acoustics were good enough to record. “It sounded good in there, and we’ve never been totally happy with being rushed in the recording studio, so we decided to give it a shot ourselves in the storage unit,” Morris said.
The resulting album is called “Will Thrill You in Minutes.” Featuring 17 tracks, it was mixed in New Castle by lead guitarist Matt Schmidt and mastered in Portland, Del. Available on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify, it “takes DIY ethos to a different level,” according to the band.