“It was the seventh day of tracking, and we were beginning to really dial in our sound within the incredible live space at Hearstudios. The band and I were digging into what would turn out to be the first single on the album [“Fireflies”], while Jason [Hearst] arranged some room mics to capture both the energy of the band and the amazing sound of the room itself.”

—Musician Jason Spooner ’95 on his work at the Hearstudios in Camden, Maine, created and operated by Jason Hearst ’94. The CD is titled Chemical