I just found out Central Connecticut is full of bands in this style and for a while have been wondering how they do it. I'm going to plug a band that I'm friends with now because they've got a similar style: http://www.myspace.com/myhearttojoy
I played with Algernon Cadwallader at UConn, and I think they're coming back to play with my friends in Wallingford next month, so I'm probably going to head out to see them. Great band, nice guys.
yes! i've always called it 'american football tuning' since that's who i stole it from. i don't really have any tips though, ill just throw my hollowbody into that tuning for a week or so and just mess around aimlessly
Did you use something similar in Tin Kitchen? I somewhat remember your guitarist using some sort of what I considered to be an open tuning and using a capo a lot. I'm not quite sure though.