Local 913, Episode 89: Pet Clinic
For the last few weeks of 2016, we’re revisiting WYEP’s Top 5 local releases of the year. This week we focus on #3 from Pet Clinic, who released their sophomore album No Face in 2016.
The band Pet Clinic, who formed about six years ago, just released their second album No Face. David Bubenheim, front man for the band, originally came up with the name after seeing a sign for a business on Route 8:
“ I started thinking that it would be a cool name for a band. It was just, you know, a veterinarian center. I started thinking about how people can place more value on animals than people. People are almost dispensable, but they would die for their cat. I think it’s kind of interesting because, I think people are probably more valuable.”
Unlike their last record, which was recorded at Machine Age Studios in Pittsburgh, No Face was recorded completely at their house in Troy Hill. Keyboardist John Henderson talked about the process:
“We actually built a lot of the equipment. Ian [Edwards] is a mastermind electrician. He repairs musical instruments for a living. He built two amps. We purchased a lot of gear. There were wires everywhere; the drums were in the kitchen...We’re aspiring engineers. We thought we could do it and do it well. We wanted to prove that to ourselves.”
Pet Clinic’s new album was mixed and mastered by Jake Hanner of Donora. For more on Pet Clinic, go to petclinicmusic.com.