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Lots going on at 3IM. Several new releases with a new band on the roster.

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Freelance Anesthetists

Carl Johnson, Jackie Flanagan and Zach Dresser join up to breathe life into an old project. They will start off with the single Fall Risk. Available now on Bandcamp.

Last Year’s Winners

LYWs are scheduling recording dates for a new release in Spring of 2020. This should be exciting!
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Chopped Wood Band

Yeah, they can rock! CWB’s new EP release scheduled for Spring 2020 promises something totally new for you. There’ll be songs that carry on in the Over The Hill genre, but several tunes will expose a different side of this motley crew of axe-weilding gents.

UPDATE: Chopped Wood Band has released the single Endless Roads to do a little teasing for the upcaming EP. Check this out now.


Carl Johnson’s new album Any Resemblance is now available for digital download at CDBaby.

In Carl’s words – Any Resemblance (to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental) is a collection of intensely personal songs written over the course of a decade. Tales of love and longing give way to regret and ultimately acceptance. These are songs about growing up.

Produced by Third Interval Music and featuring Zach Dresser on drums and percussion, this album is as diverse as its themes.

Gritty Americana

Check out this tune that is acoustic driven and features a roaring slide guitar. This tune is off the Over the Hill EP by house band Chopped Wood. 

Acoustic driven songs are right up our alley. From pop to blues to quirky – our songs are great to listen to but also provide a nice background for projects – with or without vocals.




Indie Rock

Chicago-based band Last Year’s Winners’ 2014 self-titled EP produced by 3IM included 6 songs written by singer/songwriter Carl Johnson.

This collection of songs  exemplify Carl’s musical and lyrical prowess and the bands ability to compliment and help bring them to full fruition.




LYW’s EP was recorded mostly as a full 3 piece band. Vocals were added later and some over-dubbing done on guitar parts.





Band Demos

Pub Wisdom Band recorded this original song by band member Dave Cevene at 3IM. 

Band demos are recorded live and usually don’t include any editing or final mastering. Idea is to capture the band as they would sound live at a venue – and much less expensive than commercial release versions.