I am sooooooo psyched that the new Parquet Courts EP Tally All the Things That You Broke is coming out soon! October 8th, What’s Your Rupture. Pitchfork broke the news and debuted the new single “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now” recently. I can’t wait for people to hear this EP, the sessions were incredible and the recordings turned out so well. But even more so, I can’t wait to get back into the studio next month to finish the LP! You guys are gonna flip.
Forest Fire continues to get some well-deserved attention around their upcoming record Screens. Pitchfork praised the first single “Waiting in the Night” recently, even comparing the sound to Dave Fridmann, thank you very much. Meanwhile, Stereogum debuted another song, “Alone with the Wires”. Mark did a pretty cool interview with Ghettoblaster recently, which gave a good insight into the mindset and process of the record. I really do love this record, and I am so excited for everyone to hear it – I think we made something truly special with this one. Screens is out September 10th on Fat Cat.
Also coming out around then is The Fuzz! The series airs September 9th on Yahoo Screen. It’s about a buddy-comedy/crime-drama about a puppet’s rise through the criminal underworld, selling cocaine to humans and jellybeans to puppets, and the reject human/puppet cop partners who are working to bring him down. We busted ass over to get this done, and I am thrilled it’s airing soon! The director Duncan Skiles and I are working on his new film Last of the Great Romantics now… it’s so good.
I recently finished working with Mannequin Pussy, mixing and mastering their new album Gypsy Pervert. They recorded it at Oscilloscope Studio (the Beastie Boys’ studio!), so it sounded great coming to me, and I threw it through my new Universal Audio 1176s and Studer plugins to get it sounding that much bigger. We’re all really excited about it – they’ll have cassettes on their tour this October.
I also recently worked with Christine Hoberg, mixing her upcoming record at Doctor Wu’s. It was fun to get into a real David Lynch-y sonic headspace with these songs.. lots of weird delays and pitch shifting around “singer-songwriter” ballads. Pretty cool stuff!
Jungle Green recently released an EP called Twelve-and-a-half Minitues of the Most Beautiful Love Songs Ever Written as a free download on his bandcamp page. It’s a pretty wild ride through love and heartbreak, with some totally skronky outbursts and some tender falsetto. It was mixed by Paul de Jong (of the Books) and I mastered it with him at Doctor Wu’s.
Oh! And I almost forgot – Bob and I finished the new Eaters EP. It’s called Phantom Selves. More on that later.
Thank you thank you thank you for taking time to read this, hope you dug some of it. Feel free to get in touch to talk about sound: jonathan[dot]schenke[at]gmail[dot]com