NYC fuzz-buckets The Men have released a new compilation of their earliest recordings, called Hated: 2008-2011. I mastered this double-LP comp – which collects material from demos, splits, and live tracks through their debut Immaculada -at Studio Windows, amassed from old hard drives and spray-painted cassettes. Pitchfork ran an enthusiastic review, positing that “as Hated proves, even when the Men were blowing out eardrums and PAs in the dingiest DIY dives back in the late 2000s, they were already fueled by a restless spirit and striving for an emotional connection that could cut through the noise”. Hated: 2008-2011 is out now on Sacred Bones Records.
Beijing-based “transnational blues” duo Gong Gong Gong have released their newest 7″ “Siren” b/w “Something’s Happening”. I produced this single (along with their upcoming full-length record), recording at October 2017 at Seaside Lounge and Doctor Wu’s, and mixed/mastered at Studio Windows this spring. The duo recently wrapped up a tour with Parquet Courts, will be touring with Flasher and Public Practice this winter, and with Bodega in February 2019. If you haven’t already, check out the amazing video for “Siren” below, and pick up their single now via Wharf Cat Records.
Chris Campisi’s debut record Nobody’s Home is online now! Produced and performed by Chris and Jon Wiley (of Delicate Steve’s band), I mixed/mastered this album over the summer at Studio Windows. The eight songs cover a lot of ground – from bashing punk to alt-alt-country to psychedelic pop – and is held together by the senses of humor and wonder throughout. Make sure to check out the song “Whoa Oh” – one of my favorite things I worked on this year… Nobody’s Home is available to download/stream on all of your usual services, including the Youtube link below.
Friendship Music, the debut LP from NYC weirdo-thrashers Surfbort is out now via Cult Records/Fat Possum. I co-produced/recorded/mixed/mastered this album at Thump and Studio Windows – with the exception of “Slushy” (recorded/mixed by Jonathan Krenik) and “Les Be In Love” (recorded/mixed by Chad Ubovich) – and it’s a blast of fun and noise that seeks to harness the mania of their live shows. Surfbort is currently on tour across the USA with Black Lips and Iceage, before heading to Australia and Europe next month. Pick up a copy when they stop through your city, and stream the record in its entirety below.
New Kind of Cross, the sophomore LP from Australian darkwave artist Buzz Kull, is coming out November 16 and Post Punk magazine premiered the video for first single “Avoiding the Light” to herald the announcement. Like the debut Chroma, I mixed/mastered the album, as well as adding additional production to the songs. If you live in Europe, make sure to catch Buzz Kull on tour next month! In the meantime, check out the video below… New Kind of Cross comes out November 16 via Avant (EUR), Burning Rose (AUS), and Funeral Party (USA).
NYC scuzz punks Gnarcisssists premiered their debut self-titled EP via Post-Trash. I mixed and mastered the EP, which was recorded by Lucas Carpenter, our assistant at Studio Windows. You can stream the EP below and buy it on their Bandcamp now, or pick up a copy at their show with Surfbort later this month.
Gonzo NYC trash-punks Surfbort have just released a gonzo new video for “Trashworld”, the latest single of their upcoming Cult Records/Fat Possum debut Friendship Music. Brooklyn Vegan shared the video, which was directed by Kansas Bowling, there’s a hilarious behind-the-scenes photo gallery on Alt Citizen, and a sweet write-up on Please Kill Me. I co-produced/recorded/mixed/mastered Friendship Music at Thump Recording and Studio Windows earlier this year; the album comes out October 26. In the meantime, stream the video below and check them out on tour around the US!