NYC thrashers Surfbort premiered “Les Be in Love” on Office.  It’s the first single from the Romance EP, recorded/mixed by Chad Ubovich (Meatbodies, Fuzz) and mastered by me, and the first for Cult Records.  I’m recording their new record now, out later this year via Cult.

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Baltimore’s nervy new-wave synth rockers Surf Harp premiered their first single “D.I. Cig” on Tiny Mix Tapes.  It comes from Mr. Big Picture, engineered/mixed by Lorenzo Wolff and Dara Hirsch (Operator Music Band) and which I mastered earlier this year – Mr. Big Picture comes out February 23 on Friends Records.

 

Kraut-pop combo Operator Music Band just released their new Coordination EP.  This is the second recording I’ve mixed/mastered for the group (after this spring’s Puzzlephonics I & II), and features production by Zula‘s Henry Terepka and drums by Ava Luna‘s Julian Fader.  The EP (streaming above) has already received great write-ups by AdHoc, Post-Trash, and PopBollocks, and is out now via New Professor Music.

From the New Yorker’s Night Life section:

Jonathan Schenke is a go-to producer for the indie-rock élite, having worked on albums for Dirty Beaches, Parquet Courts, and Frankie Rose, among others. He steps out from behind the mixing boards with this exaggerated electro-funk project, which he shares with the multi-instrumentalist Bob Jones. The duo, which builds synth-based soundscapes that would not be out of place in an early-eighties slasher flick, has released two self-titled records; this year’s is grinding and quirky, full of deep club tunes with the Korg-inflected whimsy of early New Wave bands like Oingo Boingo and the Buggles. They perform with Yvette, a raw industrial duo whose jagged tracks should come with cautionary signage.