I recently spoke with Electronic Musician about working on Bodega‘s debut LP Endless Scroll. The album was recorded at Parquet Court’s old studio space by Austin Brown and me (on the same Tascam 388 that we used for Light Up Gold), and I mixed and mastered it at Doctor Wu’s. Head over to Electronic Musician’s website to read the interview in full, and go listen to the album if you haven’t already!
“Avoiding the Light”, the new single from Australian darkwave artist Buzz Kull, is out now. Post-Punk.com premiered the song, which is the first song from his upcoming sophomore LP, due later this year via Burning Rose (AU), Funeral Party (US), and Avant (EU). I’m mixing, mastering and contributing additional production to these songs (as I did on his debut Chroma), and excited for the directions Marc and I have pushed this album. Stay tuned.
Out Magazine shared a surreal new video for “Into Me” by NYC electro-pop trio Strange Names, along with an interview with the band. “into Me” is one of my favorite songs off their new record Data, which was one of the last records that I mixed at Doctor Wu’s before its closure, and was mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering. Data is out now on Frenchkiss Records.
And garage-punk quartet Gnarcissists released their debut single “We All Just Wanna” via Alt Citizen. It’s the first song from their first EP, which I’m mixing/mastering this summer, and which was recorded by Lucas Carpenter (our wonderful assistant at Studio Windows). Check it out:
Endless Scroll, the debut album by NYC art-punk quintet Bodega, is out now on What’s Your Rupture. The album has already met wide-spread acclaim, from BBC6 playing the record in its entirety and naming it Album of the Day, to Rough Trade naming it Album of the Month, to glowing reviews in DIY (5/5 “Streamlined and minimal but bursting with intelligence, humour and ideas, BODEGA are the real deal.”), Village Voice (“the summer’s ultimate Brooklyn band”) , NME (4/5, The Independent (4/5, “It’s a fantastic debut from one of the most exciting new bands around”), and many more. It’s a pleasure to see so many people so excited about the band and this album, and I’m proud to have helped bring it to fruition. Pick up your copy now and stream it below.
Eaters. my electronic art rock group with Bob Jones and Christopher Duffy, has a song featured on the new compilation S&S Presents: Dreams, out now on Cascine. Our track “Finland” was created for the website Stadiums & Shrines and their series Dreams, in which a musical artist writes a song inspired by a collage of a place, which is then given accompanying text. The double-LP compilation contains a bound book of each collage and text, with original compositions from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Bing & Ruth, Yumi Zouma, Julie Byrne, and many more. To learn more, read this interview with the duo behind S&S on the FADER, and pick up a copy of this beautiful record from Cascine now.
NYC punk freaks Surfbort have released a new video for “45” from their upcoming debut album on Cult Records and a single from Muddguts. I co-produced/recorded/mixed/mastered the song earlier this year at Thump and Studio Windows (my new studio with Jake Aron) in Brooklyn, NY. The hilarious, decidedly NSFW video was directed by Jim Tozzi (of Wonder Showzen and Xavier: Warrior Angel) and Sarah Ratty. Check them out this fall on tour with Black Lips and Iceage! #fucktrump #nsfw
Lush, the debut record from teenage indie-pop sensations Snail Mail, is out now on Matador Records. I recorded this album at Outlier Inn and Doctor Wu’s with Jake Aron, who also produced and mixed the record. Fun fact: Lush was the the first record recorded in the new Studio A at Outlier Inn, the first record mixed at Studio Windows (the new studio started by me and Jake), and one of the last records worked on at Doctor Wu’s before it closed. Joe LaPorta mastered the record at Sterling Sound.
Lush has been greeted with near-universal acclaim from Best New Music (and a score of 8.7) on Pitchfork; to features in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe; to reviews in nearly every music-related publication, and many non-musical ones as well. Check it out if you haven’t already!
Fresh off their EU tour, Bodega have released their latest single “Gyrate” off their upcoming debut Endless Scroll (which I mixed, mastered, and helped to record). I’m also playing with Bodega, as part of Pill/Eaters (an improv collaborative group featuring members of Pill and Eaters, duh), at Sunnyvale on June 1. While the official release of their LP has been pushed back, they will have copies at the show, which also features the awesome new dance-punk quartet Public Practice. Endless Scroll is now out July 6 via What’s Your Rupture.