NYC synth-poppers Strange Names have a new single called ‘Into Me’ out now. The song is the first single from their upcoming LP Data, which was mixed by me at Doctor Wu’s and mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering. Data will be out early 2018 on Frenchkiss Records, and you can hear ‘Into Me’ below:
Operator Music Band just released a new single called ‘Realistic Saturation’ via Stereogum. The song is from their upcoming Coordination EP, which was produced by Zula’s Henry Terepka and mixed/mastered by me at Doctor Wu’s. The Coordination EP comes out 12/1 via New Professor Music, and you can listen to ‘Realistic Saturation’ below.
I recently scored the short film Milespires & Reliquaries by Phillip Birch with Jonathan Campolo (Pill, Softspot). We improvised the music with synthesizers, piano, delay, and feedback at Gary’s Electric and Doctor Wu’s. Milespires and Reliquaries is screening as part of an installation at Lyles & King, which runs October 13 – November 12 – read about it on Art Beat.
Sometimes you work on songs and love the results. Sometimes they come out quickly, sometimes you have to wait a while, sometimes they never come out at all. A couple of these languishing gems have finally been unearthed…
Frankie Rose recently released “Sorrow String”, a remix I made for the single from her last record Herein Wild. The remix is based around voice, live strings, and Moog bass, and I’m thrilled to have it out in the world. My studio partner Yale Yng-Wong recorded the strings and synth bass, as well as mixing Frankie’s new record Cage Tropical. Cage Tropical is out now on Slumberland Records, and Frankie and her band are on tour now.
I also mixed the single “Asleep at the Wheel” for Fort Lean around the time Daniel Schlett, Jake Aron (my other studio partner, and former member of Fort Lean) and I were finishing mixing their last album Quiet Day. It was one of my favorites from those sessions, and still sounds great years later. Enjoy!
Matador Records – the massively influential label and a personal longtime favorite – announced today that they’ve signed Snail Mail to their roster. I went upstate last month to the newly re-designed and re-opened Outlier Inn (where I also recorded Parquet Courts’ Sunbathing Animal and Honduras’ Rituals) with the band and Jake Aron (my studio partner and the album’s producer) to do the basic tracking. It sounds fantastic – the studio’s fun and beautiful, and the songs are a great progression from the first EP. Jake’s mixing it this fall – it will be a good one!
The new Ice Balloons LP Fiesta is streaming now on Stereogum! This record’s a very fun, very weird one, featuring members of TV on the Radio, Surfbort, Samiam, and more… I’m very happy to have recorded (much), mixed (most), and mastered (all) of it at Seaside Lounge and Doctor Wu’s. Stream it on Stereogum, and don’t miss the video for “Fallen Family” by Jim Trainor. Fiesta is out Friday August 9 on Volar Records.