October Song, the sophomore album by otherworldly pop trio Lightning Bug, is out now. I’ve been a fan since they came into the studio to master their debut Floaters (NME’s #4 Best Debuts of 2015), and was thrilled to master this one too. Simultaneously stranger and more ethereal than their debut, October Song still packs some beautiful melodies and a powerful punch. The new album has already received some similar accolades, with an 8.0 on Pitchfork (“gorgeous and hypnotic”) and a full-album debut on Hype Machine. Stream it below, or head over to their Bandcamp to download this and their other fabulous releases. October Song is out now on Marbled Arm Records.
Post-Trash has premiered “Fly By”, the latest single by NYC noise-rock duo ESSi. It comes from their debut LP Vital Creatures, which we recorded at Thump Studios last year and mixed/mastered at Studio Windows. Check out the stellar video (by Brett Ciampa) and lead single “Pines and Cones” below. Vital Creatures is out September 20 via Ramp Local.
NYC electronic-rock quartet Operator Music Band return with “Rex”, the newest single (and one of my personal favorites) from their upcoming LP Duo Duo. I co-produced (with Henry Terepka of Zula), co-recorded (with Lorenzo Wolff and the band) and mixed the record at Studio Windows. Fun Fact: the cover sculpture was designed and built by my Eaters collaborator Christopher Duffy! Listen to “Rex” below, along with their previous singles “Mondo” and “Slim Spin”. Duo Duo is out October 4 via Broken Circles.
NYC guitar-ace Jessica Ackerley (ESSi, Gold Dime, et al) has released A New Kind Of Water, a new record with her quartet (Sarah Manning – Saxophone, Mat Muntz – Bass, Stephen Boegehold – Drums). This heady slice of avant-jazz was recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi, which I mastered earlier this year. Stream it below and head over to her Bandcamp to pick up your copy.
“Some Kind of Demon”, the new single from Beijing guitar/bass duo Gong Gong Gong, is streaming now on The FADER. It comes from Phantom Rhythm, the full-length LP I produced with the group, recorded at Seaside Lounge (on my fave Otari MX-5050 8-track) and mixed at Studio Windows. Check out the song below along with “Notes Underground”, the first single from Phantom Rhythm, out October 4 via Wharf Cat Records.
Tasmanian punk band A. Swayze & The Ghosts are back with a new single “Connect to Consume”. The single is first from an upcoming LP, produced in Melbourne by Dean Tuza and mixed/mastered by me at Studio Windows. Check it out!
Psych-rock explorers Quicksilver Daydream have released their new album Fly Oblivion! I produced the album with the band, recording it at Seaside Lounge and mixing at Studio Windows, and Josh Bonati did a stunning master. We went deep into the arrangements, experimenting with synthesizers, processed vocals and ambient textures to augment this strong selection of songs. I’m super proud of the work we created here – “Hang On” is a particular favorite. Fly Oblivion is out now – purchase the gorgeous LP direct from Bandcamp and stream it below.