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!
Tazmanian garage punks A. Swayze & The Ghosts have released their newest single “Suddenly” via Sunset Pig/Ivy League Records. I mixed and mastered the song this summer at Studio Windows, and it’s already making the rounds on Australian radio. Stream it here, check out the video below, and on tour down under!
NYC-bred punk/metal/country/psych-rockers The Men have announced Hated: 2008-2011, out November 9 via Sacred Bones. This compilation of their earliest work, ranging from their earliest demo through their proper debut Immaculada, touches upon much of the stylistic ground they would explore in more depth over the intervening years. I transferred a plastic bag full of hand-dubbed cassettes, restored what I could, and remastered the collection at Studio Windows. Read more about it on Consequence of Sound, and check out the 16mm video for “Ailment” below.
Beijing-based psychedelic blues duo Gong Gong Gong have announced their American debut single “Siren” (out November 9 via Wharf Cat). I produced/recorded/mixed/mastered this along with their upcoming full-length Phantom Rhythm in fall 2017 – winter 2018 at Seaside Lounge, Doctor Wu’s (RIP), and Studio Windows. “Siren” is perhaps my favorite of the songs we tracked, and a wonderful introduction to this unique band. Check it out via Stereogum, along with their upcoming tour dates supporting Parquet Courts, Flasher, and Bodega.