Parquet Courts are celebrating their 10-year anniversary this December with the concert film On Time, and along with the announcement came the previously-unreleased song “Hey Bug”. I found the song in my archives from the Tally All The Things That Broke/Sunbathing Animal sessions – it was recorded at Seaside Lounge in spring 2013 (the same sessions featuring the tape-machine shootout) and mixed that fall at Doctor Wu’s. I always liked this song, but it never made the cut for Sunbathing Animal, Content Nausea, or any of the 7″s from that time…. I’m happy to finally see it out in the world! You can pre-order a limited-edition flexi 7″ at their Bandcamp, and purchase tickets for the December 10th stream of On Time, which features a live performance at Pioneer Works and other archival footage.
Beijing-based “transnational blues” duo Gong Gong Gong have released their newest 7″ “Siren” b/w “Something’s Happening”. I produced this single (along with their upcoming full-length record), recording at October 2017 at Seaside Lounge and Doctor Wu’s, and mixed/mastered at Studio Windows this spring. The duo recently wrapped up a tour with Parquet Courts, will be touring with Flasher and Public Practice this winter, and with Bodega in February 2019. If you haven’t already, check out the amazing video for “Siren” below, and pick up their single now via Wharf Cat Records.
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.
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!
Wide Awake!, the new album by Parquet Courts, is out now via Rough Trade. The LP was produced by Dangermouse (at Electric Lady in NYC and Sonic Ranch in TX), mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer, and mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound. I spent a couple days working on additional recording and arrangements at Doctor Wu’s, including field-recording the children’s choir on “Death Will Bring Change”. Wide Awake! has already received rave reviews from a range of publications including Rolling Stone, NME, NPR, and many more. Buy and/or stream it now.
“Jack in Titanic”, the latest single from Bodega’s upcoming album Endless Scroll, is out now. Pitchfork, Paste, DIY Mag, Brooklyn Vegan and others covered the song, the third single from the debut LP. I mixed, mastered, and helped record Endless Scroll, which was produced and recorded by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts. Endless Scroll comes out June 1 via What’s Your Rupture… in the meantime, check out Bodega in a city near you.
Yonatan Gat‘s new album Universalists is out now! Yonatan is the former band-leader of Monotonix, was named “Best Guitarist in NYC” by the Village Voice, and is an absolutely stunning performer. I mixed two songs on this record, which was assembled over a period of three years in about a dozen locations with about that many engineers. Universalists has been featured on both NPR, Tidal, and many other publications, and is available on LP/CD/download from Joyful Noise.
Baltimore indie-pop sensation Snail Mail just received a Best New Track nod from Pitchfork for their new track “Heat Wave”. “Heat Wave” is the second single from their upcoming album Lush, which I recorded with Jake Aron (who produced and mixed the record) at Outlier Inn, Doctor Wu’s, and our new studio in Brooklyn, NY. Lush comes out June 8 on Matador Records.
Check out “Can’t Knock the Hustle”, Bodega’s newest single from their debut album Endless Scroll. Austin Brown produced the LP, which I mixed and mastered at my old studio Doctor Wu’s in Brooklyn, NY. FUN FACT: this LP was recorded on the Tascam 388 we used for Light Up Gold, The Keepsies, and the tape-machine shootout. Endless Scroll comes out June 1 via What’s Your Rupture.
“Pristine”, the first single from Snail Mail‘s upcoming LP Lush, was just awarded “Best New Track” by Pitchfork. The album was produced by my studio partner Jake Aron, which I helped record at Outlier Inn (in Woodridge, NY, on their Neve VR) and our old studio Doctor Wu’s (in Brooklyn, NY). I’m very happy to have been a part of this record, and very proud of the band and Jake for the work they put into this gorgeous work. Lush comes out June 8 on Matador Records.