Funky Was the State of Affairs, the new album by Fergus & Geronimo, is out now on Hardly Art!! This record’s a total trip, full of aliens, mind-control, deep grooves, and sick riffs. We recorded this completely analog last fall at Seaside Lounge, and it sounds incredible (if I do say so myself)! Check out some tunes for yourself here and here, or go to Spotify to stream the whole thing (this week’s recommended record).
FWTSOA been getting some pretty rowdy reviews, with people saying shit like “the unattractive stature of guitarists Andrew Savage and Bob Jones, sax player Jef Brown and drummer Jason Kelly is just so striking that it seems pertinent somehow” (Ground Control) and “It’s an album flailing so violently for attention; the best thing to do is never even acknowledge its existence.” (Mishka NYC). Even Pitchfork weighed in, opining that “Funky is a worthy record for this moment in time” and “it is more musically focused and muscular” but still finding plenty to bitch about… haters.
Impose ran a great feature/interview with Andrew Savage from Fergus & Geronimo (as well as Parquet Courts, and formerly of Teenage Cool Kids). They talk a lot about drawing & painting, and there’s a nice selection of Andrew’s album covers and various pieces.
Fergus & Geronimo are playing a record release show this Friday at 285 Kent (in Brooklyn). Arto Lindsay (from DNA), The People’s Temple (Hozac), Family Curse, and Mannequin Pussy are all on the bill, with members of Habibi DJing throughout the night. PARTAY!!!!
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Impose Magazine has debuted an exclusive album teaser for the new Fergus & Geronimo record Funky Was the State of Affairs. Check it out above, or with an accompanying interview on their site. I’m so excited for this record to drop – we recorded it all-analog last fall (at the wonderful Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn), and it’s a wild trip of a record! It comes out August 7th on Hardly Art.
The new Starring record ABCD…. is out now on Northern Spy. I recorded one track for the album, the epic centerpiece “…7…”, and Matt Mehlan (from Skeletons) mixed the record. MTV (of all publications!) debuted the track recently on their blog! I really love this record – it’s a great pop/prog experiment – and their recent live shows have been killer. They’re playing this Saturday at 285 Kent (with another local favorite of mine, PC Worship) and taking off on tour soon with Guardian Alien. Check out their dates here.
I just finished mixing the new record by Wiccans, Field II, coming soon on Katorga Works. It’s a rowdy half hour thrill ride, and was a total blast to mix. I mixed this at my home studio and over at Doctor Wu’s. Check out the album info here and an umastered track from the album here!
We’re doing some renovations at Doctor Wu’s this weekend, as the studio is continuing to come together. I’ve worked on a few projects there so far, and everything has come out incredible. If you want to check it out some time, just get in touch!
Thanks, as always, for checking out this site! Please feel free to reach out if you’re so inclined; my email is jonathan.schenke [at] gmail.com
Pterodactyl‘s new album Spills Out is out today on Brah Records! I worked closely with the band over a few months earlier this year to craft and refine the album, so it’s really really really exciting to see it out in the world. Check out this streaming player and brief interview with Joe K from the band at Spin Magazine(!): http://www.spin.com/articles/first-spin-tales-behind-pterodactyls-spills-out
In other Pterodactyl news, I recently remastered and rereleased their 2010 mini-album Arnold’s Park on SOUNGS. It’s available as a limited-edition cassette (with silk-screened artwork and a download code) and as a digital download. It’s a badass record that didn’t get much play the first time around, and you can stream the whole thing at the SOUNGS Bandcamp page: http://soungs.bandcamp.com/album/arnolds-park
I just wrapped up a week and half of recording with Fergus & Geromino at Seaside Lounge. It was an awesome experience – the studio is great, the band was creative and on-point, and everyone had a blast making this tunes. They’re mixing this week, and the record should be out in the spring on Hardly Art. Expect to hear a lot more about this record!
Lots of other things brewing right now, more info soon…. feel free to get in touch – jonathan[dot]schenke[at]gmail[dot]com – and thanks for stopping by!