Museum On The Horizon – the latest LP from NYC noise-rock-turned-industrial trio Pop. 1280 – is out now on Profound Lore. Preceded by three wildly different singles and a rush of press on Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, the new album finds the group fully embracing their EBM/industrial-dance selves. I co-produced, recorded, and mixed the record with the group at Studio Windows over the winter…. it was one of my first in-person sessions after having to work remotely last year, and we fully dug into the studio process. Every drum machine and synth were synced – resulting in happy accidents and completely bizarre sounds – and we experimented heavily with processing (guitars through synths, synths through amps, everything through something else), resulting in something that feels very LIVE while leaning into the beats & grooves. Josh Bonati mastered Museum On The Horizon, and it’s available digitally and on CD on Bandcamp, and on vinyl direct from the label.
Pop. 1280 return with “Not Too Deep”, the second single from their industrial banger of a record Museum On The Horizon. Stereogum describes it as “a sweaty, clammy synth-punk track with a pulsating electronic beat and a feverish, paranoid vocal” and the band described to Brooklyn Vegan how “it seemed fitting to us to write a dance song in such apocalyptic times.” “Not Too Deep” is one of the undeniable groovers of the record, and showcases the experimental approaches we took with layering and arrangement in the studio while foregrounding the beat and the vocals. I produced, recorded, and mixed Museum On The Horizon with the group at Studio Windows, and it was mastered by Josh Bonati. Check out the video above, previous single “Noncompliant” below, and pre-order the album on Bandcamp – Museum On The Horizon is out September 24 via Profound Lore.
NYC noise-punks turned industrial-rivetheads Pop. 1280 are back with a new single, new LP, and new label! Stereogum premiered “Noncompliant”, the first single from Museum On The Horizon – an album that continues the metamorphosis from rock into electronic sounds. I co-produced, recorded, and mixed the record with the group at Studio Windows over the winter…. it was one of my first in-person sessions after having to work remotely last year, and we fully dug into the studio process. Every drum machine and synth were synced – resulting in happy accidents and completely bizarre sounds – and we experimented heavily with processing (guitars through synths, synths through amps, everything through something else), resulting in something that feels very LIVE while leaning into the beats & grooves. Josh Bonati mastered Museum On The Horizon, which comes out September 24 via Profound Lore. Check out “Noncompliant” below, and order a copy on Bandcamp!
Welcome to Bobby’s Motel – the debut full-length by Montreal art-punks Pottery – has finally arrived! The record has been widely praised – Album Of The Week on both Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, four-star reviews in NME and AllMusic, and a host of other loving reviews of the record, most of which include the word “fun” multiple times. I produced the album with the band last summer, recording in Montreal at Breakglass Studios and mixing in NYC at Studio Windows, with Josh Bonati providing the masters. Working on this LP was one of my all-time favorite record-making experiences, and I couldn’t be happier to finally share it with the world! Welcome To Bobby’s Motel is out now on Partisan Records & Royal Mountain.
Pottery – my favorite Montreal acid-fried art-rockers – return with the new single “Hot Heater!” Stereogum premiered the “very addicting” track, the fourth single from their upcoming debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel. I adore this record we made together – recorded at Breakglass Studios in Montreal, mixed at Studio Windows in Brooklyn, and mastered by Josh Bonati – and am so proud to have one more gem to share before the LP proper. Welcome To Bobby’s Motel is out June 26 on Partisan Records.
“Texas Drums” is the first single from the debut LP by Montreal-based art-pop quintet Pottery. Steve Lamacq premiered the track on BBC 6 Radio, Stereogum (who named Pottery one of 2019’s Best New Bands and their No. 1 EP one of the Best EPs of 2019) gave the song a glowing review, and it was featured in Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, Paste, and other publications as well. Stereogum nailed it when they called the band “a roiling, infectious entity, frantic grooves and tightly wound guitar rhythms and psychedelic synth affectations moving as one organism until the band unleashed it all into danceable, artier chaos.”
I produced “Texas Drums” and Welcome to Bobby’s Motel last summer – recording it with the band at Breakglass Studios in Montreal and mixing it at Studio Windows (my studio in Brooklyn) – and Josh Bonati mastered the madness. Working on this album was genuinely one of my favorite record-making experiences ever – the group is so fun, so bonkers, and absolutely incredible live! They’re touring extensively through Europe with a week of North American dates this spring/summer, so do yourself a favor and get your tickets now. You can stream the song in its entirety, watch the video for Part I, and pre-order the album now. Welcome to Bobby’s Motel is out April 10 via Partisan Records.
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.
NYC psych/folk/rockers Quicksilver Daydream have announced their new LP Fly Oblivion, due August 9. I am truly proud of this album – it is one of those times where the ideas and conversations going into a record are not only realized but transcended into something greater than could have been imagined. I produced the affair, recording the band at Seaside Lounge and mixing at Studio Windows, adding synths and backing vocals along the way. Josh Bonati did mastered the album, bringing the whole thing to another level. The first single “Warmth of Other Suns” premiered on Glide Magazine, which should give listeners a taste of the expanse of this record. Stream it below, and pre-order the LP from the group’s Bandcamp page.