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!

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.

Photo by Bryan Regan

Matador Records – the massively influential label and a personal longtime favorite – announced today that they’ve signed Snail Mail to their roster.  I went upstate last month to the newly re-designed and re-opened Outlier Inn (where I also recorded Parquet Courts’ Sunbathing Animal and Honduras’ Rituals) with the band and Jake Aron (my studio partner and the album’s producer) to do the basic tracking.  It sounds fantastic – the studio’s fun and beautiful, and the songs are a great progression from the first EP.  Jake’s mixing it this fall – it will be a good one!