NYC endless-groove-punk trio Brandy are back with a new LP called The Gift Of Repetition. I co-produced the record with the band last year, recording at their studio Spice World and mixing it at Studio Windows, with Mikey Young mastering. This was one of those fast & fun records to make, where you get to the end of the process with a record imbued with the joy of its creation. Bill Pearis at Brooklyn Vegan says the songs “all rip pretty hard… catchy and simple and darkly funny” and premiered their video for standout song “UFOs 2 Heaven” (shown below). References have been made to A Frames and Tyvek (with whom P.E. and Brandy both played at The Glove before it shut down), and personally as a fan of the members’ other bands (Running, Pampers) and their previous label Monofonus (who released Brandy’s debut), this band really does it for me. The Gift Of Repetition is out now on Total Punk Records.
My boy Daniel Francis Doyle has a new single out now on Monofonus Press. We recorded the song “Debbie” at his place earlier this year, and I’m thrilled to see it out! It’s a one-sided split single, also featuring music by the Dikes of Holland, and artwork by Tim Doyle on the flip side. Check out a brief performance of the song above, followed by a stream of the single version. You can pick up one of these lovely copies at the Monofonus store.
Also, my friends in No Fun posted two songs we recorded in their practice space early this year on their Bandcamp page. Check it out!
I spent last week doing sound around NYC for CMJ Festival. It was a hustle, for sure, but I’m glad to have done it. The Cantora Labs / Smart Lounge party was pretty cool.
This week, I’m working on the master for the upcoming Unmanned Ship album on Rotted Tooth Recordings, and putting together the finishing touches on the reissue of Pterodactyl‘s Arnold’s Park album on my own SOUNGS Label. WOOT!
Thanks for checking this out – hit me up if you want! jonathan [dot] schenke [at] gmail [dot] com