I spent this past weekend working with Frankie Rose and her awesome band.  I hadn’t worked with them for almost 10 months, and it was great to be back with the gang.  We did a show at Prospect Park in Brooklyn with Little Dragon, which was recorded and rebroadcast by NPR.  It’s always a little strange to hear a board feed after the fact, but I was really pleased with how it sounded.  Check out the whole thing here on the NPR Music site.  We’re doing a short tour this September too, for those of you in the midwest and east coast!

Lost Coast, a record by Ryan Daniel Hammer that I mastered last year, was recently pressed to vinyl.  It’s a really good ambient record, dark but also melodic… very cool.  The video for “888” is above, you can stream and download the whole record on his bandcamp, and purchase an LP directly from Positive Beat Recordings.

I recently mastered Rosenwasser, the new LP by Pittsburgh’s Psychic Boots.  It’s a weird and wooly journey of art rock and damaged psychedelia.  I’m not really sure where to begin with comparisons… just check out some rough mixes from the record on their bandcamp page, or their Junk Food EP.

I’m really psyched for this Saturday, when Parquet Courts are having a record release show for Light Up Gold at Death By Audio in Brooklyn.  I’m so proud of that record – it was a blast to make and turned out incredible – and really excited for everyone to hear it.  Andrew and Austin from the band did an interview recently on East Village Radio to hype the show, which is pretty rad.  I’ve got plenty more to say about it next week when it drops, but in the meantime you can stream and pre-order the LP on their bandcamp page, and check out the video for the title track above.

Thanks for checking all this jibberish out, hope you like some of it, and feel free to say “hey” at jonathan.schenke[at]gmail.com.

Big OOPS for letting this go so long without updating!  But check out this amazing cover for AVOS, the new record by James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg coming out this summer on Tompkins Square.  The sleeve is from a painting by the lovely Lauren Gregory, and the album was recorded and mixed by yours truly.

I recently recorded two songs with my friend Daniel Francis Doyle in Austin, TX and am in the process of mixing them both.  One of the tracks is in his classic one-man-band style for an upcoming split 7″ on Monofonus Press, and the other is a old-school ballad for an upcoming compilation on my own SOUNGS Label.  Danny is one of my favorite performers and an all around great dude, so it was truly a pleasure to do this recording with him.  Keep an eye out for him and his new trio on tour this fall.

I also recorded basic tracking for the alterna-shoegazer/bombastic rock band Soren Well, along with their guitarist and my friend Derek Mabra.  It was a great 3 days of tracking at Derek’s Honeyland Studios in Brooklyn. We recorded solid foundations for their upcoming full-length album This Year’s Rapture and the accompanying Academy Girls EP, which they are hard at work finishing overdubs and mixing.

And most recently, I recorded an epic mega jam by the Brooklyn group Starring for their upcoming second album. The album’s being mixed by Matt Mehlan from Skeletons, and it sounds fucking rad from what I’ve heard.  Their first disc, Wife of God (on Death by Audio), is pretty damn good too!

I also had the good fortune recently to work on another project coming out on Chicago’s Positive Beat Recordings.  A few weeks ago, I mastered Lost Coast by Ryan Daniel Hammer, which I believe is coming out on cassette and MP3.  It’s a collection of ambient/drone songs, melodic and heavy but not too dark and never saccharine – really good stuff.  Check out this video experiment accompanying an earlier version of “Long Face”, one of the album’s tracks, here: http://vimeo.com/20954629

Also, check out this Impose Magazine feature on People Like Us (which was on their Best of the Month list!):  http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/people-like-us-happy-lost-songs

Thanks for stopping by!  And as always, please get in touch if you would like to discuss working together on an upcoming project!