So I just wrapped up two weeks straight in the studio with Parquet Courts on their new new album. It’s madness. I’ve never worked so hard or gotten in so deep as I did on this one – we really pushed ourselves this time. They’re back on the road now (at Austin City Limits, then on a European tour with Mazes, who I’ll be working with on their new album next year), and we’ll finish this beast next month.
Their current new EP, Tally All the Things That You Broke is out now! Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NME, and just about everyone else is praising the EP, and the band packed Music Hall of Williamsburg for their record release show. Now you can check out this video for “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now” by my buddy Thu Tran. I’m really excited that this EP is out now – we had a blast working on it, and it’s a great step forward… just wait until you hear the new one.
My friends and associates Forest Fire also got a nice write-up from Pitchfork and played their record release show for their fantastic album Screens. They also have a new video for the release; bassist Galen Bremer made a creepy psyched-out collage for “Cold Kind”.
Another band I worked with recently also just celebrated their record release: the ever- ferocious Mannequin Pussy! You can stream their kick-in-the-nuts of an album Gypsy Pervert and check out their tour dates at their bandcamp page. Go see ’em!
And chances are, you may have seen them around town – they played both the Parquet Courts and Mannequin Pussy record release shows – but have you heard the twitchy dance punk of Future Punx on record?? You can now! Check it out!!
In the meantime, I’m working on this.
Thanks for stopping by – please feel free to hit me up at jonathan[dot]schenke[at]gmail[dot]com if you wanna talk sound!