Fascination – the third LP from Australian darkwave artist Buzz Kull – is out now! Including the singles “Rise From Your Grave” (“a synth-driven stunner”- Post Punk), “Dancing With Machines, and “Last In The Club”, the new LP doubles down on the club/EBM influences from his previous albums, resulting in a blistering set of darkly danceable tunes. Marc produced the record almost entirely during lockdown, and I mixed & mastered the album at Studio Windows. Fascination is out now via Avant Records.
Art-pop duo Kolezanka is back with “Slapstick”, the second single from the upcoming LP Alone with the Sound the Mind Makes. Featured in Stereogum, Under The Radar, and more, “Slapstick” follows the equally-awesome single “Canals Of Our City”. The LP was recorded at Pulp Arts in Gainsville, Florida by Danny Clifton and Lily Ruckstuhl, and I mixed & mastered it at Studio Windows. It’s an incredible album, and I can’t wait for people to hear it! Alone with the Sound the Mind Makes is out February 17 via Bar/None Records.
Canadian singer-songwriter KT Laine returns with the single “Again”. Read Range featured the song with an interview, describing the music as “balancing grace and grit accentuated through vintage recording equipment, her music exists in a middle space that leaves you slightly too unnerved to fully sink in your seat… but that’s what gives her music its vitality” and Canadian Beats described “her songs radiate a positively warm glow, sweetly burnished and unhurried.” KT recorded these songs in Victoria, BC with Elijah Browning, and I mixed & mastered them at Studio Windows in Brooklyn, NY. I loved working on this album – a truly impressive debut LP – and am excited that Knock Knee is out November 18 via Victory Pool.
NYC-via-Phoenix art rock project Kolezanka has released the new single “Canals Of Our City”. Stereogum calls it “a pattering and melodic track that builds into a gorgeous swirl”, Here Comes the Flood calls it “genre-defying art-rock” and Under The Radar featured it as well. I had heard about Kristina and her project Kolezanka from a variety of friends around Brooklyn, but didn’t meet her until last fall when she started playing with Foyer Red, and I feel fortunate to have been able to work with her on so much amazing music over the past year. “Canals Of Our City” is the first single from her upcoming sophomore LP Alone with the Sound the Mind Makes, which was recorded at Pulp Arts in Gainsville, Florida, and which I mixed & mastered at Studio Windows. It’s an incredible album, and I can’t wait for people to hear it! Alone with the Sound the Mind Makes is out February 15 via Bar/None Records.
Australian darkwave artist Buzz Kull is back with two new singles – “Rise From Your Grave” and “Dancing With Machines”. Post Punk calls “Rise From Your Grave” “a synth-driven stunner” and The Brvtalist says “Dancing With Machines” fuses “elements of early body music and hovering in the realms of the dark side of British synthpop”. Both songs are from the upcoming full-length Fascination, the project’s third LP, each of which Marc and I have worked on together. Marc produced the record entirely during lockdown, focusing on a blistering set of darkly danceable tunes, and I mixed & mastered the album at Studio Windows Fascination is out November 25 via Avant Records.
NYC jangly post-punk combo Big Bliss are back! “Sleep Paralysis” is the first single since their 2018 LP At Middle Distance, and critics call it “one of the best songs of its ilk this year” (Stereogum) and “an impressively earnest anthem” (Alt Citizen). We started working on this song in the fall of 2019, with the intention of finishing it and the rest of the record in spring 2020, which was ultimately postponed for over a year. I produced this track with Tim Race of the band, recording it at Figure 8 Recording and Light Show Studios, with mixing and mastering done at Studio Windows. It’s just the first taste from a batch of excellent tunes, and I’m excited to be able to share this! “Sleep Paralysis” is out now.
NYC synth-pop darlings Nation Of Language are back with two 7″ singles, their first new music since last year’s excellent A Way Forward. The first is a cover of The Replacement’s “Androgynous” b/w “Again And Again (Eleanor)” and the second is “From The Hill” b/w “Ground Control”. I produced & mixed both “Again And Again” and “Ground Control” at Studio Windows, and both are exclusive to the physical releases. I love these songs – “Again And Again (Eleanor)” is bouncy and sparse, while “Ground Control” is a beautiful ballad that shows a different side of the group – and I’m thrilled to have them out in the world. Order either/both singles directly from Nation Of Language, and stream “From The Hill” below.
NYC’s art-pop weirdos Foyer Red are back with “Pollen City”, which Stereogum calls “a satisfyingly disjointed jam”. “Pollen City” is the third (of three) songs I recorded with them earlier this year, but whereas “Pickles” and “Flipper” dated back to the groups first EP Zigzag Wombat, “Pollen City” was written by their current quintet lineup and points forward to their next batch of songs. These songs were tracked at Living Rooms and mixed/mastered at Studio Windows in February 2022, and are all available on the group’s Bandcamp.
Winnipeg slowcore dream-poppers Living Hour are back with their new LP Someday Is Today. The record was written up in Exclaim (“luxuriating in languid textures… balancing stormy swells with long stretches of gossamer softness”), Pitchfork (the songs “lead with magnetic atmosphere and melodies, venturing briefly into fuzz and dissonance only to return to an earworm”), Brooklyn Vegan (“lush, hushed pop”) and Northern Transmissions (“an album of delicate human connection and melancholic vulnerability”), and the band were featured in Our Culture. The LP was recorded in Winnipeg at No Fun Club, with Melina Duterte (aka Jay Som), Samur Khouja (Cate LeBon) and myself each handling production & mixing on a third of the record; Sarah Register mastered the album. I loved working with the band on these 4 songs (December Forever, Curve, Exploding Rain, and the single Miss Miss Miss), guiding them from afar and building the arrangements around their studio experiments. Someday Is Today is out now on Kanine Records.
90 In November, the debut album by Texas/NYC indie rock quintet Why Bonnie, is out now. The record has been getting good looks from all around – Paste (8/10), Loud And Quiet (8/10), Allmusic (3.5/5) and Pitchfork (6.9/10) – with interviews in Under The Radar and Brooklyn Vegan as well. Why Bonnie recorded these songs in Silsbee, TX with Tommy Read, and I worked with the group to flesh out the arrangements, mix, and master the album at Studio Windows. Working with Blair and Sam to shape and finish this record was a delightful experience, and I believe the results show that – I’m thrilled this LP is out in the world. 90 In November is out now on Keeled Scales.