Psych-rock explorers Quicksilver Daydream have released their new album Fly Oblivion! I produced the album with the band, recording it at Seaside Lounge and mixing at Studio Windows, and Josh Bonati did a stunning master. We went deep into the arrangements, experimenting with synthesizers, processed vocals and ambient textures to augment this strong selection of songs. I’m super proud of the work we created here – “Hang On” is a particular favorite. Fly Oblivion is out now – purchase the gorgeous LP direct from Bandcamp and stream it below.
NYC noise-rock duo ESSi have announced their debut album Vital Creatures. I recorded it with them at Thump and mixed/mastered at Studio Windows – it’s a truly strange and beautiful record, super dense and ambitious, especially considering it was generated mostly live by two people. The first single ‘Pines and Cones’ is streaming below; Vital Creatures comes out October 11 via Ramp Local.
Philadelphia basement-pop auteurs Honey Radar are back with Ruby Puff of Dust! I’ve known Jason for years, have been a fan since he first handed me a CD-R of their debut Chain Smoking on Easter, and this new one certainly does not disappoint. I mastered the new LP last year at Studio Windows, and it has already received glowing reviews from Allmusic (Editor’s Choice!), Brooklyn Vegan, The 13th Track, and more. Ruby Puff of Dust is out now on What’s Your Rupture? – stream it below and pick it up on their Bandcamp.
NYC psych/folk/rockers Quicksilver Daydream have announced their new LP Fly Oblivion, due August 9. I am truly proud of this album – it is one of those times where the ideas and conversations going into a record are not only realized but transcended into something greater than could have been imagined. I produced the affair, recording the band at Seaside Lounge and mixing at Studio Windows, adding synths and backing vocals along the way. Josh Bonati did mastered the album, bringing the whole thing to another level. The first single “Warmth of Other Suns” premiered on Glide Magazine, which should give listeners a taste of the expanse of this record. Stream it below, and pre-order the LP from the group’s Bandcamp page.
NYC punk freakazoids Surfbort are back with a new EP called ‘You Don’t Exist’! These four raucous blasts of songs are from the same sessions as Friendship Music, recorded at Thump and mixed/mastered by me at Studio Windows. The band has toured constantly over the past year, recently appeared as stars of a new campaign from Gucci, and were featured in The Guardian leading up to the UK release of Friendship Music. Pick up a copy of the limited-edition 10″ via Modern Sky, stream or buy it on Bandcamp, and don’t miss them next time they’re in your town!
NYC’s favorite gonzo-punks Surfbort are back with a new EP! It’s called “Billy”, and features four songs we recorded during the sessions for Friendship Music – produced and recorded at Thump, mixed and mastered at Studio Windows. You can read this feature on Alt Citizen, watch the video below, and pickup a copy from Muddguts or their record release show tomorrow (March 9) at Market Hotel.
Brooklyn-based bedroom pop trio Poppies released their newest EP Bed Music on Valentine’s Day. This collection of fragile yet assertive tunes was recorded at Business District Recording upstate by Hunter Davidsohn, and I mixed/mastered it at Studio Windows. AdHoc called the mini-album “one of the better things that happened this month” in their track-by-track review and Ears to Feed gives the EP a suitably heartfelt review as well. Poppies play at Pianos for New Colossus Festival and open for Pinegrove at House of Independents in Asbury Park – definitely worth seeing! You can stream and download Bed Music through the group’s Bandcamp, and Danger Collective Records are releasing the cassette this spring.