What a summer it has been! I've been so busy recently that I haven't had a chance to update the site much until now, but here's a rundown of what I've been doing recently. In June I wrapped up mixing on Abakis' I'm One Too LP, which I worked on extensively for the first half of 2014. The first single "Day Job" is out now, so give it a listen. The LP is scheduled to drop in November, with a release show at Judson Church in Manhattan. I'll be playing guitar.
In June I also finished mixing on a new Twin Wave single, which I produced and engineered as well. The two songs we did sound enormous. There's an R&B vibe mixed with the guitar rock sound they honed on their last EP, and that was a fun balance to strike. We recorded drums at Seaside Lounge, with guitars, vocals, bass, and keys cut at Wonder Room, and I mixed it at Wonder Room. It will see release any day now with a music video to accompany one of the tracks, so be on the lookout for that.
After working on it for 10 months on and off, we wrapped work on Corbu's Everything You Imagine is Real EP in July. Jake Aron mixed the tracks, and Joe Lambert mastered them. It will be out in November on Three Beat Records in the UK. First single "Neon Hallway" has been getting a lot of play on Zane Lowe BBC1. Here is Jonathan playing my ugly-as-sin but amazing sounding 70s P-Bass, which we affectionately call "Colonel Mustard."
Double King has been back in the studio. We were at Seaside Lounge in July recording basics for our new LP to their beautiful 3M m56 2" tape machine. Now we're at Wonder Room doing overdubs. Hoping to wrap up recording by the first week of November. Here's a quick pic I took of the sessions:
In August I was in New Gloucester, Maine producing and recording Tica Douglas' new LP. The band was the same one as on Summer Valentine, her last record. I'm very excited for this album, as Tica has written a great batch of songs and has some crack players backing her up. I'm just about done mixing it at Wonder Room. It's raw and personal in the vein of songwriters like Sun Kil Moon, Elliott Smith, and Bright Eyes. Here are some photos from the bucolic sessions:
Currently I am doing some recording and production for the indie doo-wop band Pep's debut LP, tracking vocals and guitar/keys overdubs. Jake Aron will be mixing it.
That's all for now, stay tuned!