New Steel Phantoms single, “Matt LeBlanc” featured on Spin’s website!
"Our Nature," Savoir Adore’s second full length album was released on October 16th. I had the pleasure of co-mixing the record with Paul Hammer and playing some bass (as well as a bit of guitar!)
One of the most fun parts of mixing the record for me was the use of some really awesome old outboard Lexicon reverb units. The two we mostly used were the Model 200 and the classic 480L. Check out “Sea of Gold” vocals for a great example of the extreme long settings the 480L can achieve. The 200 ended up on some vocals, but mostly percussion and snare drums.
The album is being printed on double 180 gram vinyl, and will also be available digitally. You can order the album on iTunes here and you can stream it on Spotify as well. We will be on tour all over the US this month, so check out the tour dates here.
"Be a Jerk" a song by Boy Girl Party that I produced last year has found its way to the trailer for the upcoming film "The Oranges" starring Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener! For the original track and more of their "Dear Dear" EP, check out http://boygirlparty.bandcamp.com. OK!
Greetings Americaners! If I wasn’t in Brighton, UK right now, I would totally be playing an avocado-shaped shaker on stage tonight with these lovely fellows that I had the pleasure of producing. It’s their EP release show at the always fun Bar Matchless, and you’d be doing yourselves a favor by going out to hang out with them. Here’s their first single, called “Be a Jerk.” Enjoy!
If you don’t know Rarechild, you should. No? Well I’ll introduce you. Chris Bordeaux, Michael Friedrich, and Tim McCoy used to play in a great band called Rahim, signed to Frenchkiss Records, and Tim McCoy currently plays drums in Savoir Adore, French Horn Rebellion, and Ski Lodge. They formed last year, and I kept going to their shows. In their live show, Tim plays a spackle bucket, floor tom, some bongos and a broken cymbal. Chris and Michael hold down most of the vocals, and play keys. All of this is played to some really awesome beat tracks.
The challenge was to make this all cohesive in the studio, and I think we succeeded. “Common Crime” and “The Other Life” are two tracks that I engineered and mixed alongside the band, and we’re all really proud of how it came out. Also Josh Bonati over at Bonati mastering did a spectacular job on the 2 track.
On a geek note, this was one of the first projects I mixed on our new Neotek Elan 32 channel console. I really can’t speak highly enough of this board, the more mixing I’ve been doing on it, the more I love it. It’s a… uh, well… it’s a big-boy-board.
Savoir Adore - “Dreamers” is here! This is by far, one of the most fun tracks I’ve worked on all year. Instead of posting about how we went about piecing this thing together, I’m just going to list some words and maybe you can fill in the gaps….
-“all buttons in”
-“maybe my Dad.”
-“it’s definitely music.”
-“i only de-ess when i’m drunk.”