State Champs have begun working on their full-length debut. The album will be co-produced by New Found Glory's Steve Klein and engineered by Sam Pura at The Panda Studios in Freemont, CA. It's due out in the late summer/early fall 2013.
Ed Rose (producer of The Get Up Kids, Motion City Soundtrack, Reggie and The Full Effect, and many more) is quitting music production after the 2013 calendar year, and putting Black Lodge Recordings up for sale.
It's been a great ride but 2013 will be my last year for making records. I'm incredibly thankful to all the musicians that have allowed me to be part of their recordings and will fondly look back at all the great music and friends I've made along the way. I'm excited to see what 2013 has in store and to see what's next. Get in touch with me asap to set up time. I hope to see some old friends and make some new ones during this last run. Bands in Scotland, England, Germany and...
Barely Blind will enter the studio this May with Pierre de Reeder (Rilo Kiley, Death Cab For Cutie, Vampire Weekend) at Kingsize North in North Hollywood to begin tracking songs for their follow up to Wilder Child of a Thousand Suns. The band is raising funds for the recording with these limited edition baseball tee's found here.
An interview with Justin Timberlake's manager outlines the entire process of releasing his new album. There's a lot of insider-baseball stuff in there, but it's quite interesting to read.
I like to do this thing where we do a countdown clock and then deliver music from it -- so what are we gonna deliver? At one point we even talked about having the countdown clock go into streaming the whole album, but then obviously we had to have conversations with the label and partners who wanted to be involved with the release of his music. So we ended up compromising and putting a single out and shortening the window to the album [release], because [usually artists] put the single out then wait...
Alpha & Omega are currently recording their Bridge Nine Records debut in Los Angeles, CA from now through March 14th with producer Chad Gilbert of NFG and engineer Kyle Black.
A&O vocalist Luis Hernandez said they are working on ten new songs and going about recording them "Ö in a new way, taking it one day at a time. We're recording guitar, bass and vocals for a different song every day and making sure each song gets the right amount of attention." He continued, "I can't wait for people to hear these new songs. I love our past two records but these songs have something different about them. The writing and recording processes are so different from what we are used to and have...
Eminence are currently in the studio with Danish producer Tue Madsen, recording their follow up to 2008ís The God Of All Mistakes. The album is due out in late 2013 and will feature a guest appearance from Sepultura bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto, Jr. The band is also performing at SXSW this year on March 15st at The Jr., 603 Red River St.
Came across an interesting article talking about how the first or second mix of a song, is usually the best one. The video in the replies talking about mixing Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" - which went through 91 mixes and ended up landing on the second one - is compelling audio nerd stuff.
But what happens with each minor ďenhancementĒ is a gradual loss of perspective. Iím sure that by mix 20 they were already so far removed from the first few mixes, but didnít realize it. They were making small, gradual tweaks. Isnít that what we do? We keep firing open our DAW, making some more tweaks, and saving the session. We think the mix is OK, but it will get better with time. In reality,...
Shreddy Krueger (ex-Secret and Whisper) will enter the studio next month with producer Jeff Schneeweis (Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights) to record their full-length debut. The album is expected out in the late summer/early fall via InVogue Records.
"The most mysterious part to me was that no one else-- no nerd or music engineer or memorabilia freak-- seemed to want it," frontman Thomas Mars told The New Yorker. "There was something a little spooky about him [Rose]. He was very pushy. It seemed like a scam. " After a prolonged and skeptical online back-and-forth with Rose, Mars committed to the console for a price of $17,000 (the original asking price was $32,000) and shipped it to Paris to begin mixing Bankrupt!.
Let It Happen are hitting the studio with Paul Leavitt in March to record a new EP. Stay tuned throughout the couple months - we will be doing an exclusive 3-part recording update series during the process.
Las Vegas' Avalon Landing have created a studio blog. The band is currently working on their debut album with producer Bryan Russell (Straylight Run, Envy on the Coast, Coldplay, Paul Simon, Steely Dan). The album is due later this year.
Day at the Fair will enter the studio in April to record an EP, marking their first new material in 8 years. It's tentatively set to be released this summer via Broken Heart Records, along with 2005's The Rocking Chair Years on vinyl.
The reunitedBlack Flag - featuring founder Greg Ginn on guitar, Ron Reyes on vocals, Gregory Moore on drums and Dale Nixon on bass - are recording a new album together. They'll also be touring the U.S. in the fall.