It's funny you say that, since the first album was essentially self-produced, while this one was done with a producer.
They recorded at a studio with great gear, and just co-produced with their engineer: http://www.redrocketsglare.com/
It's not like they did everything on their own. That would be very surprising.
And I know that this new record was done with the guy from the National, but I feel like he just sort of flattened out their sound. Gorilla Manor, while it had its quirks and some things I didn't like, felt quite a bit more alive than what I've heard so far.
And yeah, here
are Dessner's productions. Nothing that blows me away, to be honest. I believe you're thinking of Peter Katis
, who has done some phenomenal
Incredible musician though.