-- Monday July 7th, 2008
The last several months have brought everything from accordions and Italian love songs to Marshall stacks and chugging riffs.I just wrapped up an excellent selection of cover songs with the very talented Richmond Kings, a great band featuring folks from Rhino Bucket and the Flaming Groovies-- talk about rock pedigree. Tom and Nico have been in and out of the studio as we chip away at they're upcoming full length. Hod has been up several times, leaving the soothing environs of his Santa Cruz compound to record an excellent selection of new songs for Sap Moon. And last but not least, we are very nearly done with the new Mudsoc album, which we'll likely hand off to Tim Alexander for mastering.
-- Saturday February 2nd, 2008
Liam just finished a week of mixing with Astralingua their excellent debut features an amazing cast of musicians and was a pleasure to mix. Mastering went down at Hyde Street with Mike Wells. LSD and The Search for God have been in with Liam on and off, they should be cutting vocals any time now on what we humbly suggest might their best work yet.
Additionally, our good pals Meric and Logan in The Dodos just released an online single which was recorded here with Jeff and Liam some time back. We'll let you know when we figure out which webzine is hosting the thing-- cuz it's came out really nice. Maybe Meric will let us now when he comes back from tour in 2035.
Also, look for a new 7" from The Rantouls soonish on chocolate covered records. Tracked to tape at Zila by Jeff, Liam came in at the end and helped mix a few songs as well.
Which is also kinda what happened with Desert Shore, although they did some additonal tracking offsite with our new friend, the illustrious Aaron Prellwitz. Liam came into the fold towards the end to help track vocals and mix several tunes marathon style, finishing just in time to ship Phil off to Europe (playing guitar for Sun Kill Moon no less) with a minty fresh Desert Shore CD-R in his hot little hands. Don't it make ya feel cosmopolitan just readin' 'bout it!
-- Wednesday January 21, 2008
2007 sure was an inspiring year, being involved in making such wonderful albums.
-- Friday June ...wait...Saturday June 16, 2007
The 4 Ch. Spectrasonics preamp is finally in action....thanks to Liam and Jeff! Sounds like it should sound....solid.
So we have some good people coming in to visit us in the next couple of months. LSD and the search for God will peel the paint off our walls next week. Then, Dame Satan and Low Red Land will paint the walls blood red. Nigel will be in Ireland and Liam will be in Oakland. Ummm...is Saleem in Costa Rica? And Jeff has found and lost love in the fog.