I worked with these 4 lads from England at Jackpot Recording in Portland OR for three weeks in March and April of 2009. The goal was to make a very melodic noise-rock-and-roll record that was more over the top than anything before.
1. OCD Go Go Girls
2. I Want To (Go)
I knew this record was good when I mixed it, but I never imagined it would change my world in the ways it did. We recorded and mixed it at my very first and very tiny Studio 13. It was all done on an analog half inch 16 Track Fostex machine, which I still have. This recording has the key ingredient to making a fantastic CD: great songs.
1. Sleeping Aides and Razorblades
2. Throwaway Style
This was one of the first records done on PermaPress Recordings SoundWorkshop Series 34 Mixing board, which came from A&M Recording. Research Files is a very quiet, acoustic guitar and vocal record. It marked the return to music of an old client of mine, Patrick Buckley. It was recorded in digital in 2009, but it doesnt sound like it. Theres a great message in Research Files never give up on your art.
2. A Breeze to Blow Away
This is their second CD, completed in 2013. The band's name stems from
co-founder Chris Santella's passion for angling, but bandmates Keith
Carlson, Doug Mateer and Sloan Morris take the ensemble's folk-rock sound
beyond on the river with story songs about life, love...and, a little
1. Skinny Jeans
2. Same Old Dream
The Welfare State is songwriter Eric Gregory (Crack City Rockers), guitarist Kenny (Cosmopolitans, Amelia), drummer Greg Odell (8 Foot Tender, Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers) and bassist Freddy Trujillo (Curtis Salgado, Federale) Needless to say, these guys had been in a studio a few times before. The songs were excellent, the musicianship superb, and my job was to capture the band to tape and mostly stay out of the way. The guys really had their ideas together, and this made for great and very efficient recording. High Times was done on 2 Tape and was recorded and mixed in around 5 and 1/2 days.
1. Vertigo On Demand
Justin Maurer came to me with a desire to do a french pop, punk rock record. I realized he didnt mean pop punk and this record is the result. Its totally different than any other Clorox Girls record and shares more with End of the Century than Rocket to Russia. It was done in 5 days on the half-inch 16 Track Fostex machine. The backing vocals were done with up to 5 of us singing at the same time everyone had a different part and had to be placed the appropriate distance from the microphone.
1. Le Banana Split
2. Stuck in a Hole
1. Cloud Eyes
1. The Bridge Hater Song
1. Another Cigarette Ends
2. Bloodshot Eyes
1. Black as the Night Goes
2. Saving Every Secret
1. Nothing in the World
1. The Campground Rule
I recorded and mixed their 5 song demo in a single day in the winter of 2011. The 5 piece tracked their basics live, with no overdubs. We punched a mistake or two and then overdubbed the vocals. Here is one of my favorites from the session.
1. Shake Your Money Maker