REAL ESTATE (Jersey ---> Brooklyn) was in the studio last week for another Insound Studio Session, to promote their new album Days which is out next month on Domino. The videos should be out in the next few weeks, in the meantime check out this photo-collage I made at Photovisi (my first one but now I'm hooked!):
And if you haven't heard REAL ESTATE yet here's a tune called "It's Real" off the new record:
Brooklyn 3-piece STRANGE RIVALS came into KUTCH-1 late last year and recorded an awesome EP that was finally released by the band in August. Its called Strange Rivals and its available at Bandcamp; limited-edition CD and/or digital download (the download is name-your-price). You can also stream it there.
I had a blast working on this record, I did not know these guys previously (we connected through another cool band THE HELIOTROPES I recorded a while back) but we became good buds in the process. We tracked all the basics live, overdubbed vocals and a few guitar and drum bits. Mixing was straightforward, not much processing or effects added... the band really knows how to use their gear to dial in amazing sounds so my job was easy! Give them a listen, and check out a live set if you get a chance. Here's a few photos from the session, followed by a short video clip of the live-in-the-control-room tracking for the song "Drawings".
We re-tracked Amelia's vocals on this Parker/Bird remix of MOUNTAIN MAN's "Play It Right" here at KUTCH-1 a few months back. I dare you to listen without boppin your head.
THE HEAVEN'S JAIL BAND's s/t debut full-length is now out! We did this over 5 days back in January of this year, recorded live with the players and amps in the same room, and minimal overdubs. Francesco Ferorelli put together a killer band for this project, and this recording in particular featured some special guests as well (like Scott Stapleton of Phosphorescent on keys). The session was inspired and lots of fun, and kept me engrossed to the point where I didn't freak out about not seeing my Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl!
Check out this blog review and listen to a song.
Download the album and read a more in-depth description at Thrill Jockey.
And/Or go to the Heart Break Beat site (Francesco's awesome record label) to purchase a CD. Also from H.B.B. you can order a limited 7" from the band LITTLE GOLD which I recorded last year.
PS: the newest LITTLE GOLD LP Weird Freedom which I mixed (and recorded 2 songs) should be out soon as well.
PPS: here ends "Six Degrees of Heaven's Jail Band"
My old pal Garek Druss (A STORY OF RATS) stopped in to track a new record at KUTCH-1 earlier this month. I first worked with Garek in Seattle in 2006 with his project called EAR VENOM, and before I left town I was involved in at least 5 separate releases for this and other Garek-groups. An inspiring, constantly evolving, artist & musician... I've learned so much about "SOUND" from being around this guy! Listen/Buy/Read-About his latest stuff HERE and HERE via Aquarius. See photos below of his setup, and the man himself, perhaps thumbsdowning my photography?
Last month Insound brought Yuck to KUTCH-1 to record and film 3 songs live to tape (well the audio was to tape at least...) These look awesome, so glad we hooked up with the Haus + Longhitano production team. We'll be doing these sessions once a month now here at KUTCH-1. link to INSOUND STUDIO SESSIONS w/ YUCK
Two more Gross Relations tracks for free download on Bandcamp. They're called "Today Tomorrow" and "Taking Off". They were tracked by Mark Lewis at Junxt Studios, and mixed by me at KUTCH 1.
The new Little Gold LP has been mixed in all its Weird and Free glory, and was at last sent to mastering for the icing.
I was unable to attend the mastering session but I did receive this photo which is a good sign. (apparently it sounds like golden butter flakes!)
Here's a video of Jon from Gross Relations, taking one for the team:
Been busy here at the KUTCH-1, yesterday we did a live session with YUCK, an up-and-coming London band. Here's a photo courtesy of my new pal Frank Longhitano:
Gross Relations have started blasting some songs from their forthcoming EP I've been mixing, check out a review here and download some tunes: BLAME THE RECORDS
Did a jazz recording for pianist Jay Epstein last week, all live (of course) and tracked to tape, sounds great:
And last but not least, having a blast mixing the Little Gold LP tentatively titled WEIRD FREEDOM. Been using this toy, perhaps a little too much: