It’s been a long production cycle, but The Devil’s Dime by alt-country band The Golden Country is finally out on My Darling Records. Tim and Rose of The Golden Country are amazing songwriters, and truly a blast to work with in the studio. I engineered and mixed the whole thing. Oh, and I play drums on the album, too! From tracking until mastering, the project took about a year to complete. There are some truly inspiring guest musicians on the album including Dan Pantenburg and Vaughn Leikam of The Autonomics, Sam Wenc of Post Moves, and many others. Hit me up and I might just tell you the story behind the album’s title (it’s a good one). Give it a listen on Spotify!
Take a listen to the latest sounds coming out of Soundscape City!
The Wishermen recently released their EP called, “EPoch” on Cavity Search Records. We recorded the EP at Soundscape City last winter, and it’s been in post ever since. It’s got a great avant-garde mathy vibe to it. Dare I say you shouldn’t even call it, “Jazz?” Barra and The Wishermen killed it at their release show at Alberta Street Pub recently.
Adam Brock and Old Wave also just released their debut self-titled album. I did some extra drum tracking for the album with Barra and Adam last spring, and the album is a shining example of quirky Portland-Pop.
I’m so stoked that these projects came out so well! Really, I just press buttons while the musicians do all the real work…
WBPT released our debut album, Strikes Back, a week ago! The production process took over a year, and the final product was well worth the wait. So many amazing people went into making the album from Ed Brooks, Karim Hassanein, to all our Kickstarter backers. Thank you all. Take a listen and tell me what you think. We’ll have physical copies out sometime this summer, and a CD release party to follow.
It’s been awhile since my last update, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. I recently finished mixing Loser Boyfriends debut EP, Cleaned Ourselves Up. You can listen to it on bandcamp: http://loserboyfriend.bandcamp.com/
We recorded the drums and guitar live with my Mackie D8B, and overdubbed more guitars, bass, and vocals later. And of course, Nathan’s voice wouldn’t be complete without some re-amping!
This summer Nathan Tucker and I spent a few afternoons recording his new 5-song EP To Find Open Space at my studio. It’s a minimalist songwriting approach with acoustic guitar and vocals relying heavily on the power of the words to carry the songs. Think Tallest Man on Earth on a rainy Portland day. Check it out for free here:
White Bear Polar Tundra’s first album entitled Strikes Back is currently under post-production. We finished tracking in June. After finishing all the recordings, we’ve been letting the tracks sit for a bit before diving into mixing them. I will keep you all updated on the process. Currently, two songs (Jupiter and Fire Eye) have gone through first drafts, and we still have 7 or so tracks to go. I’ll post some sound samples soon!