Category Archives: Behind The Release

A series of in-depth interviews with distinctive producers and music-makers, focusing on a notable new release.

Behind the Release: Skeletons’ “People”

NEW YORK CITY: For their latest release, Skeletons have stripped back the flesh, eschewing their electronics-based approach to feature artful live performances of challenging new compositions. Sometimes presenting stretches of sound that are as harrowing and disjointed as his band’s name implies, writer/guitarist/singer Matt Mehlan has struck a difficult balance, developing a sound that is at […]

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James Brown Lives. In New York. And He Mixes Records.

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: We know what you’re thinking. You’ve seen this name somewhere before. And not only on the marquee of the Apollo or littered among the best of your old soul 45s: this James Brown’s engineering credits appear on records alongside iconic producers including Butch Vig, Alan Moulder, Flood, Kevin Shields, Daniel Lanois and […]

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Sneak Preview: Sondre Lerche at the Rare Book Room

This week, we visited Rare Book Room Studios in Greenpoint to spend an afternoon with producer Nicolas Vernhes and Norwegian-born songwriter Sondre Lerche. Nicolas Vernhes (left) and Sondre Lerche inside Rare Book Room Studios in Greenpoint. Sondre’s newest self-titled album will be out in summer 2001.  Vernhes, who’s explored distinctive and sometimes jarring sounds with […]

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Cloudeater Go Genre-Jumping at The Bunker

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: John Davis and Aaron Nevezie have been building up the fortifications at their Brooklyn-based Bunker Studio for the better part of a decade. What started as a project studio in a shared live/work space has since evolved into one of the busiest (and most down-to-earth) studios in Brooklyn. John Davis at one of  […]

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Mission Sound Welcomes Dead Leaf Echo and a Cult Hero from the U.K.

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: In the past few months, Mission Sound has hosted current buzz-magnets Matt and Kim, Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective, as well as perennial punk-rock veterans Bad Religion. This month, Oliver Straus’ Williamsburg studio welcomes Brooklyn shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo and UK-born producer John Fryer. We stopped by to talk shop and got an […]

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Daptone, Home Grown: Gabe Roth’s Cottage Industry of Soul

Much of America is familiar with Gabe Roth’s authentic heavy-soul sensibilities from his Grammy-winning work behind the glass with Amy Winehouse. Despite this blockbuster success and continued work with major label artists, it’s the homegrown label Daptone Records that may prove to be his most enduring legacy. Gabe Roth: musician, songwriter, engineer/producer and co-founder of […]

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John Agnello: Dinosaur Jr. & Sonic Youth Producer On Classic Techniques, New Indie Rock Sounds

JERSEY CITY: In 1979, a Brooklyn teenager and avid record collector named John Agnello landed an internship at one of Manhattan’s most prominent music studios. Thanks to some hard work and genuine affability it wasn’t long before he found himself assisting on major releases from contemporary heavyweights like Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper and Twisted Sister. It’s […]

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