The Clydes recently finished up work for their new 5 song EP, “Generator,” due out in December. The songs combine the band’s diverse classic rock and new wave influences with a touch of 90′s alt-rock. The band is currently planning shows for the EP’s release. So go and check them out, and if you’re nice enough, Brent may invite you out to dinner at the Menlo Park Diner where he will entertain you with stories of music history, New Jersey politics and the time he was attacked in a parking lot in Lambertville.
Corachree just released their first full length album “Dancing in the sky” via CD and digital download. We had them in the studio recording and mixing over the spring. They play a mixture of traditional Irish dance combined with American and Irish folk. Some songs are raucous instrumentals that make you want to chant while holding up a giant frothy mug of beer, and others are gentle and intimate. It was a pleasure working on this album and we’re already looking forward to the next album. If you want to know just how bad ass traditional Irish music can sound, check this one out!
The Bailey Hounds were at Retro this past Fall/Winter recording a heavy set of songs for their upcoming new album “All The Blood In The World”. From the moment we began the tracking process I knew this was going to be a serious undertaking. The band spent a lot of time writing and creating the music for this new album and had a real vision for the final product. It combines elements of country & western, rock, and folk with heavy dirges and dark overtones. At times, it almost has the aesthetic of a metal album without any distortion or double kick drum. Its just something you have to hear to understand. No single song defines the album, if fact, no set of songs define the album. Yet somehow it all works amazingly well when put together. This album was recorded completely to 2″ tape and mixed on an old analog console using minimal digital processing, which is a testament to the care taken with every step of this record. The guys we’re great to work with, and never lost sight of their vision even when things got tough. Go check out the first single “Hell Ain’t forever” on their facebook page now, and look out for a May 28th release of the album.
PS. The band included a secret troll message in one of their songs, first to decode gets a signed t-shirt.
There’s been a lot going on around the studio for the past few months. Besides working on some great new records, we’ve done a lot of studio renovations as well. The construction of the new control room is totally complete as well as an addition of a new iso room on the third floor. We’ve also acquired some coveted new gear. Besides some classic compressors, tube preamps, EQs, and mics, we’re really excited about the effects units we were able to dig up. These units include a rare Electro Voice spring reverb, a loaded PCM 70 and the elusive Ursa Major Space Station SST-282(it sounds just as cool as the name). If you’re a fan of cool old effects units, you’re siked right now. We also put in a new PTHD3 Accel system with lots of new plugins for your workflow pleasure. Feel free to view the “Gear” page for more detailed info, or stop by and check it out for yourself.