New studio is officially up and running. It’s a work in progress as always but as always there’s a lot of work in progress. Produced a couple of songs for The Digital Wild, engineered some sessions for The Yoots, my man Christian Vela’s awesome garage/latin doo-wop project Los Hot Boxers, Mexico City’s Dirty Lobo and a few others. Worked on some tasty jams with Ian Moore, Leopold and His Fiction and others that you should be hearing sooner than later.
I also scored a couple of short films directed by Tom Huckabee and Louis Black that were produced by Jonathan Demme and Louis himself. The films were originally shot in 1981 were rereleased this year at the SXSW film festival. Check out “Death of Rock Star” here, really proud of this one…roped in my mans Peter Stopschinski (Brown Hornet), John Speice (GF/Brownout/etc etc) and Alex Maas (Black Angels) and we put together something pretty nice.
Took a little break from Level One Sound to hole up at Church House Studio in ATX for a month with Stuart Sikes to produce The Sword’s new record. Mixes are being wrapped up by J Robbins and expect the full length this fall! Started working with Karl Denson (the newest Rolling Stone!) on a new one I’ll be producing with my man Sammy P at the console and an upcoming session in Nashville, stay tuned here for more updates as we make some more progress.
In miscellaneous tidbits, Brownout presents Brown Sabbath vol. 2 is underway and should be out later this year. James Petralli’s Bop English album, a really cool project I helped out with a couple of years back with some guitar playing and overdubs, has finally seen the light of day and is well worth your time. Shawn Lee and I’s second Electric Peanut Butter Company record came out this year on Ubiquity Records and I also think you’d dig.