Healer Man – Blue Suede Spirituals

Worked on this great blues-by-way-of-noise 7″ from Healer Man. Two super raw tracks that push the distortion and reverb to their breaking points. Working on this immediately brought to mind Jesus & Mary Chain, Burnt Ones, Haunted Leather, and even a touch of RL Burnside. (If you don’t know Burnt Ones or Haunted Leather then after listening…

History of Colour TV – Sure Enough EP

My wife and I have known Jaike for a long time. We put out a few albums of his old band Safeashome on our Safranin Sound label we ran a few years ago. This summer, while we were in France, we got to meet him for the first time. (Seeing Slowdive no less!) He makes awesome music…

Wildhoney “Fall In” from upcoming LP

Worked on this wonderful record Wildhoney has coming out early next year. Here is the first track off of it. I’m excited for people to hear this one, they made something special here and I’m glad they asked me to be a part of it. Go see them live too, they are the real shoegazing deal!…

Screen Vinyl Image / Bloody Knives

Yeah yeah I know, you’re not supposed to master the stuff you record yourself and admittedly mastering our tracks was kinda tough, however, we were trying to keep a low budget on this release and aside from that I had the grand pleasure of mastering one of my most fave bands in the world, Bloody…

Jail Solidarity – Pretty Good Privacy

Worked with DC band Jail Solidarity on their debut EP coming out on Accidental Guest Recordings. Their sound is nice and sludgy / heavy, reminds me of early Swans while some areas reminded me of Flipper. I feel like it’s often really easy to peg a band like this into easily saying they’re hardcore, but…

CP/M 7 Inch

Worked on this fantastic sludgy / heavy 7 inch from Baltimore’s CP/M (gotta love that name). Lot’s of slow cranked riffs on this one and they also did a fantastic split with another killer Baltimore group Birth (Defects). Standout track is definitely INTL with it’s evil march-like cadence but both tracks feature the bass as…

Last Remaining Pinnacle – 64

Had the pleasure of working with Last Remaining Pinnacle on their latest album, a real raw garage rager with tons of psych between the layers. There’s also a few nice subtle moments of early 90’s guitar sounds on here too which break up the onslaught of feedback and pounding Big Black drum-esq moments. Pick up…

Wildhoney Brooklyn Vegan

Wildhoney’s new EP Over and Over got featured this week in Brooklyn Vegan with spring tour dates announced too. Be sure to catch them if they are coming in or around your town. “Baltimore’s Wildhoney are unabashedly flying the early ’90s shoegaze flag, recalling not only the obvious UK influences, but also their American compatriots…

Rosemary Arp

Worked this week on the new Rosemary Arp album Sakura, coming out on Ascetic House via cassette format. This is a really great collection of dark techno with plenty of layers of noise and atmospheres under pulsing beats. Below are two track previews.

Beyond Inversion Rolling Stone Review

Pretty cool news, Joe Gross from Rolling Stone gave the Beyond Inversion compilation on Accidental Guest Recordings a 4/5 star review! Get all of the info you need on this very excellent compilation at this link, looks like they are doing a re-press too. “Great underground rock compilations – the D.C. hardcore classic Flex Your Head or…

Roomrunner’s Ideal Cities makes a Rolling Stone top 20

Congrats to my buds Roomrunner for making Rob Sheffield’s Top 20 Albums on Rolling Stone this year! Very cool news. -> 15. Roomrunner, Ideal Cities Full disclozh: I am sometimes (and 100 percent justly) mocked at the Rolling Stone offices for how much I heart the Nineties. When MTV did a Beavis and Butt-Head reboot a couple years ago, my…