In The Studio: Feb/Mar/Apr 2014

Dear Y’all,

With all the snowfall I didn’t even realize I hadn’t let you know what’s been going on at Bang-A-Song the past few months so here goes:

Willie “Loco” Alexander and the Raztones have finished tracking and begin mixing their new record this Friday!  Renee & Joe mixed another great song “Steal You Flowers” which was made available for Valentine’s Day.  Mike Francis from Soul Rebel Project and Mile 21 laid down vocals and guitars for many upcoming projects.  The Instinct laid down enough tracks to start their first full length.  Jon Butcher is cutting tracks for his latest (first?) theater production.  Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band came in again from Ohio to start their next LP at Bang-A-Song.  Anna Rae used Bang-A-Song to film a Q&A with the engineers/mixers involved with her upcoming release.  Tom Hauck finished his new album “Valentine to the Future”, released it under the new band name TELAMOR and is now reworking his previous solo tracks with his new group.  Satch Kerans had a great session with Timo Shanko on bass and Leo Ciaramitaro on drums.  Pocket Tanya is this close to finishing the new EP.  Lisa Manning sequenced and mastered her new LP.  Tony and Warren cut tracks on spec for future use in Polish laundry detergent ads. Mara Bettencourt finished mastering and released her new album “Eclectic Soul”.  Alien Psychology achieved the rare feat of shredding their vocal chords with melody for their latest two tracks.  Sonic Euphoria came in from the cold after a many month lay off.  Watts held court at Bang-A-Song for the David Robinson 65th birthday surprise party afterparty.

New Releases from Bang-A-Song: June 2013

In The Studio: April 2013

Brad Byrd is coming in to produce the Rick Williams rock.  Willie Alexander is identifying some radio stations.  Tom Hauck is putting the finishing touches on his second Bang-A-Song recorded LP.  Renee and Joe‘s album is being uploaded for mastering as we type.  The Instinct are melting the walls between their rehearsal and our recording studio. Jon Hardy continues to give voice to the Mexican Ape Lord. The Boyfriends are laying down two tunes for a five minute cassette to be released in the near future.

In The Studio: March 2013

Sonic Euphoria continue to chase their auditory high.  Inge Berge cut rhythm tracks for his Erika Van Pelt productions.  Tom Hauck stabs it in solo.  Jon Hardy makes the Mexican Ape Lord tracks sing.  Andrew Jones is stepping out from behind the kit to give the drummer some…songwriting and production credits.  Brad Byrd is nesting a song or two at Bang-A-Song.  Renee and Joe are one overdub and three mixes away from your favorite new album.

In The Studio: January/February 2013

Jon Butcher is wailing guitar and vocals for the long awaited third Jon Butcher Axis album.  Meg Griffin is bringing in Henley Douglas (HDR&B) for another Sirius/XM “Having Words with Meg”.  Kim Jennings is mixing her next full length folk rock masterpiece.  Joe and Renee cut their final basics for LP#1.  Time to mix!  Mexican Ape Lord are cutting slamming vocals to slamming tracks.  Geoff Small and his band of Night Trippers are recording basics featuring a Gibson pedal steel guitar from 1955.   Tom Hauck contines to refine one-man-band-dom.  Sonic Euphoria are continuing to carve their tunes in rock.  KBMG mixed a few longtime fan favorites that had never made it to tape.  Godchild began a luv affair with recording by cutting a rendition of “Wagon Wheel”.   Lisa Manning finished her latest album in record time.   Rob Garfield came up from Philadelphia to cut tracks to accompany his latest book release.

In The Studio: November 2012

The Leblanc Brothers are gonna enjoy overdubbing for the first time.  The Bandit Kings are in to mix their third studio LP….but this time it’s acoustic.  Eric Salt is tracking drums for his 1,287,352nd children’s session.  Lisa Manning is recording with her top-hat on.  Tom Hauck will continue recording no matter how the election turns out.  Renee and Joe are getting their debut LP quite a bit closer to you.

In The Studio: September 2012

The Loud Clappers are mixing their next 4 song 7”. No handclaps were recorded. Tom Hauck is recording your musical invitation to get onboard The Obama Train. Litehouse have turned the electricity back on to finish four tracks they started last May. Renee & Joe continue to develop their debut LP. The Singing Poet Lisa Manning is back in with more harmonic pentameter. Geoff Small cut a master for his latest hit “Stranger Danger”. Harhay is cutting more drums to take back to his overdub asylum.

In The Studio: May 2012

Litehouse have laid down three more tracks of glammy groove rock. Tom Hauck (ex-Atlantics/Ball and Pivot) has been overdubbing on his second full length solo record.  Satch Kerans and band have started the follow up to their last record “Pieces”. What Time is it Mr. Fox continue to refine and define their next record whittling it down from 27 tracks in progress. Renee and Joe brought in Renee’s brother Dan Dupuis (Blues Yer Daddy/All Summer Long) to play drums on two new tracks for their upcoming LP.