Karen K and the Jitterbugs mixed some magic. Matt and the Lower Standards cut another batch of soon to be standards. Jon Butcher is this close to finishing his next album. The Instinct finished their new record “Mostly Awake”. Sandra Lee baked a melody. Pocket Tanya channeled his inner Purple. Renee and Joe married melody to tape. Mexican Ape Lord went ape. Telamor recorded more. John Jerome took us home. Leo Ciaramataro practiced his strokes. Sophia Gadbois cut her college application. The Poor Sports scored a hit. Graham Neill and the Band of Wolves howled into the mics.
Mosse mixed. Jon Butcher continued to travel Two Roads. Telamor recorded more. Kenny Chambers consulted. Harbor Walk updated their app. The Modern Kitchen swung. Sandra Lee developed her originals. Matt Bowie recorded with his Brothers (Instinct). Renee and Joe recorded moe. Satch Kerans finished his latest record. The Instinct massaged their mixes. Dan King and Russ Lawton grooved. Alexandra Grace and Josh Cominelli cut acoustic demos.
Two new releases from Bang-A-Song that missed the November “New Releases” cutoff!
Pocket Tanya implores us to “Talk About The Truth”. Starting talking by downloading the single for just 99 cents from iTunes here.
Meanwhile, underway at Bang-A-Song:
Sonic Euphoria are tracking some great Alice Cooper and ZZtop sides. Lillie McDonough is cutting a calypso with strings, oboe and marimba among other things. Telamor are nailing number 3. Geoff Small, John Jerome and High Society are burning the midnight oil. Simon Ritt is making movies. Renee and Joe are mixing their latest magic. KBMG are bring Warren out of the studio to do an on location recording of their public show at the Old Sloop in Rockport on Friday December 12th. SAFETY are leaning new songs in Studio B for their show on December 26th at the CACC. Satch Kerans is mixing more masterpieces.
Here’s a list of recent albums that we’ve had the pleasure of working on at Bang-A-Song. Click the name of the artist to read more about the artist, or click the name of the album to download or purchase the album.
Telamor: Valentine to the Future and Straight Shots
Willie Loco Alexander and the Raztones: Raztonia Volume 1
Mara Bettencourt: Eclectic Soul
Jon Butcher Axis: Experienced
The Instinct: Fake It
Anna Rae: High Stakes
Alien Psychology: Alien Psychology on Sound Cloud
Renee and Joe: Steal You Flowers
Kenny Chambers and Electric Ears: Someday You’ll Be King
And although it wasn’t recorded at Bang-A-Song, it was recorded *impeccably* by Ed Valauskas at Q Division, and Sam and Tony are sprinkled throughout, so…a big shoutout for “Electric Candyland” from Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. The album smokes, the bonus tracks that accompany it will rock your socks off (and be familiar to anyone who’s seen the Dees live), and there are even some glam new tees at Dee Store.
Satch Kerans is mixing another great collection of songs. Telamor is already at work on LP3. Mary Lou Lord is this close to finishing her next record. Kenny Chambers and the Electric Ears have finished their debut LP and sent it out for mastering. Pocket Tanya is keeping it unreal. Renee and Joe are warming our hearts out. The A-Train Orchestra are getting there fast. Susan Waller transferred tapes taped at the legendary Cameron’s. Pray for Mojo had their prayers answered. Mike Francis of Soul Rebel Project did some extracurricular overdubs for Mr. Babson. Scout did tracks on his own. Alien Psychology featuring Scout are working on tracks together. Jason Carpenter worked on his mixing skills. Chelsea Berry is recording her “living room” record. Megan McKenzie is making SAFETY happen. Jon Butcher is teaching us a thing or two about tone!
Tom Hauck and Telamor are wrapping up LP 2. Jon Butcher is overdubbing on masters and demos. Mary Lou Lord is kicking her Kickstarter album. Kenny Chambers and the Electric Ears are rocking and popping throughout their first record together. Ken Steiner is recording upright for Robert Allen down in FLA. Renee & Joe are growing another album. Satch Kerans is wrapping up another batch of hits.
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.
- “Axis 3” by the newly resurrected Jon Butcher Axis was released with a rocking show at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre. Read the story in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Copies are available in all Newbury Comics.
- Renee & Joe’s debut LP “Dreamsteering” is available in hardcopy at Mystery Train Records and Gloucester Music and as files at their BandCamp site.
- What Time Is It Mr. Fox?’s latest full-length, titled “Little Bit of Blue” is available now on iTunes.
- The “Swim in The Ocean” b/w “It All Just Falls Apart” cassette by The BF’s is available on cassette…and digitally here.
- “Here Now”, the newest full length release from Kim Jennings is available now in her online store.
- Scott Tarulli’s new album “Anytime, Anywhere” was reviewed in Bass Musician Magazine after its release in September 2012.
- Tom Hauck’s 2nd solo album “Afterlife” is available everywhere.
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.
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.