In The Studio | New Releases: June – December 2020

2020. It was a challenge to keep Bang-A-Song banging this year, but we did it! Here’s what’s been happening…

In The Studio

Thanks to the fine folks who safely joined us at Bang-A-Song to get their tracks tracked, get their mixes mixed and get their masters mastered. We are looking forward to spending more time with you in the studio in 2021!

Thanks to Wangari Fahari, Kenyan born composer, singer and founder of Fahari Records Inc., who spent several days at Bang-A-Song along with Mighty Mystic, Scott and John Aruda (The Aruda Brothers), and Sidney Mills producing (shown above). We also laid down tracks with John Jerome, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?, Mexican Ape Lord, Eric Salt & The Electric City, George Hall, Brendan Kinetik, Organismic, Telamor, Jon Butcher, The Dazies, Christian Towler, Matt Rhodes, Bob Wolfman, Toby Mountain, Wood & Bone, Tony Mason, Geoff Small, Tim Gearan (live at our own local Shalin Liu!), and Allen Estes.

New Releases

Congratulations to all our musical friends and clients who were in the studio and who released new music in the back half of 2020. As the year closes, it’s a perfect time to buy new music from artists who have been working hard all year to keep up their creative output for your enjoyment. Check it out!

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2021. Happy New Year!

In The Studio/New Releases: Fall/Winter 2018

Thanks to everyone who was working at Bang-A-Song this fall. A lot of new albums were released since we last updated you, and we’re happy to recommend them! Dig in….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Studio:

Koi Wolf made their amps howl. Kim Blisard came to dance.  Over the Bridge crossed into Studio CNorthwest Fox recorded a few more tracks before setting sail.  Crunchtime crunched. The Dazies started a new EP.  Safety played it dangerous. Quentin Callewaert kept us young.  Toby Mountain made a difference. Second Balcony Jump cut their Third record. Harry and the Potters cast their mixes. Satch Kerans swung into C. The Instigators finished what they started.  Jones Creek paddled through the overdubs. Sound Harbor held a class. Meg Griffin voiced a podcast. Joe Wilkins cut a rhythm section. John Jerome got going on the next one.  Lisa Manning waxed poetic.  Matt Smith spent some time in Studio CAmanda Mena crooned some tunes.

In The Studio/New Releases: Summer 2018

It took us until the last day of summer to stop tracking (and swimming) and rocking (and sweating) long enough to bring you the news about who’s been at Bang A Song working, and who’s put their new Bang A Song stuff out for your listening pleasure.

New Releases:

  • The new long player from The Only Things is available at Bandcamp and Apple Music.
  • John Jerome released his self-titled album this summer, and if you’re lucky enough to have caught him at Harbor Loop, at the Bluefin Blowout, at The Rhumb Line, on North Shore 104.9 (you get the idea), then you should have a copy of the CD by now. If you do not, you should check it out on Spotify.
  • Alexandra and Josh recorded and released The Colour Lilac on all platforms (Itunes | Amazon | Spotify | CD Baby) and they held a proper record-release party to celebrate the accomplishment!
  • Second Balcony Jump released the second single from the album “Get Up”, and it’s a smooth and saxy piece entitled “Blind“. And if you’re in the mood to bang a little, the third single “Do It Again” features choice performances from Kinetik, DJ Slipwax, and Heavy Stud. I mean, that’s just stacking the deck….and we like it!

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In The Studio / New Releases: March/April/May 2018

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Upcoming Events and New Releases

Upcoming Events:

We are vacuuming the studio and setting up yet another pair of speakers to ensure the most pleasing of parties when Bang-A-Song stalwarts Renee & Joe present, perform (and record live in the studio, for release later in 2018) their newest record, and first on (blue!) vinyl “Stone Garden”.  To get one of the very limited tickets for this April 7th, 2018 studio performance/recording (and to be part of the crowd noise!), visit the event page here.

New Releases:

In The Studio/New Releases: Summer 2017

Hot Fun In The Summertime at Bang-A-Song:

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In The Studio:

  • Telamor spread musical amor.
  • The Night Trippers recorded well into tomorrow morning.
  • Renee and Joe mixed their record which should be available on vinyl in a matter of moments.
  • Willie Alexander continued the collage.
  • The Marconis transmitted rock.
  • Ally Doody doodled.
  • John Jerome let it be known.
  • Lisa Manning waxed some stanzas.
  • The Only Things cut their next LP.
  • Bliss brought the bliss.
  • Mark Pelosi checked his grooves.
  • Morgan Minsk was mixed.
  • Simon Ritt demoed his demos.
  • Wilson willed his songs to tape.
  • Mike Francis rocked the mic.
  • Concrete Constellations shot for the stars.
  • Izzy Hall wailed on sax.
  • Paul Jensen transferred reels.
  • Sofia Gadbois recorded her next set of originals.

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In The Studio/New Releases: Summer 2016

Dear Y’all,

Well, it’s been awhile but that’s summer in Gloucester….if we’re not in the studio cutting tracks were on the water kicking back….no extra computer time allowed!  Still feels like summah here today but enough time has passed I think I ought to update….

Not surprisingly, there are some great albums that have had their toes in the Bang-A-Song pool for even just a little bit. (And even if their toes weren’t here recently, we’re still happy to push these great recordings. Here are some of the latest:

In The Studio + New Releases: March/April 2016

In The Studio: April / May 2016

Jon Butcher remixed.  The Great Madness got on the radio.  Geoff Small inflated his airbag.  Telamor tracked and shot.  Soul Rebel Project cut guitars. Will Vincent played all the instruments.  Megan McKenzie souled the soul.  Ally Doody sang the hits.  Chelsea Berry worked up new tunes.  Pete Minigell picked up where his brother left off.

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The Great Madness premiered their newly released track “Our Town” on Radio 92.9.

Friend to all (and especially to Bang-A-Song) Willie Alexander and The Fishtones promised “I’ll Be Goode”, on their new full length LP.

Lastly, the Full Length, Red Bird, Dynamic Duo, CroonSome TwoSome release from Renee and Joe has hit the streets.  The album is entitled “Red Bird” You can buy it, gift it, stream it, and even acquire it on CD.  You will be gratified.

New Releases: February 2016

February was a busy release month for Bang-A-Song artists (and we’re pregnant with some March releases, too), but just to make sure you can quickly add the latest tunes to your playlists/downloads/collections, here’s the rundown.

Graham Neill / Band of Wolves has released a new track and music video entitled “She Played”, and you can even see a bit of our own Warren Babson tracking the Wolves in the studio.  If this is the teaser track (featuring Megan McKenzie!), look out for the full LP!

Matt Minigell has a new single that drops in two days (Saturday, 2/27/16), entitled “Lucy” (b/w “Elivette”), and you’re going to want to head over to his BandCamp to pick that up.  Set your alarms!

*Edited: The video for his new single just dropped, too, and Bang-A-Song is part of the musical soundscape….

The ever dynamic Telamor released the ten-track LP “Outside The Lines” in February, and the whole thing is available on BandCamp, Spotify, and CD Baby, if that’s your kind of baby….!

We are derelict in having not noted the release of “Mostly Awake” from The Instinct late last year.  As compensation, here’s a review from Francis DiMenno in the Noise so you know that we’re not the only ones who like what these Gloucester punks are doing!  (Also streaming like crazy on Spotify!)

In The Studio: March 2015

The Instinct trusted theirs and ours on the way to their 2nd Bang-A-Song recorded LP.  Donald Freyleue finished up a long awaited 2-song single.  Jon Butcher continued to drive his 2 Roads East.  Nate Weaver and Brittany Betts got their Bang-A-Saturday session in.  Telamor recorded some more.  Heavy Denims laid down the glam. Lisa Manning committed more musical poetry to tape.  PRAY for MOJO had their prayers answered.  Daniel Dye left the Miller Road Band back home in Ohio to record some solo songs.  Geoff Small made music for his Electric EarsThe A Train Orchestra swung back in.  The Absolute Gentleman mixed an absolute smash.  Willie Loco Alexander sequenced his big 10″.  Hot Lemon squeezed out all the juice from a long weekend session.  wrensoundChelsea Berry cut one and done in a fortnight. The Rockport Middle School Chamber Music ensembles brought the clarinets and cellos to record their original songs.

Finally, Bang-A-Song‘s own Warren Babson released a new record: Wren Sound. We might be biased but WE LOVE IT! Pick it up via iTunes here.