Category Archives: Press
Some of you caught the leak of an early version of our song “Tropics.” Here’s a bit about it and the release date of our debut album over at ThePRP.com
The post-production phase was pretty great because we got to work with Aaron (Harris). We’ve never brought in outside ears on a project before and I was a bit nervous but it was a really easy process and he was really great to work with. I found it really interesting what he would focus on in the creative process.
Thanks for the kind words guys.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Just a quick update and two dates I wanted to put on your radar.
I recently finished mixing two records I’m really excited about. The first record is by the Russian band Weary Eyes, which is a bit reminiscent of Sonic Youth. The second is from San Diego’s Sleep Lady; their music reminds me of Hum and Portishead (among other things). If you’re in L.A. on October 29, Sleep Lady is playing a show at the Silverlake Lounge. You should come hear a few of the new tracks live. They’re pretty great.
This week, I’m in the studio with Chino working on vocals for our debut Palms record. It’s sounding really great and we’re all psycehd. I’m just going to leave it at that and stay focused. Sorry to tease.
On November 6 — yes, voting day — ISIS will release “Temporal.” It contains some unreleased tracks, hard-to-find songs, demos, and even an unreleased video for “Pliable Foe” from the “Wavering Radiant” sessions. I have multiple recording and mixing credits on “Temporal” and am looking forward to it coming out. Here’s a peek at the cover art by Aaron Turner.
Also, on a side note: I was sad to learn yesterday that Hydra Head Records would be closing shop in December. I watched as Hydra Head evolved from a small operation in Aaron Turner’s Boston apartment in 1997 to an internationally-recognized indie label. Aaron and his partner Mark Thompson built something special to a lot of people. ISIS, of course, was a big supporter of Hydra Head and we must have listened to the label’s entire catalog on our tours throughout the years. I wish all the bands and employees at Hydra Head the best.
That’s all for now. If you’d like to work together, or inquire about my mixing/producing rates, here’s my contact info. Thanks!
Hello. I just wanted to share a few things that have been going on. The new Mental Architects “Celebrations” record is now available. I produced and mixed this record. I’m really happy with how it came out, and the process was something I’ve always wanted to try. Here’s my favorite track from the record:
I’m going out with the Jezabels in a few days to do live sound for their upcoming U.S./Canada tour. We’re hitting some of my favorite spots. If you’re free, come see these guys. They’re great live. Tour dates can be found HERE.
Some of you may have seen the drum tracking pictures I posted on my Facebook page a few weeks ago. The photos were taken at Joe Barresi’s studio, where we tracked drums for my new band. We used some unconventional gear that I can’t wait to talk about. The record is coming along great, and we will be announcing more exciting details in the near future. Here’s a couple pics from the drum tracking:
Thanks for reading.
Cliff and I recently sat down with Artist Direct to talk about the ISIS Live series digital re-issue. We also talked about our new band with Jeff Caxide, also of ISIS.
Here’s an interview I did with DRUM! magazine about writing and recording In The Absence Of Truth, in which I took a new approach to my drumming. This particularly feature was exciting because it was the first time I’d seen one of my beats written out in drum tablature. It doesn’t hurt that Abe Cunningham’s on the cover either; he’s one of my favorite drummers.
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When Jeff Caxide told me that Bernie Romanowski , our friend from the Connecticut band Cable, was writing a blog about music and cycling for Decibel, I had to get involved. Those are my two favorite topics and I have the best memories of Isis touring with Cable. Jeff put me back in touch with Bernie and we exchanged all the necessary bike nerd talk — what kind of bikes we each had, what gear we were using, where we’d been riding, who we were rooting for in the Tour De France, and on and on.
For Bernie’s blog, we came up with the idea each documenting a 100-mile bike ride on our respective coasts. In our posts we’d share details including why we chose the route, what we listened to, what food we consumed and how long it took us.
Here’s how it turned out:
I am very honored to announce that I am now part of the SONOR drums family. I believe these are the best drum available anywhere. I am very proud to be along side some of my favorite drummers like Benny Greb, Danny Carey, Tomas Haake, Gavin Harrison, and many more. Thanks to SONOR for making me part of their crew.