March/April/May ’11

Mastering projects included Blake Thomas, Josh Harty, Surgeons In Heat, Lucky Diaz, Jetty Boys, Canopies, Cait & the Girls, Joe Vent, Blue Sky Hour, Tonight, the City Skyline, The Campaign, and Unity.

I spent a few weeks in Italy working with Bad (love) Experience at Sam Studio. The sessions went well and I’m looking forward to putting the finishing touches on it before mixing and mastering this summer.

I received a WAMI award for producer of the year, 2011.

I finally got the Tenement album mixed, one of my favorite punk rock albums I’ve worked on….it should be out by summertime on vinyl and CD.

I played a run of shows in Texas with Screeching Weasel, the final show at SXSW ended in quite a scene, ready about it HERE.

I mixed and mastered an album with Dan McMahon for Daniel and the Lion entitled “Sweet Teeth”, you can check it out HERE.

I mixed and mastered a 3 song demo for They Stay Dead which was produced by Mike Kennerty.

Galynne and Mark spent a few days in early March recording some overdubs with Dan McMahon for their newest album.

January/February ’11

The Cameron McGill & What Army album is officially mastered, off to the press and will be out April 12th and can be ordered from Cameron’s website.

The Snowbirds album is now mixed and mastered and should be available sometime this spring/summer.

I mastered the new Screeching Weasel album “First World Manifesto” which will be released March 15th on Fat Wreck Chords.

I also mastered projects for Whitney Mann, Dead Luke, the Midwest Beat, Compact Moroboshi, Drugs Dragons, Matt Monsoor, .357 String Band, Sloane Peterson, Simon Chainsaw, Baywood Park, Jonathan Burks, Ando Ehlers, Charlie & the Cynics, Canyons of Static, IfIHadAHifi, Jeremiah Nelson, The Wildbirds, The Hollands!, Crappy Dracula, the Last Rhino and Pascal’s Balloon.

I also spent some more time at Blast House Studios in Madison, WI with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts. We recorded the basic tracks for a few more songs, overdubbing will resume in the spring for what will be their next full-length album.

Daniel & the Lion have been in doing more recording with Dan McMahon. The record is pretty much done being recorded and Dan and I will start mixing this thing soon.

December ’10

Not too much to report in December as most of my time has been spent with Mike Kennerty finishing up the new Screeching Weasel album, which will be out on Fat Wreck Chords in mid-March.

I did manage to find time to master some projects for The Delta Routine, So-So Radio, Book Club, and Miracle Drugs.

I also spent a few more days with Cory Chisel & Adriel Harris doing some more demo songs for the upcoming Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons album.

November ’10

In November I found myself doing a bit more recording than usual vs. mastering….Cory Chisel & Adriel Harris came by to record 3 demo songs which turned out fabulous. I spent 4 days at Blast House Studios in Madison working with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, we recorded basic tracks for 9 songs, more to follow. I’ve also been working with Mike Kennerty at both my studio and The Blast House on the new Screeching Weasel album. The new album will be out on Fat Wreck Chords in March.

I also had time to fit in mastering projects for The Parlor Room, Donoma, The Ratcliffs, Lucky Diaz, The Regardless, Lover! & Big Leaf Linden.

October ’10

I played Cincinnati and Detroit with Screeching Weasel. Also, Ben from Screeching Weasel did an interview that aired on Last Call with Carson Daly, you can watch it HERE.

This month included mastering projects for Joe Huber of .357 String Band, Ikarus Down, I’m Not A Pilot, Whirm, Courageous Chief, Rock La Flow, the Jodi Beach Trio, Honest Monday and Sulek.

The Snowbirds have been in the studio working on a full-length album, we’re just a few sessions away from being ready to mix the album, this will definitely be a highlight of my year working in the studio.

September ’10

The Methadones came up from Chicago to record 5 new songs which completes what is going to be their final album out on Asian Man Records in mid-November.

Teenage Renegade from France stopped in for a few days to mix some songs for future releases.

I finished mixing some songs for The International Date Lines that we recorded earlier this year.

The Snowbirds have been in the studio working on overdubs for songs for an album that should be out sometime later this year or early next year.

I mastered some old-school hip-hop by Ruthless Rod & M.C. Dollar which is being reissued by Dope Folks Records very soon.

I played a show in Louisville, KY with Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons opening for Lucero, and I also played a few Screeching Weasel shows in Seattle and LA, here is a video clip us doing a new song, and followed by Fat Mike singing his part on Peter Brady, good times.

August ’10

I remixed and mastered the album “Television City Dream” by Screeching Weasel. The reissue should be out on CD and vinyl on Fat Wreck Chords in early November.

Dan McMahon and Miles Nielsen have been at the studio doing some soundtrack work for an upcoming documentary.

I mastered a new album for the band Protestant that will be out on Vendetta Records in Germany.

I played bass with Screeching Weasel in Denver and Houston. Denver was great, I never need to go back to Houston again.

I also took a long overdue vacation and I’m ready to get started on some awesome projects with The Methadones, The Snowbirds and Miles Nielsen later this year.

July ’10

The Obsoletes did a little reunion show up in Neenah at Cranky Pat’s with the Goodnight Loving as part of a friends wedding. I also played bass with Screeching Weasel in Minneapolis two nights in a row.

I finally got the Drugs Dragons album mixed and mastered and ready for release soon on Dusty Medical Records.

I mixed a couple more songs for Italian rockers Breakout Division.

The guys from Old American Junk came in for a few days of mixing.

I did mastering for Invade Rome, Catch Kid, Cameron McGill and What Army, The Ragadors, Ten Pound Mustache, Stranj Child, and for a compilation of Wisconsin artists covering Wilco’s Summerteeth album which will be released soon by Muzzle Of Bees.

June ’10

Mastered a new album for Ted Kirkpatrick of Tourniquet. A great new record of Ted drumming along to classical pieces.

We put the finishing touches on the final mixes for the new Cameron McGill & What Army album, mastering to follow soon. One of the best albums I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of.

I finished up final mixes and did mastering for the new Wildbirds EP entitled “Sunshine Blues” which will be out this summer.

Played gigs with both Screeching Weasel and Cory Chisel in Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Cafe) and northern MN.

Mastered projects for 1956, Ian Olvera, Nathan Mathes, D.C. Monroe, John Statz and The Hussy.

May ’10

Miles Nielsen and Dan McMahon have been in working on some potential movie soundtrack stuff.

The new Sugar Stems album is mixed and mastered, it will be released on vinyl in the U.S. and Austria and on CD by a Japanese label, all by August this year.

I mixed and mastered an album for the Challenged from Brooklyn, which will be out on Rally Records in June.

Mixed an EP for the Wildbirds which was recorded by Shane at Howl St Recordings.

Thanks to Shane for providing such awesome sounding tracks to work with.

I took a break from the studio to run sound for Cory Chisel for a few live shows around Wisconsin, and to play bass for Screeching Weasel in Toronto at the Phoenix Theatre. Amazing city, great venue.

I also did plenty of mastering. including projects for Verona Grove, Cue The Violins, We Are Your Father, Mixmasta D, the Fingers and Tret Fure, Nate Lenz, Bob Burns and more.

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