It’s beautiful outside, and another busy month inside at Joe Lambert Mastering! Here are a few of our favorite highlights from the past few weeks:
Pitchfork named “Cowboy Guilt” by Torres “Best New Track” of April 23rd. This one was mastered by Joe and features producer/drummer Rob Ellis and bassist Ian Ollivers, who played on PJ Harvey’s Dry, along with Portishead’s Adrian Utley on guitar. They call it “agile and modernist, but never showy, dotted with wobbly electronic touches.” Hear it for yourself on Pitchfork.
Spin just previewed Summer Fiction’s sophomore release, Himalaya, which drops on June 16. This one was also mastered by Joe! You can hear the track “Perfume Paper” and even pre-order the album through Spin’s website. They say it’s “every bit as warm weather-friendly as you’d expect it to be” and that it “skips merrily down the beach with lush, sun-dappled melodies.” Perfect timing.
Rolling Stone just interviewed David Duchovny, of X-Files fame, about the new record we mastered for him. In it, they compare his voice favorably to Matt Berninger of The National (also mastered by Joe, incidentally) and David’s quips are as funny, sharp, and playfully wry as we’ve all come to expect from him.
Joe’s own band Big Shifter is also as active as ever: They played back-to-back shows in NJ and CT on May 8th, to support their new album. They will be playing again at NYC’s The Bitter End on June 20th. Add it to your calendar! We’d love to see you there. Come say hello.
Staff mastering engineer Justin Colletti also stepped up his role at the studio, launching a new series of blog posts titled “Mixing Advice from Your Mastering Engineer.” Look for the next installment next week! He now has his own page on the JLM site, and we’re thrilled to have him and Roman offering another tier of service at the studio.
We wish we had the space to give a shout out to every project from new artists that have come through since out last post. But for now, check out this fun video clip from a new artist to come though our studio: Supercolisor from Manaus, Brazil.
“Planetário ” is beautiful sounding track with some truly amazing animations! 3 minutes of pure fun that just gets better as it goes along. (Recorded at the uber-hip Strange Weather in Brooklyn):