Candace, Mystery Blood, Commanders, In The Mouth Of Radness, Cable, Good Morning Midnight

Portland Oregon's own Candace was just in the studio for a full week with guest engineer Neil Weir. They were the first band to actually use the place as it was intended, 24 hours a day, including staying hear, using the shower, kitchen, living room and loft. They killed it too, as they were able to really focus with zero distractions. It was pretty impressive to sit back and watch somebody else use this place from a distance. Neil Weir is one of the best engineers in Minneapolis, so I was super excited he worked out of this place. I hope he, and they, do it again and again.

Mystery Blood were in a couple of weeks ago all the way from Wichita, Kansas. Those guys are just plain solid people. It was awesome having them here again.

Commanders was in last weekend. I had been hearing people talking about them but had not gotten a chance to see them play live yet. They knocked out basic tracking on about 15 songs and completed 3 of them. Iowa City people watch out, as I have a feeling you will be seeing these guys out more and more as the months go by. They are going for it.

In the Mouth of Radness is in here today with Phil Maul overdubbing some keys. I am looking forward to wrapping this record up. It is awesome, and it needs to get heard by the world.

AJ Worden had Saturday booked with me, but instead of doing his own stuff is bringing in his side project Cable. I look forward to seeing what that is all about.

Dana T has another couple of sessions this week with Good Morning Midnight. We have been going back and forth on that record, so I am looking forward to seeing what they do, during my next session with them.

Will Whitmore and Phil Maul helped me knock out some projects getting the studio ready for out of town guests like finishing off the bass booth, finishing wiring in a couple tiny patch bays and building a railing for the loft so people don't take a 10 foot fall in the middle of the night. HUGE THANKS for that fellas. I also just got the Barefoot remotes in, and installed yet another bass trap to tighten up the control room.

We are booking winter and fall sessions now. Let's make a record, together!!!

Anthony (tape release), Elizabeth Moen, Starry Nights...

ANTHONY (AJ Worden) is releasing his tape this Friday at the Trumpet Blossom. This is one of the best records I got to help make in 2016, and his teaser tape is out of this world in both quality, and creativity. I hope folks can make it out. He is finalizing his album's mixes tomorrow. People will dig it.

Elizabeth Moen is in the studio this weekend plugging away on her record. It is going to be a bragger of a first album for sure (or any record for that matter). I am excited to be working on it and so proud of her and her fantastic effort.

Starry Nights are wrapping up their concept record this weekend. It is so good. They even got Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen to sing on it. That is the 2nd time I got to work with Joe in one way or another. That is a childhood dream come true. Pop Punk fans take note, you will dig it.

I am mastering a Pat Hazell record this week. Pat has been doing this longer than I have been alive, and is still breaking new ground. Thanks for letting me work on your stuff Pat.

Dana T was in recording yesterday with some friends. I would love to explain who, or what they were working on, but he just said,"a punk band..."

The shower got installed this week. It is cold water only until next week, but the hard part is done. Now it is onto the front room of the building. Bands who stay here, just got a little sweeter deal with a fully functional bathroom (finally), and not just toilet only.

Booking late winter and spring sessions now. Lets make a record, together!