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Philosophical Zombie – Cotard’s

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Cotard’s, Philosophical Zombie’s newest album transports the listener to a dark, beautiful, dreamy world.  The flow of the album has a hypnotic effect, transitioning from spacious ambient sections filled with long delays, rich reverbs and whirling synths to more driving sections, which feature crunchy guitars married to electronic drum sounds.  Songs like Tom Says God and The Clock […]

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Tanya Donelly – Swan Songs Series

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Tanya Donnelly’s Swan Song Series is now complete and released. Over the last few years Tanya has stopped periodically to work on on this series, and the recordings have been released in stages. May 20th marks the digital/cd release of the complete series – the vinyl release is still to come. We’re super pleased to […]

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Bent Knee – Say So

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Tracked in Studio A with Matt Beaudoin, Bent Knee’s latest full length is a mind bending fusion of styles – all stretched quite wide.   Say So by Bent Knee

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Tanya Donelly – Wild Love

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Wild Love is a co-write with our friend Will Dailey and will appear on Tanya’s 3 CD Swan Song Series set on American Laundromat Records. The song was recorded in one take (take three if memory serves) with Russell Chudnofsky on guitar, Ed Valauskas on bass, and Dean Fisher on drums. Engineered and mixed by […]

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Nemes – Live at Q Division

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Nemes rolled into Q Division this past winter and tracked a batch of songs live in Studio B (RIP) with James Bridges, and released them for Record Store Day. This stuff sounds immediate and fun – check it out on Bandcamp, or order your very own cassette tape!   Live in Studio – Q Divison […]

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Eric Salt & the Electric City’s Excellent!

Eric Salt & the Electric City’s Excellent!

Very excited to share Eric Salt and the Electric City’s video for their new song, Excellent, which is, er… Excellent! Produced by Ed V and recorded and mixed by Pat DiCenso. The video was premiered by our friends over at Daykamp Music.

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Slight Bight – This Again

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Slight Bight is a vehicle for Gavin McCarthy’s songs. Gavin’s songs are catchy and tuneful while still allowing for exploration, especially in sections that feature Andrew Stern on guitar. Gavin performs quadruple duty – playing bass, drums, guitar, and singing! Could have named the band Quad Bight. You might have heard or seen Gavin play […]

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American Symphony of Soul – Swept Up

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Sound of Boston recently checked out the band’s debut, which they worked on with Matt Tahaney. They have this to say: The album, which was recorded at two Somerville studios—Q Division and Phoenix Down Recording—is a 35-minute work of shining horns, shuffling drums, and rippling electric piano, organ, bass, and guitar. In “Galapagos,” guitarist Alex […]

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Dinoczar

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Look, it’s unclear to us if Dinoczar recorded anything from this track at Q, though we have concrete confirmation that the band did track some of its upcoming EP in Studio B with Matt Tahaney.  With a name like Dinoczar we have to share their recent write up in Boston Hassle about their new single. […]

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Lyle Brewer – Juno

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Less than 6 months after his last gorgeous album, Juno includes 12 beautiful and quiet solo nylon string guitar pieces. Juno was recorded in just a few sessions in Studio B with Pat DiCenso engineering. Juno by Lyle Brewer

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Eternals – Out Of Context

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Eternals first swung by Q during a Rubber Tracks session, and then returned for a weekend in Studio B along with Rubber Tracks engineer Aaron Bastinelli. The quiet, clean atmosphere of Out of Context sounds like it’s just the right one for this lovely tune. Out Of Context by Eternals

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Caspian – Dust and Disquiet

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We were pleased to host North Shore band Caspian while they tracked another full length at Q. They brought Matt Bayles (he’s worked with all sorts of well known/heavy bands, such as Isis/Mastodon) with them, and it sounds amazing. The record is richly textures and layered, and the band made use of pretty much every […]

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Brian Carpenter & The Confessions

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Two tracks from Brian Carpenter & The Confessions upcoming debut, The Far End of the World, have been released in the last couple of weeks. The band was tracked in Studio A (to 2″ tape), vocals were overdubbed in Studio B (and elsewhere), and mixed both by Craig Schumacher at his Wavelab Studio in Arizona, […]

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Milkbread – Contiguous

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Another Rubber Tracks session produced this hypnotic hip-hop/jazz track from Milkbread.

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Jenny Dee, Ruby Rose Fox, The Lights Out, and Sidewalk Driver

Jenny Dee, Ruby Rose Fox, The Lights Out, and Sidewalk Driver

All four bands got together to collaborate on a version of Chain of Fools.

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