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Sleep Crimes – Twin Geeks (Rubber Tracks)

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We hosted and met so many bands during the 18 month long residency of Converse’s Rubber Tracks pop up studio that we’ve completely lost track of everyone who visited! Here’s a great couple of loud sludgy rocker from Sleep Crime. I’d love to know what was going on with the guitars, the fuzz is fantastically lush! […]

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Helicopter Helicopter – The Modern World

Helicopter Helicopter – The Modern World

After years of laying low there’s new Helicopter Helicopter out in the world… Not only did the band reunite in Studio B last summer to track a few songs, you’ll notice ex Boston rocker Dave Foy in the video.  And they got USA Mike to mix the tune.

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Andrea Gillis – Hold Your Maker/Chopping the Tree

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Hey, look! It’s two brand new tunes from Andrea Gillis! With husband Marc Pinansky on drums, James Rohr on nutty keys, Mike Castellana on guitars, Ed V bassing and producing, and Pat “Denzel” Dicenso engineering, these two tracks showcase two sides of Gillis you’ve probably heard around town for the last 15 years. Hold Your […]

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Dietrich Strause – The Dove

Dietrich Strause – The Dove

Dietrich Strause stopped into Studio B along with Lyle Brewer and Zack Hickman to record this lovely song, The Dove. Matt Beaudoin captured and mixed it all the very same day.

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The Ballroom Thieves & MYRO – Archers

The Ballroom Thieves & MYRO – Archers

Live from Studio A, under the meticulously watchful ears of Matt Baudoin, comes this great performance of the song Archers by The Ballroom Thieves and the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra.  Really fun watching this large ensemble fill Studio A, hearing Matt’s recording and (rough!) mix of this track, knowing it was all captured within the […]

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Autumn Above – Blessed You’re Still

Autumn Above - Blessed

Autumn Above’s newest offering is lush, layered, and lovely (aka the three L’s of album reviews). Q engineer Sean Cahalin plays bass in Autumn Above. He can also be heard playing drums on the recording, which he also mixed. Sean’s pretty talented like that. Blessed You're Still by Autumn Above

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Ruby Rose Fox – Die Pretty

Ruby Rose Fox – Die Pretty

Looks like director Roger Metcalf might have been channeling Andy Warhol when he made this movie for Ruby Rose Fox’s Die Pretty. Produced by Mr. Will Daily and engineered and mixed by Pat DiCenso, Die Pretty also features Ed Valauskas on bass and Dave Brophy on drums (and probably some other folks I’m forgetting).

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Always Was You – Ross Livermore Band

Always Was You – Ross Livermore Band

Ross Livermore Band rolled into Studio A a few months ago and recorded a bunch of songs LIVE, to our 2″ tape machine, filming the whole thing. This is how their song Always Was You looked and sounded. Matt Pendergast produced, and Q’s Sean Cahalin engineered.

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Will Dailey – Sunken Ship

Will Dailey – Sunken Ship

Will Dailey’s album National Throat is doing really well and this song’s getting a lot of air play. Even though Will almost drowned several times making the video. Tracked and mixed in Studio A (and elsewhere) by Pat Dicenso.

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Recording Week with Anne Heaton

Recording Week with Anne Heaton

Anne Heaton hosted a “recording week” at Q Division a couple of months ago. A group of young songwriters got to spend a few days at Q working on their songs with ace musicians and engineers, learning how to have a great recording session. Here’s a video explaining a little bit about the concept.

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Cocek! Brass Band

Here Comes Shlomo

Recorded by engineer/saxophonist Joel Edinberg in the bowls of Q Division, Here Comes Shlomo, is a trip through time and space. Here Comes Shlomo by Cocek! Brass Band

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Nate Leavitt & Ruby Rose Fox – Getting Over You (Video)

Nate Leavitt & Ruby Rose Fox – Getting Over You (Video)

Nate Leavitt & Ruby Rose Fox recorded and filmed their version of the a song made famous by Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt, in Studio D. Sean Cahalin engineered and Roger Metcalf filmed. Oh, here’s a nice little write up from Jed Gottlieb in the Herald.

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Mari Rosa – Beautiful Prize (Video)

Mari Rosa – Beautiful Prize (Video)

Mari Rosa released Beautiful Prize, co-produced by keyboardist Ben Zecker, in the spring. A very talented group of people worked on it with Mari: Ducky Carlisle, Dave Brophy, Jaime Lynn Hart, Q’s Matt Beaudoin and Pat DiCenso, and others.

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Telescope – Air Traffic Controller

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Telescope is Andrew Stern’s Telecaster centric instrumental band. Recorded live in Studio A in two separate sessions, these compositions cover a range of styles, but they all come back to the Tele. With James Rohr, Greg Loughman, and Mike Connors. Recorded and mixed by Rafi Sofer, and mastered by our neighbor Mike Quinn at the […]

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Twink – Critter Club

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Twink is Mike Langlie’s toy piano band. Full of playful and ethereal sounds, Critter Club marks Twink’s 10th release. Mixed by Rafi Sofer and mastered by Mike Quinn at the Moontower. Critter Club by Twink

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