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Abbie Barrett – Take it in Stride

It’s what happens when you take the burning talent of Abbie Barrett and the production (and bass) skills of Q Division’s studio manager, Ed Valauskas – Take it in Stride is a whiplash of a record, and tight doesn’t even

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Slight Bight – This Again

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!

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American Symphony of Soul – Swept Up

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

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The I Don’t Cares

The new record by the I Don’t Cares (Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield) is out today! The artwork was done by our pal Nicole Anguish over atDaykamp Creative. The record was mastered here at Q Division Studios by Pat DiCenso

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Berklee Sessions – Hal Crook – Behind These Eyes

We host recording/filming sessions for Berklee that result in wild performances. Check out as Hal Crook brings some tight, uplifting grooves into Studio A as he and his band perform his original composition “Behind These Eyes” – featuring some soulful

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Dinoczar

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

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Lyle Brewer – Juno

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

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

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Caspian – Dust and Disquiet

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

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Brian Carpenter & The Confessions

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

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John Stiles feat. Rachel Siegel – Under the Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Filmed and recorded in Studio A, this production features a modern version of Under the Bridge by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With a vibrant and colorful fusion atmosphere mixed in, this song highlights the songwriting of RHCP by giving

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Milkbread – Contiguous

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

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

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Sleep Crimes – Twin Geeks (Rubber Tracks)

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

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Karmin – Didn’t Know You

Karmin brings a sassy and incredibly dynamic live arrangement of her song “Didn’t Know You” into Q Division’s very own Studio A. Also, looks like she brought her pooch; who’s a good dog? 

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