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.
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 […]
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
Speaking of the Real Kids… Jonathan Perry has a nice piece here about their record (mixed at Q) and Producer Rick Harte.
While hosting Converse’s Rubber Tracks sessions bands get a day of studio time in Studio A. Rich People Food filmed themselves playing a bunch of songs live. Matt Beaudoin engineered the session.
Rick Harte, of Ace of Hearts Records, is a frequent visitor at Q Division. Recently he was in Studio A mixing the long awaited Real Kids album, Shake Outta Control. Jonathan Perry interviews John Felice about the new record, the old record, and life as a Real Kid. Matt Beaudoin was by Rick’s side, engineering […]
The last of Township’s 4 EP’s for summer is out. Tracked and mixed by Pat DiCenso, produced by Ed, penned by Marc Pinansky, and rocked by Township. The title tracks is a SIX minute epic journey that would make Journey jealous. Check it. Will O' The Wisp EP by The Family Township
These 10 songs from Andrew Stern’s Old Soldiers are full of hooky guitars and stories of late night romance… Old Soldier feature James Rohr on keys, Greg Loughman on left handed bass, and Jared Seabrook on drums. Andrew Stern has multiple bands, and this one’s a vehicle for songs that inhabit the rock zone (think Stones/Waits/The […]
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Some people can make rocking look fun. Check out the newest Sleepyhead video, recorded at the mighty Q. Nice write up in AVClub, too boot.
In 2013 Jeff Mellin swung into Q to record this snappy retro duet. Ed V and the Mayor worked this song, which also features Tim Gearan, Andy Plaisted, Eric Salt, Abbey Barrett, and Phil Aiken. Jeff is responsible for the great look and feel of the Q-Dee Rock and Soul 45 series, and he also […]
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Tanya says this about the last installment of the Swan Song series: So, last official volume, but not the last songs. More to come, as they come: erratically, sporadically, spasmodically. The songs on these five volumes range wildly in feel and texture… Tanya’s bandcamp pages are rich with notes on the song writing, recordings, and […]
Township are back with their third EP of 70’s flavored mustache rock. This stuff is great if you like great stuff. Loud guitars, rocking drums, guitarmonies, harmonies, synthmonies (ok, I’m not sure about that one). But still, you’d be hard pressed to find fault with this stuff. Ed V produced, Pat DiCenso recorded and mixed […]
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So, turns out Skrillex is playing at Harbor Lights tonight. (I guess it’s also called something else now, but out of respect for our vintage gear, I use vintage venue names.) Anyway, with Tall Joe Tooley overseeing the session in Studio A, Skrillex and a couple of friends worked on tunes till the wee hours. […]
Guitarists, lovers of small boxes with knobs, and the merely curious- this is your chance! Come and listen to some people humorously try to describe sounds with words like “crunchy”,”chunky”, “squishy”, and “pixelated”. Actually, they don’t HAVE to describe the sound- you can hear it yourself! Event info is here, on the old Facebook.
It’s always nice to see “local boy makes good”, and no one makes better compositions than our former head composer, Frank Ciampi. Frank explains how we taught him everything he knows, and why he’s much more successful now. read it here