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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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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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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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Township – Will O’ The Wisp EP

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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

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Old Soldiers – Soon is a Long, Long Time

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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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New Sleepyhead video

New Sleepyhead video

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.

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Jeff Mellin featuring Jenny Dee: Don’t Go Crazy Before I Do!

Jeff Mellin featuring Jenny Dee: Don’t Go Crazy Before I Do!

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 Donelly – Swan Song Series

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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 […]

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Township – Life Goes On (Until it Don’t) EP (BC)

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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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Skrillex Visits Studio A

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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. […]

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As the Sparrow – The Painter’s Wife (RT)

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Sounds like As the Sparrow used every instrument in the building and a few more they brought with them for their Rubber Tracks session in Studio A. They mention the word swing on their Bandcamp page, and I’m dubbing this stuff Indie Swing… Fiddles, trumpet, piano, boy/girl vocals, drums, guitars – there’s something for everyone.  […]

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Love Love – Murderpedia (Video)

Love Love – Murderpedia (Vidoe)

Love Love were back in Studio A over the weekend mixing some tunes with Matt Tahaney. This tune, Murderpedia, is from a previous batch of songs that they cut with Matt and Ed in Studio B. The song takes its name from a website that documents homicides… Cheerful! Awesome video shot and edited by Paul […]

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Will Dailey Releases National Throat (Vinyl)

Will Dailey Releases National Throat LP

 The long awaited Will Dailey album is now available on vinyl. Our copy was hand-delivered sometime in the wee hours and looks fantastic. You can get it at willdailey.com My favorite thing so far? That Side A was sponsored by Mike O’Malley! The band had a lot of fun in the studio when Will was here, […]

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