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Abbie Barrett covers Walter Sickert

Mixed by Pat DiCenso and released to the images of a General Motors extended advertisement 1950s, Barrett’s cover of Walter Sickert’s Atom Bomb is self described as “the Jetsons meets dystopia.” Check out Vanyaland’s write up to find out about

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The Rationales – Upstream

Described by American U.K. as “textured melodic rock, fizzing with an energy difficult not to wholeheartedly sink into,” the Rationales’ Upstream was produced by Q Division’s Ed Valauskas and mixed by Pat DiCenso – in all of our studios. Check

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Shotgun Waltz – Skin Deep EP

With 2017’s Skin Deep EP, Shotgun Waltz has crafted a release that has earthy, quirky, gritty takes on love, disappointment and renewal wrapped in melodic guitar-oriented texture.  The group was formed in 2012 by Jim DeTore, singer songwriter and longtime supporting musician

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Abbie Barrett – That Shame

That Shame, Abbie Barrett’s most recent album, was produced by Ed Valauskas and recorded and mixed by Pat DiCenso at Q’s Studio A.  Layers of distorted guitars paired with punchy drums provide high-octane backdrops for Abbie’s attitude-driven voice and rebellious,

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Tanya Donelly – Swan Songs Series

Tanya Donnelly’s Swan Song Series is now complete and released. Over the last few years Tanya has stopped in at Q periodically to work on on this series, and the recordings have been released in stages. May 20th marks the

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Tanya Donelly – Wild Love

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

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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

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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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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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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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Andrea Gillis – Hold Your Maker/Chopping the Tree

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

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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

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Township – Will O’ The Wisp EP

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

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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

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Township – When We Were Young EP (BC)

So, Township worked on a full length with Ed and Denzel, but things being what they are, they’re releasing the record as three separate EP’s. Second installment of the batch came out this week, and it’s rocktastic and futuristic. We’ve

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