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Pale Monsters – Take What You Can Take

Pale Monsters

Take What You Can Get is the debut release from Boston-based Indie Rock band, Pale Monsters.  Fronted by Chris Mulvey, former member of Muy Cansado, Pale Monsters finds Mulvey’s signature songwriting style in a new musical outfit.  Produced by Jon Lupfer and engineered by James Bridges at 1867 during the closing of Q’s Studio B and completed in Studio […]

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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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John Powhida International Airport – Airport Life (BC)

John Powhida International Airport

If you feel like you’ve been waiting a minute for the new JPX album, you’re probably right. But, it’s been worth the wait! The new release from John Powhida International Airport finds our hero J-Po (and an all-star cast) in top form. 15 songs of smooth soul, funk, rock, and prog-art madness on a range […]

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Sleepyhead Video and Boston area release party!

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Sleepyhead has a video for their song WILD SOMETIMES To quote Chris O’Rourke “Our first video, the title track from Wild Sometimes has just been released thanks to the fabulous Wifey.tv. Directed by the amazing Jeannie Donohoe. Please SHARE SHARE SHARE!! And if you live anywhere near Boston, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to our record […]

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Grammercy Arms- Always in Love (Video)

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Grammercy Arms came in to record some of the background vocals and horns on this brilliant pop gem.

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Lenny Kaye & Al Kooper – Working on Jessi Colter Songs

Producer Lenny Kaye Working with Al Kooper on new Jessi Colter music.
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Jon Lupfer

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Jon, also referred to as the Mayor, is one of the co-founders of Q Division. Here he is indicating that “it’s a hit”.

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Buffalo Tom on Spin.com

New song "Guilty Girls" by Buffalo Tom on Spin.com.

Buffalo Tom will have a new record out March 8 called Skins- “a solid set of taut guitar pop and earnest wordplay — exactly what made some of their ’90s efforts, like Big Red Letter Day and Let Me Come Over, into college radio staples.” (Spin) Download their new song “Guilty Girls” on Spin.com.

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Corin Ashley – Badfinger Bridge (Video)

Corin Ashley – Badfinger Bridge (Video)

Corin Ashley’s Badfinger Bridge is off his 2013 release New Lion Terraces. It was recorded all over the place, INCLUDING a studio called Abbey Road (as this video makes clear)!  Not sure anything on this song was tracked at Q; BUT, Corin did drag his 1″ MCI 8 track tape deck to Q for the […]

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Q Division featured in Tape Op

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Tape Op magazine is the only studio magazine that anyone we know ever READS, so we were psyched that they wanted to do a feature on Q Division. I’m afraid the entire interview is only in the magazine itself (available for free, in both print AND digital formats!), but you can read some and see […]

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Meg Hutchinson – Hard to Change (Video)

Meg Hutchinson to release The Living Side

Hard to Change came out on Meg’s 2010 release (her second for the Red House Painters label), The Living Side.” Produced by Crit Harmon, and engineered and mixed by Jon Lupfer, this lush album has an outstanding band. Kevin Barry on guitar, Jeff Berlin on drums, Richard Gates on bass, and Brad Hatfield arranging strings […]

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Gene Dante and the Future Starlets – A Madness to his Method (Video)

Gene Dante and the Future Starlets – A Madness to his Method (Video)

Gene Dante and the Future Starlets release their new video “A Madness to his Method” (from the album The Romantic Lead- recorded at Q Division).

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Gene Dante and The Future Starlets – The Romantic Lead (BC)

The Romantic Lead

Gene Dante and the Future Starlets released this ambitious album, reminiscent of a rock opera, in 2009. Peter Lubin and Jon Lupfer spent about a few intense weeks in Studio B capturing the very capable band….: The latest incarnation of the Starlets, which came together in 2007, reveals, as Gene says, that he’s “the luckiest […]

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Irresponsibles – Quality of Life

Jason Mcneil from AllMusic says “Judging by the introductory Self Sabotage song, this quartet is intent on recreating a pop rock album in a style of mildly independent slacker rock groups, complete with the explicit lyrics. But delving deeper into the record, the band walks a tightrope between art rock and pop rock similar to […]

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