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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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Skrillex Visits Studio A

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

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Hillary Reynolds Band – Honey, Come Home (Video)

Honey, Come Home is the first song and video to be released from HRB’s upcoming album, The Miles Before Us. The Hillary Reynolds Band have been very hard at work, with Joe Tooley, in every room in Q Division, recording

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Brother & Co. – Unknow You (BC)

Joe Tooley recorded and mixed this full length from locals Brother & Co.  The band is led by Josh Pritchard of Ruin/Renewal. Unknow You is often quiet, introspective, alternative/Americana sounding tunes with whispery vocals, expansive drums, and textured guitars. Did

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Das Muerte – EP2 (BC)

Joe Tooley recorded and mixed this assault of math-metal-rock. Odd time signatures, saturated heavy guitars, thundering double bass drum pounding, and screaming vocals that are a reminiscent of  Mr. Bungle, and a little of Killing Joke. Studio A hasn’t sounded

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Caspian – Waking Season (BC)

Beverly based Caspian’s Waking Season was tracked in Studio A in 2011. It was produced by Matt Bayles, with Joe Tooley providing a great deal of the engineering at Q. Waking Season by Caspian

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The Okay Win – “Please” (Video)

The Okay Win’s guitar drenched indie-rock noise is joyful and looks great in black and white. Recorded and mixed by Joe Tooley in Studio B, the Okay Win feature a former Q intern, Ryan Ward!

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Buffalo Tom on

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

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Liz Phair in the Studio

Liz Phair, exiled in Q-ville with Joe Tooley, who should have gotten her to play the six string bass, but didn’t.

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