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Tanya Donelly – Swan Song Series

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New England native, Tanya Donelly’s most recent release, Swan Song Series contains more than five volumes of new music recorded and mixed at Q Division in addition to other locations.  Tooraloo (Bonus Tracks), tracked and mixed by Rafi Sofer (additional tracking by Scott Janovitz at Moontower) captures Tanya’s sentimental lyrics in an intimate, exposed setting.  Snow Goose […]

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Tanya Donelly – Swan Songs Series

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Tanya Donnelly’s Swan Song Series is now complete and released. Over the last few years Tanya has stopped periodically to work on on this series, and the recordings have been released in stages. May 20th marks the digital/cd release of the complete series – the vinyl release is still to come. We’re super pleased to […]

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Bent Knee – Say So

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Tracked in Studio A with Matt Beaudoin, Bent Knee’s latest full length is a mind bending fusion of styles – all stretched quite wide.   Say So by Bent Knee

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Milkbread – Contiguous

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Another Rubber Tracks session produced this hypnotic hip-hop/jazz track from Milkbread.

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Sleep Crimes – Twin Geeks (Rubber Tracks)

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We hosted and met so many bands during the 18 month long residency of Converse’s Rubber Tracks pop up studio that we’ve completely lost track of everyone who visited! Here’s a great couple of loud sludgy rocker from Sleep Crime. I’d love to know what was going on with the guitars, the fuzz is fantastically lush! […]

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Dietrich Strause – The Dove

Dietrich Strause – The Dove

Dietrich Strause stopped into Studio B along with Lyle Brewer and Zack Hickman to record this lovely song, The Dove. Matt Beaudoin captured and mixed it all the very same day.

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The Ballroom Thieves & MYRO – Archers

The Ballroom Thieves & MYRO – Archers

Live from Studio A, under the meticulously watchful ears of Matt Baudoin, comes this great performance of the song Archers by The Ballroom Thieves and the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra.  Really fun watching this large ensemble fill Studio A, hearing Matt’s recording and (rough!) mix of this track, knowing it was all captured within the […]

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Session Americana

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The multifaceted Session Americana recorded this gem with Matt Beaudoin and it looks amazing! Oh, and it sounds great too.

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Recording Week with Anne Heaton

Recording Week with Anne Heaton

Anne Heaton hosted a “recording week” at Q Division a couple of months ago. A group of young songwriters got to spend a few days at Q working on their songs with ace musicians and engineers, learning how to have a great recording session. Here’s a video explaining a little bit about the concept.

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Mari Rosa – Beautiful Prize (Video)

Mari Rosa – Beautiful Prize (Video)

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.

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Rich People Food – Run Riot Run

Rich People Food – Run Riot

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.

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Real Kids – Shake Outta Control

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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 […]

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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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Ed Romanoff – Must Have Done Something Right (Video)

Ed Romanoff – Must Have Done Something Right (Video)

This is a great little video in which Ed Romanoff and his dog mull over all the things that could have hindered their friendship. Somehow, the friendship survives. I drink all your good whiskey, sprawled out on your couch I pass out watching wrestling, but you never throw me out I know just being with […]

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Session Americana – Tracking in Studio A (Gallery)

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Session Americana hunkered down for a tracking party in Studio A for three days. We lost count of how many people were involved! The room was setup for a party, and a party was indeed captured. Engineering the festivities was Matt Beaudoin; to add a bit of drama to the mix Mrs. Beaudoin was due […]

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