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Magen Tracy – Color the Air

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Pat DiCenso, Magen Tracy’s 2017 Boston Music Awards nominated song, Color the Air, is described as a cross between Tori Amos and Lucinda Williams.  With soulful vocals, poignant songwriting, and piano-driven pop-rock with a dash

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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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Juliana Hatfield – Pussycat

Playing all instruments but drums, Hatfield completed Pussycat in under two weeks recording at Q with Pat “Denzel” DiCenso. Written in response to the election cycle of President Trump, there is an immediacy to its melodies—simpler and scrappier than she’s written

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Tanya Donelly – Swan Song Series

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

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Airport – Everything Old Is New

Released on December 13th, Airport’s latest release continues their exploration of 70’s inspired rock n roll.  Tinged with Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker inspired instrumentals underneath an ethereal stack of vocals, these tunes would feel right at home alongside early

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Nate Leavitt & The Elevation – Someone Send A Signal

Nate Leavitt & The Elevation’s April release, Someone Send A Signal captures intimate songwriting matched with tasteful playing from his seasoned band. Nate’s storytelling delivery evokes stylings heard from Neil Young and Ryan Adams, but with his own personal spin

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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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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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Lyle Brewer – Juno

Less than 6 months after his last gorgeous album, Juno includes 12 beautiful and quiet solo nylon string guitar pieces. Juno was recorded in just a few sessions in Studio B with Pat DiCenso engineering. Juno by Lyle Brewer

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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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Hey look… a Ruby Rose Fox string session in studio B

Strings for Golden Boy! #desperatestrings #makinarecord A photo posted by Ruby Rose Fox (@rubyrosefoxband) on May 21, 2015 at 4:24pm PDT

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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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