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David Hinckley – David Hinckley

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David Hinckley’s instrumental self-titled November release tastefully calls one’s senses to the sights and sounds of the 60’s with laid-back jazz, blues, surf and country elements co-existing to form a nostalgic experience.  From the Merle Travis-like country bounce of Parker’s Pit to the Johnny Smith-esque intro of Cool Ranch, it is clear that Hinckley and his […]

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Nate Leavitt & The Elevation – Someone Send A Signal

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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 added, creating a blend of familiar and fresh sounds. This album was produced by ‘Old […]

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Abbie Barrett – That Shame

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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, light-hearted lyrics.  Q’s Mellotron and Farfisa color That Shame with otherworldly textures and sounds, played […]

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Peter Buzzelle – Devil Love

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Peter Buzzelle And The Academy’s September release, Devil Love is filled with crunchy guitars, driving drums and carefree, fun lyrics. Tracked at both 1867 and Q, and mixed by James Bridges in Studio A, this outing finds PB and his band in full on 90’s rock mode. You can listen to Devil Love on Bandcamp. Devil […]

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Pale Monsters – Take What You Can Take

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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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Parlour Bells – Never Let ‘Em Hold Ya Back

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Never Let ‘Em Hold Ya Back marks the beginning of a new phase of Boston-based glam rock band, Parlour Bells.  Fronted by Goddamn Glenn, Parlour Bells’ newest single delivers a high-energy vocal performance paired with an infectious groove, powerful horns and blazing guitars.  Tracked and mixed by Matt Tahaney in Q Division’s Studio A and […]

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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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Eric Salt & the Electric City’s Excellent!

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 Daykamp Music.

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American Symphony of Soul – Swept Up

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Sound of Boston recently checked out the band’s debut, which they worked on with Matt Tahaney. They have this to say: The album, which was recorded at two Somerville studios—Q Division and Phoenix Down Recording—is a 35-minute work of shining horns, shuffling drums, and rippling electric piano, organ, bass, and guitar. In “Galapagos,” guitarist Alex […]

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The I Don’t Cares

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 & Ed Valauskas.

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Caspian – Dust and Disquiet

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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 record is richly textures and layered, and the band made use of pretty much every […]

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Brian Carpenter & The Confessions

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Two tracks from Brian Carpenter & The Confessions upcoming debut, The Far End of the World, have been released in the last couple of weeks. The band was tracked in Studio A (to 2″ tape), vocals were overdubbed in Studio B (and elsewhere), and mixed both by Craig Schumacher at his Wavelab Studio in Arizona, […]

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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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Jenny Dee, Ruby Rose Fox, The Lights Out, and Sidewalk Driver

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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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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