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The Gravel Project release Wishful Thinking

The Gravel Project (not to be confused with THE GRAVEL PIT) have been working on a release with Matt Beaudoin, and here’s a sweet video of them rocking in Studio A. These guys really care about their songs and tones

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Amanda Palmer – Small Hands, Small Heart

Amanda Palmer and our old friend Sean Slade rolled into Studio A for a couple of days to record a song Amanda wrote with the help of her fans. Proceeds from the sale of the song on Bandcamp went towards

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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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Bose Speaker Cube

Our friend Matt Russell visited us alongside the folks from Bose a couple of months ago and they cut a song and filmed a video about one of their BoseBuild Speaker Cube – a fun little DIY project.

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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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Oh The Humanity! – Tired Ears EP

Recorded and mixed by Q Division’s Sean Cahalin, Oh The Humanity!’s EP “Tired Ears” was released on June 30th via Ocelot Records.  With tempo-driving drums, oft-melodic aggressive guitar licks and vocals reminiscent of A Day to Remember’s frontman Jeremy McKinnon,

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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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Jennifer Kimball – Avocet

Jennifer Kimball, formerly of the folk duo the Story, releases her long-awaited third solo record on Epoisse Records.  The record began as a surprise birthday recording session at Q Division with recording engineer Matt Beaudoin.  Produced by Alec Spiegelman of Brooklyn-based avant-pop

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Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory

Influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations, Dropkick Murphys released their ninth studio album “11 Short Stories of Pain and

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David Hinckley – David Hinckley

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

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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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Peter Buzzelle – Devil Love

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

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