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Blue Ribbons Foolin’ Around (Video)

Blue Ribbons Live in Studio A

The Blue ribbons recorded and filmed TWO sets of live music in Studio A. Matt Beaudoin recorded and mixed the tracks, and Tall Joe Tooley was in charge of the live sound. This tune is called Foolin’ Around.

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The Blue Ribbons

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The Blue Ribbons, a band familiar to anyone who’s set foot in Toad in Porter Square on a recent Tuesday night, recorded AND shot a completely live album in Studio A, in October of 2013. They spent an afternoon setting up the band: Mike Castellana plays guitar, Jeff Charland and Tauras Biskis on bass and massive drums respectively, and […]

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Mellow Bravo – Don’t You Get Lonely (BC)

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Mellow Bravo were in Studio A as part of the Converse Rubber Tracks Series. They recorded and mixed this killer track, with Matt Beaudoin at the controls. It was a blast having these guys in the building – they loved everything they saw, heard, and touched! Matt said he’d recorded no louder band. Ever. Don't […]

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Barricades – Living in a Bubble (RT)

Living in a Bubble

Barricades slipped into Q for a Converse Rubber Tracks session in the first week we hosted the pop up studio in Studio A. Poppy, powerful, fantastic vocals, and great guitars sounds. Converse’s Aaron Bastinelli came down from Brooklyn for the first week and engineered and mixed this one. Living in a Bubble by Barricades

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Color Channel – Out of Breath (RT)

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Color Channel recorded this funky hazy tune with Matt Beaudoin in Studio A as part of the Converse Rubber Tracks sessions. Great bass, awesome vocals, and tight drumming. Out of Breath by Color Channel

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Charlie Chesterman – Carolina Blue (BC)

A collection of rarities and outtakes. Includes a track recorded at Q Division for this collection.

The last studio recording by Charlie Chesterman was cut live in Studio A with a band of Charlie’s friends. The result is this lovely tune, Carolina Blue. Rafi and Pete Weiss engineered the recording, and Pete mixed it up in Verdant on his Neve. It appeared on a compilation called Solid Gold Electric Chestnut Dispenser, […]

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Das Muerte – EP2 (BC)

Das Muerte – E.P. 2 (2013) – Engineer (Recording, Mixing, Mastering)

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 this angry in a minute. Ep 2 by Das Muerte

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Claws that Catch – Edward Weston b/w Texas

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Claws that Catch tracked these two catchy pop tunes in Studio B in 2013. Edward Weston b/w Texas by Claws That Catch

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The Phil Aiken Army – The Dangerfield Project, Vol. 1

The Phil Aiken Army, The Danger Field Project Vol 1, September 2013. Produced by Ed V and Phil Aiken, and engineered/mixed by Pat Dicenso.

These two sweet tunes from the Phil Aiken Army were recorded and mixed by Pat DiCenso and co-produced by Ed V. Lush arrangements, and great vocals from Phil and Chris Toppin (who’s also in Love Love). The Danger Field Project, Vol. 1 by The Phil Aiken Army

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Lyle Brewer – Live at Q Division (Video)

Lyle Brewer – Live at Q Division (Video)

Lyle Brewer – Wicked Live. Tracked by Adam Taylor, live, in Studio A.

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Caspian – Waking Season (BC)

Caspian - Waking Season (2013) - Engineer (Recording)

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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Love in Stockholm Live (Video)

Love in Stockholm Live (Video)

Love in Stockholm performs Adele’s “I’ll Be Waiting,” live in studio A at Q Division. Pat DiCenso was at the controls for this one. Love and Stockholm made an EP called Hold Back The Sun that was produced by Ed V and engineered by Pat.

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Rose Cousins – If I Should Fall Behind (Video)

Rose Cousins – If I Should Fall Behind (Video)

Here’s a short film chronicling the recording of the Halifax, NS based singer-songwriter, Rose Cousins’ latest release, We Have Made A Spark, at Q Division. Congratulations to Rose, for winning a Juno Award for the album, in the ‘roots & traditional album of the year’ category this past April.

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Adam Ezra Group – Ragtop Angel (BC)

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The Adam Ezra Group hunkered down in Studio A for a week in 2011 to work on three songs for their album Ragtop Angel. The band wrote a great blog entry about the experience here. Producer Aaron Johnson (The Fray) and engineer Warren Huart flew into town and worked on the album with the band.  […]

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Kingsley Flood- I Don’t Wanna Go Home (Video)

Kingsley Flood- I Don’t Wanna Go Home (Video)

Music video for Kingsley Flood’s “I Don’t Wanna Go Home”

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