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Pale Monsters – Take What You Can Take

Pale Monsters

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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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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Nemes – Live at Q Division

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Nemes rolled into Q Division this past winter and tracked a batch of songs live in Studio B (RIP) with James Bridges, and released them for Record Store Day. This stuff sounds immediate and fun – check it out on Bandcamp, or order your very own cassette tape!   Live in Studio – Q Divison […]

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Slight Bight – This Again

This Again

Slight Bight is a vehicle for Gavin McCarthy’s songs. Gavin’s songs are catchy and tuneful while still allowing for exploration, especially in sections that feature Andrew Stern on guitar. Gavin performs quadruple duty – playing bass, drums, guitar, and singing! Could have named the band Quad Bight. You might have heard or seen Gavin play […]

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Dinoczar

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Look, it’s unclear to us if Dinoczar recorded anything from this track at Q, though we have concrete confirmation that the band did track some of its upcoming EP in Studio B with Matt Tahaney.  With a name like Dinoczar we have to share their recent write up in Boston Hassle about their new single. […]

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Lyle Brewer – Juno

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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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Eternals – Out Of Context

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Eternals first swung by Q during a Rubber Tracks session, and then returned for a weekend in Studio B along with Rubber Tracks engineer Aaron Bastinelli. The quiet, clean atmosphere of Out of Context sounds like it’s just the right one for this lovely tune. Out Of Context by Eternals

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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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Helicopter Helicopter – The Modern World

Helicopter Helicopter – The Modern World

After years of laying low there’s new Helicopter Helicopter out in the world… Not only did the band reunite in Studio B last summer to track a few songs, you’ll notice ex Boston rocker Dave Foy in the video.  And they got USA Mike to mix the tune.

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

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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

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 on bass and Dave Brophy on drums (and probably some other folks I’m forgetting).

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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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Cocek! Brass Band

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Recorded by engineer/saxophonist Joel Edinberg in the bowls of Q Division, Here Comes Shlomo, is a trip through time and space. Here Comes Shlomo by Cocek! Brass Band

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