In the Studio
What we're working on
Our friends Starlight Girls from Brooklyn have just released the flipside to “7×3″ called “Try”. Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu also produced this gem of a track. Mat Leffler-Schulman mixed it here at Mobtown Studios. Enjoy the song below and feel free to head over to their bandcamp to pick up their music. It’s worth your time.
Blind Man Leading have released a follow up to their debut Bostonia EP, released earlier this year. The new EP, Swords, was tracked and mixed by Paul Mercer and mastered by Mat Leffler-Schulman, all in house at Mobtown. This project builds upon the sound of Bostonia, as the second installment in a planned series of four related EPs, but reflects the communicative musical vibe the band approached this record with. The band aimed for a record that reflects an ...
Making a Record
How we do it
Every month or so a bunch of local Baltimore Producers and Engineers get together at Mobtown to talk shop (and drink beer) in what we call the Baltimore Recording Club. We talk about projects we’re working on, critique mixes and chat about records we all love. This time around (last winter) we did a snare drum mic shootout with all the typical (and then some others) mics we had at our disposal. The details: 1980s ...
awesome music in our town
J. Roddy Walston & The Business’s self-titled 2010 album was released on Vagrant Records, significantly raising the national profile of the band, which had been Baltimore rock royalty ever since relocating from Walston’s native Tennessee in 2004. But the follow-up, Essential Tremors, finds the quartet hopping to an even bigger label, ATO Records, which was co-founded by Dave Matthews and boasts a roster including My Morning Jacket, The Alabama Shakes and Drive-By Truckers. So it ...
Music at Large
what else is out there
Singer and songwriter Bob Schneider invented “The Song Game” a decade ago, inviting a closed group of fellow musicians to submit a new song every week. NPR has a great article on turning the songwriter’s block in to something positive. Very inline with Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies cards.