In the Studio
What we're working on
When I first heard from Nicky, one of the songwriters from New York’s Crisco Dreams, I was having a bourbon with Sun Club’s Shane McCord and he said with out a heartbeat, “They are great and they sound just like Creedence Clearwater Revival.” I was like, “Huh?!” How can that be. But it wasn’t until I spent a few weeks with them last summer tracking their first full length record where it made sense. They ...
Three upstanding young men trying to save rock & roll from being whitewashed! Dirty rock and roll is back here in Baltimore while still giving a nod to the doo-wop of Phil Spector. Mat Leffler-Schulman produced and mixed their latest single here at Mobtown last summer. One of the first records to go through the ¼” tape machine. Hear that analog goodness! Written and arranged by Medicine Man Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman Mixed by Kirn ...
Making a Record
How we do it
There is a time and place to record an album at home. It’s different than recording in a professional studio and there are pros and cons. PROS It can be more budget-friendly You may feel less pressure while playing You can take as long as you want No one is staring you down through the glass CONS You may not have access to as much gear You may not have ideal acoustical treatments It can ...
mulling over music in our town
It’s been another amazing year in Baltimore for music. We continue to push the envelope of what can be part of a music scene. Let’s strive harder in 2018 to be more inclusive and open minded in our community. Yo No Say – inner [iTunes] Impeccably produced rock gone pop from producer Sean Mercer – I know I am biased, but man it’s like Maroon 5 production with The Killers’ hooks. I wanna hate them, ...
Music at Large
what else is out there
Hop Along – Painted Shut (Saddle Creek) – Those vocals. The energy. It’s a complete package. And I can’t stop loving this record. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love (Sub Pop) – While not a fan of bands reuniting, they certainly could have released this record 10 years ago and it would have been just as powerful. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs (Drag City) – I am a sucker for Jim’s more accessible records. This is no exception. ...