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In the Studio

What we're working on

  • I’ve known Craig and Lushfarm for almost 10 years when my band at the time played a show with them in DC. Watching them was something special. They really cared about their craft in writing and performing music but were the first to step aside and not take themselves too seriously. It was something I noticed and appreciated. Lushfarm has always been on my sonic radar. I am however, not typically a “guitar” guy, but ...

  • Top Shelf Records

    We finally get to share Full Flower by Us and Us Only with everyone today. This record was a two year effort that involved contributions from some of the most talented and wonderful people we know – Dan Windsor, Lindsey Mills, and Max Kuzmyak. We had the opportunity to link up with Topshelf Records to put this out which is a total joy and privilege. We got to work with some incredible artists like Michael Tunk ...

Making a Record

How we do it

  • The only downside to picking up the Otari MTR-10 ¼” analog reel-to-reel tape machine was that the VU meter lights had blown. This is pretty common for a machine that is nearly 40 years old. It’s not too difficult to fix the lights, but it’s time consuming to get to the meter and you need some soldering experience and patience.

Around Baltimore

mulling over music in our town

  • Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer (Domino) Nudie Suits – Summer Fun (Ehse) Lower Dens – Escape From Evil (Ribbon Music) PLRLS – Your Situation Oh Hang – Country My Skull (Friends) Hollywood Blanks – Projections Beach House – Depression Cherry (Sub Pop) Wume – Maintain (Ehse) War On Women – War On Women (Bridge Nine) Sweepstakes – Tongues Out (Friends)

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. ...