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In the Studio

What we're working on

  • Baltimore new-wave, dark-synth, rock band Jumpcuts is the brainchild of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Andy Shankman.  The sophomore album entitled, Fiber Optic Bondage, is a continuation of Shankman’s bombastic brand of rock that blurs musical lines.  The introspective lyrics, atmospheric synths, and danceable beats will make you want to laugh, dance, and cry at the same time. The album was recorded here at Mobtown Studios with producer Mat Leffler-Schulman. Recording this record was quite the experience. ...

  • We’re stoked to tell you that over the last few months, we’ve completely rewired and restructured the studio and control room. We’ve always felt that our work is done in partnership with you, the artists who come to us, to support you in creating the best work you can in our recording studio. Support may look like many different things, but one of them is keeping and maintaining awesome gear that delivers the sound you want in a warm and welcoming space. We’ve chatted with you ...

Making a Record

How we do it

  • Some people say the sexiest part of making a record is tracking. And while this might be true for the artist, for the engineer on the other side of the glass, it’s often what comes after tracking that is the most thrilling. After recording is over, mixing begins. This process is often a mystery to musicians so I’m going to break it down for you into three stages: Rough Mixes – These are the tracks you get before mixing begins on a granular ...

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. ...