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In the Studio

What we're working on

  • Procrastination Records

    We are pleased to announce that Joy On Fire’s second album Fire with Fire, produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman is out today on the lovely Procrastination Records. This record is more than 3 years in the making. From Baltimore to Princeton, NJ and back and forth and over again. The band is fronted by saxophonist / composer Anna Meadors. She is joined by bassist / composer John Paul Carillo and drummer Chris Olsen. You’ll quickly notice ...

  • If you live in Baltimore and go to shows, you have seen Micah Wood. He’s a lover of Baltimore music and an avid 6×7 medium format photographer. Micah compiled a book of his portraits called Features, which included Dan Deacon, Abdu Ali, and TT The Artist which The City Paper named as the Best Photo Book last year. Micah also creates music that is described as “bleak electro-pop.” ‘Without You,’ the first single off Micah’s ...

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. ...