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In the Studio

What we're working on

  • Andrew Schuster has spent most of his musical career behind the drums, most notably playing with Greasy Hands. However, for this record he played everything on it. And also wrote the song! It’s obvious Andrew great up in the late 80s and early 90s. He clearly sucked in that killer pop songwriting like a sponge. Produced by Alexei Misoul Engineered and recorded at Mobtown Studios (Baltimore, MD) by Mat Leffler-Schulman and at Sunset Sound (Los Angeles, CA) ...

  • “Willow B. (Where Are We Going?)” by The Greasy Hands is the first single off of their upcoming first full-length album produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman. Aaron their primary songwriter and producer wrote this song in the auditorium of Franklin High School as a substitute teacher during one of his breaks years ago. It exemplifies the journey in life and how each of us is defined by where we come from and where we want to ...

Making a Record

How we do it

  • Sean and I recently traveled to Philly to pick up an unsuspecting analog ¼” 2-track stereo mixdown reel-to-reel machine. We had no idea what to expect. The price was a little below average for an analog tape machine close to 40 years old, but these large vintage tape machines definitely do not move fast, literally or figuratively, as they’re over 200 lbs! And let’s not forget calibration and upkeep isn’t super sexy to some. (However, we love ...

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. ...