The Lodge stays busy this summer

The Lodge had a teeming schedule to start off the year. Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta were busy working with various artists in preparation of their spring/summer releases. Those artists include Kane (Universal), Tiësto (Black Hole Recordings), Raphaël (EMI France), Monica Naranjo (Al Hambra BV) and Fields (Warner UK).

French Singer/songwriter and music phenom Raphaël , collaborated with legendary producer Tony Visconti on his 3rd release. “Je sais que la terre est plate”, which was mastered in March of this year (Pictured from left to right: Tony Visconti, Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta).

Dutch Rock band Kane followed suit, bringing in their 7th album “Everythingyouwant”, debuting at #1 on the Dutch album charts.

Spanish popstar Monica Naranjo unveiled her long awaited album “TARANTULA” at The Lodge after a 7-year hiatus. Debut-single "Europa", reached #1 on the Spanish Singles Chart for 6 consecutive weeks.

Internationally acclaimed and top selling trance DJ, Tiësto, has come back with another installment of his very popular "In Search Of Sunrise" compilations, titled "In Search Of Sunrise 7- Asia". He also offered his hungry fans an album of remixes for his popular studio album "Elements of Life", titled "Elements Of Life Remixed".

Anglo-Icelandic electronic/indie band Fields rounds the list, as they continue placing the final touches on their sophomore release at The Lodge. The release date is still not confirmed.
(Pictured Fields, Chris Zane, Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta)


The Walkmen at The Lodge

The Walkmen (Gigantic Music) brought their awesome selves to The Lodge to work on their upcoming album You and Me.

Pictured here from left to right are Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta, Producer extra-ordinare Chris Zane, Lead singer/Guitarist Hamilton Leithauser and Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar.

Dwarfed by Hamilton's towering physique, Emily had to stand on the piano bench to make it in the picture :)

The Lodge and Friends of P

The lodge is co-sponsoring "Friends of P"; an incredible website dedicated to the fight against Lupus, as part of the Lupus Foundation of America. Lupus is an autoimmune illness that causes the body to fight against it's own organs, instead of foreign substances.

"Friends of P" offers a free stream of Tokyo Police Club's cover of The Rentals song "Friends of P". The cover was exclusively recorded for the site. Not only that, but for a mere $15 donation, you will receive a sweet tote illustrated above. Please go to www.friendsofp.org for more information.

The Subways bring “All Or Nothing” to The Lodge

Acclaimed British rock trio, The Subways (Warner Music) are due to release their highly anticipated second album All Or Nothing in June 2008. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

Hailing from Wewlyn Garden City, The Subways are Billy Lunn, Charlotte Cooper and Josh Morgan. The band started out in their teens covering Nirvana songs and sound found themselves rusing to sudden fame after winning a Glastonbury talent contest in 2004. The following year, the young group released their debut Young For Eternity, which climbed to #32 in the UK charts.

The band worked with legendary producer Butch Vig, and are planning a major US tour in the spring of 2008

Check out their latest video of the first single "Alright" off the album.