Matt and Kim give fans a "Good Ol' Fashioned Nightmare"

Lo-fi Brooklyn indie duo Matt and Kim have come back with a new album "Grand", currently being mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge.

Matt and Kim are giving their hungry fans a peek into their eagerly awaited album and have posted a free mp3 of the new track "Good Ol' Fashioned Nightmare" on RCRD LBL.

Click here to stream or download it. Enjoy!


Be Your Own Pet really hate "Becky"!

Check out Be Your Own Pet's new video for the song "Becky". The song is taken off the album "Get Awkward". The album was mastered in late 2007 by Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Assistant Joe LaPorta at The Lodge.

"Get Awkward" was mixed by long time Lodge-ian and Grammy Award winning producer Joe Chiccarelli.


Vampire Weekend- A Force to be reckoned with!

Vampire Weekend (XL Recordings) are a band that went from relative obscurity to becoming one of the top indie bands of the year.
The album was mastered by The Lodge’s Chief Mastering Engineer, Emily Lazar and Assistant Joe LaPorta prior to the band’s fall 2007 European/North American tour.

Vampire Weekend formed in early 2006 while attending Columbia University, debuting a blend of unusual African based rhythms, infectious hooks and self-proclaimed “Upper West Side Soweto” style for campus literary societies and parties.
The album was recorded, mixed and produced by the band’s keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij in a variety of locations including a radio station.

Their debut album was released in early 2008 and soon enough the song, "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", was ranked 67th on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of the year. They also landed a tour with fellow Lodge-ians The Shins and were declared "The Year's Best New Band" by Spin magazine in the March 2008 issue. (Pictured above Vampire Weekend with Emily, Joe and XL Recording's Kris Chen)

Check out their latest video for the highly infectious track "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa".


The Stills Return To The Lodge for Third Album

Canadian four-piece The Stills were back at The Lodge this summer to master their 3rd full-length album “Oceans Will Rise” with Mastering Engineers Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta.

The Stills formed in their hometown Montreal, Quebec while attending art school. They are Tim Fletcher (Vocals), Dave Hamelin (Drums), Greg Paquet (Guitars) and Oliver Crowe (Bass). Their debut album “Logic Will Break Your Heart” was widely received placing The Stills at the forefront of the Canadian indie rock scene.

In 2007 The Stills signed to indie label Arts and Crafts, which houses fellow Canadian luminaries such as Feist, Stars. Broken Social Scene and The Dears. “Oceans Will Rise” is due to be released worldwide on August 19th, 2008. The album was produced and mixed by Gus Van Go & Werner F. (Emily & Werner pictured above)

Check out the new video for their first single "Being Here"