Tamaryn Brings "The Waves" To The Lodge

Shoegaze duo Tamaryn are slated to release their debut album, "The Waves," (Mexican Summer) September 14, 2010. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

Based out of San Francisco, Tamaryn is composed of one-name lead singer Tamaryn and producer/multi-instrumentalist Rex Shelverton. Since their formation in 2008, the duo have been causing quite a stir in the independent music scene with their brand of atmospheric and haunting rock. Their highly anticipated debut full length, appropriately titled "The Waves," is an ocean of texture featuring soaring electric guitars, entrancing, patient rhythms, and Tamaryn's mournful vocal melodies. Recorded at Shelverton's home studio over the course of 16 months, the album will finally be available on CD/Vinyl September 14, via Mexican Summer.

Read an interview Tamaryn did for Pitchfork Media here!

Click here to download Tamaryn's single "Sandstone"!


Lodge-Mastered Bands Play Jelly's Pool Parties 2010!

It's summer in New York and what better way to enjoy the season than by soaking up the sun at a free concert right on the East River waterfront!
Jelly Productions' fifth annual Pool Parties series offers 8 Sundays of free shows at East River Park, with a diverse lineup of all your favorite artists!

This year, The Lodge is especially excited to see bands we have recently mastered on the bill:
Restless People - August 8, 2010
Future Islands - August 15, 2010
Chromeo - August 22, 2010
The Suzan - August 22, 2010

Don't miss out the on action!

For news and more information on the events, visit Jelly Pool Parties official website.
See you all there!


The Lodge Meets Twin Shadow

George Lewis Jr., aka Twin Shadow, is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His debut full length, "Forget," is an intimate collection of songs, drawing atmospheric inspiration from his personal nostalgia. Lush arrangements of analog synthesizers, drum machines, and swelling guitars support Lewis' pop vocals as they wander through colorful melodies and vivid lyrical imagery. The album was beautifully produced and mixed by Chris Taylor (Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Dirty Projectors), bassist/engineer of Grizzly Bear and co-founder of Terrible Records which Twin Shadow is currently signed to. Chris Taylor has also recently produced The Morning Benders' debut album, "Big Echo," which was mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta.
Twin Shadow is scheduled to play several shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn this July and August, so be sure to stop by for some great music. If you can't make the show, keep an eye out for his debut album, "Forget," available on CD and vinyl September 28, via Terrible Records.

Twin Shadow 'Slow' (NSFW) from Twin Shadow on Vimeo.


Magic Kids Bring Memphis To The Lodge

Indie pop's latest crush, Magic Kids, are counting down the days till their summery debut album "Memphis" (True Panther) is released on August 24, 2010. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

Magic Kids are a joyfully talented and incredibly charming sextext from Memphis, Tennessee. The band, composed of childhood friends Will, Ben, Michael, Alice, Al and Bennett, is gaining a reputation for their endearing, lighthearted lyrics and colorful '60s pop inspired arrangements. Reminiscent of early Beach Boys and Electric Light Orchestra, Magic Kids' singles "Hey Boy" and "Summer," featured on the upcoming debut, have already caught the attention of recent buzzbands The Morning Benders and Ariel Pink, and have even earned them an interview by the popular indie-centric magazine Nylon. The band's shimmering debut "Memphis," to be released on True Panther, was produced and mixed by Shane Stoneback who recently collaborated with The Lodge on Vampire Weekend's "Contra" and Sleigh Bells' "Treats." Previous True Panther albums mastered at The Lodge by mastering engineer Joe LaPorta include: Lemonade's "Pure Moods," Tanlines' "Settings," Teengirl Fantasy's upcoming full length "7AM," and (former True Panther artist) Tamaryn's "The Waves."

Magic Kids are currently on a cross-country summer tour with Ariel Pink through the months of July and August. Stop by a venue near you and let their sunny music remind you what the season is all about!

Watch Nylon magazine's interview of the Magic Kids:


Lodge-Mastered Bands At Pitchfork Music Fest!

Indie music's favorite media publication, Pitchfork, is counting down the days till Friday, July 16, the first day of their annual summer music fest! This year, nearly 50 incredible acts are scheduled to rock the three-day event set in Brooklyn's Union Park.
Here at The Lodge, we're extra excited because bands we have recently mastered material for are joining the party:

Bear in Heaven
Neon Indian
Sleigh Bells
Beach House

If you haven't already bought tickets for the sold-out show, Pitchfork has just announced that there will be extra passes available to purchase in-person on Thursday, July 15!
Hope to see you all there!


Indie All Stars Present "All Summer"

Popular indie artists Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Best Coast, and Kid Cudi teamed up to write the breezy "All Summer," for a Converse exclusive release. Part of Converse's music-collaboration series "Three Artists, One Song," the seasonal track features Batmanglij's smooth pop production, signature glassy vocals by surfer-rock songstress Bethany Consentino (Best Coast) and carefree rhymes by rapper Kid Cudi. The song was recorded by Justin Gerrish (John Mayer, Weezer, Muse, Vampire Weekend) and mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta.


Chromeo Turns The Lights Out At The Lodge

Montreal's electro-funk duo Chromeo released their latest single "Don't Turn The Lights On" (Vice Records/Atlantic) on June 29, 2010. The track was mastered at The Lodge, by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.
Chromeo have been garnering fans world-wide since the pop duo first formed in Montreal in 2001. The band is composed of two long-time friends David "Dave 1" Macklovitch on guitar and lead vocals and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel on talk box, keys and synths. Notorious for their infectious 80's-retro dance beats and lyrical hooks, it is no surprise that their latest single, "Don't Turn The Lights On," is full of catchy vocal hooks, funky electric guitars, and analog synths galore. A masterfully crafted pop song, the song is the first collaboration between The Lodge Mastering and Chromeo, as well as engineer/producer extraordinaire Phillippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Rapture, MC Solaar) who mixed the track.
Chromeo are also planning a cross-country summer tour through the months of July and August and are even teaming up with Neon Indian (also mastered at The Lodge) for a few shows- don't miss the chance to get your dance on!