Joe LaPorta Stays Busy at The Lodge Mastering with Neon Indian, Beach House, Matt and Kim and More

Keeping busy working with founder and Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar on such noteworthy projects as Armin van Buuren's upcoming "Mirage," Joe LaPorta has also been expanding his solo discography.

Hot on the heels of critically acclaimed Bear In Heaven's "Beast Rest Forth Mouth" and Dum Dum Girls' "I Will Be," LaPorta has recently mastered Neon Indian's re-release of "Psychic Chasms," the accompanying remix album "Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed," Beach House's "iTunes Sessions" EP, and Mexican Summer artist Tamaryn's debut "The Waves." LaPorta has also recently completed hip hop legend KRS-One's "Meta-Historical" produced entirely by longtime Wu Tang affiliate True Master, Matt & Kim's new single "Cameras,"and Billboard Dance Chart-topper Sylvia Tosun's "Above All" EP, executive-produced and mixed by Tom Lord Alge.

Other upcoming releases include Bear Hands debut full length on Cantora Records (mixed by James Brown) and Givers' debut full length album (mixed & produced by Chris Coady)-- both mastered by LaPorta at The Lodge.


KRS-One & True Master Bring "Meta-Historical" To The Lodge

Hip hop pioneers KRS-One and True Master teamed up for a phenomenal new album, "Meta-Historical" (Fat Beat Records) available August 31, 2010. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

"Meta-Historical"marks the first collaboration between legendary emcee KRS-One and producer/Wu-Tang Clan affiliate True Master. Arguably one of the genre's most influential artists, KRS-One is famous for his involvement with Boogie Down Productions and his countless progressive, political and socially conscious music/books he has released over the span of his 20-year career. An icon in his own right, True Master has received production credits for such definitive albums as Ghostface Killah's "Iron Man," Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return to the 36 Chambers," Wu-Tang Clan's "Wu-Tang Forever," and many more. The upcoming "Meta-Historical" presents a tactful combination of KRS-One's potent lyrical stabs, True Master's edgy signature beats and guest appearances by Wu Members Cappadonna and The RZA, who mastered his 2003 "Birth of a Prince" with Emily Lazar at The Lodge.

"Meta-Historical" is the latest in a string of Fat Beats Records released mastered by Joe LaPorta (including new albums by Roc Marciano, Pseudo Slang, and the Trinity Project). Sure to be an instant modern classic, look for "Meta-Historical" in stores near you this August 31!


Neon Indian's "Psychic Chasms" Deluxe Edition Mastered At The Lodge

Everyone's favorite psychedelic synth-pop band, Neon Indian, will release a deluxe double CD/double vinyl edition of their popular debut "Psychic Chasms" on September 28, via the FADER Label/ Static Tongues. The project was mastered at The Lodge by Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

Neon Indian's chill-wave debut
"Psychic Chasms" was originally released on Lufse Records in October of last year. The deluxe, re-mastered edition is to be paired with a second album dubbed "Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed," composed of remixes & covers of Neon Indian songs by musician friends including Toro Y Moi, YACHT, The Antlers, and Twin Shadow (who also recently had his debut full-length mastered at The Lodge).

Neon Indian have announced dates for a cross-country tour this September and October. They put on an electrifying live performance, so don't miss out on a show near you!!


Lodge-Mastered Bands Featured On La Blogothéque, Take Away Shows!

La Blogothéque is a popular online music publication based in France well known for its series of guerrilla-style music videos dubbed Take Away Shows.
Started by independent film maker Vincent Moon in 2006, Take Away Shows - usually set in whimsical locations like abandoned buildings, rustic stairwells, public streets - are intended to capture the raw beauty of spontaneous, intimate acoustic performances by seriously inspiring musicians.

Among the 100+ episodes of Take Away Shows in the La Blogothéque archive are videos by the following bands that have previously mastered material at The Lodge with Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta:

Vampire Weekend ("Vampire Weekend," "Contra")
The Shins ("Chutes Too Narrow," "Wincing The Night Away")
Suckers ("Wild Smile")
Dean & Britta ("L'Avventura Deluxe Edition")
Noah and the Whale ("The First Days of Spring")
The National (Pitchfork Exclusive, Live EP)
Bear in Heaven ("Beast Rest Forth Mouth")

Watch the videos below or visit La Blogothéque's website for a full list of Take Away Shows!


Upcoming NYC Summer Shows!

New York knows how to party!
Here's a quick update on upcoming local performances by some awesome Lodge-mastered bands:

Lower Dens - Glasslands Gallery - August 4
The Postelles (w/ Interpol) - Wellmont Theatre - August 4
Restless People (w/ Cut Copy) - East River Park - August 8
Maps & Atlases - Mercury Lounge - August 12
Neon Indian (w/ Prefuse 73)- The Beach @ Governor's Island - Saturday, August 14
Future Islands (w/!!!) - East River Park - August 15
Beloved Rogue - Mercury Lounge - August 16
Twin Shadow - Mercury Lounge - August 17
Chromeo, The Suzan - East River Park - August 22
KRS-One - The Beach @ Governor's Island - Saturday, August 28
Envy on the Coast - Irving Plaza - August 28, 29
Vampire Weekend, Dum Dum Girls (w/Beach House) - Radio City Music Hall - September 15-17