Givers Dubbed "Band To Watch"!

Just a couple of months ago, Louisiana pop quintet the Givers stopped by The Lodge to master their debut full length with Joe LaPorta.Though the album has yet to be released, the band has been touring incessantly since the release of their 2009 EP, catching the attention of critics and fans alike with their eclectic and upbeat music and performances. Popular online music hub Stereogum was impressed enough to feature the Givers as their Band To Watch this week! Click here to visit the page and listen to two fantastic songs from their upcoming album. Also, read the Givers charming interview with Spinner magazine after a rockin showcase at Austin's famous SXSW music festival here.
Following up their 2009 string of shows with eccentric indie stars the Dirty Projectors, the Givers are planning another awesome tour this fall, sharing the stage with NY rock band Ra Ra Riot - keep an eye out for a show near you!


The Lodge Masters Armin van Buuren's "Mirage"

Iconic Dutch DJ and producer Armin van Buuren, released his fourth studio album, "Mirage," (Armada Music) on September 10th, 2010. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

Originally from a small town in the Netherlands, the ambitious Armin van Buuren has quickly become one of trance music's most popular artists. Since his debut in 1995, Armin van Buuren has sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous awards and has even been voted among the top three in DJ Magazine's prestigious DJ Top 100 since 2002, ranking #1 in 2007, 2008 and 2009. "Mirage" is his first studio project in years and The Lodge is thrilled to collaborate with him on this release. "Mirage" features guest vocals by English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, as well as BT, a musician/producer extraordinaire who has mastered his last three studio albums at The Lodge.

Armin van Buuren has kicked off his world tour, "Armin Only - Mirage," with dates set from July through to December. Armin is notorious for long, enthralling sets and impressive audiovisual effects, so don't miss your chance to catch the world's greatest DJ in action!


The Naked And Famous Top The NZ Charts!

The Lodge-mastered full length, "Passive Me Aggressive You," by Auckland pop band The Naked And Famous debuted at #1 on the New Zealand Top Albums Chart last week! Their electrifying singles "Young Blood" and "Punching in a Dream" are also in the top 20 of New Zealand's Top Singles Chart.

Don't be fooled by the hype, The Naked And Famous are one band you definitely don't want to miss out on. Check out their fantastic debut full-length in stores now!


The Naked And Famous Debut Full Length Mastered At The Lodge!

New Zealand electro-pop band The Naked And Famous celebrated the NZ release of their spectacular debut full length "Passive Me, Aggressive You" (Somewhat Damaged) on September 6, and are planning a AUS release on October 1. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, The Naked And Famous offer an bold new twist on modern pop/rock. Since their formation in 2006, the five-piece outfit consisting of lead singer Alisa Xayalith, producer/composer Thom Powers, producer/engineer Aaron Short, drummer Jordan Clark, and bassist Ben Knapp, have garnered quite a bit of attention among critics and music lovers alike. The band's anthemic single "Young Blood" debuted at #1 on New Zealand's Top 40 charts earlier this summer, and is just one of many gems that make up their highly anticipated upcoming full length. Mixed entirely by frequent Lodge client Billy Bush, (Against Me!, Garbage), "Passive Me, Aggressive You" is sure to launch The Naked And Famous even further into international stardom.

In support of the new album, "Passive Me, Aggressive You," The Naked And Famous have a string of shows lined up in Australia/New Zealand. If you live in the US, keep an eye out for tour updates because they put on a show you do not want to miss out on!


Lodge-Mastered Bands Featured On Pitchfork's "Best New Tracks"

Online music/media hub Pitchfork is a popular site to find music reviews, tour updates, industry news - and their beloved "Best New Tracks" playlist, showcasing favorites of the current music scene.

This past August, The Lodge was very excited to see songs by Twin Shadow and Teengirl Fantasy make the list!

Twin Shadow - "Slow" (from the upcoming debut "Forget," mastered by Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta)
Teengirl Fantasy - "Cheaters" (from the upcoming debut "7A.M." mastered by LaPorta)