Lodge-Mastered Bands on Top 100 DJs!

Congratulations to the three Lodge-mastered artists who made Trackitdown.net's annual Top 100 DJs list!

Musician/producer and frequent Lodge client, BT, clocked in at #79. Dutch electronic producer extraordinaire, Tiësto, was dubbed #3. And the #1 Top DJ title- for the fourth consecutive year- went to Armin van Buuren, who mastered his latest full-length "Mirage" with Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

Check out Trackitdown.net's full Top 100 DJs list here, and don't forget to check out Armin van Buuren's 2010 release "Mirage," BT's "These Hopeful Machines" and Tiësto's "Kaleidoscope" -- all mastered at The Lodge and in stores near you!


The Lodge Sponsors The Deli Magazine's CMJ Showcase!

Hey audio-lovers, it's that time of year again! New York's CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival takes place next week with an amazing line up of over a hundred up-and-coming musicians and artists performing in venues all over the city. This year, as proud supporters of the local indie music community, The Lodge will be sponsoring our very first CMJ showcase!

The event, hosted by our friends at The Deli Magazine, takes place next Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Williamsburg's popular bowling alley / concert hall, the Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn). Stop by for free Lodge goodies, giveaways & a night full of AWESOME music!

Bands performing:
11pm - Bear Hands (debut album mastered by Joe LaPorta)
10pm - Brahms
9pm - Keepaway
8pm - Oberhofer

The show is free for CMJ Badge holders and $5 for the public.
To purchase a CMJ badge and for more information on CMJ 2010, please visit their website: http://cmj2010.com

Hope to see you all there!!


Travis Frontman Fran Healy Masters Solo Debut at The Lodge!

Renowned songwriter and Travis frontman, Fran Healy, released his debut solo album, "w r e c k o r d e r" (Wreckord Label), on October 5th in the US. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

A respected veteran and venerable contributor to the alternative rock world, Fran Healy's work has been praised by titans of the music industry and fans alike. Spending over a decade with his band Travis, racking up awards, album sales and a loyal following, Healy's "w r e c k o r d e r" may be comprised of his most personal material to date. The album takes an honest approach to what Healy does best: songwriting. Pushing his own barriers of sound, and at times showing his own vulnerability, Healy has crafted a work of a man evolved, but one who has not forgotten his roots. Recording for the album, which recently debuted at was a multi-national affair, starting in 2009 in Berlin, before moving to New York and wrapping up in Vermont in 2010. Healy's supporting cast on "w r e c k o r d e r" is nothing to overlook either, with production duties handled by Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith, Chief), and contributions from Paul McCartney, Neko Case, and Tom Hobden (Noah and the Whale).

"w r e c k o r d e r" debuted at #10 on the UK Indie Charts this week! Read Sonic Scoop's write-up here and check out the charming new video for the first single "Buttercups" below!


Roc Marciano's "Marcberg" Mastered at The Lodge!

Debuting nearly a decade ago as a member of the infamous hip-hop group the Flipmode Squad, Roc Marciano is showing no signs of slowing down. His 2010 release "Marcberg" has been met with heavy praise from hip-hop heads and critics alike since its release on Fat Beats Records in May.  

Yet another Fat Beats album mastered by Joe LaPorta (others including KRS-One & True Master's "Meta-Historical" and Pseudo Slang's "We'll Keep Looking" ) "Marcberg" plays like an honest, grimy, early 90's hip-hop record, without at all sounding outdated. Read Pitchfork's extensive review here (rated 8.1 / 10!), and don't forget to pick it up at a store near you!


Sneak Peak At Mt. Desolation's New Album!

Mt. Desolation, a pop/rock super group started by Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, has been garnering some noteworthy buzz. The upcoming self-titled album was mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta.

In anticipation of the release SPIN Magazine recently published a short interview with the two musicians and is streaming their heartbreaking single, "Bitter Pill." Click here to hear the song and read all about Mt. Desolation's new album, out everywhere October 19!