Watch Sleigh Bells' Eerie New Video now!

Putting visuals to sound is something we all marvel at, often leaving us asking "where did they come up with that?" Sleigh Bells' latest video, "Rill Rill" may leave you contemplating that same question. Directed by Jon Watts (TV On the Radio, Fatboy Slim), it's an eerie and pleasantly morbid interpretation of one of their standout tracks. We're fans! 
Sleigh Bells' album "Treats" was mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta last year at The Lodge and is available everywhere now. Check out the video below or on Stereogum here!


New Mt. Desolation Daytrotter Session!

Just this week, alt-country supergroup Mt. Desolation stopped by The Horse Shack in Rock Island, Illinois for an awesome set of live recordings as part of the famous, ongoing musical series dubbed The Daytrotter SessionsThe band released their self-titled debut, mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta, on October 19, 2010 via Interscope Records.
Mt. Desolation began in 2009 with a casual conversation between Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin of their mutual interest in American folk and country music. In the following months, the two began exchanging ideas for songs, and eventually decided to make an album with the gathered material. To complete the band, Tim and Jesse called upon a number of talented friends and fellow musicians including Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers, Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons, John Roderick of The Long Winters, and Tom Hobden of Noah And The Whale. When it came time to record, Mt. Desolation flew New York-based Grammy Award-winning producer Emery Dobyns (Suzanne Vega, Mary J. Blige, Patti Smith, Chief), all the way to London for three weeks of studio time. The resulting debut is a intimate, rustic collection of beautiful crafted songs, rich in acoustics and woodsy, atmospheric subtleties. 
Click here to stream some amazing renditions from the star-studded band's debut, courtesy of The Daytrotter Sessions and be sure to check out Mt. Desolation in stores now!


Grammy.com Interviews BT On Lodge-Mastered, Grammy-nominated "These Hopeful Machines"!

As you may know by now, BT's "These Hopeful Machines," mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta, was nominated for a Grammy award this year in the Best Electronic/Dance album category. In honor of the electronic music maven's first ever nod, the Grammy's website posted a short autobiographical piece, detailing BT's lifelong road to creating the
album of his dreams and earning his nomination. It's a remarkably personal and engaging story that's well worth checking out. Our congratulations goes out to our friend and long-time client BT!

here to read the two-part story.


Dave Grohl Dubbed "Godlike Genius" at 2011 NME Awards!

Rock 'n' roll guru Dave Grohl will be crowned "Godlike Genius," the highest compliment paid at the Shockwave NME Awards show in the UK! Grohl will be joining the ranks with The Cure, Ozzy Osbourne, and U2 on February 23, followed by a performance with his long-time band, the Foo Fighters, who are mastering their latest release with Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge!

Watch the accompanying short video with the always humble and hilarious Dave Grohl on NME's site here and be sure to check out the latest issue of NME for a full interview plus a timeline of his career thus far!


Lodge-Mastered Bands' Stunning Performances Captured On Film By "Yours Truly"

Over the past few years, Pitchfork.TV contributors and visionary videographers, Yours Truly, have filmed some gorgeous, intimate live performances by some favorites of the current indie music scene. Among these bands are our friends Twin Shadow, The Morning Benders and Lower Dens who have all mastered their 2010 debuts "Forget," "Big Echo," respectively, at The Lodge.

A combination of flawless orchestration and patient, inventive visual work results in some truly impressive music videos... Watch high quality streams of  Twin Shadow's "Shooting Holes," The Morning Benders  "Excuses," and Lower Dens'  "Batman," at www.yourstru.ly and be sure to check out the rest of YT's web catalog  while you're there!

The Morning Benders' "Phil Specter-inspired" performance of their hit single "Excuses":


Bjork's 'Stellar' New Song For iPad Mastered At The Lodge

Icelandic musical icon, Bjork, is taking her talents to a new medium: the iPad. A new interactive app titled "Solar System" features a brand new instrumental piece rumored to be adapted from Bjork's upcoming album "Biophillia." The song, that plays as the app starts up, was mixed by Damian Taylor and mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge. The interactive book features "3D realizations" of planets and solar systems. It's like a really cool episode of NOVA, with good music!

Check out the new app & music on an iPad near you and watch the "Solar System" video demo below.


The Lodge's Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta Master "Massive" New Foo Fighters Album!

(Pictured from left to right): Top Row: Joe LaPorta, Butch Vig, Pat Smear, James Brown, Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins. Bottom Row: Nate Mendel, Emily Lazar, Dave Grohl.

2011 is here and the champagne is still flowing as The Foo Fighters toast the completion of their 7th studio album at The Lodge.  The band attended the session with legendary producer Butch Vig & engineer James Brown.

Co-mastered by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta, the new album is heralded as their heaviest album to date.  It also marks Grohl and Vig's first reunion since Nirvana's "Nevermind" in 1991.  Recorded & mixed entirely to analog tape, the album features guest appearances by Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü and reunites Grohl with the remaining Nirvana band members Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. In an interview with MTV news posted online yesterday, Dave Grohl explained, "There's 11 songs and, front to back, there's not one sleepy ballad. The fact that we did it without any computers, it was just really simple. It just sounds massive."

Dave Grohl tweeted & revealed to his fans a 10 sec video snippet of the track "White Limo" (click here)-- and check out The Lodge's oscilloscope rockin' out to the onslaught!

NMEBillboard and Spin magazines also posted articles announcing the completion of the album.


Thank You Masters "Golden Worry" At The Lodge!

Raucous Baltimore band Thank You's upcoming full length "Golden Worry" (Thrill Jockey) is raw rock 'n' roll featuring signature explosive rhythms and unabashedly electric guitars. The album boasts impressive production credits including engineering by Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and mixing by Chris Moore (Yeasayer, Liars, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson) and was mastered here at The Lodge by Heba Kadry!

"Golden Worry" is Thank You's fourth album and will be available digitally, on vinyl, and on CD as of January 25, 2011! In the meantime, check out the music video for Thank You's psychedelic rock song "Birth Reunion" featured as a Stereogum Premiere or watch it below!