tUnE-yArDs Talks About Upcoming Lodge-Mastered "w h o k i l l" On Pitchfork!

Eccentric vocal powerhouse Merril Garbus, better known by her stage name tUnE-yArDs, was recently interviewed on Pitchfork about her upcoming sophomore release "w h o k i l l" (4AD) which was mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge this winter. Similar to Merril's debut "BiRd-BrAiNs," "w h o k i l l" has a gritty lo-fi edge that, in combination with her wild vocal loops and raw, relentless rhythms, will keep your head reeling in pop abstraction. 

Read Merril's interview with Pitchfork here and watch some awesome live-in-studio videos of her and bassist Nate Brenner on 4AD's website here. tUnE-yArDs will be touring the US this spring in support of the April 19th album release, so check them out for a killer and totally unique musical experience!


Emily Lazar Among Antelope Audio's Featured Artists

In celebration of our partnership with the esteemed audio company, Antelope has recently posted a blurb about Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar under their featured 'Artists' page on www.antelopeaudio.comThe Lodge has been using Antelope Audio's remarkable Isochrone 10M Atomic Clock and OCX-V for some time now and we are all greatly impressed by their performance. 

"Truly astounding! In particular, the image is greatly improved. It's wider and deeper, and the clarity is fantastic. Since they arrived at The Lodge, the Iscochrone 10M Atomic Clock and the OCX-V are probably the hardest working pieces of gear in our studios!" - Emily Lazar


Foo Fighters Star in "White Limo"

Infamous rock stars the Foo Fighters have just posted a hilarious new video for one of the grittiest tracks on their upcoming full length "Wasting Light" (S.A.M./ Roswell Records)Produced by Butch Vig, mixed by Alan Moulder and mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta, "Wasting Light" is the band's seventh release to date and features Dave Grohl's former Nirvana bandmate and bassist Krist Noveselic as well as Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister (who plays on "White Limo"). Check out the video below and start counting the days till the official release on April 12th!


Cold Cave "Cherish The Light Years" With The Lodge!

Cold Cave have announced their highly anticipated sophomore effort, "Cherish the Light Years," will be released April 4, 2011 on Matador Records in the US.  The album was mastered at The Lodge by Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

Evolving and quickly becoming a favorite on the experimental synth pop scene, Cold Cave have found themselves amongst impressive company with "Cherish the Light Years." Nick Zinner (The Yeah Yeah Yeah's ),  guitarist/producer Matt Sweeney (Johnny Cash, The Dixie Chicks), and Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo all made contributions to the album, which was produced and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).  Packed full of enormous synths and seductive melodies and band leader Wesley Eisold booming vocals, "Cherish the Light Years" is referred to by the band as a 'love letter to their adopted city of New York' for good reason.

Be sure to catch Cold Cave as they tour North America with The Kills this spring and, in the meanwhile, listen to "Cherish The Light Years'" first single "The Great Pan is Dead" right here on Pitchfork!


Stereogum Tunes in to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

In anticipation of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's forthcoming Lodge-mastered LP "Belong," Stereogum recently posted the title track on their website, now available for all to stream! Click here to listen to the guitar-centric, toe-tapping tune and, while you're at it, check out the album's first single, "Heart In Your Heartbreak," on Pitchfork here. Produced by infamous British rock producer Flood (Smashing Pumpkins, Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine) and mixed by his partner-in-crime Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Blonde Redhead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's "Belong" is an album you won't want to miss! Be on the look out for the March 29th release date, coming at you via Slumberland Records.


Dum Dum Girls Master New EP At The Lodge!

L.A. girl group Dum Dum Girls continue their throwback fuzz-rock legacy with the upcoming EP "He Gets Me High" (Sub Pop). Consisting of three original songs and a cover of The Smiths' "There Is A Light That Will Never Go Out,"He Gets Me High" is the band's second release to date and is as rugged, dreamy and hummable as ever. Co-produced by lead singer Dee Dee, Richard Gottehrer (The Strangeloves, Blondie, The Raveonettes), and Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes, the EP was mixed by Alonzo Vargas (Dum Dum Girls, Fantasia) and mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge, who also worked on the DDG's debut "I Will Be" last year.
 Click here to read a quick review on Stereogum and listen to a sneak-peak stream of the title track and don't forget to mark your calendars for the official release this March 31st!


Lights Resolve Combine Forces With The Lodge & Mike Sapone For Debut Release!

Lights Resolve will release the highly anticipated debut album  "Feel You're Different" this spring!

The record was produced/engineered/mixed by Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday) and mastered by Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta (Foo Fighters, Vampire Weekend) at The Lodge.  "Feel You're Different" has turned out to be a defining album that showcases a new, bold and vital direction for the NY alternative three-piece.

Here's the first "Feel You're Different" album TEASER video: