Björk & Michel Gondry Team Up For Another Stellar Music Video!

Just a few days ago, Björk unveiled the first music video from her massive upcoming release "Biophilia." Directed by the extraordinary Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep), the cosmic stop-motion video for "Crystalline" marks the eighth time the pair have worked together since their debut collaboration on the video for Björk's 1993 breakout hit "Human Behavior." So far, "Crystalline" is the leading single from the "Biophilia" album which was mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta right here at The Lodge!

Watch the clip below via Björk's YouTube channel and stay tuned for more goodies to come-- it seems like another piece to the"Biophillia" puzzle gets posted every day!


Scott Jacoby's Eusonia Records Featured In Playback Magazine

Long time Lodge-collaborator & Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Scott Jacoby was recently interviewed extensively for Playback Magazine regarding his 2007 startup, Eusonia Records. Visit ASCAP.com to read the article to learn more about what motivated Jacoby to enter the world of production and eventually found his own independent label. You can also keep up to date with new releases, tours and more from  Eusonia's up-and-coming artists Silya and Grammy-nominated Maiysha (who both mastered their debut studio projects at The Lodge) at Eusonia.com!


Ronnie Vannucci (of The Killers) Masters Solo Album with Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta at The Lodge

Ronnie Vannucci, best known as the drummer in pop/rock group The Killers released his debut solo album under the moniker Big Talk on July 19th, via his own imprint  Little Oil/Epitaph Records. The eponymous release was mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta. 
Overlooking Greenwich Village, The Lodge is one of New York’s most  successful and unique mastering studios; catering to artists that seek an alternative and more personalized approach to mastering. The Lodge’s gear list pays homage to mastering studios of the past; equipped with a slew of vintage outboard gear that has attracted a wide spectrum of artists, including: David Bowie, Foo Fighters, The Shins, Lou Reed, RZA (Wu Tang Clan), Vampire Weekend, Garbage, Depeche Mode, Tiësto, Vanessa Carlton, Morrissey, BT, Natalie Merchant, The Prodigy, Destiny’s Child, and Moby - just to name a few.

When The Killers took a break last year after almost a decade of relentless touring & recording, drummer Ronnie Vannucci finally found the time to give his own songs the treatment they deserve-- and what a treatment they got! Produced by Joe Chicarelli (The Shins, My Morning Jacket) and mixed by Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters), the 12-song rocker also features cameos by  former Killers' bandmate Taylor Milne on guitar, former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp and frequent Killers' live guitarist Ted Sablay. 
Catch Big Talk in concert on the West Coast at the end of this month as they perform as a band for the first time ever! They'll also be making their TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live July 25th, so do your homework and peep the new singles "Getaways," "No Whiskey," and "The Next One Living" on Epitaph's SoundCloud right now so you can sing along when they hit the stage!


The Lodge Masters Music for Björk's Epic Multimedia Release "Biophillia"

Visionary Icelandic pop icon Björk is set to release her upcoming multimedia project "Biophillia" later this year. The music for the release- including a 10 song album and 10 musical iPad apps themed after each song's scientific subject matter- was mastered at The Lodge this March by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta alongside Björk and her long-time engineer Damian Taylor.

Intended to blur the lines between science and music, the "Biophillia" project also consists of a handful of fascinating instruments that Björk and Taylor invented themselves, a new interactive website based on the solar system and constellations, as well as future collaborations with local scientists and educational facilities in each of the 8 cities she plans to tour over the next few years in unique 6-week residencies. 

Read more about Björk's ground-breaking multi-faceted release and the concert premier in detail on New York Times' website right here!

Head over to Pitchfork.com to check out another in-depth interview  with the talented singer and read more about the series of iPad apps (the 'mother app' has been released on iTunes today!).

Listen to the first singles "Crystalline" and "Cosmogony" on Conseqeunce of Sound for just a little taste of what's to come!

Now, if all of this still isn't enough to satisfy your craving, you're in luck! Read more about the incredibly elaborate "Biophillia" boxset on LA Timeswebsite.

Album teasers below:

-Popular Syrian singer Omar Souleyman recording a remix of "Crystalline" 

-An introduction to the Gamaleste (a Björk/Taylor invention) 

-A clever preview of "Crystalline" which was posted on her website before the single had been released.


Hooray For Earth Bring True Loves to The Lodge!

Brooklyn-based quartet Hooray For Earth released their lush sophomore album, "True Loves," on June 6, via Dovecote / Deathcote Records Frontman Noel Heroux stopped by The Lodge earlier this year to master the record with Joe LaPorta.

Boasting 10 gorgeously crafted songs, "True Loves" is equal parts synth-pop and indie-rock goodness. Self-produced and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), each tune weaves seamlessly into the next, instantly pulling you into the depths of the dreamy-yet-commanding soundscapes that have come to be Hooray For Earth's signature sound. 

Be sure to catch them on tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars in the coming months and watch the EPIC video- directed by the production team Young Replicant team- for their popular title track, "True Loves," on Pitchfork here!