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!