Class Actress Release Debut Album Mastered by Joe LaPorta

Class Actress is Brooklyn's poppiest synth jam export and their long awaited debut album "Rapprocher" was just released last Tuesday via Carpark Records.
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge this summer, Class Actress is fronted by vocalist/glam girl Elizabeth Harper along with producer Mark Richardson and engineer/multi-instrumentalist Scott Rosenthal.

If you've been around the Williamsburg indie music scene, then you would probably be familiar with Harper's prior solo work.  Harper was more known for her strummy/whisper-y love songs (more along the lines of a modern day Morrissey or The Smiths with female vocals).  After a unique meeting with Richardson at a club a few years ago, Harper decided to switch gears and replaced her guitar with a synth and the rest was as they say, history.
Citing influences like Depeche Mode and Human League, Class Actress is like an 80's new-wave time warp but with a more modern pop twist and tragically romantic lyrics that will make your heart swoon.

Follow the link below to hear out one of the standout tracks "Weekend" on Stereogum and be sure to catch them live!


Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta with Elizabeth Harper & Scott Rosenthal


Debut Album by Boy & Bear Mastered at The Lodge Receives 7 ARIA Award Nominations!

Australia's nominations for this year’s 25th annual ARIA Award Finalists were recently announced, and folk/crooners Boy & Bear have pocketed a total of SEVEN nominations from ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) for their most recent album debut, “Moonfire” including Joe Chiccarelli's Producer of The Year nomination!  
Mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta, the 11-track album “Moonfire” (Universal Republic/Island Records Australia) is in the running for the following categories: Best Adult Alternative Album, Breakthrough Artist – Single, Breakthrough Artist – Album, Single of the Year, Best Group, Album of the Year and Producer of the Year. 
“Moonfire” also peaked at #2 on iTunes Australia and #2 on ARIA Top 50 Album’s chart!

From everyone at The Lodge, we wish to send our biggest congratulations to the band: Dave Hosking, Jake Tarasenko, Killian Gavin, Tim Heart, Jon Hart and producer/longtime The Lodge client & friend Joe Chiccarelli!  To get a sneak peak of Boy & Bear be sure to watch the video for the lead single “Feeding Line” below. 


New Dum Dum Girls Video "Bedroom Eyes" Just Released!

The first video from the Dum Dum Girls' new LP, "Only in Dreams", is out! "Only in Dreams" was released last week via Sub Pop, and was mastered right here at The Lodge by Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

The song is called "Bedroom Eyes" and is catchy and upbeat in classic Dum Dum Girls form. The video was directed by Sam Macon, and is a retro live performance that takes a kaleidoscopic twist. Check it out below. Also get some free downloads and more info about the band straight from Sub Pop here or http://www.subpop.com/artists/dum_dum_girls


tUnE-yArDs Release Self-directed Video From Recent Album Mastered by Joe LaPorta!

tUnE-yArDs have just released a new video for their second single "Gangsta" off their recent sophomore LP, "w h o k i l l"! The album was released in April via 4AD and was mastered at The Lodge by Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.

A schizophrenic black and white dance party, the video for "Gangsta" was directed by tUnE-yArDs' mastermind Merrill Garbus herself. A funky compliment to an already eccentric and energetic song, check out the official music video as well as the killer TV debut performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon earlier this August. tUnE-yArDs are also currently touring in the US and Canada, click here for a complete listing of show dates! http://www.beggarsgroupusa.com/tuneyards/tours/

Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta Master The Raveonettes' "Rarities & B-sides" Album

Pop/noise cult favorite, The Raveonettes (VICE Records/The Orchard) are due to release twenty-eight unreleased b-sides and rare cuts on their aptly titled album “Rarities and B-sides".  The album was mastered earlier this year by The Lodge’s very own Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta.  Fans will be happy to hear that the album will be released on both CD and double vinyl!

Since the Danish duo’s discovery in 2002, they have released five studio albums, and five EP’s.  "Rarities and Bsides" will be the band's fourth album mastered at The Lodge

A long way since their first 2002 EP "Whip it on", Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo have continued to master their brand of fuzzed out 60's-noir rock gems with notoriously sinister lyrics.  With the highly anticipated release of "Rarities and B-sides", the band recently featured their track "Aly, Walk With Me" from their 2007 album "LUST LUST LUST" (also mastered at The Lodge) on HBO’s season four finale episode of True Blood.  The band is currently working on their next full length due out next year.

Check out the official video for "Aly, Walk With Me" mastered at The Lodge!