Foo Fighters Top Billboard Charts in 12 Countries!

The Lodge crew is celebrating yet another #1 record as Foo Fighters' latest, "Wasting Light," clocked in at #1 on the US Billboard Top 100 Albums chart this week!  The album, mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta, is now #1 in 12 countries!

In their nearly two decades as a band, "Wasting Light" is, surprisingly, the first Foo Fighters album to ever reach #1! The Lodge is incredibly excited to share this moment with the band as well as with our old friends, producer-extraordinaire Butch Vig (Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana), engineer James Brown (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Nine Inch Nails) and mix engineer Alan Moulder (Against Me!, The Killers). Last week, "Wasting Light" sold 235,000 copies-- toppling sales for Adele's popular album "21"-- and the first single from the album "Rope," is going on it's sixth week at #1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.

Check out Foo's video for "Rope" on their website here and if you haven't already picked up a copy of "Wasting Light," go get it now! This is an album you don't want to miss out on!


Tiesto Masters "Club Life" With Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta at The Lodge

World-renowned electronica DJ and superstar producer, Tiësto, has just released his latest album, "Club Life Volume 1: Las Vegas" (Musical Freedom). Mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge, this release will kick off a new series of compilations for the DJ luminary, each disc themed after his favorite cities and clubs around the world. Featuring tracks from Kaskade, Diplo, Steve Forte Rio and Tiësto himself, the compilation is also accompanied with an enhanced bonus disc so you can see for yourself how wild his parties can get!

No stranger to The Lodge, Tiësto has mastered everything from the propulsive compilation series "In Search of Sunrise" to his chart-topping studio albums "Elements of Life" and "Kaleidoscope" with Lazar and Laporta- not to mention the succeeding remix  albums "Elements of Life: Remixed" and "Kaleidoscope: Remixed" and all the awesome singles in between!

To support the launch of his new compilation series, Tiësto will be relentlessly touring this April through July. Famous for his infectious energy, hypnotic light shows, and of course, his incredible ability to hype the crowd- a Tiësto concert is not something you want to miss out on!


Ezra Koenig Comes to Life in Oil Painting by Joe Simpson

Young British visual artist Joe Simpson is currently working on a truly stunning series of portraits using popular musicians as his muses. Among the stars who have been immortalized in Simpson's animated oil paintings is Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend (pictured above), a dear friend and client of The Lodge. Click here to browse Simpson's web gallery of all the portraits completed thus far. Check back often as the project is still in progress and he may be painting up some more of your favorite artists right now!