Albums Mastered at The Lodge Scorching up Billboard Album Charts!

We are very excited to see several albums mastered at The Lodge on Billboard's top 200 album charts, those include:  

Beach House "Bloom" debuting at #7
Santana "Shape Shifter" debuting at #16
Garbage "Not Your Kind Of People" debuting at #17

Check out the full Billboard Top 200 Album Chart right here

Beach House, Santana and Garbage are all also taking over the top 3 spots on Billboard Independent Album Chart!
Other notable albums mastered at The Lodge recently scorching up the Billboard charts include Foo Fighters "Wasting Light", Imagine Dragons "Continued Silence EP", Neon Trees "Picture Show" and The Mars Volta "Noctourniquet".


Tiësto Remixes Kanye West Track Mastered by Emily Lazar & Joe LaPorta

Mega Dutch Dance DJ Tiësto remixed Kanye West’s "Lost In This World"; closing track from West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" album. After a year of getting clearance rights sorted, the track was finally posted on Tiësto iTunes podcast.  Mastered by Emily Lazar and her team at The Lodge-listen to the podcast rip of the track below!


Bear in Heaven Return to The Lodge to Master New Album!

Brooklyn synth wizards, Bear in Heaven, returned to The Lodge late 2011 to master their new album "I Love You, It's Cool" (Dead Oceans/Home Tapes) .  A happy studio reunion for the boys since LaPorta mastered their break through/ critically adored album "Beast Rest Forth Mouth" in 2009.

Meshing prog, 90's shoe gaze with layers and layers of dark synths “I Love You, It’s Cool” is their biggest sounding record to date. With producer/engineer David Wrench (Caribou, Bat For Lashes) on board "I Love You, It's Cool" extends the band's homage to 80's synth wave with pulsating dance jams and Jon Philpot's effortless love forlorn vocals.

Leading up to the release, the band made a bold move and slowed down their entire album by 400,000% and then streamed it for a straight 2700 hours! The result was syrupy never-ending drone version reminiscent of a Sigur Ros song and quite the listen!

Don't miss this band on tour because they put on one amazing live show. Check out their tour dates here Also peep their video for their second single "Sinful Nature" below.



Garbage New Album Mastered by The Lodge

It's been 7 years since Garbage released their last studio album and the wait is finally over! Our favorite 90's alt rockers have finally released their first album since 2005 yesterday, and it's already scorching up the charts. The album just hit the #1 spot on iTunes' Alternative Rock Albums as well as the #5 spot on  the UK charts!!

"Not Your Kind Of People" was produced by Garbage drummer/legendary Grammy nominated producer Butch Vig (Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana) and mixed by Billy Bush.  The album was mastered by our very own Emily Lazar and her team at The Lodge.

Head over to http://www.garbage.com to buy the album and watch their first video for the single "Blood For Poppies" below.


Beach House Release New Album "Bloom" Mastered at The Lodge!

Beach House's hugely anticipated new album "Bloom" (Subpop Records) comes out TODAY and we are extremely excited to be part of this release. Mastered at The Lodge late 2011, "Bloom" is already getting the kind of momentum and attention indie bands would dream about these days.

From the band's origination, masters of composition, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, have been utilizing their impressive technical ability to bring swathes of layered emotion through very simple instrumentation. Things have slightly changed since the release of their 3rd album "Teen Dream" exalting the band to a more confident sound while keeping their minimalist signature vibrato synths, arpeggiated guitars and Legrand's reverb-ed vocals in check. 

With the immediate success of 2010's "Teen Dream", the band recently revealed to Pitchfork their steadfast decision to not change their sound as most bands do when faced with that kind of pressure/attention. "I hate it when bands change between records," Scally said "That's not the way we work."

Teaming up with producer/engineer Chris Coady again (Blonde Redhead, TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear) "Bloom" has captured what is considered the band's most emotive and tightest effort.  The critics are raving and Pitchfork has reviewed the album with a whopping 9.1 rating!  You can read the review here.

Already a contender for 2012's top albums of the year lists, "Bloom" is not to be missed!   Head over to NPR and stream the entire album here or buy the album on iTunes.


The Raveonettes "Into The Night" EP Mastered by The Lodge

Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes at Sunset Sound Studios
Shoegaze rockers The Raveonettes just released a dreamy new EP titled "Into The Night" last week on The Orchard. The 4 song EP was mastered by Emily Lazar and her team at The Lodge and will serve as a pre-release to a full length that the duo is currently recording at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in LA with engineer, Alonzo Vargas.

This EP will be the sixth Raveonettes release mastered at The Lodge! Yup, SIXTH! The Raveonettes have mastered previous albums with us including "Whip It On", "Lust Lust Lust", "In And Out Of Control", "Raven in The Grave" and most recently "B Sides and Rarities"

Stream the gorgeous guitar drone-y title track from "Into The Night" here


Delta Spirit Release Expansive New Album at The Lodge

San Diego's Delta Spirit, a five-piece band fronted by Matt Vasquez, have been well known around the indie-rock circuit since touring with Dr. Dog in 2006. Fast forward to 2012, Delta Spirit released their self-titled third studio album (Rounder Records) on March 13th, 2012.

Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Blonde Redhead), the album was recorded in an old church turned recording studio in Woodstock NY, mixed by legendary engineer Tchad Blake and mastered at The Lodge.

In a press release, Vasquez said of the new album:

“We found the sound that we’ve been looking for, that we’ve been growing into, and as soon as we hit on it, we ran with it. That’s why it’s a self-titled record, so we could connect our identity with what we think Delta Spirit is.”

Rolling Stone has written about Delta Spirit numerous times leading up to their self-titled album's release, including a glowing review and listed them in their "25 Can't Miss Acts of South by Southwest 2012". In support of their new album, the band has embarked on a nationwide tour, including a sold out show at NYC's Webster Hall. Check out the video for their stunning single, "California" below: