Carlos Santana Masters New Album at The Lodge!

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana just released his 36th album “Shape Shifter” this last May, 2012.  The album was mastered by Emily Lazar and her team at The Lodge earlier this year.

Santana has made an incredible career for himself also as a producer, songwriter, vocalist, and percussionist.  Ranking in at #20 on Rolling Stones "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time"  Carlos Santana emerged out of the late sixties, taking part in the pioneering of jazz fusion, rock, and world music as one of the most successful creators of music.

Having won a whopping 10 Grammy Awards including "Album of The Year" and "Best Rock Album" in 2000 for "Supernatural" this new release sees Santana departing from his trademark rock infused/vocal collaboration style.  An almost completely instrumental album, "Shape Shifter" is the first album to appear on Starfaith Records, Carlos Santana's brand new label.

Watch Carlos Santana discuss the making of "Shape Shifter" here:



Neon Trees Strike Gold!

Neon Trees are a band on a roll.  Right after the release of their eagerly awaited sophomore album "Picture Show" the band already hit gold with their super catchy single "Everybody Talks" and we couldn't be more excited. Mastered at The Lodge, "Picture Show" was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83) and was mixed by Billy Bush (The Naked & Famous, The Subways, Garbage,) at Red Razor Studios in Glendale, CA.

Neon Trees formed in Utah in 2005 by lead vocalist Tyler Glenn and guitarist Chris Allen. They were first noticed by Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers (side note: Vannucci recently mastered his solo album at The Lodge titled Big Talk) and helped them get signed to Mercury Records in 2008.  They eventually released their debut full length album "Habits" in 2010 and the album's lead single "Animal" went double platinum, reaching #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and an instant radio hit.

With "Picture Show" the band has managed to create an album loaded with the catchiest foot tapping synth hooks pop music could possibly ask for (featuring collaborations Kaskade).  The album debuted at #17 on Billboard Top 200 Albums and "Everybody Talks" is currently #9 on Billboard's Alternative Top 20 Songs. Amazing!