Alanis Morissette Masters New Album at The Lodge!

Emily Lazar and her team at The Lodge recently wrapped up mastering Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette’s new release “Havoc and Bright Lights”! The album is scheduled to hit stores in late August 2012 and was mastered right here at The Lodge earlier this year.

Produced and mixed by Grammy nominated producer & frequent Lodge client Joe Chiccarelli & Guy Sigsworth, "Havoc and Bright Lights" is Morissette's eighth studio album! She wrote the 12 track album following the birth of her son Ever Imre and was recently quoted about the album "It is my emotional, psychological, social and philosophical commentary through song."

To promote her new album Morissette kicked off a European summer tour in late-June, starting in the United Kingdom.  The albums first single “Guardian” premiered on the radio and Internet in early May 2012. 

 And check out this great behind the scenes video on the making of "Havoc and Bright Lights"


The Tallest Man On Earth Master New Album

Kristian Matsson, a singer/songwriter from Sweden, began to receive recognition for his musical conceptualism and craftsmanship as a writer in 2006 while performing and recording under the alias The Tallest Man on Earth. He has released three full length albums, the most recent entitled "There's No Leaving Now" (Dead Oceans/Gravitation) is the first to feature a full band and was recently mastered at The Lodge.

With influences that range from Bob Dylan to Nick Drake, Matsson produced and recorded "There's no Leaving Now" himself, at his home studio in Dalarna, Sweden. 

Listen to the beautiful single "1904" from "There's No Leaving Now" right HERE


The Killers Release New Single Mastered at The Lodge!

It's been 4 years since The Killers have released a studio album and the wait is ALMOST over folks! Anthemic synth-pop wizards have returned with a catchy lead single "Runaways" from forthcoming album "Battle Born"(due to be released September, 2012).

Mastered by Emily Lazar and her team at The Lodge- take a sneak peak into The Killers' fourth studio album! Watch the official video below.


Neon Trees Go PLATINUM!

Holy smokes! Our fave synth-rockers Neon Trees just went platinum with their infectious single "Everybody Talks"! Couldn't be more excited for these guys.

"Everybody Talks" is the lead single from the band's second album "Picture Show" produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, mixed by Billy Bush and mastered at The Lodge"Everybody Talks" is the band's second platinum selling single!


Emily Lazar interviewed by Adam Gonsalves for Square Cad Podcast

Adam Gonsalves is a mastering engineer based in Portland, Oregan.  He runs a wonderful (subscribe free!) podcast on iTunes called Square Cad purely dedicated to the world of mastering. On each episode, Adam spotlights a top mastering engineer or a particular pro-audio company.  He has interviewed top mastering engineers in addition to discussing very particular mastering topics such as DDPi's, sample rate conversion and general studio etiquette.

For his most recent episode, Adam sat down and spoke with Emily about her career; starting out as an engineer at Shelter Island Sound, the beginnings of The Lodge, and her views on how records are mastered today. A really insightful interview, please be sure to check it out right HERE.  You can also get a sweet discount from Sweetwater after listening to the episode!

For more information about Square Cad podcast, please visit their website http://squarecad.net/


Yuna Masters Debut Album at The Lodge

Dreamy singer/songwriter Yuna is a rare talent with incredible song writing skills.  Born and raised in Malaysia, Yuna blends 60's AM guitar melodies, soft vocals. poignant straight-from-the-heart lyrics and wonderful pop sensibilities.  A law school student, Yuna was writing songs since the age of 14 and was already a sensation in her native country before getting signed to cool indie-pop group FADER label.

With her debut album in English, Yuna teamed up with Grammy award winning producer Pharrell Williams and mix engineer Manny Marroquin (Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys, Kanye West) and the result is an album of non stop luscious pop jams.  The album was mastered at The Lodge earlier this year.

Attracting a lot of buzz, her the dreamy, downtempo lead single "Live Your Life" charted at #1 on We Are Hunted's Spotify app and the album debuted at #86 on the Top 100 Albums on iTunes as well as #23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart! She also performed her single on CONAN and Last Call with Carson Daly.

Watch Yuna's video for lead single "Live Your Life"