Vampire Weekend #1!!

Vampire Weekend's new album Modern Vampires Of The City  soars to #1. The album debuted at #1 on its May 14th release via XL Records on the iTunes charts, and has sold 134, 000 copies since it's release last week. Placing them at #1 on the Billboard 200 according to  Nielson SoundScan as well as topping the SoundScan Vinyl, Indie, Alternative and Digital Charts. Read about Vampire Weekend topping the charts in  Rolling Stone, Spin,  Entertainment Weekly, MusicWeekNew York TimesMTV and many more.

This is Vampire Weekend's second time debuting at #1, their last album Contra also debuted at #1 in 2010, making this the first time an independent rock band has entered at #1 with two consecutive releases. Congratulations to all four band members Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson!

Modern Vampires Of The City is Vampire Weekend's third album mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily LazarModern Vampires of the City was engineered by Rostam Batmanglij, Ariel Rechtshaid, Dave Schiffman, Michael Harris, Nick Rowe, and Juan Pieczanski. The album was produced and mixed by Batmanglij and Rechtshaid, with additional mixing by  Emily Lazar and Scott Jacoby (Eusonia Studios, NYC), and Rich Costey (Eldorado Recording Studios, L.A.). We are so happy to see the band being acknowledged for all their talent, hard work and great music!

Check out Vampire Weekend's full length featured articles in  
Electronic Musician Mix Magazine,  New York Times,  Pitchfork,  Faderand stay tuned for a more in-depth look into mastering Modern Vampires Of The City soon!

Pick up the album on MP3, Flac, CD and Vinyl at XL Records or on  iTunes and Amazon


The Boxer Rebellion "Promises" Mastered at The Lodge

The Boxer Rebellion Photo Credit: Vincent Dolman

The Boxer Rebellion's new album Promises is out now on Absentee Recordings. The band based out of London consist of lead singer Nathan Nicholson on vocals, Piers Hewitt on drums, Todd Howe on guitar and Adam Harrison on bass. Promises is a cathartic medley of indie rock laced with electronic ambience, it is the band's fourth studio album. The album was produced and mixed by Billy Bush, and then mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer, Emily Lazar and assisted by Rich Morales.  On May 14th, the album was among the top 10 on iTunes charts. Pick up Promises on CD, 12", WAV and MP3.

                                                      Join the Rebellion!!

             Listen to The Boxer Rebellion's lead single  "Diamonds"


"Strange Pleasures" by Still Corners Mastered by The Lodge

London-based duo Still Corners has recently released their new album, Strange Pleasures! Mastered at The Lodge by mastering engineer,  Sarah Register,  the album takes the listener on an ethereal sonic journey amongst silky synths and dreamy guitar lines. The album features songwriter and producer, Greg Hughes,  as well as vocalist,  Tessa Murray. Signed to label Sub Pop Records, the album can be purchased on their website as well as iTunes.  Fans can also view a list of Still Corner's current U.S. tour dates here. 

      Listen to Berlin Lovers off of "Strange Pleasures"


Armin van Buuren's new album "Intense" mastered at The Lodge

World renowned DJ and Producer Armin van Buuren returns to The Lodge to master his new album Intense out today on Armada Music. Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and her team at The Lodge previously mastered Armin's hugely successful album Mirage back in 2010.

Armin returns 3 years later with his latest genre-bending production work including collaborations with Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Australian duo NERVO and vocalists Trevor Guthrie, Emma Hewitt, Laura Jansen, Fiora and many other gifted artists. Armin always has the power to inspire as he pushes new boundaries in electronic dance music. He explains on his website ”Intense embraces more genres than any of my other albums, crossing over from progressive and trance to classic, even rock. Being a perfectionist, some of these tracks have taken me months to finish. Incorporating as many real instruments as possible, it includes a live orchestra, as well as the rock band of my brother Eller".

Voted the #1 DJ in the world, Armin has topped the DJ Mag Top 100 list 5 times and is continuously receiving numerous honors and awards for his musical achievements. Just this March he won 5 International Dance Music Awards at the Winter Music Conference in Miami for "Best Global DJ", "Best Producer", "Best Trance Track", "Best Podcast" and "Best Global Record Label". His weekly radio show podcast A State of Trance has 20 million listeners weekly and his co-founded label Armada just celebrated it's 10 year anniversary. Congratulations Armin and Armada! Cheers to many more!! See you at the Intense Album Tour!!


Download on iTunes. 
Download on iTunes Canada.
Download on iTunes UK/Eire (available May 6th).
Stream on Spotify.
Download Extended Versions on Beatport.
Order CD at ArmadaShop.com.
Order Limited Deluxe Box on ArmadaShop.
Order Limited Deluxe Box on ArmadaShop.

Watch Armin van Buuren's coronation performance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for the King and Queen of the Netherlands!