Solange Knowles' Saint Heron Compilation Mastered At The Lodge

Solange Knowles' Saint Records has just released their debut LP, Saint Heron. Mastered by Chief Mastering Engineer, Emily Lazar at The Lodge and assisted by Rich Morales. Saint Heron is the harmonious indie R&B compilation the world has been waiting for.  

Saint Records is Knowles’ boutique label, distributed by Sony and launched last May.  Saint Heron, the debut compilation, was created to highlight contemporary R&B’s latest visionaries. Solange, recruited New Orleans native, Rashaad Newsome, as the primary artist for the album’s artwork, which represents the unification of the artists and producers that she brought together for the eclectic album. 

Artists featured on the record include Jhene Aiko, India Shawn, Cassie, B.C. Kingdom, Sampha, Iman Omari, Petite Noir, Starchild, Kelea, Jade de la Fleur, and Solange, who acted as Creative Director. All of the tracks on the album are original previously unreleased material, and range from deep electro melodies to lush tones comprised of layered vocals.

The albums’ release has generated considerable reviews and ratings; Noisey described the album  as "stunning," Pretty Much Amazing stated the album was “The Compilation of Our Dreams” and SPIN declared, “Solange Knowles hijacks the indie R&B narrative on her great new comp Saint Heron” – the praise goes on and on.

To celebrate the album’s release, Solange took to the streets of NYC in a custom-designed Saint Heron-themed Lamborghini, also designed by Rashaad Newsome.  Knowles championed her unique indie essence by handing out copies of the LP from the trunk. In addition to the compilation, Solange has stated her plans for the Saint Heron website:

“I’m looking forward to SaintHeron.com being a home for music and cultural enthusiasts like myself who want to see content that really reflects the community we are a part of.”

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The Lodge Masters Sky Ferreira Debut Album "Night Time My Time"

Sky Ferreira’s anticipated debut album was recently released on Capitol Records on October 29, 2013.  The 12-track album titled Night Time My Time was mastered at The Lodge, by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar and assisted by Rich Morales.

Ferreira has grown up in the media spotlight; she is an experienced model, actress and singer who have graced the international runways of Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein.  She was only 15 years old when she signed a record deal with Capitol Records.  Sky’s first breakthrough hit had been her single “Everything Is Embarrassing” off of her Ghost EP, which soared to the top of the charts and became one of 2012’s top tracks.

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Even though her single had attained much success, Sky wanted to create music that symbolized her individualism and planned to transition from major label pop to indie rock so she enlisted producers Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX) and Justin Raisen (Charli XCX) to help her build a strong foundation, suitable for the 21 year old’s full length debut.

Night Time My Time’s release has resulted in an uproar of high praises from well-known publications such as Pitchfork and The New York Times.

“So it’s both a relief and a bit of a shock that Night Time, My Time is not only here, but that it’s one of the most pleasingly conventional and cohesive pieces of pop-rock to come along this year.” - Pitchfork

Combining a touch of 80s pop with a punch of 90s grunge-rock attitude, Night Time My Time has allowed Ferreira to successfully discover her own voice. The album portrays Sky’s true identity as a talented, complex and edgy young artist.  Catch Sky performing live with the Smith Westerns this Monday, November 11, 2013 at Webster Hall in NYC.