July 24th, 2014

video debut: tremor low “give blood”

Apparently it’s video week over here. Here’s another video for a song I produced … debuting on Esquire, of all places. Killer video.

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/tremor-low-give-blood-video


 

July 21st, 2014

video debut: mosaic quartet “seasons of silence”

Here’s a brand-new video for a song I produced. Beautifully shot piece, great song.


 

June 17th, 2014

Metaforma is out today

Today marks the release of Shannon’s new record. We’re very proud of it, and we hope you like it. Headphones recommended.


 

March 19th, 2014

arnocorps reissue on alternative tentacles

OK, this is super exciting for me. The first ArnoCorps record, which was one of the first records I ever produced (in 2005!), is being re-released on vinyl on Alternative Tentacles. Yes, that Alternative Tentacles. Home of the Dead Kennedys.

Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I grew up on Dead Kennedys, and Jello Biafra was a hero to me. I used to read about him in newsprint zines that I’d find in record stores on family trips to Boston in the 80s and I was enthralled. His brand of free speech and anti-establishmentarianism seemed revolutionary to 11-year-old me. And those records were vicious. Dead Kennedys could PLAY.

I have all the original AT pressings of the DK stuff, and even some of the 2-for-1 reissue CDs they put out in the 90s … this stuff¬†helped shape my childhood and who I am. I had Lard “Last Temptation Of Reid” in the early 90s … I wore out my VHS copy of the Ministry video where Jello comes out on stage in a diaper … this is all some of the most seminal stuff for me.

So to have something I’ve done enshrined in the same pantheon feels like a tremendous achievement for sure. It’s like being connected to my childhood heroes. Amazing.

ArnoCorps vinyl re-release on Alternative Tentacles


 

March 15th, 2014

producer of the year?

Crazy: I’ve been nominated for Producer Of The Year in the 2013 Independent Music Awards. For my production of Shannon‘s record Cinemascope. So, uh … wow.


 

February 27th, 2014

book debuts at #1

Did I mention that Shannon and I wrote a book? Well, we wrote a book. On house concert touring. And it debuted this week at #1 on Amazon’s Music Business Best Sellers list and also at #1 on Amazon’s Music Business Hot New Releases list. Holy crap!

amazon-best-selleramazon-hot-new-releases


 

January 25th, 2014

100K

Songs I’ve produced/mixed have gotten upwards of 100,000 plays on Soundcloud this week. This is a milestone.

Also, check out my buddy DJ iLL MEDiA‘s fantastic new remix of “Hold Me Back”:


 

January 13th, 2014

new jjxo single

Produced/mixed by yours truly. 20,000+ Soundcloud plays in the first week!


 

December 31st, 2013

happy new year

Here’s something Shannon and I made to help remember old friends by:


 

October 14th, 2013

a bad think

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be mixing the upcoming A Bad Think record. Think dark, gothic singer-songwriter stuff and you’re mostly there. I’ll be starting next month.

Here’s a video from their last record to help set the scene (yes, that’s Mariel Hemingway):