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!

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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):


 

September 25th, 2013

Mosaic Quartet record: finished

We just got back from The Mastering Lab … the new Mosaic Quartet record is officially done. It sounds amazing. Look for an EP and some singles this fall/winter, and then an album release in late winter / early spring. Very excited for this one.


 

August 17th, 2013

Top 5, baby

This is excellent: the JJXO single “Nothing To Let Go” that I produced has hit the top 5 on rock radio in Poland! Who woulda thought. All told it’s been in the top 20 for a little over two months now. Super cool.


 

June 20th, 2013

summer tour!

I’m heading out with my lovely wife for 50 or so shows. See you in the fall!