Hello Music Fans, I have some news. I’ve got 2 records that I produced coming out on October 12th, some tour dates and, for the first time in a very long time, a t-shirt available on my website.
I’ve been working with The Bottle Rockets since 1994’s “The Brooklyn Side”. Their new record titled “Bit Logic” will be the 7th record I’ve produced for them (not including mixing for “Not So Loud” and “The Bottle Rockets Movie”).
The band wanted to get a little more ‘country’ for this one and that means Bottle Rockets Country, not Wardrobe Country. As with their last full length “South Broadway Athletic Club” their new one was recorded in one song a day fashion in St. Louis and mixed with Mario Viele and I at Cowboy Technical in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Every member of the band made big contributions to the record and we kept it “in house” with just Brian, Mark, Keith, John and I playing on it. To me this is the most interesting sounding Bottle Rockets record since 1997’s “24 Hours A Day”.
It’s available everywhere through Bloodshot Records on Oct 12th. Pre-order here. Have a listen to the title track.
Sarah Borges and I met through the band formerly known as Girls Guns & Glory (now Ward Hayden & the Outliers). I ended up producing and playing on her “Good & Dirty” EP. When my “Lakeside” record came out she offered to do some combo shows with me. In the last couple years we’ve done a lot of them where we perform each other’s songs with her crack band The Broken Singles.
For her new record “Love’s Middle Name” we recorded quick and live at the new Cowboy Technical in Greenpoint. Sarah’s very fearless in the studio and she likes the rough edges that over doing the process has a way of smoothing out. This one’s definitely not smooth.
We had been doing a couple duets live and I was very excited and surprised when Sarah brought one that she wrote for us to do on the record. You can hear “Get As Gone Can Get” below and pre-order the album here.
As luck would have it The Bottle Rockets and Sarah Borges will be touring for a couple of weeks. I’ll be playing with Sarah and Mark Ortmann and Keith Vogele from the Bottle Rockets will be playing bass and drums with us like they did on the 2018 Outlaw Country Cruise.
Here are the dates.
10/11/18 Grand Rapids, Michigan Tip Top Deluxe
10/12/18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
10/13/18 Buffalo, NY The Sportsman’s Tavern
10/14/18 Toronto, Ontario Lee’s Palace
10/16/18 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
10/17/18 New York Hill Country BBQ
10/18/18 Washington DC Gypsy Sally’s
10/19/18 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy
I’ve also got a T-shirt. This is a hand drawing I made of the Urie 1178 Stereo Compressor we have at Cowboy Technical. We use this compressor on the drum overheads of almost all of our recordings and I thought it would make a cool t-shirt. It’s available on the Store page. Limited quantities hop on it!
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