I have to share this EP with everyone who knows me. Mike Kuehn is a Toronto-based recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist songwriter who has worked with The Most Serene Republic, Born Ruffians, and many, many more. I only know Mike from the Tape Op Message Board, where he’s contributed a lot of great recording experience and info over the years. I absolutely love this EP and it was one of my favorite releases of 2009.
You can stream his I’m Getting Pretty Good At Giving Up EP (released May 2009) and read and interview with Mike here on CBC’s Radio 3 website. And you can pick up his EP here as “pay your own price” MP3s.
Wednesday night I’ll be picking up some mixes from my friend Dave Hartley, who plays bass in The War On Drugs, BC Camplight, and the Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society. Dave has recorded a really beautiful solo record during the last year, and I was flattered that he asked me to help out recording some drums tracks last fall. I am psyched that he has asked me to mix a few of tunes on the record. It’ll be a lot of fun. Really looking forward to this.
Later Wednesday evening I’ll be finishing up small mixing tweaks on the Young Lion Apprentice full-length Save The Soundtracks. I’ll then be mastering that record over the next few weeks.
During my free time this week I’ll be working on analog transfers for the new Sad Iron full-length, and starting the mastering process. I met Jason through the Tape Op Messageboard (TOMB). He’s a really talented songwriter (and singer, player, etc) currently residing in Iowa City, Iowa. I am really excited about this mastering project. Can’t get his songs out of my head since I first heard them last week.
Sunday I’ll be tracking lead vocals with Greg of the Blank Pages at his home studio in South Jersey. Their new record is getting close to being completely recorded. We’ll start mixing it in March or April.
Busy busy busy!