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On February 11, 2013.

On February 11, 2013, “Transgressive” label released “Holy Fire”, the third Foals studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Assault & Battery Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Moulder, Yannis Philippakis, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers, Edwin Congreave and Jack Bevan.

Personnel:

  • Yannis Philippakis– vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Smith – guitar
  • Walter Gervers – bass, backing vocals
  • Edwin Congreave – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jack Bevan– drums
  • Ric Elsworth- percussion, marimba
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Hugh Brunt– conducting, string arrangements
  • Leif Podhajsky– design, art direction
  • Thomas Nebbia – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Yannis Philippakis, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers, Edwin Congreave and Jack Bevan.

  1. Prelude
  2. Inhaler
  3. My Number
  4. Bad Habit
  5. Everytime
  6. Late Night
  7. Out of the Woods
  8. Milk & Black Spiders
  9. Providence
  10. Stepson
  11. Moon
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On February 7, 2012.

On February 7, 2012, “Interscope” label released “A Different Kind of Truth”, the twelfth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded November 2010, August 2011 and January 2012, at “Henson Recording Studios” and “5150 Studios”, and was produced by David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen and John Shanks.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– lead vocals, synthesizer, acoustic guitar, mixing
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, mixing
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Wolfgang Van Halen– bass, backing vocals, mixing
  • Ross Hogarth – mixing
  • Martin Cooke – engineer
  • Dan Chase – digital editing
  • Paul David Hager, Peter Stanislaus – assistant engineer
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Smog Design – album cover
  • George Hernandez – Inner sleeve design
  • Robert Y. Richie Collection – cover image courtesy
  • DeGolyer Library, SMU – cover image courtesy

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Halen and David Lee Roth.

  1. Tattoo
  2. She’s the Woman
  3. You and Your Blues
  4. China Town
  5. Blood and Fire
  6. Bullethead
  7. As Is
  8. Honeybabysweetiedoll
  9. The Trouble with Never
  10. Outta Space
  11. Stay Frosty
  12. Big River
  13. Beats Workin’

On February 7, 2012.

On February 7, 2012, “Polyvinyl” label released “Paralytic Stalks”, the eleventh of Montreal studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Sunlandic Studios” in Athens, Georgia, and was produced by Kevin Barnes.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Barnes– vocals
  • Clayton Rychlik – drums, keys, guitar, bass
  • Davey Pierce – bass
  • Bryan Poole– guitar
  • Dottie Alexander– keyboards
  • Nicolas Dobbratz – keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar
  • Rebecca Cash – vocals, keyboards, bass, percussion
  • Mixed by Kevin Barnes, Drew Vandenberg
  • Mastered by Greg Calbi

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Barnes.

  1. Gelid Ascent
  2. Spiteful Intervention
  3. Dour Percentage
  4. We Will Commit Wolf Murder
  5. Malefic Dowery
  6. Ye, Renew the Plaintiff
  7. Wintered Debts
  8. Exorcismic Breeding Knife
  9. Authentic Pyrrhic Remission

On February 4, 2013.

On February 4, 2013, “PIAS Cooperative” label released “Anna”, the third Courteeners album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Joseph Cross.

Personnel:

  • Liam Fray – vocals, guitars
  • Daniel Moores – guitars
  • Mark Cuppello – bass guitars
  • Michael Campbell – drums
  • Adam Payne – keyboards
  • Robin Schmidt – mastering
  • Mike Crossey – mixing
  • Paul X. Johnson – painting
  • Rob Crane – design
  • George Atkins – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Liam Fray.

  1. Are You In Love With A Notion
  2. Lose Control
  3. Van Der Graaff
  4. Push Yourself
  5. When You Want Something You Can’t Have
  6. Welcome To The Rave
  7. Save Rosemary in Time
  8. Sharks Are Circling
  9. Marquee
  10. Money
  11. Here Come The Young Men

On January 31, 2014.

On January 31, 2014, “Columbia” label released “After the Disco”, the second  Broken Bells studio album. It was recorded October 2012 – November 2013, at “Mondo Studio” and “Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, Glenwood Place Studios” in Burbank, California, “Firehouse Studios” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Danger Mouse (Brian Burton).

Personnel:

  • Brian Burton– drums, organ, piano, synthesizer, percussion, bass, guitar
  • James Mercer– vocals, guitar, bass, organ, synthesizer, percussion
  • Elizabeth Berg, Heather Porcaro, Myla Balugay, Rebecca Ann Stark- backing vocals

Orchestra

  • The Angel City String Orchestra – strings

Daniele Luppi – conductor, string arrangement

Anton Riehl – score

Peter Kent – concertmaster, violin

Chris Tedesco – contractor

  • Carolyn Osborn – violin
  • Erika Walczak – violin
  • Jennifer Walton – violin
  • Judy Yoo – violin
  • Julie Beavers – violin
  • Norman Hughes – violin
  • Shari Zippert – violin
  • Sharon Jackson – violin
  • Susan Chatman – violin
  • Vladimir Polimatidi – violin
  • Alisha Bauer – cello
  • Stefanie Fife – cello
  • Vanessa Freebairn-Smith – cello
  • Adrianna Zoppo – viola
  • Brianna Bandy – viola
  • Jessica Van Velzen – viola

 

  • Kamasi Washington – tenor saxophone
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Nathaniel Walcott- trumpet
  • Brian Burton – programmer
  • Kennie Takahashi – programmer, mixing, recording, engineer
  • Todd Monfalcone – recording
  • Jeff Peters – recording strings
  • Jacob Dennis – assistant mixing, assistant engineer
  • Michele Harrison – management
  • Chris Kahn – assistant mixing, assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Todd Monfalcone – mixing, second engineer
  • Ian Montone – management
  • Geoff Neal – assistant mixing
  • Amy Schmalz – management
  • Laura Sisk – second engineer
  • Jeremy Underwood – assistant engineer strings
  • Jacob Escobedo – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer and Brian Burton.

  1. Perfect World
  2. After the Disco
  3. Holding On for Life
  4. Leave it Alone
  5. The Changing Lights
  6. Control
  7. Lazy Wonderland
  8. Medicine
  9. No Matter What You’re Told
  10. The Angel and the Fool

On January 28, 2013.

On January 28, 2013, “14th Floor” label released “Opposites”, the sixth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Garth “GGGarth” Richardson.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil– lead vocals, guitars, co-producer
  • James Johnston– backing vocals, bass, co-producer
  • Ben Johnston– drums, backing vocals, percussion, co-producer
  • Ben Bridwell- additional vocals
  • Mike Vennart– additional guitar, additional vocals
  • David Campbell- string, brass, choir and bagpipe arrangements
  • Eric Rigler- bagpipes
  • Alex Orosa – violin
  • Garth Richardson– additional editing
  • Ryan Williams, Ben Kaplan – recording
  • Steve Churchyard, JP Reid, Nick Rowe – additional engineering
  • James Rushent – additional production, programming
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer
  • Storm Thorgerson – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil.

  1. Different People
  2. Black Chandelie
  3. Sounds Like Balloons
  4. Opposite
  5. The Joke’s on Us
  6. Biblical
  7. A Girl and His Cat
  8. The Fog
  9. Little Hospitals
  10. The Thaw

On January 21, 2014.

On January 21, 2014, “Fueled by Ramen” label released “Mind Over Matter”, the second Young the Giant studio album. It was recorded February 2012 – January 2014, and was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.

Personnel:

  • Sameer Gadhia – lead and backing vocals, percussion, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Jacob Tilley – guitar, mellotron, synthesizer
  • Eric Cannata – guitar, backing vocals
  • Payam Doostzadeh – bass guitar, synthesizer
  • François Comtois – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Carlos de la Garza – percussion
  • Jessica Ramseier – vocals
  • Steven Aho – orchestration
  • Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. – conducting, string arrangements
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– engineering, programming
  • Carlos de la Garza, David Schwerkolt – engineering
  • Mike Schuppan– engineering, engineering assistant
  • Dave Schwerkolt – engineering assistant
  • Rich Costey– mixing
  • Martin Cooke, Nicolas Fournier, Bo Hill – mixing assistant
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Mike Liguori – A&R
  • Mark Obriski – art direction, design
  • Matt Wisniewski– collage, cover collage
  • David Vincent Wolf – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh and François Comtois, except where noted.

  1. Slow Dive
  2. Anagram
  3. It’s All About Time
  4. Crystallized
  5. Mind Over Matter
  6. Daydreamer
  7. Firelight
  8. Camera
  9. In My Home
  10. Eros – Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh, François Comtois and Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
  11. Teachers
  12. Waves
  13. Paralysis