Tag Archives: 2020

Weezer: OK Human

On January 29, 2021, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released “OK Human”, the fourteenth Weezer studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2020, and was produced by Jake Sinclair.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead vocals, piano
  • Brian Bell – piano, acoustic guitar, organ, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, backing vocals
  • Tara Helen O’Connor – flute, piccolo
  • Keisuke Ikuma – English horn, oboe
  • Pavel Vinnitsky – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Dan Shelly – bassoon
  • Erik Ralske – French horn
  • Anne Sharer – French horn
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Ray Riccomini – trumpet
  • Ryan Keberle – trombone
  • Sasha Romero – trombone
  • Lisa Kim – concert master, violin
  • Peter Bahng – violin
  • Ann Lehmann – violin
  • Matt Lehmann – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Jung Sun Yoo – violin
  • Will Frampton – viola
  • Joel Noyes – viola
  • Michael Roth – viola
  • Becky Young – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Rob Mathes – arranger, horn conductor, string conductor, woodwind arrangement
  • Jonathan Allen – engineer
  • Perry Margouleff – engineer
  • Paul Pritchard – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – engineer, vocal producer
  • Maureen Sickler – engineer
  • William Carroll – engineer
  • Zach Fisher – engineer
  • Brian Fombona – engineer
  • Rachel White – engineer
  • William Wittman – engineer
  • Karl Wingate – assistant engineer
  • Lazaro Zarate – assistant engineer
  • Andy Maxwell – assistant engineer
  • Branko Presley – assistant engineer
  • Lawton Burris – engineer assistant
  • John Sinclair – mixing
  • Pete Lyman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Rivers Cuomo, except where noted.

  1. All My Favorite Songs – Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Ilsey Juber
  2. Aloo Gobi
  3. Grapes of Wrath
  4. Numbers
  5. Playing My Piano
  6. Mirror Image
  7. Screens
  8. Bird with a Broken Wind
  9. Dead Roses
  10. Everything Happens for a Reason
  11. Here Comes the Rain
  12. La Brea Tar Pits

Baio: Dead Hand Control

On January 29, 2020, “Glassnote” label released “Dead Hand Control”, the third Baio (Chris Baio) studio album. It was recorded June 2018- January 2020, at “13 Studios” in London, “Heavy Duty Studios” in Burbank, “C+C Music Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Baio.

  • Chris Baio − vocals, bass, guitar, piano, engineer
  • George Hume – guitar
  • Robby Sinclair – drums
  • Ezra Koenig – backing vocals
  • Greta Morgan – backing vocals
  • Buzzy Lee – backing vocals
  • Jasmine Chen – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John Foyle – engineer
  • Lars Stalfors – mixing
  • Emily Lazar – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Baio.

  1. Dead Hand Control
  2. Endless Me, Endlessly
  3. What Do You Say When I’m Not There
  4. Dead Hand
  5. Take it from Me
  6. Caisse Noire
  7. Never Never Never
  8. O.M.W.

Scandal: Mirror

On January 26, 2022, “Victor Entertainment” label released “Mirror”, the tenth Scandal studio album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021, and was produced by Haruna, Mami, Tomomi and Rina.

Personnel:

  • Haruna – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mami – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Tomomi – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Rina – lead and backing vocals, drums
  • Satori Shiraishi– arranger
  • Kouhei Munemoto – arranger
  • Hibiki Nishikawa– arranger
  • Yuta Hashimoto – arranger

Track listing:

  1. MIRROR – lyrics by Rina, music by Mami
  2. eternal – lyrics by Rina, music by Mami, Satori Shiraishi
  3. Ai ni Naranakatta no sa – lyrics by Mami, music by Mami, Kouhei Munemoto
  4. Kanojo wa Wave – Rina
  5. Ai no Shoutai – lyrics by Tomomi, music by Tomomi, Kouhei Munemoto
  6. Ivory – lyrics by Mami, music by Mami, Kouhei Munemoto
  7. Yuugure, Tokeru – lyrics by Haruna, music by Haruna, Hibiki Nishikawa
  8. Ao no Naru Yoru no Sukima de – lyrics by Rina, music by Rina, Hibiki Nishikawa
  9. Prism – lyrics by Rina, music Tomomi, Kouhei Munemoto
  10. one more time – lyrics by Rina, music by Mami, Yuta Hashimoto
  11. Living in the City – Tomomi
  12. SPICE – lyrics by Rina, music by Mami

Nektar: The Other Side

On January 24, 2020, “Esoteric Antenna” label released “The Other Side”, the 15th Nektar album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Shorefire Recording Studios” in Long Branch, NJ, and was produced by Benjamin Meade.

Personnel:

  • Ryche Chlanda – vocals, guitar
  • Kendall Scott – keyboards, synth 
  • Randy Dembo – twelve string guitar, bass
  • Derek Moore – vocals, bass, liner notes
  • Ron Howden – vocals, drums
  • Roye Albrighton – guitar
  • Joe DeMaio – engineer
  • Vinny Schmid – recording
  • Leon Zervos – mastering
  • Helmut Wenske – cover art
  • Jay Petsko – design, photography
  • Mick Brockett – visual concept, liner notes
  • Ed Igoe – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. I’m on Fire
  2. Skywriter
  3. Love Is / The Other Side
  4. Drifting
  5. Devil’s Door
  6. The Light Beyond
  7. Look Thru Me
  8. Y Can’t I B More Like U

 

Wire: Mind Hive

On January 24, 2020, “Pinkflag” label released “Mind Hive”, the seventeenth Wire studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Wales, “Swim Studios” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – lead vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, keyboards, stylophone, mixing
  • Matthew Simms – guitar, synths, organ, effects, additional engineering
  • Graham Lewis – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer, effects
  • Robert Grey – drums, cymbals
  • Sean Douglas – organ, engineer
  • Harald Pettersson – hurdy gurdy
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft – art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Be Like Them
  2. Cactused
  3. Primed and Ready
  4. Off the Beach
  5. Unrepentant
  6. Shadows
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Hung
  9. Humming

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories

On January 17, 2020, “Dine Alone” label released “X: The Godless Void and Other Stories”, the tenth …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Mosaic Sound Collective”, “Scary American”, ”The Henhouse Studio”, “The Library Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Charles Godfrey and Conrad Keely.

Personnel:

  • Jason Reece – drums, guitar
  • Conrad Keely – vocals, guitar, artwork, design
  • Aaron Blount – guitar
  • Autry Fulbright II – bass guitar
  • Jamie Miller – drums, percussion
  • Krystal Morris – vocal, percussion
  • Cully Symington – drums
  • Will Courtney – backing vocals
  • Charles Godfrey – recording
  • Rich Mendez – pre-production assistant
  • Peter Van ‘t Riet – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jason Reece and Conrad Keely.

  1. The Opening Crescendo
  2. All Who Wander
  3. Something Like This
  4. Into the Godless Void
  5. Don’t Look Down
  6. Gone
  7. Children of the Sky
  8. Who Haunts the Haunter
  9. Eyes of the Overworld
  10. Gravity
  11. Blade of the Wind
  12. Through the Sunlit Door

Daniel Knox: Won’t You Take Me With You

On January 15, 2021, “H. P. Johnson Presents” label released “Won’t You Take Me with You”, the fifth Daniel Knox studio album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Daniel Knox and Joshua Fitzgerald Klocek.

Personnel:

  • Daniel Knox – vocals, piano, synth
  • Joshua Fitzgerald Klocek – guitar
  • Paul Parts – electric bass
  • Colby Starck – drums
  • Jim Cooper – string bass, orchestration
  • Nate Lepine – saxophone
  • Andra Kulans – violin, viola
  • Nora Barton – cello
  • Nick Jones – timpani
  • Greg Norman – engineer, mixing
  • Greg Obis – mastering
  • Sheila Sachs – design
  • John Atwood – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Knox.

  1. King of the Ball
  2. Vinegar Hill
  3. Fall Apart
  4. Fool in the Heart
  5. Girl from Carbondale
  6. Look at Me
  7. I Saw Someone Alone
  8. Lights Out
  9. No Horizon

Dale Crover: Rat- A – Tat – Tat

On January 15, 2021, “Joyful Noise Recordings” label released “Rat-A-Tat-Tat”, the fourth Dale Crover album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Sound of Sirens Studio”, and was produced by  Dale Crover and Kasai.

Personnel:

  • Dale Crover – vocals, drums, percussion, guitar, vibraphone
  • Kasai – keyboards, synth, backing vocals, recording, mixing
  • Dan Southwick – bass
  • Steve McDonald – bass
  • Mindee Jorgensen – drums, saxophone
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Mackie Osborne – artwork
  • King Buzzo – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dale Crover, except where noted.

  1. Moclips
  2. I Can’t Help You There
  3. Tougher – Kasai
  4. Stumbler
  5. Shark Like Overbite
  6. Supine Is How I Found Him
  7. I’ll Never Say
  8. New Pharaoh
  9. Untrue Crime
  10. The Bowie Mix
  11. Piso Mojado
  12. Kiss Proof World
  13. Swiss Triplets

Cory Wong: Elevator Music for an Elevated Mood

On January 10, 2020, Cory Wong self-released “Elevator Music for an Elevated Mood”, his fifth studio album. It was recorded in 2019, and was produced by Cory Wong.

Personnel:

  • Cory Wong – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, synth, percussion, mixing
  • Phoebe Katis – vocal
  • Claire Wong – vocal
  • Ellie Wong – vocal
  • Rachel Mazer – vocal
  • Cody Fry – lead vocals, piano, electric piano, synth
  • Kevin Gastonguay – organ, piano, electric piano, keyboards, synth
  • Marti Fischer – keyboards, synth
  • Ben Rector – electric piano
  • Ricky Peterson – organ
  • Seth Tackaberry – bass
  • Kevin MacIntire – bass
  • Jim Anton – bass
  • Sonny Thompson – bass
  • Nate Smith – drums
  • Jordan Rose – drums
  • Steve Goold – drums
  • Petar Janjić – drums
  • Aaron Sterling – loops
  • Dave Koz – alto saxophone
  • Kenny Holman – saxophone
  • Sam Greenfield – tenor saxophone
  • Jake Baldwin – trumpet
  • Matt Salazar – trumpet
  • Steve Strand – trumpet
  • Michael Nelson – trombone
  • Ian Gray – trombone
  • Alison Comerford – violin, viola
  • Michael Nelson – horns arrangements
  • Bill Palmer, Chris Allen, Christian Thomas, John Fields, Matt Patrick – engineer
  • John Fields – engineer, mixing
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Sebastian White – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Golden – Cory Wong, Cody Fry, Marti Fischer
  2. Airplane Mode – Cory Wong
  3. Restoration – Cory Wong
  4. Treehouse – Cory Wong, Phoebe Katis
  5. Meditation – Cory Wong
  6. Team Sports – Cory Wong
  7. Winslow – Cody Wong
  8. Watercolours – Cody Wong
  9. Takeoff – Rachel Mazer, Cody Wong, Robbie Wulfsohn
  10. Julia – Cory Wong, Kevin Gastonguay
  11. BBC News – Cory Wong

Alexandra Savior: The Archer

On January 10, 2020, “30th Century Records” label released “The Archer”, the second Alexandra Savior studio album. It was recorded in 2019, and was produced by Sam Cohen.

Personnel:

  • Alexandra Savior – vocal, guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Alexandra Savior.

  1. Soft Currents
  2. Saving Grace
  3. Crying All the Time
  4. Howl
  5. Send Her Back
  6. Can’t Help Myself
  7. The Phantom
  8. Bad Disease
  9. But You
  10. The Archer