Tag Archives: 2021

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

Jethro Tull: The Zealot Gene

On January 28, 2022, “Inside Out Music” label released “The Zealot Gene”, the 22nd Jethro Tull studio album. It was recorded March 2017 – July 2021, at “Modern World Studios” in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and was produced by Ian Anderson.

Personnel:

  • Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, whistle, harmonica, stereo mixing, artwork concept, photography
  • Florian Opahle – electric guitar
  • John O’Hara – piano, keyboards, accordion, organ
  • David Goodier – bass guitar
  • Scott Hammond – drums
  • Joe Parrish-James – guitar
  • Michael Nyandoro – engineer
  • Nick Watson – mastering
  • Jakko Jakszyk – 5.1 surround sound mixing
  • Thomas Ewerhard – artwork design
  • James Anderson – photography
  • Tim Bowness – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson.

  1. Mrs. Tibbets
  2. Jacob’s Tales
  3. Mine is the Mountain
  4. The Zealot Gene
  5. Shoshana Sleeping
  6. Sad City Sisters
  7. Barren Beth, Wild Desert John
  8. The Betrayal of Joshua Kynde
  9. Where Sid Saturday Go?
  10. Three Loves, Three
  11. In Brief Visitation
  12. The Fisherman of Ephesus

Eels: Extreme Witchcraft

On January 28, 2022, “E Works” and “PIAS” label released “Extreme Witchcraft”, the fourteenth Eels studio album. It was recorded March – October 2021, and was produced by E and John Parish.

Personnel:

  • E (Mark Oliver Everett) – vocals, guitar, recording, mixing
  • John Parish – guitar, recording, mixing
  • Koool G Murder – bass guitar, recording, mixing
  • P-Boo – drums, recording, mixing
  • Ryan Bosch – recording, mixing
  • Don Hersch – mastering 
  • Philip Beaudreau – design
  • Gus Black – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by E (Mark Oliver Everett) and John Parish, except where noted.

  1. Amateur Hour
  2. Good Night on Earth
  3. Strawberries & Popcorn
  4. Steam Engine – Mark Oliver Everett, Kelly Logsdon
  5. Grandfather Clock Strikes Twelve – Mark Oliver Everett
  6. Stumbling Bee
  7. The Magic
  8. Better Living Through Desperation
  9. So Anyway
  10. What It Isn’t – Mark Oliver Everett, Kelly Logsdon
  11. Learning While I Lose – Mark Oliver Everett, Mike Sawitzke
  12. I Know You’re Right – Mark Oliver Everett, Kelly Logsdon

Anais Mitchell: Same

On January 28, 2022, “BMG Rights Management” label released the self-titled, eighth Anaïs Mitchell studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Dreamland Recording Studios” in Hurley, New York, and was produced by Josh Kaufman.

Personnel:

  • Anaïs Mitchell – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Josh Kaufman – electric guitar, synthesizer, bass, piano, mandolin, organ, harmonica, 12-string guitar, synth bass
  • Aaron Dessner – electric guitar
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano, synthesizer, Wurlitzer, Rhodes piano, Mellotron, organ
  • Michael Lewis – bass, saxophones, clarinet, synthesizer
  • JT Bates – drums, percussion
  • Alex Sopp – flute
  • Nico Muhly – ensemble, string arrangement, arrangement
  • Nadia Sirota – viola
  • Bella Blasko – engineer
  • D. James Goodwin – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallone – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Anais Mitchell.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Bright Star
  3. Revenant
  4. On Your Way (Felix Song)
  5. Real World
  6. Backroads
  7. Little Big Girl
  8. Now You Know
  9. The Words
  10. Watershed

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

Billy Talent: Crisis of Faith

On January 21, 2022, “Spinefarm” label released “Crisis of Faith”, the sixth Billy Talent studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Dudebox” and “Revolution Recording” in Toronto, “Ocean Way” in Nashville, and was produced by Ian D’Sa.

Personnel:

  • Ben Kowalewicz – lead vocals
  • Ian D’Sa – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jon Gallant – bass, backing vocals
  • Jordan Hastings – drums, percussion
  • Rivers Cuomo – additional vocals
  • Bruce Mackinnon – alto saxophone
  • Dennis Passley – tenor saxophone
  • Tom Moffet – trumpet
  • Ernesto Barahona – trombone
  • David Campbell – conductor, orchestra arrangementsAlan Umstead, Catherine Umstead, Mary Kathryn VanOsdale, Janet Darnall, Karen Winkelmann, Bruce Wethey, Kimberly Yokoyama, Carrie Bailey – violin
  • Elizabeth Lamb, Bruce Christensen, Clare Yang – viola
  • Anthony LaMarchina, Andrew Dunn, Elizabeth Browne, Alex Krew – cello
  • Craig Nelson, Quentin Flowers – double bass
  • Eric Ratz – engineer
  • Kenny Luong – engineer
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Ryan Quickfall – album artwork
  • Antje Schroeder – art layout, package design

Track listing:

  1. Forgiveness I + II
  2. Reckless Paradise
  3. I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better)
  4. The Wolf
  5. Reactor
  6. Judged
  7. Hanging Out with All the Wrong People
  8. End of Me
  9. One Less Problem
  10. For You

Pedro the Lion: Havasu

On January 20, 2022, “Big Scary Monsters” label released “Havasu”, the sixth Pedro the Lion album. It was recorded in 2021, at “The Crumb” in Granada Hills, California, and was produced by David Bazan and Andy D. Park.

Personnel:

  • David Bazan – vocals, all instruments (except where noted), arrangements, mixing, cover photography
  • Andy D. Park – keyboards, recording, mixing
  • Sean Lane – percussion
  • Chris Colbert – mastering
  • Jesse LeDoux – art direction
  • Ryan Russell – studio photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bazan, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Wanna Move – Erik Walters
  2. Too Much – Andy Fitts
  3. First Drum Set
  4. Teenage Sequencer
  5. Own Valentine
  6. Making the Most of It
  7. Old Wisdom
  8. Stranger
  9. Good Feeling
  10. Lost Myself

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

The Lumineers: Brightside

On January 14, 2022, “Dualtone” and “Decca” labels released “Brightside”, the fourth Lumineers (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Sun Mountain” in Boiceville, New York, and was produced by Simone Felice, David Baron, Brian Hubblen, Derek Brown and Rick Mullen.

Personnel:

  • Wesley Schultz – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jeremiah Fraites – piano, Firewood, Rhodes, electric guitar, tambourine, electric bass, glockenspiel, drums, drum programming
  • Simone Felice – tambourine, claps, maracas, backing vocals
  • David Baron – synthesizers, Rhodes, sub bass, Hammond B3, mini Moog, mellotron
  • Byron Isaacs – bass, backing vocals
  • Lauren Jacobson – violin, backing vocals
  • Alex Waterman – cello
  • Diana DeMuth – backing vocals
  • James Felice – backing vocals
  • Cindy Mizelle – backing vocals
  • Palenville Firehouse – siren
  • David Baron – mixing, engineer
  • Taylor Chadwick – engineer assistant
  • Andrew Darby – engineer assistant
  • Bobbi Giel – engineer assistant
  • Luke Armentrout – engineer assistant
  • Andrew Mendelson – mastering
  • Renée Hikari – studio assistant
  • Brian Hubble – piano technician
  • Rick Mullen – guitar technician
  • Derek Brown – drum technician
  • Sara Full – studio coordinator
  • Anthony Hook – Sara Full’s assistant
  • Nicholas Sutton Bell – creative director, photographer

Track listing:

All tracks by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites.

  1. Brightside
  2. A. M. Radio
  3. Where We Are
  4. Birthday
  5. Big Shot
  6. Never Really Mine
  7. Rollercoaster
  8. Remington
  9. Reprise