Tag Archives: California

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

Eeels: End Times

On January 19, 2010, “E-Works” and “Vagrant” label released “End Times”, the eighth Eels studio album. It was recorded December 2008 – August 2009, at “One Hitsville” and “Los Feliz” in California, and was produced by Mark Oliver Everett.

Personnel:

  • E – vocals, guitars, bass guitar, harmonica, piano, Optigan, Hammond B3, banjo, pump organ, Vox Continental, drums, percussion
  • Koool G Murder – bass, guitar, recording, mixing 
  • Butch – drums
  • Wayne Bergeron – French horn, horns
  • Chris Bleth – horns
  • Andy Martin – horns
  • Jim Lang – horn arrangements, recording
  • Ryan Boesch – recording, mixing
  • Robert Carranza – recording, mixing
  • Greg Collins – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by E (Mark Oliver Everett)

  1. The Beginning
  2. Gone Man
  3. In My Younger Days
  4. Mansions of Los Feliz
  5. A Line in the Dirt
  6. End Times
  7. Apple Trees
  8. Paradise Blues
  9. Nowadays
  10. Unhinged
  11. High and Lonesome
  12. I Need a Mother
  13. Little Bird
  14. On My Feet

Rikki Rockett: Glitter 4 Your Soul

On January 7, 2003, “Slave To the Rhythm Productions, Inc” label released “Glitter 4 Your Soul”, the debut Rikki Rockett studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2003, at “The Hit Shed” in Santa Clarita, California and was produced by Rikki Rockett.

Personnel:

  • Rikki Rockett – vocals, drums, percussion, additional engineering, mixing
  • Bret Michaels – vocal
  • Jizzy Pearl – vocal
  • John Corabi – vocal
  • Gina Shock – vocal
  • Cliff Calabro – vocal
  • David Isaacs – vocal
  • Lucy Levinsohn – vocal
  • Eleanor Academia – vocal
  • Dick Swagger – vocal
  • Blues Saraceno – guitar
  • Christy Calabro – guitar
  • John Linn – additional guitar
  • Stu Simone – keyboards
  • Jeremy Rubolino – keyboards
  • Chuck Garric – bass
  • C.C. Deville – backing vocals
  • Christy Calabro – backing vocal
  • Mark Castrillon – backing vocal
  • Jeremy Rubolinobacking vocal
  • Cliff Calabro – backing vocal, engineer, mixing, co-producer

Track listing:

  1. Action – Sweet cover
  2. Fame – David Bowie cover
  3. Do You Wanna Touch Me – Gary Glitter cover
  4. Tear It Down – Starz cover
  5. Elected – Alice Cooper cover
  6. Trash – New York Dolls cover
  7. All the Way from Memphis – Mott The Hoople cover
  8. Rock On – David Essex cover
  9. Can You Feel It – Angel cover
  10. Life’s a Gas – T. Rex cover
  11. Star Star – The Rolling Stones cover

Duster: Same

On December 13, 2019, “Muddguts Records” label released the self-titled, third Duster studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Low Earth Orbit” in San Jose, California, and was produced by Clay Parton, Canaan Dove Amber and Jason Albertini.

Personnel:

  • Clay Parton
  • Canaan Dove Amber
  • Jason Albertini

Track listing:

All tracks by Clay Parton, Dove Amber, Jason Albertini.

  1. Copernicus Crater
  2. I’m Lost
  3. Chocolate and Mint
  4. Summer Wat
  5. Lomo
  6. Damaged
  7. Letting Go
  8. Go Back
  9. Hoya Paranoia
  10. Ghoulish
  11. Ghost World
  12. The Thirteen

Green Day: ¡Tré!

On December 7, 2012, “Reprise” label released “¡Tré!”, the third and final installment in the “¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!” trilogy, a series of studio albums that were released from September to December 2012, and the eleventh Green Day studio album overall. It was recorded February – June 2012, at “Jingletown Studios” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Rob Cavallo, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White.

Personnel:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jason White – guitar
  • Mike Dirnt – vocals, bass
  • Tré Cool – drums, percussion
  • Tom Kitt – strings and horn arrangements
  • Chris Dugan – engineer
  • Brad Kobylczak – engineer
  • Lee Bothwick – engineer
  • Wesley Seidman – engineer assistant
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Keith Armstrong – mixing assistant
  • Nik Karpen – mixing assistant
  • Brad Townsend – mixing assistant
  • Andrew Schubert – mixing assistant
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Kenny Butler – drum technician
  • Mike Fasano – drum technician
  • Eden Galindo – bass technician
  • Andrew “Hans” Buscher – guitar technician
  • Chris Bilheimer – art direction/design
  • Felisha Tolentino – photography
  • Greg Schneider – stills
  • Chery Jenets – production managing
  • Jaime Neely – production assistant
  • Michelle Rogel – production assistant

Track listing:

All lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White, except where noted. 

  1. Brutal Love – Sam Cooke, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White
  2. Missing You
  3. 8th Avenue Serenade
  4. Drama Queen
  5. X-Kid
  6. Sex, Drugs & Violence
  7. A Little Boy Named Train
  8. Amanda
  9. Walk Away
  10. Dirty Rotten Bastards
  11. 99 Revolutions
  12. The Forgotten

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions: Until the Hunter

On November 4, 2016, “Tendril Tales” label released “Until the Hunter”, the third Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions studio album. It was recorded in 2016, Berkeley, California and Dublin, Ireland, and was produced by Hope Sandoval and Colm Ó Cíosóig.

Personnel:

  • Hope Sandoval – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, organ, vibraphone, percussion, mixing
  • – guitars, drums, engineer, mixing
  • Dave Brennan – guitars
  • Charles Cullen – guitars
  • Jim Putnam – guitars, engineer
  • Mick Whelan – keyboards
  • Al Browne – bass
  • Michael Masley – gong, nyckelharpa
  • Ji Young-Moon – cello
  • Marie Sioux – vocals, backing vocals
  • Kurt Vile – vocals
  • Mark Chalecki – mastering
  • Michael Manning – engineer
  • Reto Peter – engineer
  • Barry Bödeker – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Hope Sandoval and Colm Ó Cíosóig, except where noted.

  1. Into the Trees
  2. The Peasant – Hope Sandoval
  3. A Wonderful Seed
  4. Let Me Get There
  5. Day Disguise
  6. Treasure – Hope Sandoval, Charles Cullen
  7. Salt of the Sea
  8. The Hiking Song
  9. Isn’t It True
  10. I Took a Slip
  11. Liquid Lady – Hope Sandoval, Colm Ó Cíosóig, Dave Brennan, Alan Montgomery

Matt Berninger: Serpentine Prison

On October 16, 2020, “Bool’s records” label released “Serpentine Prison”, the debut Matt Berninger studio album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Earthstar Creation Center” in Venice, California, “Knobworld” in Los Angeles,” Silent Partner” in Philadelphia, “Cecelia’s” in Brooklyn, New York,” Long Pond” in Hudson Valley, New York, and was produced by Booker T. Jones.

Personnel:

  • Matt Berninger – vocals
  • Booker T. Jones – electric guitar, bass, Hammond B3 organ, piano, electric piano, OP-1 synthesizer, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Harrison Whitford – acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel guitar, slide guitar, bass
  • Sean O’Brien – acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar, gang vocals
  • Walter Martin – electric guitar, bass, synthesizer, percussion, backing vocals
  • Hayden Desser – acoustic guitar, piano
  • Mike Brewer – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Teddy Jones – electric guitar
  • Brent Knopf – guitars, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Matt Sheehy – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica, bass harmonica
  • Gail Ann Dorsey – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Scott Devendorf – bass
  • Matt Barrick – drums, percussion
  • Ben Lanz – trombone, bass, piano
  • Kyle Resnick – trumpet, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bird – violin, loops, backing vocals
  • Jamie Heaslip – gang vocals
  • Sean O’Brien – recording, mixing, additional production
  • Matt Barrick – additional engineering
  • Bella Blasko – additional engineering
  • Walter Martin – additional engineering
  • John X Volaitis – additional engineering
  • Michael Carson – artwork
  • Dale Doyle – design
  • Chris Sgroi – photography
  • Tom Berninger – photography

Track listing:

  1. My Eyes Are T-Shirts – Matt Berninger, Scott Devendorf
  2. Distant Axis – Matt Berninger, Walter Martin
  3. One More Second – Matt Berninger, Matt Sheehy
  4. Loved So Little – Matt Barninger, Mike Brewer
  5. Silver Springs – Matt Berninger, Sean O’Brien, Harrison Whitford
  6. Oh Desire – Matt Berninger, Sean O’Brien, Harrison Whitford
  7. Take Me Out of Town – Matt Berninger, Hayden Desser
  8. Collar of Your Shirt – Matt Berninger, Walter Martin
  9. All of Nothing – Matt Berninger, Brent Knopf
  10. Serpentine Prison – Matt Berninger, Sean O’Brien, Harrison Whitford

Yes: The Quest

On October 1, 2021, “Inside Out Music” label released “The Quest”, the twenty-second Yes studio album. It was recorded November 2019 – March 2021, at “Fames Project Studio” in Skopje, Macedonia, “Uncle Rehearsal Studios” in Van Nuys, California, “Curtis Schwartz Studio” in Ardingly, West Sussex, and was produced by Steve Howe.

Personnel:

  • Jon Davison – lead vocals, vocal duet, guitar
  • Steve Howe – vocals, vocal duet, acoustic and electric guitars, sitar guitar, rhythm guitar, Pedal Steel guitars, mandolin, koto, autoharp, preparatory engineering, guitar recording
  • Geoff Downes – piano, Hammond organ, synthesizers, organ, mellotron, Fender Rhodes piano, preparatory engineering, keyboards recording
  • Billy Sherwood – vocals, bass guitar, fretless bass, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Alan White – drums
  • Jay Schellen – percussion
  • FAMES Studio Orchestra
  • Paul K. Joyce – orchestra arrangements
  • Oleg Kondratenko – conductor
  • Curtis Schwartz – engineer, mixing, recording sessions photographies
  • Alen Hadzi Stefanov – orchestra sound recordist
  • Jon Davison – preparatory engineer, vocals recording
  • Billy Sherwood – preparatory engineer, basses recording, drums and percussion recording
  • Teodora Arsovska – orchestra Pro tools operator
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • Roger Dean – cover art, logo
  • Doug Gottlieb, Glenn Gottlieb (The Gottlieb Brothers) – package design, Yes portraits
  • Gigi White – recording sessions photographies

Track listing:

  1. The Ice Bridge – Jon Davison, Francis Monkman, Geoff Downes
  2. Eyes East
  3. Race Against Time
  4. Interaction
  5. Dare to Know – Steve Howe
  6. Minus the Man – Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood
  7. Leave Well Alone – Steve Howe
  8. Across the Border
  9. Not for Nothing
  10. Wheels
  11. The Western Edge – Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood
  12. Future Memories – Jon Davison
  13. Music for My Ears – Steve Howe
  14. A Living Island – Jon Davison, Geoff Downes
  15. Brave the Storm
  16. Wake Up
  17. We Will Remember
  18. Sister Sleeping Soul – Jon Davison, Steve Howe
  19. Mystery Tour – Steve Howe
  20. Damaged World – Steve Howe

Fred Frith & Evelyn Glennie: The Sugar Factory

On August 28, 2007, “Tzadik” label released “The Sugar Factory”, album Fred Frith and Evelyn Glennie. It was recorded July 2003 – October 2006, at “Zucker Fabrik” in Dormagen, Germany, “Guerrilla HiFI” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Fred Frith.

Personnel:

  • Fred Frith – electric guitar, bass guitar, organ, metal objects
  • Evelyn Glennie – voice, drums, gongs, cymbals, metal objects, vibraphone, steel drum, marimba, simtak, toy piano, bell-tree, paper
  • Myles Boisen – recording, mixing
  • Scott Hull – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Frith and Evelyn Glennie, except where noted.

  1. A Route of Wolves, improvisation for 2 players
  2. In the World to Change the World, improvisation for 2 players
  3. A Rag of Colts, improvisation for 2 players
  4. Scuttlebut, improvisation for 2 players
  5. A Cast of Hawks, improvisation for 2 players
  6. Walls are Loosening – Fred Frith, Evelyn Glennie / A Little Prayer – Evelyn Glennie

Death Cab for Cutie: Thank You for Today

On August 17, 2018, “Atlantic” label released “Thank You for Today” is the ninth Death Cab for Cutie studio album. It was recorded in 2018 in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Rich Costey.

Personnel:

  • Benjamin Gibbard – lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, samples
  • Dave Depper – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Zac Rae – keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
  • Nick Harmer – bass, backing vocals
  • Jason McGerr – drums, percussion, programming
  • Lauren Mayberry – additional vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ben Gibbard, all music as noted.

  1. I Dreamt We Spoke Again – Ben Gibbard
  2. Summer Years – Ben Gibbard, Jason McGerr
  3. Gold Rush – Ben Gibbard, Dave Depper, Yoko Ono
  4. Your Hurricane – Ben Gibbard
  5. When We Drive – Ben Gibbard
  6. Autumn Love – Ben Gibbard
  7. Northern Lights – Ben Gibbard
  8. You Moved Away – Ben Gibbard
  9. Near / Far – Ben Gibbard
  10. 60 & Punk – Ben Gibbard