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Om October 11, 2019.

October 11, 2019, “4AD” label released “Two Hands”, the fourth Big Thief studio album. It was recorded July 2018 – April 2019, at “Sonic Ranch” in Tornillo, Texas, “Sound City” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Andrew Sarlo.

Personnel:

  • Adrianne Lenker – vocals, guitar
  • Buck Meek – vocals, guitar
  • Max Oleartchik – vocals, bass,percussion
  • James Krivchenia – vocals, drums, percussion, mallets, cymbal
  • Andrew Sarlo – mixing, engineering
  • Dom Monks – engineering
  • James Krivchenia – mixing, engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Todd Carder – tape liaison
  • Keith Nelson – tape liaison
  • Sam Griffin Owens – tape liaison
  • Mario Ramirez – assistance
  • Joseph Lorge – assistance
  • Dustin Condren – cover photography
  • Sarah Schiesser – design, layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Adrianne Lenker, except where noted.

  1. Rock and Sing
  2. Forgotten Eyes
  3. The Toy
  4. Two Hands
  5. Those Girls
  6. Shoulders
  7. Not
  8. Wolf
  9. Replaced – Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek
  10. Cut My Hair

On April 18, 2011.

On April 18, 2011, “Temporary Residence Limited” label released “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care”, the sixth Explosions in the Sky studio album. It was recorded in September 2010, at “Sonic Ranch” in El Paso, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton.

Personnel:

  • Mark Smith – guitar, synthesizer
  • Munaf Rayani – guitar
  • Michael James – bass
  • Christopher Hrasky – drums
  • John Congleton – recording, mixing
  • Brad Bell – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Charles Godfrey – engineer assistant
  • Esteban Rey – artwork
  • Jeremy DeVine – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Smith, Munaf Rayani, Michael James and Christopher Hrasky.

  1. Last Known Surroundings
  2. Human Qualities
  3. Trembling Hands
  4. Be Comfortable, Creature
  5. Post Card from 1952
  6. Let Me Back In

On August 16, 2019.

On August 16, 2019, “Castle Face Records” label released “Face Stabber”, the twenty-second Oh Sees studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Sonic Ranch”, and was produced by Eric Bauer, Enrique Tena Padilla, Mario Ramirez, and John Dwyer.

Personnel:

  • John Dwyer – vocals, guitar, electronics, synthesizers, percussion, sax, samples, Mellotron, field recording
  • Tim Hellman – bass, percussion
  • Tomas Dolas – organ, synthesizers, Mellotron, percussion
  • Dan Rincon – drums, percussion
  • Paul Quattrone – drums, percussion
  • Brigid Dawson – additional vocals
  • Brad Caulkins – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Mario Ramirez – percussion, engineer
  • Enrique Tena Padilla – percussion, engineering, mixing
  • Eric Bauer – percussion, engineering, mixing
  • JJ Golden – mastering
  • Bernd K. Eisenschmidt – cover artwork, adapted from “Swamp Demon” by Frank Frazetta
  • Brian Bamps – Inner sleeve artwork
  • Matthew Jones – layout

Track listing:

  1. The Daily Heavy
  2. The Experimenter
  3. Face Stabber
  4. Snickersnee
  5. Fu-Xi
  6. Scutum & Scorpius
  7. Gholü
  8. Poisoned Stones
  9. Psy-Ops Dispatch
  10. S. Luker’s Mom
  11. Heartworm
  12. Together Tomorrow
  13. Captain Loosely
  14. Henchlock

On August 9, 2019.

On August 9, 2019, “Jagjaguwar” label released “I, I”, the fourth Bon Iver studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “April Base” in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, “Sonic Ranch” in Tornillo, Texas, and was produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, and Justin Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Sean Carey– voice, drums, piano
  • Matt McCaughan – drums, synthesis
  • Andrew Fitzpatrick – synthesis, guitar
  • Michael Lewis– bass guitar, synthesizers, saxophone
  • Justin Vernon– voice, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers, radio
  • Jenn Wasner– guitar, synthesizers, voice; chorus
  • Rob Moose– violin, viola, octave viola, piano, string arrangements, arrangements

Worm Crew – horns

  • Rob Moose– conducting
  • CJ Camerieri– trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn
  • Michael Lewis – tenor and soprano saxophones
  • Hideaki Aomori – clarinets, alto saxophone
  • Tim Albright – trombone
  • Randy Pingrey – trombone
  • Ross Garren – harmonicas
  • Trever Hagen – barn, shoes, slides, prepared trumpet f.
  • Wheezy– drum programming, programming
  • James Blake– vocals, Prophet 600
  • Mike Noyce – vocals
  • Jeremy Nutzman a.k.a. Velvet Negroni– vocals
  • Camilla Staveley-Taylor– vocals, distorted vocals
  • Aaron Dessner– piano, guitar
  • BJ Burton– programming, arrangement, TR 8’s
  • Buddy Ross – synthesizer, Messina, piano, Wurlitzer
  • Joe Rainey, Sr. – vocals
  • Michael Migizi Sullivan, Sr. – vocals
  • Phil Cook– voice, piano, B3
  • Zach Hanson – piano, keyboards, Juno
  • Brad Cook – synthesizer, basses, Folktek Modified Omnichord
  • Chris Messina – synthesizer, engineering, mixing
  • Ben Lester– CP-70 electric piano
  • Psymun– sampling
  • Brian Moen – drums
  • Jake Luppen – guitar
  • Bruce Hornsby– voice, piano
  • Elsa Jensen – voice
  • Moses Sumney– voice
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus – chorus
  • Bryce Dessner– chorus, piano
  • Toni Pierce-Sands – claps
  • Christian Warner – voice
  • Graham Tolbert – voice
  • Noah Goldstein – programming
  • Francis Starlite– Buchla
  • Sad Sax of Shit – saxophones
  • Joe Westerlund – shaker
  • JT Bates – drums
  • Jeremy Ylvisaker– electric guitar
  • Zach Hanson – engineering, mixing
  • Marta Salogni – additional engineering
  • Jerry Ordonez – assistant engineering, additional mixing
  • Zac Hernandez – assistant engineering
  • Alli Rogers – assistant engineering
  • Rob Moose– string arrangements engineering
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • BJ Burton– additional engineering, mixing
  • Trever Hagen – additional engineering
  • Andrew Sarlo – additional engineering
  • Josh Berg – additional engineering
  • Wayne Pooley – additional engineering
  • Bella Blasko – additional engineering
  • Noah Goldstein – additional engineering
  • Andra Chumas – executive production
  • Eric Timothy Carlson – art direction
  • Aaron Anderson – art direction
  • Graham Tolbert – photography
  • TU Dance – dance movement and visuals
  • Toni Pierce-Sands
  • Uri Sands
  • Taylor Collier – dancing
  • Jacob Lewis – dancing
  • Alexander Pham – dancing
  • Randall Riley – dancing
  • Alexis Staley – dancing
  • Christian Warner – dancing

Track listing:

  1. Yi – Justin Vernon, Trever Hagen, BJ Burton
  2. iMi – Justin Vernon, James Blake, Rob Moose, Brad Cook, Mike Lewis, Mike Noyce, BJ Burton, Jeremy Nutzman, Channy Leaneagh, Josh Bergon
  3. We – Justin Vernon, Wheezy, Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Andrew Sarlo
  4. Holyfields – Justin Venon, Brad Cook, Chris Messina, Rob Moose
  5. Hey, Ma – Justin Vernon, Brad Cook, BJ Burton
  6. U (Man Like) – Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, Naeem Hanks, Chris Messina
  7. Naeem – Justin Vernon, BJ Burton, Trever Hagen, JT Bates, Noah Goldstein, Brad Cook
  8. Jelmore – Justine Vernon, Buddy Ross
  9. Faith – Justin Vernon, Camila Staveley-Taylor, BJ Burton, Francis Farewell Starlite
  10. Marion – Justin Vernon, Rob Moose
  11. Salem – Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, Channy Leaneagh, Andrew Broder
  12. Sh’Diah – Justin Vernon, Ryan Olson
  13. RABi – Justin Vernon, Brad Cook, Mike Lewis

On August 25, 2017.

On August 25, 2017, “Castle Face” label released “Orc”, the nineteenth Oh Sees studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Sonic Ranch” in Tornillo, TX, and was produced by Eric Bauer, Ty Segall, Enrique Tena and John Dwyer.

Personnel:

  • John Dwyer – vocals, guitar, Mellotron, synths, flute, recorder, fife, hand percussion, Wurlitzer C3, Wurlitzer electric piano, sampling
  • Tim Hellman – bass
  • Dan Rincon – drums
  • Paul Quattrone – drums
  • Brigid Dawson – vocals
  • Joe Cueto – viola, violin
  • Eric Bauer – engineering, mixing
  • JJ Golden – mastering
  • Ty Segall– engineering
  • Enrique Tena – engineering, mixing
  • Robery Beatty– artwork
  • Matthew Jones – layout

Track listing:

  1. The Static God
  2. Nite Expo
  3. Animated Violence
  4. Keys to the Castle
  5. Jettisoned
  6. Cadaver Dog
  7. Paranoise
  8. Cooling Tower
  9. Drowned Beast
  10. Raw Optics

 

On May 15, 2012.

On May 15, 2012, “Sub Pop” label released “Bloom”, the fourth Beach House studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Sonic Ranch” in Texas, “Magpie Cage” in Baltimore, and was produced by Chris Coady, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally.

Personnel:

  • Victoria Legrand– vocals, keyboards, organ, piano
  • Alex Scally– backing vocals, guitar, basses, piano, organ, keyboards, drum machine edits, programming
  • Daniel Franz – live drums, percussion
  • Joe Cueto – viola
  • Chris Coady– engineering, mixing
  • Manuel Calderon– assistant engineering
  • Brooks Harlan – engineering
  • Phil Joly – assistant engineering
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering
  • Brian Roettinger – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Victoria Legrand; all music by Alex Scally, Victoria Legrand and Daniel Franz.

  1. Myth
  2. Wild
  3. Lazuli
  4. Other People
  5. The Hours
  6. Troublemaker
  7. New Year
  8. Wishes
  9. On the Sea
  10. Irene – includes the hidden track “Wherever You Go”

 

On May 5, 2017.

On May 5, 2017, “Crammed Discs” label released “Halo”, the seventh Juana Molina studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at Molina’s home studio in Argentina and “Sonic Ranch” in US, and was produced by Juana Molina.

Personnel:

  1. Juana Molina – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, mixing, programming, sampling, arranger, engineer
  2. John Dieterich – guitar, guitar arrangements, synthesizer, synthesizer arrangements
  3. Diego Lopez De Arcaute – drums
  4. Odín Schwartz – guitar, bass, synthesizer, synthesizer arrangements
  5. Eduardo Bergallo – engineer, mixing
  6. Jane Bone, Alejandro Ros – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Juana Molina.

  1. Paraguaya
  2. Sin dones
  3. Lentísimo halo
  4. In the Lassa
  5. Cosoco
  6. Cálculos y oráculos
  7. Los pies helados
  8. A00 B01
  9. Cara de espejo
  10. Andó
  11. Estalacticas
  12. Al oeste

On September 4, 2012.

On September 4, 2012, “Domino” label released “Centipede Hz”, the ninth Animal Collective album. It was recorded January – February 2012, at “Sonic Ranch” in Tornillo, Texas, and was produced by Ben H. Allen III, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Deakin and Geologist.

Personnel:

  • Avey Tare– vocals, synthesizers, piano, guitar, sampler, sequencer, percussion
  • Panda Bear– vocals, drums, sampler, percussion
  • Deakin– vocals, baritone guitar, sampler, percussion
  • Geologist– sampler, synthesizers, piano, percussion
  • Dave Scher– lap steel guitar, melodica
  • Riverside Middle School Choir – vocals
  • Ben H. Allen III – recording, engineering, mixing
  • Manuel Calderon, Rob Skipworth, Brad Truax, Joe D’Agostino, Sumner Jones, Alex Tumay– recording assistant
  • Joe Lambert – mastering
  • Dave Portner– photography, artwork
  • Abby Portner, Rob Carmichael – artwork
  • @Atibaphoto – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Deakin and Geologist.

  1. Moonjock
  2. Today’s Supernatural
  3. Rosie Oh
  4. Applesauce
  5. Wide Eyed
  6. Father Time
  7. New Town Burnout
  8. Monkey Riches
  9. Mercury Man (contains sample of the song “Invasion” by King Tubby)
  10. Pulleys
  11. Amanita

On April 13, 2012.

On April 12, 2013, “Interscope” label released “Mosquito”, the fourth Yeah Yeah Yeahs studio album. It was recorded 2012-2013, at “DFA Studios”; “Stratosphere Sound” in New York City, “Sonic Ranch” in Tornillo, Texas, “The Square” in London, “Squeak E. Clean Studios” in Echo Park, California, and was produced by Nick Launay, James Murphy, David Andrew Sitek and Sam Spiegel.

Personnel:

  • Karen O– vocals, bass, keyboards, design concept
  • Nick Zinner– mixing; guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Brian Chase– drums, cymbal, percussion, vocal
  • Atom – assistant engineering
  • Debra Barsha – choir vocal arrangement
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Manuel Calderon – assistant engineering; engineering
  • Danielle Chambers – choir
  • Shayna Cook – choir
  • Rudyard Lee Cullers – assistant engineering
  • Eduardo de la Paz – mixing assistant
  • Bradley Dean – choir
  • Laura Dean – choir
  • Abby Echiverri – engineering ; mixing
  • Nathan Eldridge – assistant engineering
  • Wes Fontenot – engineering, mixing
  • Matt Foster – assistant engineering
  • Lucia Giannetta – choir
  • Charles Godfrey – assistant engineering
  • Renee Goldsberry – choir
  • Tanesha Gray – choir
  • Danielle L. Greaves – choir
  • Julian Gross – design, layout
  • Marva Hicks– choir
  • Zonya Johnson – choir
  • Chelsea Krombach – choir
  • Nick Launay– engineering, recording
  • Adriane Lenox – choir
  • Money Mark– keyboards
  • Dan Martensen – back cover photo
  • Lisa Lynne Mathis – choir
  • Michael McElroy – choir leader
  • Travis Morin – choir
  • James Murphy– engineering, recording
  • Jesse Nager – choir
  • Octagon– vocals
  • John Eric Parker – choir
  • Desiree Rodriguez – choir
  • Eliseo Roman – choir
  • Michael Seelbach – choir
  • Beomsik Shimbe Shim – artwork
  • Craig Silvey – mixing
  • David Andrew Sitek– bass, engineering, recording
  • Zeph Sowers – engineering, recording
  • Sam Spiegel– engineering, recording
  • Matt Thornley – assistant engineering
  • Virginia Woodruff – choir

Track listing:

All tracks by Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase.

  1. Sacrilege
  2. Subway
  3. Mosquito
  4. Under the Earth
  5. Slave
  6. These Paths
  7. Area 52
  8. Buried Alive
  9. Always
  10. Despair
  11. Wedding Song

On May 12, 2014.

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On May 12, 2014, “Young God” label released “To Be Kind”, the thirteenth Swans studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Sonic Ranch”  in Tornillo, Texas, and was produced by Michael Gira.

Personnel:

  • Michael Gira– vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, production
  • Christoph Hahn –lap steel guitars, electric guitar, vocals
  • Thor Harris– drums, percussion, vibes and bells, wind instruments, handmade viola, vocals
  • Christopher Pravdica– bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Phil Puleo– drums, percussion, dulcimer, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Norman Westberg– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jennifer Church – background vocals
  • John Congleton– piano
  • Rex Emerson –mandolin
  • Daniel Hart– violin
  • Julia Kent– strings and string arrangement
  • Sean Kirkpatrick– piano, harpsichord, synthesizer
  • Little Annie– vocals
  • Bill Rieflin– additional drums and percussion, synthesizer, piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Al Spx– background vocals
  • Vincent– background vocals
  • David Pierce –trombone
  • Evan Weiss –trumpet
  • John Congleton –recording, mixing
  • Bob Biggs – artwork
  • Doug Henderson– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Michael Gira.

  1. Screen Shot – Michael Gira
  2. Just a Little Boy (forChester Burnett) – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  3. A Little God in My Hands – Michael Gira
  4. Bring the Sun / Toussaint L’Ouverture – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  5. Some Things We Do – Michael Gira
  6. She Loves Us – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  7. Kristen Supine – Michael Gira
  8. Oxygen – Michael Gira
  9. Nathalie Neal – Michael Gira
  10. To Be Kind – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg