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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”

 

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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 12, 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