Tag Archives: Zeph Sowers

On December 26, 2006.

On December 26, 2006, “Columbia” label released “Oh! Gravity”, the sixth Switchfoot album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Big Fish Recordings” in Encinitas, CA, Signature Sound” in San Diego, CA, “Starstruck Studio” in Nashville, and was produced by Tim Palmer, Steve Lillywhite, John Fields, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Jon Foreman– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Tim Foreman– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Chad Butler– drums
  • Jerome Fontamillas– rhythm guitar, keyboard, backing vocals
  • Drew Shirley– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith Tutt II – cello
  • Kybra Minisee – violin
  • Sidney Cabrera – violin
  • Andy Geibon – horns
  • Charlie Peacock– Chimus Minutus
  • Mark Felthamon – harmonica
  • Sarah Mooridian – cowbell
  • Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins– vocals, mandolin
  • Noah Lamberth – space pedal steel
  • Care House Choir: Jennifer, Lukas, Dawn, Tierra, Lynsey, Steffany, Luke, Devin – vocals
  • Tim Lord Palmer – additional “window treatments”
  • Steve Lillywhite– executive producer
  • Tim Palmer– recording, mixing
  • John Fields– mixing
  • Tom Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Steven Miller, Chris Testa, Joe Marlett – additional recording
  • Michael Harris, Matt Beckley, Cameron Barton, Zeph Sowers – recording assistant
  • Jamie Seyberth, Femio Hernandez – assistant mix engineer
  • Joshua Marc Levy – art direction, illustration
  • Andy Barron– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Foreman, except where noted.

  1. Oh! Gravity – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  2. American Dream
  3. Dirty Second Hands – Jon Foreman, Todd Cooper
  4. Awakening
  5. Circles
  6. Amateur Lovers
  7. Faust, Midas, and Myself
  8. Head Over Heels (In This Life)
  9. Yesterdays
  10. Burn Out Bright
  11. 4:12
  12. Let Your Love Be Strong
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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 April 12, 2011.

On April 11, 2011, “Interscope” label released “Nine Types of Light”, the fourth TV on the Radio studio album. It was recorded in 1973,  and was produced by David Andrew Sitek. “Nine Types of Light” was band’s final album to feature bassist Gerard Smith, who died of lung cancer nine days after it was released.

Personnel:

  • Tunde Adebimpe– vocals, loops, keyboards
  • Jaleel Bunton – drums, bass guitar, guitar, programming, organ, synthesizer, vocals
  • Kyp Malone– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, clarinet, flute, viola
  • David Andrew Sitek– programming, synthesizer, guitar, bass guitar, samples, vocals
  • Gerard A. Smith– bass guitar, organ, samples, synthesizer, vocals
  • Priscilla Ahn– background vocals
  • Stuart Bogie – horn
  • Peter Hess – horn
  • Dan Huron – percussion
  • Michael Irwin – horn
  • Kevin Moehringer – horn
  • Gillian Rivers – strings
  • Todd Simon – horn
  • Kenny Wang – viola
  • Lauren Weaver – strings
  • Jaleel Bunton – programming
  • Rich Costey– mixing
  • Steve Fallone – mastering
  • David Andrew Sitek – programming
  • Zeph Sowers – engineer
  • Tunde Adebimpe – art direction, designer
  • David Andrew Sitek – art direction, designer, photographer
  • Nick Walker – assistant photographer

Track listing:

  1. Second Song
  2. Keep Your Heart
  3. You
  4. No Future Shock
  5. Killer Crane
  6. Will Do
  7. New Cannonball Blues
  8. Repetition
  9. Forgotten
  10. Caffeinated Consciousness