Posts tagged studio
[Contest] Win A Chromeo - Business Casual Prize Pack!!!

Wanna win a sweet prize pack courtesy of your favorite band, Chromeo? Let's see how much you've paid attention about the making of Business Casual, which is out on Tuesday (9/14). Sorry international readers this contest is for US residents only. We got something coming up for you guys real soon though.

First person to answer the following question gets:

A CD version of "Business Casual"
A Vinyl version of "Business Casual"
A Numbered + Signed 18x24 Lithograph Poster
An American Apparel Business Casual T-shirt

Update: Two runner-ups will also receive a CD copy of the new album, "Business Casual"

Think you're ready? Let's see how hardcore you are!

Which band recommended Chromeo to record their album at Metrosonic Studios in Brooklyn?

Email your answers to contests@somekindofawesome.com

While you're digging, enjoy this Noise Invaders dub of "Don't Turn The Lights On"

Chromeo - Don't Turn The Lights On (Noise Invaders Dub) by Chromeo

Good luck!!!

Example + Mr. Hudson Are Having A Studio Pizza Party Right Now!

Yesterday we reported that Example only has 3 tracks left to lay down for his upcoming album, Won't Go Quietly. Today we've been seeing Example tweet a couple times this morning (or evening since he's in the UK) about working on something in the studio with Kanye's pet project, Mr. Hudson. They even just snagged pizza for dinner so they could keep working through the evening. 

I can't help but wonder what will become of this evening, considering they are two of some of my favorite artists in the UK scene right now. 

Hopefully sooner rather than later we will find out! 

Example Has Almost Finished His Album, You Twit!

Moments ago, Fulham's Example tweeted there are only three more tracks to go before wrapping on his upcoming album, Won't Go Quietly, slated for release next month (April) via Data Records (per info made public on the "Won't Go Quietly" YouTube video).

No confirmation as to whether or not the album still has an April due date, but Example also also hinted at who's been working on the album with him:

Considering he has had EPIC DJs remixing his string of singles leading up to this record, we can only guess that they will be equally as awesome. 

Have you heard his latest single, "Won't Go Quietly"?

 

Jack White's Wife To Release Solo Album

JackWhiteJackWhiteJackWhiteJackWhiteJackWhiteJackWhiteJackWhiteJackWhite. We get it, Jack, You're up to a lot these days. Sheesh. 

But isn't that why we love him? 

NME is reporting that the one of the luckiest ladies in the universe, Jack White's wife Karen Elson, has announced details of her debut solo album, dropping May 27, courtesy of hubby's label Third Man Records.

Stating true to Jack White form of creepiness (see exhibits A and B that we should not speak of, love us Warner Bros!), the album will be titled The Ghost Who Walks.

Per NME's report:

"Elson is said to have written much of the record from inside a closet in her and White's Nashville bedroom."

Her studio band lineup was quite the dream team, too. Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather) on bass, Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) on pedal steel, Rachelle Garniez on accordion and vocals and Patti Smith's son, Jackson Smith (who is actually her bro-in-law), on guitar.

I am so coveting her life right now. 

Be sure to check out the video above for a live acoustic version of the title track, "The Ghost Who Walks". We've also ripped the audio for you so that you don't have to sit on YouTube All day. 

Karen Elson - "The Ghost Who Walks (Live Acoustic)"

Tracklisting is after the jump!

'The Ghost Who Walks'
'The Truth Is The Dirt'
'Pretty Babies'
'Lunasa'
'100 Years From Now'
'Stolen Roses'
'Garden'
'Cruel Summer'
'The Birds They Circle'
'A Thief At My Door'
'The Last Laugh'
'Mouths To Feed'

Mr. Hudson Spent 72 Hours In NYC

Mr. Hudson had a 72 hour stint in NYC last month and I did not get to see his face for a single second of it! At least we have this video to recap on everything that I missed. According to his tweets, this was shot over the week of January 18th. During that time he popped into the studio with Emile, did a photo shoot for Playboy (clothed), bumped into Mark Ronson, and DJ'd at The Eldridge, among other things that you'll catch in this video that he didn't tweet about. 

Still no word about when Straight No Chaser will be released in the United States, but hopefully it will be very very soon. 

Jack White Records, Produces Queen Of Rockabilly With Help From The Raconteurs

 

NME is reporting that Jack White called in his bandmates from The Raconteurs/The Dead Weather to record with The Queen of Rockabilly herself, Wanda Jackson

According to NME, "[White] has produced the double A-side single 'You Know I'm No Good'/'Shakin' All Over' by the 'Queen Of Rockabilly'. The former song is a cover of the Amy Winehouse, while the latter song was originally recorded by Johnny Kidd And The Pirates."

The single will be released on February 8th courtesy of Third Man Records