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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme began secretly working on the new album “Post Pop Depression” in early 2015 and recorded brass and strings at United Recording studios last April. The clandestine Pop and Homme self-financed recording was without a record label at the time and with no outside influences on the project. “Post Pop Depression” debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200, making the album Iggy Pop's highest charting in the US. The tour in support of the Loma Vista Recordings album began March 28 in Seattle, WA and runs through May 15 at Le Grand Rex in Paris, France.
"The Last Shadow Puppets were looking for an iconic sound for their new record," commented Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer/producer Ross Hogarth. "Producer James Ford and masterful string arranger Owen Pallett desired sonic landscapes harkening back to 60s and 70s retro with some avant garde thrown in. A studio like United Studio B has such a definable sound with the addition of its live chambers and echo plates. It gives an engineer the raw tools to deliver that vision to a project like this. I was extremely impressed with the depth of feel and musical intuition that Miles (Kane), Alex (Turner) and James (Ford) have as writers and artists.
Much-admired singer/songwriter Rachel Goodrich is tracking her new album with co-producer and engineer Matt “Linny” Linesch at United Recording Studios in Hollywood. Linesch has been operating for two years out of his personal studio at the United facilities. For the new Goodrich project, he is tracking analog to an Ampex 16-track tape machine in United’s adjacent Studio B.
British-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Karen Elson has recorded tracks at United Recording for her forthcoming sophomore album. Producer Jonathan Wilson helms the project with recording engineer Bryce Gonzales and featured musician Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense).
James Taylor's "Before This World" has earned a NAMM TEC Award for Creative Achievement at the Winter NAMM Convention. The Technical Excellence and Creativity Award was presented for Record Production/Album of the year. The recording was Taylor's first album to hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 in his more than four-decade career.
Stage musical legend Andrew Lloyd Webber joined Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo at Hollywood's United Recording studios to work on the upcoming Broadway show "School of Rock --The Musical." Based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, the musical will have its world premiere on Broadway, with performances slated to begin Nov. 9, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Stage musical legend Andrew Lloyd Webber joined Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo at Hollywood’s United Recording studios to work on the upcoming Broadway show “School of Rock --The Musical.” Based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, the musical is now on Broadway at the Winter Garden.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton has tracked material in Studio B for his forthcoming album, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,”with fellow Grammy-winner, engineer Dave Reitzas. The new album follows the success of 2011’s all-star collaborations, “Gems -- The Duets Collection.”
Scottish rock sensation Biffy Clyro recorded strings with conductor David Campbell and a choir at United Recording for their their forthcoming sixth studio album, “Opposites,” with Canadian producer Gggarth Richardson. Sessions included 10 violins, 2 viola, 3 cello, and one upright bass.
Crosby, Stills, and Nash convened in Studio B to mix the audio of a recent concert for a forthcoming HDNet release. Recorded live in concert, March 22, at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, the program includes CSN favorites such as “Long Time Gone,”“Wooden Ships”,“Teach Your Children,” and a rarely performed “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
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