Happy to announce that we’ve  finished working on our good friend Mike Higbee‘s debut album. The album, Secret Life, will be released this August, and consists mostly of acoustic rock. We had fun recording upright bass, a string quartet, and trumpet, in addition to the usual instruments. Mike even recorded a street organist in France for the album. You can find some making-of photos here.

Joel Ancowitz recording trumpet for Mike's album
Joe Ancowitz recording trumpet for Mike's album

This past month, we hosted a couple sessions with musician Julia Nunes, as she continues to work on a full-length album with talented producer/engineer Zach McNees. Most recently, they were in the studio recording strings…we seem to be getting quite a few string sessions lately, a testament to the sound of our large live room.

Milagres, who recorded drums, piano, and strings at the studio a while back, will finally be releasing their album Glowing Mouth September 13th on Kill Rock Stars. We, for one, can’t wait to hear it. Check out the link above to preview a couple songs off the album and catch them live as they gear up for a tour in support of the release.