Monthly Archives: October 2017

FLEET FOXES PERFORM ON “COLBERT”

Last night, Fleet Foxes returned to “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to perform “Fools Errand” from their album ‘Crack-Up,’ recorded here at Electric Lady Studios. On November 24th, the band will release a new live 10″ vinyl called ‘The Electric Lady Sessions.’

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GENE SIMMONS, VAN HALEN, AND ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS

Recently in an interview with Mitch Lafon, Gene Simmons of KISS told the story of producing one of Van Halen’s first demos here at Electric Lady Studios:

“I discovered Van Halen playing in a club and signed them to my Man of 1,000 Faces production company, flew them to New York, produced 15 songs at Electric Lady Studios.

And then when I got too busy I tore up the contract and I said, ‘You guys are free. I gotta go back on tour, and if I have time at the end of the tour I’ll go shopping for a deal for you. I can’t ethically, personally, hold on to you guys while I’m off on tour.’

So I did the right thing. And the guys, of course, got signed right away. And in return, the brothers Van Halen were kind enough to appear on three songs that I wrote when we came back from Japan in 1978.”

Listen to the full interview here.

 

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ELECTRIC LADY IN BILLBOARD’S TOP STUDIOS OF 2017

Billboard Magazine has included Electric Lady Studios in it’s list of top recording studios of 2017.

 

From Billboard:

“Founded by Jimi Hendrix in 1970, the Big Apple landmark still operates in the heart of Greenwich Village as one of the oldest working studios in the city due in part to its cool aesthetic, which partner/GM Lee Foster describes as “late-’60s futurism meets midcentury modern.” Stevie Wonder and Blondie are just a few of the acts that have recorded at the location, while Foster’s stewardship has helped reawaken the space in recent years with artists like Ryan Adams and St. Vincent gracing its rooms.”

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‘POSTERITY’ BY MECHANICAL RIVER OUT NOW

“…A prodigy in every sense.” – Billboard

 

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Joel Hamilton, aka Mechanical River, puts his dynamic production skills and vocal virtuosity on full display with his new offering, ‘Posterity’ – out today on Electric Lady Records. The Charleston, South Carolina native bends soaring vocals, brittle cigar-box guitar, and pawnshop drum machines into songs far greater than the sum of their parts. 

Hamilton has toured the world, shared stages with the likes of Daniel Johnston and Rufus Wainwright, backpacked across continents, and on one occasion survived a wild animal attack (it was a bear) – all the while writing and recording music whereby he plays every instrument himself. ‘Posterity’ is a culmination of his dedication to song-craft and sonic exploration, honed through the crucible of living – and questioning – life to it’s fullest.  

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FLEET FOXES ‘THE ELECTRIC LADY SESSION’ OUT ON BLACK FRIDAY

We are proud to announce the release of Fleet Foxes new live 10″ vinyl EP called ‘The Electric Lady Session,’ out on Black Friday, November 24 at selected independent record stores. The EP contains four songs recorded live during their WFUV session here in Studio A. To find a participating independent record store near you, visit recordstoreday.com. Thanks to Nonesuch and WFUV for making this happen.

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