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  • Recording a film soundtrack

    Recording a film soundtrack

    Today I am at Resevoir Studios in Midtown Mahattan. Reunited with Little Sister composer Fritz Myers. Doing a few tunes with him for an upcoming film titled DISH! and also a couple songs with Greg Saunier from Deerhoof on Guitar and Arone Dyer from Buke and Gase.  Tomorrow heading to a film shoot for some live performances. My feature film debut. 

  • Emanuel And The Fear album Pre-Order

    New Emanuel and the Fear album "Primitive Smile" is coming out on September 23rd. We just launched pre-orders for Vinyl, CD and Digital Download.   

     

  • Recording new Ikillya album

    I have been helping Ikillya between drummers both in live shows and in recording their new album (I have previously played on their prior 2 albums as well). Here is some video of the tracking sessions.

     

  • 100 Disciplines Available for Pre-Order now

    In the summer of 2015 I participated (along with about 20 other musicians) in a performance at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the Red Bull Music Academy's summer program. John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) put together a piece utilizing drums, gongs, tympani, organ, vocals etc called 100 Disciplines. The recording of the performance (including myself on Tympani) as well as members of Yo La Tengo, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tigue, etc is available in a limited run of 100 Cassettes through Thrill Jockey records.  

    http://thrilljockey.com/products/100-disciplines

  • Emanuel and the Fear - BTR Session

    Did a BreakThru Radio session with Emanuel and the Fear this year. Here are two videos from the performance. Both songs on our upcoming album Primitive Smile

     

     

  • Knells concert footage

    I have recently been performing with and recording with The Knells. Below is some footage of our performance earlier this year at the beautiful National Sawdust in Brooklyn. 

     

     

  • Emanuel and the Fear - Meredith

    First song released from the new Emanuel and the Fear album "Primitive Smile" coming out on September 23rd.  

     

  • Recent Samsung Ad

    Recently drummed on this video for the Samsung influencer series with the fine folks over at Envelope Music and Sound.

  • Little Sister

     Back in February, I got a text message that I was needed in the studio in 3 hours, and to bring my double kick pedal for tracking for a movie soundtrack. I assumed I would be playing to a "song".  To my surprise it turns out, no, it was just solos that serve as a major theme/storyline in the movie Little Sister by director Zach Clark (who I also will recommend his movie White Reindeer).  The film premiered several weeks later at SXSW and has been making the rounds since in the festival circuit. I finally got a chance to see the film here in NY at the BAM film fest, and was shocked to not only see how much the drumming really WAS prominent. But also really excited because I really really enjoyed the film. The closest I will probably ever get to working with Ally Sheedy.  (!!!)   

    Keep up to date with the film's progress here

  • Amateur Blonde cover Boris The Spider

    Recorded a cover of Boris The Spider by The Who with Ryan O'Toole's Amateur Blonde project. Above is a nifty little video he did of the recording session. The song is part of the Goon Gang And Friends Halloween compilation which is available HERE

  • New Zao 7 inch

    While working on the new Zao album we decided to release one of the songs (along with a b-side not intended for the album) as a limited edition pressing to help fund the remaining recording sessions. I came up with a limited edition design concept that was realized by artist Tod Hough and the wonderful people at Stumptown Printers in Portland.  I hand assembled/numbered each of the 600 copies and the initial pre-order of 400 sold out in 24 hours. Tomorrow (September 22nd, 2015) we will unleash the rest of the copies at the Zao Bandcamp Site.  

     

  • Leverage Models Fall Tour

    Leverage Models Fall Tour

    I will be out with Leverage Models a little bit this fall doing the and manning my increasingly ridiculous percussion station. dates below:

    Sep 10 - Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY w/ Tomboy, Lily McQueen, Motion Studies [BUY TICKETS]

    Sep 12 - Hopscotch Festival

         12:00pm (noon) - Morning (Friend Island Day Party) - The Pour House Music Hall,  Raleigh, NC - FREE (lineup details here)

          11:30pm - Evening (Official Showcase) ~ Neptune's ParlourRaleigh, NC - w/ Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak), Breathers & Hotline (formerly Oulipo) [BUY TICKETS]

    Sep 14 - The MothlightAsheville, NC w/ Delta Quadrant - FREE SHOW!!

    Sep 15 - Caledonia LoungeAthens, GA w/ Saline, Art Contest, Midnight Boi

    Sep 16 - The Blind TigerGreensboro, NC w/ Quilla, DiMuzio Bros.

    Sep 17 - Snug HarborCharlotte, NC (Shiprocked! Partyw/ DJ Chaka Wolf Fever, Hotline (formerly Oulipo)

    Sep 18 - Circle Thrift & Art SpaceRichmond, VA w/ Hotline (formerlyOulipo), Colamo

    Sep 19 - "Double H Ranch" (secret location - email us for details)Philadelphia, PA  w/ Hotline (formerly Oulipo), Laser Background, Mercury Girls

    Sep 20 - END OF SOUTHERN TOUR PARTY @ Alphaville Brooklyn, NY w/ TBA, Ava Mendoza, Hotline (formerly Oulipo)

    Sep 27 - BSPKingston, NY with Lower Dens, Abdu Ali [BUY TICKETS]

    Nov 13 - Baby's All RightBrooklyn, NY with Frog EyesPigeons  [BUY TICKETS]

  • Article in Drum Magazine (December 2014 issue)

    The kind folks at Drum Magazine have included an article on my drum tracking for the new Zao record in the December 2014 issue. It's currently out to subscribers and should be on shelves any day now. Pick it up. And feel free to email the magazine know that you appreciate them covering me. It helps the writer of the column and helps get future coverage for this guy right here.  

  • Two Kagero shows this weekend

    Two shows with Kagero this weekend. First a free set at the Way Station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Saturday November 1st(683 Washington Ave). We are there the first saturday of every month. We play two sets starting at 10.

    The following day we will be up bright and early to play at the NY Marathon at the corner of Greenpoint Ave and McGuinness in Greenpoint Brooklyn from noon - 2pm.