Aug 22, 2016
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.
Aug 19, 2016
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.
Aug 18, 2016
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.
Aug 16, 2016
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
Aug 15, 2016
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.
Aug 10, 2016
First song released from the new Emanuel and the Fear album "Primitive Smile" coming out on September 23rd.
Jul 29, 2016
Recently drummed on this video for the Samsung influencer series with the fine folks over at Envelope Music and Sound.
Jul 28, 2016
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
Sep 21, 2015
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.
Nov 6, 2014
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.
Oct 31, 2014
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.
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
First off, here is the new Leverage Models single. Always a pleasure to play/record with these cats.
We will be making two CMJ appearances. First, a show on Thursday October 23rd at the Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C, New York, NY) at 7:30pm.
Then on Saturday October 25th we will be playing the Team Clermont CMJ showcase at Union Pool in Brooklyn (flier below).
Oct 6, 2014
Two very different performances coming up, first on Tuesday October 7th I will be returning to the stage on percussion duties with Leverage Models at Glasslands in Brooklyn for a show with Prince Rama and Puro Instinct. This is our first performance after a summerlong hiatus which saw me recording a lot of percussion for several new singles and the next album. Excited to get back on stage with them.
After that on Sunday October 12th I will be playing drums with the Pookestra at Shapeshifter Lab in the Park Slope/Gowanus area of Brooklyn. The Pookestra is a rather large ensemble of amazing players led by Carolin Pook and every show is different, but always weird and always a good time. This show is titled The Killer Is In The House and sees the Pookestra backing up singer Sarah Renfro. Always a great mix of detailed compositon, improvisation and lots of chance.
May 5, 2014
Free show in Williamsburg Brooklyn at Spike Hill with Amateur Blonde.
May 1, 2014
Out now on Megaforce Records. Vae Victus by Ikillya. I had previous filled in on the previous Ikillya record Recon... and last year they asked me to head to Staten Island and track their new album Vae Victus. Not only do I share a rehearsal space with these guys, but I consider them friends. So it's always good to help out when I can. You can purchase the album on iTunes or Amazon or any place you typically buy music.
You can also stream the entire album at Loudwire.
Apr 14, 2014
4/15 - Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
4/16 - 529 Club, Atlanta, GA
4/17 - Do317 Lounge, Indianapolis, IN
4/18 - Mike n’ Molly’s, Champaign, IL
4/19 - The Firebird Lounge, St. Louis, MO
4/21 - Daytrotter Session, Rock Island, IL
4/22 - The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
4/23 - The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
4/24 - Cabaret Underworld, Montreal, QC
Feb 25, 2014
Recently released is a compilation of Kate Bush covers organized by the Bush League. The track was actually a "jam" in the studio for a potential Leverage Models song that ended up being the backing for Alena Spangler of Tiny Hazard to just absolutely KILL IT on. The compilation is a benefit for Reproductive Rights.
Aug 21, 2013
Off the upcoming (October 1st) album on Hometapes. The new single "Sweep" featuring Sharon Van Etten on vocals