QUARTERLY REPORT: Spring 2011
April 13, 2011
What do you get when you drop Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready into a recording studio with ungodly amounts of echo being filtered & fedback in real-time by an Eno-infatuated Pete Droge? Watch these videos on Mike’s new blog to find out:
VIDEO 01 • VIDEO 02
Chris Ballew aka Caspar Babypants asked me to contribute guitar to a song for possible inclusion on his next album, Away We Go. I usually don’t go for kids’ music, but I am a Caspar fan. I suggest you check him out, whether you’ve got young ‘uns or not. VIDEO LINK (In case you don’t know, Chris is the frontman for the Presidents of the United States of America.) I posted a photo from the session on my blog, THE PUZZLE TREE JUNK DRAWER.
I am thrilled to announce that the A Lot Like You team has given me a promotion from Composer, to Composer and Producer. It’s my first production credit on a film. I can’t wait to meet someone at a party and have them ask me what I do so I can answer in my best Orson Wells-esque voice, “I’m a film producer.... I produce motion pictures.” Stay tuned for festival news and screening dates.
My new album, A Lot Like You—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be in stores May 24. Like my last couple of albums, it’s being distrubuted by Think Indie, a consortium of independent record retailers determined to bring music lovers back to the stores that make a difference. I encourage you all to support cool record stores by finding one near you and paying it a visit on Record Store Day (April 16.) Check out THIS VIDEO of Ozzy commanding you to support Record Store Day. Lord knows, you can’t disobey Ozzy!
The Droge & Summers Blend song “Two of the Lucky Ones” was hand-picked by the Patagonia Music Collective to be part of their New Music Stream. We are in good company alongside Fleet Foxes, Twilight Singers, J Mascis and others. PMC has also gathered an impressive collection of exclusive tracks from artists like Bonnie Raitt, Jack Johnson, Phillip Glass & Pearl Jam to benefit environmental charities. For more, click HERE.
I will join Jack Endino, John Goodmanson & Matt Bayles on the “Local Producers Panel” at the 12th annual Pacific Northwest Studio Summit at EMP on May 7. Visit Grammy365.com for more.
At this very moment you’re feasting your eyes on a winner. This website was awarded “Best Music Webiste” at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. Thanks to our friends at THIS BY THEM for creating our beautiful online home.