Really excited for everyone to hear this new Mazes record. Conan, Neil and I spent a week in upstate New York recording with Jonathan Schenke, who produced Parquet Courts’ ‘Light Up Gold’ and has just completed their new one, which I had the pleasure of listening to last week (an absolute step up, if that’s possible).
After our van was broken into within an hour of being in NYC, we drove up to Tree Time Studios (Cornwall NY) and didn’t leave the place for a week. Snowed in and on a roll. Never had a more rewarding recording experience. The next week, we spent mixing in Brooklyn… or Jonny did, as I looked on in various stages of hungover. The record, I guess, is the culmination of what we were trying to do with Ores & Minerals. It’s there. It’s exciting and hopefully it won’t be long till you get to hear it. Scheduled for release late summer and I’m sure they’ll be something out way before then.
Franz Ferdinand asked us to support them at The Roundhouse in London next week, so we’ll be playing a few of these new songs then. Come.