Philadelphia, PA (May 18, 2004)–Indre Studios kicked off last month with Brit rockers The Darkness, as they took a break from their nationwide rock rampage in the U.S. for a Y100 Sonic Session. Fans lucky enough to score tickets were treated to an over-the-top show featuring songs from the group’s debut album, Permission to Land. The session was recorded by Indre co-owner and chief engineer Michael Comstock and assisted by Pete Girgenti.
Indre rolled out the remote truck to catch another Y100 Sonic Session with Phantom Planet performing at The Khyber, in Philadelphia. The band turned up the volume for the packed house and answered the call of the crowd by playing “Big Brat,” the first single off their newest self-titled Epic release. Comstock and Girgenti were on hand to record the session. Indre also took the remote rig backstage in Philly to catch up with Aerosmith for a Live From the World Café interview with David Dye. Steven Tyler talked about reconnecting with producer Jack Douglas for their 14th album, Honkin’ On Bobo, and touring with Cheap Trick on their 2004 North American Tour. Comstock and Girgenti also handled this XPN installment.
AIR stopped by Indre to play for an Echoes Living Room session with host John Diliberto. The band played special arrangements from their latest release, Talkie Walkie, and a cue from their soundtrack for “The Virgin Suicides.” Diliberto spoke with JB Dunckel and Nicolas Godin on their electro-pop style and their experiences working with mixmaster Nigel Godrich. Engineer Michael Richelle manned the console for this session.
Metal-rockers Slipknot was also at Indre, this time for a FMQB interview to talk about the songs on their upcoming release, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). During the taping, handled by Girgenti, drummer Joey Jordison spoke with host, Lou Brutus, on his personalized drum rig and experiences recording the album with producer Rick Rubin.
Indre headed out to another remote recording at Club Flow with R&B recording artist Joe, for a 103.9 Behind the Beats broadcast session. Joe Thomas spoke with hosts Colby Colb and Mocha about his collaboration with R. Kelly and G-Unit on his latest release, and fielded questions from the audience about his goals and future projects. Indre also caught up with Twista at The Clubs for another 103.9 Behind the Beats session. He came out rapping to fans in his signature machine-gun style and performed songs off his newest release, Kamikaze. With Comstock and Girgenti recording, host Colby Colb talked to Twista about his experiences recording with album guest artists Ludacris, Kanye West, and Jamie Foxx.