Los Angeles, CA (November 21, 2003)–Almost a year since going commercial, The Boat Recording Studio has been booked steadily, so much so that owners John King and Mike Simpson (aka The Dust Brothers) have had difficulty booking time for their own projects. Avril Lavigne recently returned to the Boat for her third visit, working for a few weeks with Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace to record more songs for her next album. Maida was producing with Brian Garcia as engineer and Danny Kalb assisting. Studio manager Adam Moseley took to the driving seat at The Boat for some sessions with Chilean band Lucybell, for a release on Warner Music Chile. Moseley produced and engineered the sessions, with Kalb serving as Pro Tools engineer and assistant. Lucybell will be back at The Boat next month to start recording their album with Moseley.
Producer Bernd Burgdorf recently booked three weeks at The Boat, to track a new band, Sunshine, signed to Linda Perry’s label, Custard. Burgdorf recorded the band, originally from the Czech Republic, with help from Kalb. The Sunshine sessions were followed by sessions for Australian band Neon, who came to The Boat to track their new album. Bass supremo Steve McDonald and engineer John Agnello were producing and engineering the Neon record. In the midst of these sessions, producer Ed Thacker dropped by The Boat to produce and engineer a track with Clown from Slipknot for an upcoming Disney Soundtrack.
Not to be forgotten, King and Simpson were finally able to grab time at The Boat for most of this month to continue on from earlier sessions with Beck–working on new material. With John and Mike at the controls, Kalb has been assisting, along with new assistants Mark Branch and Mike Laza, on the Beck sessions. Equipped with all kinds of vintage equipment, including the centerpiece 1969 Neve 8028, and Pro Tools HD3, The Boat continues to make a name for itself as a commercial facility.
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