At Bernie Grundman Mastering are (l-r) Arctic Monkeys' Nick O'Malley, Jamie Cook, Matt Helders and Alex Turner with mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.
Hollywood, CA (June 7, 2011)—For National Record Store Day, Arctic Monkeys released its new “Brick By Brick” single on vinyl, mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
The song came from the band’s new album, Suck It and See, which is released today (June 7, 2011) worldwide.
The entire band joined mastering engineer Bernie Grundman for the lacquer cutting session, which was also filmed for video release coinciding with the vinyl release. Key shots of the disc-cutting process are featured in the music video for the song (below), turning up at around the 2:20 mark.
Arctic Monkeys has released four studio albums, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006), Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007), Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011), as well as one live album, At the Apollo (2007). The debut album became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, surpassing Oasis' Definitely Maybe and remains the fastest-selling debut album for a band in the UK.
Suck It and See features 12 new Arctic Monkeys' songs and was produced by James Ford at the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. The album was engineered by James Brown and mixed by Craig Silvey.
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