Culture Wars at United Recording
Electro-Rock sensation Culture Wars took a break in their busy touring schedule to drop in at United Recording in Hollywood to track some tunes for their upcoming album. Pictured (L-R) in United Studio B are Culture Wars’ David Grayson and frontman Alex Dugan, engineers Gerardo Ordonez and Scott Moore, guitarist/electronics Dillon Randolph; and producer Caleb Contreras holding Pete.
Reggie Watts! Watts!
Reggie Watts can be seen nightly on TV as the bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden and was previously the co-host of variety series Comedy Bang! Bang! Watts relies heavily on improvisation—looping his beat-boxed rhythms and soulful vocals into spontaneous musical inventions that are funky, hypnotic and hilarious. Watts also performs and records in the electronic duo Wajatta, with John Tejada.
Evergrey’s Heartless Portrait
Evergrey released their new album A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) via Napalm Records. Pictured at Division West Coast Studios in Skagerakk, Sweden, frontman Tom S. Englund is seen recording vocals.
New Rooms at Fab Factory Studios
Fab Factory Studios celebrated the launch of their two new Dolby Atmos rooms featuring PMC Speakers. Owners Steve and Shaun Fabos (pictured right) designed unique studios with cutting-edge technology, the highest music and post-production standards for artists, audio professionals, and content creators. At the event, guests got the opportunity to go beyond ordinary listening with the Dolby Atmos breakthrough immersive audio experience.
Cerebral Palsy Rapper Lil’ Lean
Washington D.C.- based rapper-singer-songwriter Lil’ Lean was born with Cerebral Palsy. While the artist could have been discouraged, Lil’ Lean instead studied music, which helped him learn the value of dedication and never accepting defeat. Lean has competed in numerous talent shows and freestyle battles with a goal of “lyrically killing the competition.”
AnimalWEAPON! at OmniSound
Bedroom electronic act Animalweapon!, the brainchild of Patrick Cortes (pictured left), released their latest album Set of Constraints via Polychromatic Records. Cortes is pictured at OmniSound Studios in Nashville, TN, working with Rory Rositas (right).
Everclear Joins Downrite
Everclear frontman, Art Alexakis, has joined Downwrite, the song commissioning experience that brings fans closer to their favorite artists. Fans can now commission custom songs written and performed by Alexakis. If the song is approved for wide release by both Alexakis and the fan, then both parties will be able to share in revenue and royalties from the song.