The notoriuos San Francisco band The Dwarves were recently in the desert laying down tracks for an upcoming album. Front man Blag Dalia was joined by Mark Diamond on guitar, Nick Oliveri on bass, Josh Freese on drums, Chris Fields on guitar , and Greg Saenz on drums. The session happened at Brant Bjork’s Jushua Tree ranch. Harper Hug engineered with Adrian Medel assisting. A truly legendary session!!!
Portland’s hottest band, Black Pussy was recently in the desert tracking a new release for Made In China Records. The Vinyl release is scheduled later this summer and will be followed up with extensive touring. The bands founder, Dustin Hill, came to the desert to work with Artist and Producer, Brant Bjork. Harper Hug and Trevor Whatever, engineered the project and were assisted by Adrian Medal. The record was tracked to tape at Brant’s private ranch studio and is going to be mixed on Thunder-Undergrounds new Sphere Eclipse C mixing console!
Gary Arce(Yawning Man/ Fatso Jetson) was recently in the studio working on his latest collaboration with Sera Timms(Black Math Horseman). The result is ZUN, a blend of Sera’s unique vocals, Gary’s signature guitar sound, and thundering drums by Bill Stinson. The track was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Harper Hug at Thunder-Underground in Palm Springs. Check out the awesome review at The Oblelisk
The Orange County Music Awards have Nominated CORE10 for “Best Metal” band. The band consists of Duncan Nisbet-vocals, Sean Lenhoff-vocals, Brian Milam-bass, Brace Fredericks-guitar, Steve Regginitter-guitar, and Paul Larson-drums. We really enjoyed recording and mixing there current EP with producer Ronnie King. Congrats to the guys!!!
The hottest new band from the OC is The Outsane! Madi, Logan, Raffi, and Joe were recently at Thunder-Underground laying down new tracks for their upcoming release. The project is being produced by Harper and Trevor, with a lot of help from Robbie Waldman. This band is really great and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it!
The Open Feel has begun their first full-length album at Thunder-Underground in Palm Springs. This is a follow-up to their debut EP released in 2010. The project was tracked to 2″ tape on Thunder-undergrounds MCI JH-24. The Open Feel features vocalist and guitar player Katie Harris, Tom Brayton is on drums, and Shawn Gatlin on bass. Harper Hug and Trevor Whatever handled production and engineering. The Open Feel really got creative in the studio and recorded some incredible music. Look for a single to be released soon!!! www.theopenfeel.com
Brant Bjork and Bruno Fevery were just at Thunder-Underground doing some rough mixes for a new project Brant is producing with John Garcia, Bruno Fevery, & Nick Oliveri. This new band Vista Chino was tracked at Brant’s new studio in Joshua Tree all analogue to 2″ tape. Harper Hug and Trever Whatever were on hand for engineering duties. This project is destined to be a classic!!! www.brantbjork.com