NYC party machines Black Taxi came to Austin to work with Danny on their new single “House on Fire,” which was released this week. Along with this release, the band officially announced signing to No Shame Records.
Danny collaborated with David Ramirez to produce this beautiful, personal and raw collection of songs. This EP is the followup to last year’s full length Apologies, which was mixed by Danny and debuted at #2 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts.
Paste.com has posted a video for “The Bad Days.” Click HERE to view.
Danny recently produced a new single for one of his favorite bands based in Austin. Marmalakes are a rare combination of youthful, bright indie-pop with earnest, thought provoking intelligence. Smart AND fun?! Whaaaa? Yes, they can coexist!
Marmalakes will be joining Danny in the studio this fall to produce their upcoming full length.
“[This is] the most upbeat, poppy music Marmalakes has ever produced. There is a wordless chorus that screams “radio hit” with the way it fuses indie-pop tendencies with the group’s well-established folksiness. The production is top-notch, highlighting a gorgeous bass line and even accentuating the sizzly cymbals in one of the song’s slower moments. It’s a great song that is really well produced and should make us excited for the group’s full-length debut.”
Stream Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 4
Danny’s best work yet (okay…this may be a heavily biased claim), 18 tracks of some of our favorite work from this past year and lots of new/unreleased music coming out this spring and summer.
Two stages at The Parish and the newly opened Parish Underground
Free food, drinks, photo booth & giveaways.
Come early for Tito’s bloody mary’s, Rio’s breakfast pockets and Progress Coffee. Doors at 10am!
Host: Laurie Gallardo of KUTX
5:00p What Made Milwaukee Famous
2:45 Tacks, The Boy Disaster
2:00 Black and White Years
12:30 Black Taxi
11:45 Brass bed
5:15p Jesca Hoop
4:30 Dana Falconberry
3:45 David Ramirez
1:30 Panama Gold
12:45 Carbon Poppies
12:00 Hollis Brown
11:15 Brothers Lazaroff
10:30a The Mole People
After a few years off from the crazy tour schedule these lads kept up with the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Snow Patrol, The Other Lives to name a few, as well as festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo, What Made Milwaukee Famous have regrouped and are back in action with their new LP You Can’t Fall Off The Floor – to be released later in 2012. Danny and WMMF singer/long time friend and collaborator, Michael Kingcaid have been brewing this record up for a couple years now. This project started as an outlet for Michael Kingcaid’s solo work, but has grown into a full blown WMMF record. This record was recorded at Good Danny’s, Cacophony Recorders, Lakeside Studio and Public Hi-fi with a lot of blood, sweat and tears and an amazingly talented group of musician’s contributing to it including Delta Spirit’s Matt Vasquez, Kathleen Edwards, Cully Symington, Gary Newcomb and many more…
The band has launched a Kickstarter, to help fund a music video for the single “Gone and Done It Now,” which you can hear on Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 2. Check out their upcoming show 2 set show in Austin at Hotel Vegas on May 11th (Tickets HERE), as they gear up for a busy year of touring in support of this new record that Danny is super proud of.
Okkervil River return to their lo-fi, raw roots with a live recording project of obscure 70′s folk and rock covers – a sequel to 2007′s Golden Opportunities. With just a few short days of preproduction and rehearsals with Danny, the band settled on a group of 5 songs to track AND mix live to 1/4″ tape in one very exhausting and exciting day. Danny recorded and mixed Golden Opportunities 2 (Jagjaguwar) at Premium Recording (assisted by John Michael Landon), on Premium’s lovely Quad 8 console.
Golden Opportunities 2 Tracklist:
01. It is So Nice to Get Stoned (Ted Lucas)
02. U.F.O. (by Jim Sullivan)
03. One Soul Less On Your Fiery List (David McComb)
04. Plan D (Bill Fay)
05. Dry Bones (American Traditional)
Consequence of Sound:
“beautifully recorded entirely live to two-track tape in one day” (read article here)
Well it’s Danny’s turn to be on the other side of the glass as The Lemurs return to Public HiFi to break ground on a new LP. Lemurs front man Mitch Billeaud was hard at work all summer in the rehearsal space at Good Danny’s writing and demoing while Danny was working on the new Shearwater LP. After a lot of refining, sculpting and rewriting with the help of Lemurs guitarist and WMMF frontman, Michael Kingcaid we are going into Jim Eno‘s studio this fall for 3 weeks to track basics for our new LP which we will finish off back at Good Danny’s and mix back at Public HiFi or at Lakeside Studio.
We’re so excited to be mixing this record with the Peter Katis (The National, Interpol) at Tarquin Studio in Bridgeport, CT. We’ve been working non-stop on this record for a few months and are really looking forward to having a fresh set of ears to help us finish mixing and have the talent and experience of Greg Calbi mastering at Sterling Sound.
Peter proved his reputation to be well deserved - he was able to clarify and cleanup a lot of the final loose ends we we're struggling with at the tail end of the recording process. DR and JM's perspective was dwindling after months of working and living together. Losing perspective can make it really hard to know when to let go and call it "done." Peter really helped get the record over the finish line, his ideas and suggestions were very thoughtful and musical. He constructed a pretty little Celeste part for the end of Animal Life (the first song on the record), and brought out another favorite Good Danny's trick - using a single note on the Arp Solina to help big passages lift and soar. Both Danny and Jonathan were already huge fans of Peter's work, so it was very exciting to go through the mix process with him, observe his approach and absorb a lot of interesting methods of working. To Danny's surprise, a lot a details in the way both he and Peter work were very similar, which made working side by side totally seamless. They both share a certain level of happy obsession with extremely precise mixing, editing and fine tuning - which if done properly, should be invisible. This really allowed them to work in lock step an communicate clearly. We we're so happy with our mixes that almost no additional EQ or limiting was used in the mastering by Greg Calbi - tiny little notches here and there and an AD/DA converter shoot out was all we ended up doing at Sterling Sound. We were joined by Sub Pop owner/founder Jonathan Poneman for our mastering session.