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Record Producer News: Robert Carranza, John Congleton, Lou Giordano, Joe Chiccarelli, Gareth Jones, Steve Fisk, Steve McDonald, Sean O’Keefe, Danny Kalb, Stuart Sikes, Dave Trumfio, Chris Walla, Chris Vrenna

In Noteworthy on May 9, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Robert Carranza produced Molotov (Universal), Baller Banks (Record Collection/Warner) and will get recording credits on the new Mars Volta due later this year. The forthcoming Polyphonic Spree (TVT Records) album is produced by John Congleton who also did Explosions in the Sky’s latest. Lou Giordano (Goo Goo Dolls, Lemonheads) produced Myspace/Interscope artist Sherwood and Ferret Records’ Boys Night Out. Producer Joe Chiccarelli gets cred for The Shins, Kurt Elling (Concord Records) and Oxbow (Hydrahead Records) while mixing/engineering upcoming material from the White Stripes, Raconteurs and Morrissey. Most recently Gareth Jones worked on records by These New Puritans (Domino) and the Liars (Mute). Steve Fisk produced Midnight Movies (New Line) and James Toth (Nonesuch). Steve McDonald’s production projects include Be Your Own Pet and The Format. Mixer/producer Sean O’Keefe conspired with The Hush Sound (Fueled By Ramen) and Chicago newcomers This Is Me Smiling (One Haven/Columbia) signed by Michael Caplan. Programmer/mixer Danny Kalb contributed to A Fine Frenzy (Capitol Music Group) while also engineering and/or mixing for Ben Harper and Boom Bip’s latest. The prolific Stuart Sikes accrued engineering/production credits for Cat Power and Los Abandoned. Dave Trumfio (Built To Spill, William Reid) is producing demos for Jamison Covington’s (formerly of Interscope act JamisonParker) new band aptly titled Covington – they have one record label offer already. Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla produced Tegan & Sara’s upcoming July Vapor Records release. Whether Sanctuary Records will grandfather clause this album’s promotion is not yet known as their U.S. office is defunct. Walla is currently working with St. Louis experimental rockers So Many Dynamos. Lastly, Chris Vrenna (NIN) is producer on Dear & Departed’s Record Collection/Warner release.

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