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In October, rustic Americana rockers Blackout Party will trek to Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, Tenn., which is owned and operated by Zac Brown of country / folk group Zac Brown Band. Blackout Party singer / guitarist Brian Howlerda tells CityBeat that the band will record to 2-inch tape on a vintage Neve board and plan to release the new album on vinyl.
Post-punk group Barbarian, who released their City of Women EP in July, will head out to Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree at the end of September to record a new album with producer Jon Greene, who’s also worked with Crocodiles and Dum Dum Girls. Frontman Andrew Mills says that half the songs are already written, and the rest of the material will be finished up while they’re in the studio.
Psychedelic indie rockers Wild Wild Wets have also recently spent some time writing and recording new material for a single, titled “14th Floor,” which they plan to release this fall. The group’s sessions were recorded in both Los Angeles and San Diego, the latter with Mrs. Magician’s Tommy Garcia.
Lastly, surf-punk trio The Frights will enter the studio at the end of September to record their first full-length album with some production help from Garcia.
With a recording docket like this lined up, expect to see a flood of new local music in the winter and spring.