Tag Archive | the lost ark studio

Requisite Year-End Post & San Diego Bands to See in 2014

It’s time! The year is wrapping up and “Best of 2013” lists are popping up like gopher heads on that bitchen Chuck E. Cheese game. I decided to forgo a “Top Albums” list and focus on the future (total copout). And to satiate my own curiosity I stole Owl and Bear’s idea of summing up […]

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“Dead Song” by The Steelwells Finds Life at The Lost Ark Studio

Update: There’s a video for the song up now!  On The Steelwells’ first EP, Shallow on the Draft, the softer side of the band was highlighted by singer Joey Winter’s emotionally charged lyrics. Keys and strings echoed a sense of yearning and the tunes were filled frailty. On their newest EP, Cool Kids, each member’s […]

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You Can Stop Dreaming: An Inside Look at The Dead Lovers’ Recording Session at The Lost Ark Studio

With dreams of making their debut album in a sanctuary by the sea, The Dead Lovers traveled 6,000 miles from their home in Berlin to record at the Lost Ark Studio. Founder and guitarist Wayne Jackson described to me how a fateful online search for a rare Supro Reverb unit last year led him to […]

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New Track: “Kitchen Floor” by Strange Vine

Since first listen I have been a big fan of the big sound created by Strange Vine. While two musicians may not seem like much- the duo of Toby Cordova and Ian Blesse manage to outdo bigger bands with massive sounds that blend bluesy roots with psychedelic rock. Their new song, “Kitchen Floor” offers up […]

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My Top 11 Musical Moments of 2012

Warning: Like much of my life and my posts, this shit is all about me. This year has been incredibly awesome- mostly because of my relationship with music and especially the music in San Diego. So below you’ll find my personal highlights of the year. I’d love to know what musically momentous occasions made your […]

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Friday Fix – 7/20/12 – “Sail” by AWOLNATION

Friday Fix – 7/20/12 – “Sail” by AWOLNATION

Sometimes I fall in love at first listen- this is one of those times. Maybe it’s because I had imbibed several tasty beers or because I was doing it as part of my “job” – probably both. When this song came on at the beer bar in my neighborhood I had an instantaneous “hell yeah” […]

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Friday Fix 6/22/12: “Summer Came” by The Heavy Guilt

In honor of the glorious changing of the season I had to pick a summer-referencing  jam. Luckily one of my favorite San Diego bands, The Heavy Guilt released this gem just a month ago. Truth be told, I’ve gushed about the band a few times before. More on that here Download here: “Summer Came” by […]

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