While it’s becoming more and more uncommon for me to produce a record as I am working more and more in mastering and mixing, I will certainly take on producing a record when the band is right. And for Solitary Set, it was no hesitation. I had heard their last record and really dug it. I even saw them a few times and then they virtually disappeared. Then my friend said he was playing bass in the band. What? They are playing again? Then they asked me to record their next record. I was beside myself. All the things! All the drums. All the guitars. All the everything!
And the icing on the cake was they they wanted to do it at J. Robbins’ legendary Magpie Cage Studios. Some of my favorite records were recorded there when it was called Oz. Girls v. Boys, Jawbox, Shudder To Think, etc. The list goes on. So needless to say, it was a no-brainer for me. Please and thank you.
The band was wonderful to work with. They wanted to try everything. Should we double? Yes! Should we try again? Yes! Should we add that? Yes! This wasn’t a “Just Say No” project. It was a “Let’s try it!” I always feel that if you want to go somewhere special you need to get outside your comfort zone and go there! The band certainly did, and I was proud of them for that.
The record turned out amazing. And sounds great too on vinyl. I am very proud of this record. It was an amazing team. And above all, amazing songs and musicianship. Be sure to pick up a copy of the record!
Guitar and vocals by J. Henry Brohm
Bass and piano by Tanner Spaulding
Drums by Kenneth Noble
Produced and mixed by Mat Leffler-Schulman
Engineered by Erik Schwarzenberg
Recorded at Magpie Cage Recording Studio
Mastered by Dan Coutant
Photography and artwork by Joshua Rowan