August 2020: Studio Mix

Unleash the Archers Power Through The Abyss

Unleash the Archers drummer Scott Buchanan takes a selfie as the band powers through a studio session at Hansen Studios in Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen and session bassist Benjamin Arscott. The band is putting the final touches on their fifth studio album, Abyss, which will be released on Aug. 21. Pictured (l-r), foreground: Brittney Slayes, vocals; Buchanan, drums; and Grant Truesdell, guitar. Background: Andrew Kingsley, guitar; Hansen, producer.


The Sounds Make Some Noise

Maja Ivarsson and Fredrik Blond of Swedish rock band The Sounds recently held a studio session at Arnioki Studios in Malmö, Sweden. Despite complications from Coronavirus, the band was able to finish their latest album, Things We Do For Love, just in time. The album was released via Arnioki Records on June 12.



Jones Enlists Zac Brown for "All of the Boys"

Singer-songwriter Caroline Jones recently took to the keys for a studio session at her quaint home studio in south Florida. Jones has performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Today Show. Her latest single “All of the Boys” was co-written with country singer and Jones’ mentor, Zac Brown, and is currently making waves and gaining recognition across the country.


EARTHGANG Lays It Down at the Spillage Village House

Doctur Dot (l) and Johnny Venus (r) of the popular, Atlanta-based rap duo EARTHGANG have been working consistently during the lockdown at the Spillage Village house in Atlanta. Spillage Village is the group’s rap collective, which includes members such as JID, 6lack and Mereba. Dot, Venus and JID are all closely associated with J. Cole as members of his Dreamville Records roster.


The Coronas, Minus the Virus

Since March, Irish rock band The Coronas have been the target of some harsh ribbing due to their name. It’s not easy to ignore its direct correlation to the disease that has massively changed everyone’s lives in 2020. But The Coronas have done their best to tune it out and continue their progression, even reaching out to Corona beer for branding advice. After deciding to move forward, the band headed into a session at Eastcote Studios in London to prepare their new album, True Love Waits, which will be released on July 31. Pictured (l-r): Danny O’Reilly, vocals; Graham Knox, bass; Conor Egan, drums.

The Sea The Sea Draw Inspiration from The Land

Mira Stanley and Chuck Costa of indie-pop duo The Sea The Sea, have been working on their new album, Stumbling Home, at a makeshift studio space at the Takk House in Troy, NY. Stanley says the studio has floor-to-ceiling windows, a privilege that they’ve never had in a recording space before. Some of the duo’s favorite recording moments have been watching their songs grow as the days turn to night. The new album will be released in August.



Nelson Shines at Union Studios

Dark-pop musician Courtney Paige Nelson recently completed a track called “Save Myself” off her upcoming EP, 28, at Union Studios in Hollywood, CA. Nelson is gaining traction in the industry as a solo artist with her genre blending style and voice.