ATOME


Some booming and crashing happening here. This is the first song to be released from a bunch I’ve done this year for Remy Lebbos and David Picard’s new band, ATOME, out of Brussels, Belgium.

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A cognac with many sides


Check out these booming and crashing spy movie drums on this Remy Martin ad. This was written and produced by Jacob Thomas Czech in Łódź, Poland.

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Ferrara y Marta Rosillo


Mi compadre Antonio Ferrara out of Granada, Spain produced this song for the incredibly talented Marta Rosillo. One of the things I absolutely love about this whole remote recording thing is getting to play music with people from all over the world from my little spot in Pennsylvania. ¡Disfrutar!

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Calvin Locklear again


Here’s another song by my man Calvin Locklear.

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Calvin Locklear


Some great music from Calvin Locklear out of Austin, TX that I boomed and crashed on.

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NSFW


This. Yes, I played drums on…THIS.

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Restless Heart


So, the new studio has been treating me well, and the very first song I recorded here is now out in the world. Schuyler Fisk is a great singer/songwriter and actress that I’ve had the good fortune to play a bunch with, and she recorded this song with the awesomely talented Carl Anderson in Austin, TX. Sam Wilson produced it, and after recording this amazing live take with Schuyler and Carl, they realized they wanted to put some drums on it. So I tracked these to their live performance (without a click…thankfully, Carl nailed it on guitar) and I think it turned out pretty great! Minimal setup here…just a few mics on a small kit.

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New Boom Crash Studio!

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Hey there! This is kind of old news at this point, but this summer, I moved the Boom Crash Drum Tracks studio into a new building. The room I had been using for about 5 years was demolished to create a new event space in the building I rent out of, so I moved to a new stand-alone structure nearby. It was a pretty raw space, so I had to put a lot of work into it, but the result is that I’ve made it exactly what I’ve always wanted. With about 500 square feet of space and soaring 15-foot ceilings (over 7,000 cubic feet of space!), it really sounds fantastic. Much more “open” sounding than my old room. I built some gobos and an absorption cloud that can be raised and lowered, so I can contain the space around the drums for a smaller sound, giving me lots of options for the ambience of the drums. I couldn’t be happier, and I can now offer even BETTER-sounding drum tracks! I’m hoping great music will come out of this place.

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More EL VY


Here’s another awesome song from the EL VY album that I boomed and crashed on. Enjoy!

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Sam Means – 10 Songs


In 2015, I had the great fortune to record drums for Sam Means’s new album, 10 Songs, which just released in January. I’ve known Sam for years and worked with him and Nate Ruess on The Format‘s album Dog Problems. In fact, Sam was one of the very first people to have me record drum tracks from this Boom Crash studio and was instrumental in proving to me that this whole remote recording thing could work (those recordings were released on his EP Nona in 2012). 10 songs was produced by Steve McDonald, who also produced The Format’s Dog Problems and Fun.‘s Aim and Ignite (another album I played on) and seriously is one of my proudest drumming moments, especially since all the drum tracks came out of my own studio. The whole album is here to check out…so please do!!

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$99 For One Song!

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Happy New Year from Boom Crash Drum Tracks! 2015 was a whirlwind of activity and saw some of the most widely-released music to come out of the Boom Crash studio. Some highlights were:

Jim Adkins
Jim is the singer from Jimmy Eat World (one of my favorite bands), but he took some time away from the “day job” to put out some solo tracks. Check one out HERE.

EL VY
EL VY is Matt Berninger from The National and Brent Knopf from Ramona Falls. I think they are both super talented and consider it an honor to have been involved. I recorded drums for 4 tracks, one of which you can hear HERE.

Sam Means
Sam was one-half of the band The Format, along with Nate Ruess who went on to form Fun. Sam is putting out a long awaited solo LP at the end of this month, titled10 Songs, and all the drums were recorded here at Boom Crash. It was produced by Steve McDonald (of Redd Kross, and OFF!) who also produced The Format’s Dog Problems, and Fun.’s Aim and Ignite (both of which I played drums on). Check out THIS SONG and look for the album on 1/22/16.

There were tons of other exciting projects in 2015, with musicians from Sweden to Columbia to Australia…it still blows my mind that recording music this way actually WORKS! To celebrate, I’m again running the annual $99-for-one-song deal for the entire month of January. I’ll record one song for you — with as many takes as you’d like, and whatever percussion you’d like — then deliver multi tracks for you to have your way with.

This deal is good for everyone, whether we’ve worked together before or not. Just contact me here and we’ll iron out the details. And please forward the offer to anyone who might be in need of some drums!

Here’s to an awesome 2016!

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Jim Adkins I Will Go

I’ve already mentioned this Jim Adkins (singer from Jimmy Eat World) solo material in an earlier post, but here’s a YouTube playlist with the entire I Will Go EP. I played and recorded all of these drums from the Boom Crash studio, minus the crazy distorted drums on the Everly Brothers cover. Enjoy!

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EL VY

Earlier this year I was contacted by Brent Knopf (of Ramona Falls and Menomena) to record some drums for a super-secret project he was working on. I eventually realized that the voice I was hearing was Matt Berninger from The National! Hijinks ensued and the album, Return to the Moon, is going to come out in October under the band name EL VY. But for now, here’s a video for the second song on the album, I’m the Man to Be, with drums from the Boom Crash studio. Enjoy!

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Jim Adkins Solo


One of the things I’ve been working on this year at the studio has been some solo material for Jim Adkins from one of my favorite bands, Jimmy Eat World. I’ve had the good fortune to fill in on drums for some shows with Jimmy Eat World, way back when, and Jim has been involved with a few projects I’ve worked on in the past (like THIS ALBUM, which he produced), but this is the first time I’ve worked with him on his own music, and I think it all turned out AWESOME! Check out the song above and if you want to hear more, go get some at HIS WEBSITE.

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Hi Everybody!

Oh man, it’s been a crazy year here at Boom Crash Drum Tracks. I’ve been completely neglecting this blog, but for good reason…I’ve been hard at work recording drums for lots of super awesome projects. I’m going to make an effort to write more in the upcoming days and weeks to get this thing back up to date. But for now, check out this new album from one of my favorite bands, Two Cheers. We recorded the drums a while back, and the process with these guys is super fun, because Bryan Akcasu (the singer) writes TOTALLY INSANE drum beats for his demos and expects me to reproduce them with what I think he believes are super-human drumming skillz. I do my best and sometimes have to cheat with multi-tracking, but for the most part, I do whatever I can live in one take. My favorite groove on this is the one for The Explode Boys, which, aside from the tambourine, is all played live with a floor tom next to my hi-hat. Anyway, PLEASE check out this whole album…they really are fantastic. ENJOY!

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