Coachella and beyond


image

Check us out today on KEXP Seattle at 11am PST/2pm EST

audio stream at KEXP.org

Video stream here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4GbYOL4rl0&app=desktop



Goin’ Out West


Afghan Whigs 'Algiers' video cast & crew

Afghan Whigs 'Algiers' video cast & crew

In Los Angeles again,  prepping for the Afghan Whigs’ 2014 Do To The Beast tour.

I was a little daunted by the idea of playing some of the new material live – if you’ve preordered and got access to the album stream you know why, there is a lot of BIG production and super-cinematic stuff (The album is to be released April 15 in the States, 14 in EU/UK).  But after the first day, I have to say I’m truly blown away at the sheer size of our sound. I cannot WAIT to bring this show to people.

.

Here are tourdates as of April 1.

Apr. 10 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s 
Apr. 11 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 14 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir  (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 15 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Apr. 17 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s  
Apr. 18 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival  (SOLD OUT)
May 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl (SOLD OUT)
May 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise  (SOLD OUT)
May 17 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar (SOLD OUT)
May 20 – Buenos Aires, AR – Teatro
May 22 – Sao Paulo, BR – Audio
May 23 – Porto Alegre, BR – Bar Opinão
May 25 – Santiago, CL – Amanda
Jun. 28 – Norrkoping, SE – Bravalla Festival
Jun. 29 – Oslo, NO – Rockerfeller
Jun. 30 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio
Jul. 02 – Berlin, DE – C Club
Jul. 03 – Gdynia, PL – Opener Festival
Jul. 04 – Hradec Kralove, CZ – Rock For People
Jul. 05 – Sopron, HU – Volt Festival
Jul. 07 –  Milan, IT – Magnolia
Jul. 11
Trencin, SK – Pohoda Festival
Jul. 13 – Bruges, BE – Cactus Festival
Jul. 14 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Jul. 15 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Jul. 17 – Manchester, UK – Cathedral
Jul. 18 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
Jul. 19 – Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival



Don’t Know What’s Going On Here


But I like it.

1962649_503100413132835_1067932605_n-1

Had the pleasure of working on new music with Denis Leary for a new project. He is talented beyond belief (& kinda funny too). Super satisfying experience. As the adage goes, “If you do what you love for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life”.



First Single, Video


Tax Day


Whigs_cover_noband

New Afghan Whigs Album drops April 15

Deets at PITCHFORK



Score


Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 9.05.59 PM

Just scored music for a promo for the Big Easy Roller Girls, New Orleans’ roller derby organization.

You can check it HERE on Vimeo.



Coachella


New Year


New Year's bagpipers in Ellon, Scotland

New Year's bagpipers in Ellon, Scotland

.

Had a bang-on NYE with TMac & Bonfires, plus nobody froze to death to boot!



Getting it together


Chateau Daveaux is getting an upgrade and a bit of a facelift – I’ll be doing more mix projects so had to consider an upgrade to the I/O scheme, monitoring and client comfort. Which is another way of saying that I get to geek out hard for the next few weeks.

I originally wanted to be able to track bands (drums) at the house, given the New Orleans standard 13′ ceilings and off-ground cypress & pine construction, and it IS do-able for small combos, but I think it might be a tall order logistically. Now that we’re tweaking out Palmetto Heights, I’ve got that space for loud stuff and bands.

If you have a mix project, or would like some instrumental juice for already tracked material, shoot me a line at misterdavidrosser@gmail.com.



From Studio to Live


ericbolovar_palmetto

Eric Bolivar staring down the barrel of a Røde K2 at Palmetto Heights

.

This month I finished tracking & mixing for the Terry McDermott And The Bonfires EP “Palmetto Heights” (sheduled for June UK release on Fat Hippy) & got the mixes delivered just in time to fly to L.A. & work with my Afghan Whigs brethren on some music for a coupla weeks.  A whirlwind month for me.

.
Mastering engineer & friend Bruce Barielle did a great job on the EP, especially in the face of a million last-minute inconveniences. He had to get creative, since half of the tracks were done in L.A. by Ari Blitz, and were a different-sounding than the NOLA tracks. I think ultimately he did a killer job complimenting those tracks and sequenced the final.  Still, it’s way more fun when you can just work to compliment the art rather than remain stuck in problem-solving mode, making compromises the whole time… Luv ya, BB!
.

frequent Dulli collaborator Mathias Schneeberger at Pink Duck

frequent Dulli collaborator Mathias Schneeberger at Pink Duck

.

I’m in L.A. right for another few days, then home to NOLA to do some more recording & mixing on other stuff, the whole while getting Chateau Daveaux sound-treated so’s I can do proper mix work there. Finally I have a room big and neutral-enough to know what the hell is going on with the bottom end in my mixes. Plus working in yer drawers is satisfying too.

rikpinkduck

Rick Nelson laying strings at Pink Duck

.

The Presevation Hall Jazz Band horn section showed up in L.A. for a bit so we were able to get them to spread some love on some of the tunes. I can’t wait to hear the finals.

AW_PH_may29.2013

.

The Bonfires are to do some dates in UK in June, mostly in Scotland – I’ll put them up as soon as I can get formatted info.