Dub Narcotic Studio

Process: Molly Raney on The Blue Sky is Always Blue

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

One of the last albums Bob Schwenkler did at Dub Narcotic was Poppet‘s debut,┬áThe Blue Sky is Always Blue, released March 2014 by Bicycle Records. Poppet is the project and alter-ego of Davis, CA based musician Molly Raney. I interviewed Molly, via email, about the making of the album and perks of having an extreme […]

Session Survival Tips: Stephen Steinbrink

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

In June, Stephen Steinbrink entered the studio for his first Dub Narcotic project, mixing the forthcoming album of Baltimore’s own Soft Cat. As always it was a pleasure to have a new engineer in the studio, trying out new tricks and swapping trade secrets. Now that Stephen has entered the esteemed ranks of Dub Narcotic […]

Angelo Spencer at Dub Narcotic Studio

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

A visit with Angelo Spencer as he plays guitar and creates sounds at the Dub Narcotic Studio, Olympia, Washington. The most recent album by Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommits, World Garage [KLP235], is available now from the K Mail Order Dept.  

Gearlust: Superfuzz/MEGABuzz

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Several months back, Max Gorbman, gave me a circuit board he had designed for a Univox Superfuzz clone. I’ve been slowly piecing it together and installing it in this old Switchcraft intercom chassis. It’s my first pedal build, I learned a lot. Like that casing the pedal is way harder then wiring it, and that […]


Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Last week I took a much needed vacation. Polly and I biked out to Grayland State Park on the Washington Coast and laid around on the beach. Got sunburned. Whenever I travel I like to do field recordings. ┬áMost field recordists are looking to isolate and capture specific sounds, but I’ve always been much more […]

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