Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you all know what’s new and happening around the studio. Couple of bands have been in doing some work that I thought you’d like to know about. First, Niagara Falls area band Policies and Procedures were in doing 2 new songs for a potential upcoming full length. If you’re a fan of old school Soul Asylum and Counting Crows, you’ll love this band. Check outwww.myspace.com/policiesandprocedures. Also, Toronto band Sadie May Crash was in doing some new demos. These guys are unlike anything you’ve ever heard – super tight musicians, great songs and incredible lead vocals. Check outwww.myspace.com/sadiemaycrash. Last up, Toronto band The Dunes are currently in working on their next full length album. The songs are super strong with lots of catchy hooks, and we’re talking music that has longevity. Check outwww.myspace.com/thedunes for more info soon. That’s all for now. Check back again soon!
It’s finally here – a vintage Studer A827 2″ 24 track analog machine that resided in a very famous studio in Los Angeles now calls Beach Road home. The A827 was the last machine Studer created before all digital hell broke loose, and represents the finest and absolute best analog recording can provide – the sound of 2″ tape is unmatched no matter what emulators and plugins you choose to trick yourself into thinking is analog. Also new to the studio is a Vox AC30 amplifier and an SVT Classic bass head – both staples in rock history!! Check back soon for brand new updates on the studio!
Siegfried and Beach Road Studios announces the signing of an endorsement deal with American custom drum company SJC Drums. SJC is home to some of the greatest acts around such as Say Anything, Panic at the Disco!, The Ataris, Cartel, The Junior Varsity, The Academy Is…, Gym Class Heroes, Rise Against and many, many more. The deal will see many of SJC’s products at Beach Road Studios; a much anticipated addition. For more info, check out www.sjcdrums.com!!
The boys in The Synaesthetic and Siegfried have once again joined forces to create another out of this world aural experience. Hailed as one of the most interesting and different rock acts coming from North America, these guys are sure to be headed for success. For more info and to get a sneak peek at the forthcoming EP, seewww.myspace.com/thesynaesthetic.
One of the coolest bands to come out in a long time with some great songs, new band Breaching Vista has come in to work on 4 new songs with me. With the focus being strong songs and hooks, this EP is sure to strike a chord with lots of everyday listeners – not just the “scene” kids. Check outwww.myspace.com/breachingvista for more info and songs soon!!
The brand new S2G EP is finally done and will be available soon. A complete rebirth of the band and the anti-Pro Tools EP of the decade, this is some of the rawest and most personal music of the band yet. Be sure to check it out at www.myspace.com/secondstogo.
Hey cats! Lots of cool new things happening at Beach Road this fall. Ryan Mills (of Kover and Blue Skies at War fame) was in working on a couple of new songs, one being a cover for an upcoming tribute album (to be announced). Seconds To Go is back to begin work on their brand new forthcoming full length. The new album promises to be one of the freshest and most interesting records ever, as the guys move forward into the next chapter in their career. London’s own The Synaesthetic will be back to work on a brand new EP that is sure to keep you on your toes. The boys are hard at work going through the motions to start touring heavily and take things to the next level. Also, Toronto band The Dunes will be in to work with Siegfried on some new demos for their new record.
The new Chasing Mercury record titled Midnight At The Ball is finally out as well. The new album contains some of the most melodic and catchy songs from the guys, and is something I’m very proud of and pleased to have been a part of. The story of the album and Beach Road Studios are very closely tied together and I hope to document it sometime soon. For more info or to get a copy, head on over to www.myspace.com/chasingmercury.
Many more things to be confirmed shortly, so stay tuned!
Hey everyone. It’s been a very busy summer and there’s lots of new things happening at the studio. First off, the new Soap Opera Coma record is finally done and mastered, and should be in stores either by the fall or the spring of 2008. The record was nearly 8 months in the making, and is sure to blow everyone’s socks off (even on areas where you don’t normally put socks). Check outwww.myspace.com/thesoapoperacoma for more info. Chasing Mercury was also in for several months and completed one of the best albums ever made, in the entire world. I’m not even remotely kidding. No word on a release date yet, but check outwww.myspace.com/chasingmercury for info and some teasers of the new tracks. It was amazing to see the album that started in the construction of Beach Road Studios completed. Mastered by Troy Glessner (of MXPX, Anberlin, Underoath fame), this record is one of the must haves of 2007/2008. Last, but certainly not least, Paris Burning have finally completed their new as of yet untitled EP. The band has undergone many changes in the past several months, and the new EP may spawn an entire full length of biblical proportions. Check outwww.myspace.com/parisburningrock for more info. The fall is looking super hot and sexy, so check back for updates shortly!! Peace out.
Everyone recognizes the changes that are being made in the music industry. Not every artist or band has the funds available to record at a full fledged facility, and instead choose to record themselves in their own spaces using many of the equipment choices available to them. While this is a great way to capture performances at your own pace, the final product usually suffers because the artist lacks the skill to mix properly. We’re now offering special rates for indie mix projects that bands record themselves, or are recorded at other facilities. Have Siegfried put the final polishing touches on your hard work, and end up with a professional sounding product that will demand attention. Emailsiegfried@siegfriedmeier.com for more info and/or a quote now!
Galvanic Response has joined Siegfried at Beach Road Studios to complete their first 5 song EP! Check them out soon.
The boys in CM and Siegfried have begun tracking their long awaited full length at Beach Road Studios. With a fresh, new sound, the new songs are sure to make an impact in a world of blah music. Check outwww.myspace.com/chasingmercury for more info and release dates!
It’s official! Riverside and Bordertown have both been signed to Japanese label Bullion Records. The label is home to bands such as Flogging Molly, Closet Monster, MXPX, The Fully Down, 10 Second Epic, Not By Choice, Summerside and many more. Both records were Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios. For more info, check outwww.ulf.co.jp/bullion/index2.html.
Streetcore and Siegfried have teamed up to produce one of the rawest, stripped down EP’s yet. Completely recorded live off the floor in the spacious and massive live room at Beach Road, the sound is fresh and different from the “cut it up and tune the shit out of it” records that are all too commonplace these days. Check it out atwww.myspace.com/streetcoretheband!
Thine Eyes Bleed and Siegfried have begun tracking their brand new forthcoming full length. Unlike any metal record ever heard, this is sure to blow everyone away!! Check out www.myspace.com/siegfriedmeier for some pics of the band in the studio, and check out www.myspace.com/thineeyesbleed for more info.
Listen up bands. Beach Road is now offering full mastering services for bands that are doing records and EP’s elsewhere. Tired of your shit sounding limp and weak after you’ve spent so much time and cash on it, but can’t afford to re-track/remix?? Bring it to Beach Road and have Siegfried tweak it to sonic perfection. Interested??? Emailsiegfried@siegfriedmeier.com for more info and/or a quote on your record or EP now!
The brand new Riverside record is now done! Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios, Pre-Mastered by Joe Gastwirt (The Used, Story Of The Year, Face to Face, Mest, The Beach Boys, Goldfinger) and Mastered by Siegfried Meier. Check out www.myspace.com/riversiderockto find out more.