Jerry Macdonald is one of my favorite humans. He is a recording engineer, working under the moniker of ODD FELLOWS RECORDING, and based out of an incredible former Odd Fellows Hall located in Weymouth, MA. Jerry also plays in the low velocity post-jazz punk band Cinder Track, and runs AURORA SEVEN RECORDS. He and his lady friend Alison love cats and are a constant source of inspiration in their commitment to hard work and the living of the creative life. A friend to much of the Boston area art and music underground for many many years, you should probably look into recording with Jerry, or at his studio. Freelance engineers should also inquire about Jerry’s space, it’s truly amazing.
Ten-ish Things From 2013 by Jerry Macdonald
1. high above a grey green sea – colin stetson
circular breathing saxophone playing. sounds like loop pedals, but is live. Saw him at the MFA on my birthday and it was unreal.
2. the banker – we live in sod houses (released oct 2012, but whatever)
sounds like a baritone guitar!
3. clash the truth – beach fossils
4. roky said – dead ghosts
garage/psych/whatever it’s awesome
5. dreaming without you – bleached
their song electric chair (2011?) hooked me, but their full length is awesome
6. demons flee – demons flee
more baritone guitar!
7. – pushin’ against a stone – valerie june
when I heard the i couldn’t tell if this was old or new. it’s new.
8. coming true – guards
9. lindsay metivier / aviary
wonderful person, great photographer, owner of Aviary, JP art gallery/shop and occasional show space
10. “45” – immigrants
theoryengine and mr.id
11. forget me EP – summertwins
surf pop (the 2012 LP is awesome as well)
not 2013 but lately I’m all out about:
The Cairo Gang (2013, but a cover of an old Rowland S. Howard / Boys Next Door song)
stranger song – the men (2010)(leonard cohen cover)
under the great city – essential logic (1979)
sleeping gas – the teardrop explodes (1981)
crooked – wussy
i heard chris brokaw cover this, then found the original. both are great. this is the orig.
spotswood – the orbweavers (2010)
i like this song
it’s obvious – au pairs (1978 or something)
what rock do I live under that I didn’t know about the au pairs? it’s a spacious cave under that rock.
time lapse – marconi union (2012)
curve – win bent (aug 2011)
lead bass? hell yeah.
experimental jazz/post-rock/why do we have to categorize everything it’s just music
the radio department
this song has been my jam for weeks