Tuesday, December 22, 2009

[news] Spoon Interviews Howie Weinberg

Interview with mastering engineer Howie Weinberg

For those unfamiliar with Howie Weinberg, there's a great chance you've listened to his work without knowing it. Weinberg is a mastering engineer that has worked on seminal albums by some of the world's most influential bands. Said albums of note (a full list here) include Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill, Nirvana's Nevermind, Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger, Smashing Pumpkins' Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, Machina... and now Spoon's new album Transference. He's got the gift of knowing how to ensure that an album sounds good.

The above video is of Spoon's Britt Daniel and Jim Eno interviewing Weinberg about his work on the band's seventh studio album Transference. It's worth checking out, and nice to hear him describe the LP as "rootsier" and "dirtier" than Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.

In other news, a big congrats to Spoon for winning Metacritic's "Artist of the Decade" title. To see the criteria for the award, as well as a list of the other winners, read the full article here.

Pre-order :: Spoon - Transference (released 1-19-2010)