July ended feverishly. The last week had some great sessions at the studio. Joe Mabbott finished mixing Dessa’s record Castor, The Twin, coming out later this fall on Doomtree Records. A great organic live version of her A Badly Broken Code record with a few bonus cuts on it. Sounds amazing. Be on the look out for it.

The Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band continued work on their 50th anniversary record. The group of pipers and drummers are about 20 plus members strong when they come in to record. Huge sounding, goose-bump invoking material.

Doomtree members started tracking vocals on their second crew record due out this fall as well. Sims, Mike Mictlan, Cecil Otter, and POS were all in to get 12 new tracks started.

On Saturday Allison Keyes from NPR stopped by the studio to interview Joe Mabbott about his studio and the music scene in the Twins Cities for a piece she’s working on. They talked about Prince, Husker Du, The Replacements, and Atmosphere to name a few acts, PLUS places to go see shows, who’s doing great things in the cities, and how the music scene has changed over the last couple decades. All while The Hideaway Studio’s intern Adam Greenwald was working on his piece for the Zombie Pub Crawl. Turns out Allision is a huge zombie fan and was excited to have been there for some of Adam’s work in progress. We’ll keep you all posted when the piece will air on NPR.