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When the band made their official announcement of the Hollywood Park album, they were quick to credit their secret ally: 11x Grammy nominated producer, Mark Needham.
Today we'd like to introduce you to Mark Needham.
Let's switch gears a bit and go into the MAN Entertainment story. Tell us more about the business.
I am a record mixer / producer but what sets me (and my business) apart (and what I am most proud of) would be the artist development side/component of my business. It's exciting to me, to find an unsigned band/artist and see the artist grow when given the opportunity.
In the studio, the quintet (Iration) worked with a variety of mix engineers including Jimmy Douglass, Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers), Nico Marzouca and Rob Marks and Lars Stalfors to punch up certain tracks.
San Diego-based band almost monday got their start playing self-booked shows in their hometown, soon drawing a rabid following on the strength of their larger-than-life energy and sing-along-ready anthems. (They are now) collaborating with Mark Needham (an engineer/mixer/producer known for his work with The Killers and Imagine Dragons).
(New Iration album) Coastin’ was produced and co-written by David Manzoor and engineered by Will Brierre and features an impressive blend of song and mix engineers including Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Saint Motel) and Lars Stalfors, who helped make each song unique and fresh.
Since forming in 2015, best friends cole clisby (guitar), dawson daugherty (vocals), and luke fabry (bass) have gone from performing in the back room of a local surf shop to collaborating with Mark Needham.
Working mostly with producer Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Chris Isaak), Jackson says all three parts are recorded. Each will feature five songs but Jackson says he may expand on Part 3 since they have more time now.
Produced and mixed by the band’s longtime collaborator, multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominee Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac), HOLLYWOOD PARK serves as both companion volume and musical soundtrack to Jollett’s remarkable memoir, adding vivid sonic color to his wrenching and ultimately life-affirming personal chronicle.
Once (almost monday) built up a body of work, almost monday tracked down Mark Needham online and emailed him an invitation to an upcoming gig, a shot-in-the-dark move that ended up forging a close musical partnership. Soon enough, Needham connected the band with producer Simon Oscroft, who helped them create their first batch of recordings.
Now, Almost Monday is signed with Hollywood Records and collaborated with Mark Needham, an engineer/mixer/producer known for his work with The Killers and Imagine Dragons. Their sound is very nu-disco with surf rock tones...