Sound Select gave the band resources like studio time to record their album and the ability to bring in big name producers like Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons) to mix and Howie Weinberg to master, with Gemini Club retaining ownership of its recordings.
Host Jordan: What was it like working with Mark Needham?
Cheerleader: He had a lot of experience under his belt, so walking into the studio we were nervous, but once we started working with him it just fit...
PREMIERE: Five Knives — "Sugar"
Although the Nashville-based quartet are currently in the studio with lauded producer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, the Killers), recording their debut full-length album, they're releasing a single ahead of time to celebrate their upcoming Campus Conscious Tour with fellow electro-poppers Icona Pop.
The Moog—Unbound; The band is currently in LA finishing the EP with producer Mark Needham for a Fall 2014 release
It's The Moog's first release in almost two years and the band is currently in LA finishing the EP with producer Mark Needham for a Fall 2014 release; the first since their third album Seasons In The Underground (2012).
If Mark Needham is experiencing downtime, it's strictly self-imposed. Few mixers keep busier than Needham, whose talents seem always to be in demand. His discography of platinum artists span decades, and they tell the story of his success better than anything.
After a smiling McVie flashes double thumbs-up to engineer Mark Needham, Mick Fleetwood squeezes his unmistakable 6-foot-5 inch frame through the control room door and starts munching a forkful of salad out of a green plastic container.
Faulkner: bicoastal alt-rock band with a literary name
Meet Faulkner, a rising California band with New York roots. The group first caught the attention of Grammy-nominated producer Mark Needham, who's worked with Imagine Dragons and The Killers. Faulkner's operatic fusion of rap and rock also attracted hip hop icon and Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA, who lends some Empire State street cred to their single "New York Anthem".
INTERVIEW: Love Crushed Velvet; RIYL: Editors, Bloc Party, The Black Keys
What was like to work with Mark Needham and how did that relationship develop?
We really liked the work that Mark had done with The Killers and a number of other acts, and felt that his mixing style would be a great fit for this EP. We reached out to him directly and he liked the material, so things moved forward quickly from there. Mark is a seasoned mixer with superb instincts. When you're working with someone of that caliber and you're both on the same page, it's a real pleasure because the process is very smooth. Right around the time that he did “Delusions”, the Imagine Dragons album that he had just mixed started to acquire a lot of buzz, so his star has really risen again in the interim. We're thrilled for him about that.
Despite the industry changes and the constant evolution of music, Mark (Needham) continues to stay very busy as one of the most sought after mix engineers. A lot of that can be an attributed to his willingness to change and try new things, his strong work ethic, as well as working on development projects, where he can choose the sound he wants to be part of.
OC Music Awards Showcase #1: Breach The Summit, Ceasefire, The Devious Means, Jeramiah Red, The Field Trip
Ceasefire continues to be a band that focuses on showmanship to the professional degree. Sonically on par with bands like Killers of Thirty Seconds To Mars, the band is currently promoting their new EP, In The Dead of Night, which was produced and mixed by Josh Mosser and Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Walk The Moon), respectively.
Solutions — Mark Needham: A mixer, like his new Slate Pro Audio Raven MTX console, covers all the bases PDF
Mark Needham figured out a long time ago that it's not just about the gear. Needham has been working as an engineer, mixer, educator, producer and studio owner for the better part of the last four decades.