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John Goodmanson...
is a record producer, recording engineer, and mixer based in Seattle, Washington. You can have him record you.

Recently...
so far this year...
9.17.2014
It's been a busy year, with adventures and tunes galore. Recording, producing and mixing an EP of stellar songs by BellaMaine; one evening after a lovely dinner, recording hauntingly beautiful vocal tracks in the living room by Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) and Michael Benjamin Lerner (Telekinesis); recording and producing a stunning record by Danny Newcomb, soon to come out on Mike McCready's label, Hockey Talkter Records; mixing always fantastic and lovely songs by Sleeping At Last , traveling across the world to Nova Scotia to make an amazing powerpop record by Dance Movie, complete with a sailing trip in Halifax Harbor; mixing a Christmas (!) EP for Los Campesinos!; mixing an August 2014 live performance by The Blood Brothers for EPITAPH. Some other great things are TBA too!
Mix/Overdub space is complete
2.13.13
After some heavy lifting the mix/overdub studio space is up and going. First clients were Sky Larkin, over from Leeds for a new record. They named the old space Bogroll as well as lived there for one of their records so it seems appropriate (as this new space is dubbed "Bogroll Two"), and they are good sports to be guinea pigs for the new studio setup. They are awesome, as always, and I can't wait for the world to hear their new record. Tons of other stuff in the meantime - too much to talk about, so I'll just make a list (and I know I'll forget half - please forgive my memory):

There was a record for Kyte (UK), a Corin Tucker Band LP mix, some Los Campesinos! 7"'s, One of the Sleeping At Last tracks wound up in a Twilight movie (hurrah!), A fantastic Ceremony LP, Some things for a Perfume Genius LP, A record for Kim Talon that came out under the moniker "Jan", An LP mix for a Montreal francophone act called Chinatown that was wonderful, and EP for Anacortes' act BellaMaine, a song for Eclectic Approach that they wound up performing on The Jimmy Kimmel show, and in progress are an LP by All The Real Girlsthe brainchild of singer/songwriter Peter Donovan, and American rock act Cody Beebe and the Crooks.

Finishing a new Los Campesinos! record and catching my breath
6.21.11
Holy cow - no notes for a bit - it's good to be busy, but sheesh. I moved out of the Bogroll Studio space in the winter to move into a new house and the plan calls for a studio there and it's been nonstop since. So far the new space has just been for mixing. It ain't pretty yet, but it's working.

There were so many projects last year that I never mentioned on the website. Sleeping At Last has a thing called yearbook that you can sign up for and they make three songs a month and send them to you. It's been a wonderful treat to work on it every month. There was a Hanson lp that got mixed awhile back - here's an interview in The Stranger about it. Also a track on the new Weezer LP. Mixed the new Lonely Forest record that was produced by Chris Walla - really really good album by a great bunch of guys.

Most recently back from tracking a new Los Campesinos! record in Spain - Tom came to Seattle for the mixes and we're putting the final tweaks on what is an amazing, amazin', record. They have a fanclub/Single of the month thing called Heat Rash that you simply must join - you get a 7" and a 'zine and a lot of exclusive stuff from the band.

Other stuff that never wound up on the website includes: A 7" for We Rock Like Girls Don't , an LP mix for Bronze Radio Return, a couple of mixes for The Minutes, an EP for Andy from Matchbook Romance's new thing called Drift Division, Over xmas the very last Harvey Danger song was NPR's song of the day. Also mixes for The David James Band, The Working Hour, Dustin Ruth and I'm probably forgetting a bunch of really important things.

whew.

The Globes, Sky Larkin, Black Whales, Nada Surf
5.3.10
Quick update, since ThreeImaginaryGirls.com is linking to this...

Sky Larkin made a new record. We recorded it mostly at London Bridge Studios and finished in my space (Bogroll). Those poor guys had to live here while we made the record. It's tremendous. We also finished that lovely Globes LP - it's freakin great - can't wait till the world gets to hear it. You can get an EP here .

Somewhere in there we did mixes for Nada Surf's new LP of awesome cover songs (get the gatefold vinyl!).

Just now finishing an LP for Black Whales, who are just awesome. Check them out! Somebody sign this band and make a shit ton of money!
Jaguar Love, Los Campesinos!, Owl City, The Globes
10/26/09
I guess it's been awhile since an update. Los Campesinos! came to Seattle from Wales to track the second half of their new record, and then we finished it up in Wales - it's brilliant. Right before Los Campesinos!, Owl City came to Seattle to mix their record, Ocean Eyes, which is now all over the radio in the USA. Jaguar Love recently camped out at Bogroll Studios and we have just finished an amazing new record. In between have been tracks for Sky Larkin, Harvey Danger, and Here Come The Birds (Australia). We are now one week in to a The Globes record and it's sounding magnificent!
In the Studio with Los Campesinos!
3/23/09
I'm working on a new Los Campesinos! record at The Carriage House recording studio in Stamford, CT. I also just mixed an LP for Girls, a great band from San Francisco.
Home Sweet Home
January 20, 2009
Welcome to the all-new JohnGoodmanson.com. Browse around: it's all fresh. The song that's playing is "Weightless" by Nada Surf (from their new album Lucky). The drawings you're looking at are by Derek Erdman.

Enjoy and have a great 2009!
In the Studio
Some of John's latest projects include recording The Long Winters' new LP and mixing the new LP for Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground.
Featured projects
Los Campesinos!
We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Blonde Redhead
Misery is a Butterfly
 
Fight like Apes
...and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion
The Blood Brothers
Crimes