Dave Fridmann/Tarbox News/Notes


Dec. 30, 2004 Bill Racine mastering Captain Yonder and recording with The Gritty Midi Gang.
Dec. 29, 2004 Dave mixing
Captain Bringdown and The Buzzkillers. For Fun.
December 2004 Nicolai Dunger's recent release, "Here's My Song, You Can Have It... I Don't Want It Anymore /Yours 4-Ever Nicolai Dunger", produced by Mercury Rev, has been nominated for a Swedish Grammy.

Dec. 5, 2004
Sleater-Kinney mixing.
Nov. 28, 2004
Lips Surround.
Nov. 5, 2004
Sleater-Kinney here working on their 7th album with Dave. For Sub Pop.
October 25, 2004 Dave and Mr. Ivins continue mixing
The Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin in Surround Sound.
October 20, 2004
Lake Trout here recording a song with Dave.
October 14, 2004
Bass Piggy 11 from 97 mixed.
October 11, 2004
Scott Reynolds in working on some new songs with Dave and Steven Drozd.
September 25, 2004
Flaming Lips here working on Soft Bulletin Surround with Dave.
September 21, 2004 Dave and Scott begin work on a new project,
Scott Reynolds and The Steaming Beast.
September 17, 2004 Dave in mastering
Home 15.
September 14, 2004 Dave masters an upcoming
Scott Reynolds compilation.
September 11, 2004 Dave in mixing
Bass Piggy.
September 1, 2004 Cafe Tacuba were nominated for 5 Latin Grammys, “Album del Ao”, “Cancin del Ao”, “Mejor Album Msica Alternativa”, “Mejor Cancin Rock”, “Mejor Video Musical” y “Productor del Ao (Gustavo Santaolalla por “Cuatro Caminos)” and won both “Mejor Album Msica Alternativa”and “Mejor Cancin Rock”.

August 12, 2004 Low return to finish their new album. This is their 7th album and will be put out on Sub Pop.
July 2, 2004
Lake Trout here from Baltimore, MD recording with Tony Doogan.
June 23, 2004
Aerial Love Feed in from NYC, mixing with Bill Racine.
June 17, 2004 Dave in mixing another
6x7 song.
June 2, 2004
Flaming Lips are here. New songs, a song for a Sponge Bob Squarepants movie, a Devo cover, surround sound movie music...etc. etc.
May 29, 2004 Dave participates in a panel on mixing at the Tape Op Conference in New Orleans with Michael Brauer, Trina Shoemaker, F. Reid Shippen and Trent Bell.
May 20, 2004
The Paris Gun are recording several songs with Dave.
May 6, 2004
Mercury Rev are here for their final mixing session with Dave.
April 19, 2004
Low in recording with Dave for Kranky Records.
April 7, 2004
Mercury Rev are here mixing with Dave.
March 25, 2004
Flaming Lips here working on a Daniel Johnston song for Mark Linkous. And recording some new Lips stuff.
March 10, 2004
Odiorne recording with Bill Racine.
March 3, 2004
Rev in.
February 25, 2004
Steven Drozd recording with Dave.
February 18, 2004
Mercury Rev begins mixing at Tarbox with Dave.
February 15, 2004 Captain Bringdown plays last gig at BJs with Junkbutton. Thanks to Waz for playing the cowbell. This was our last gig because after nearly two years assisting at Tarbox, Bill is moving on to pursue his career in NYC.
February Friday 13, 2004
Captain Bringdown and the Buzzkillers recording some stuff.
February 11, 2004 Dave in mixing
February 9, 2004
February 8, 2004 Cafe Tacuba Cuatro Caminos wins a Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. Rolling Stone had Cuatro Camino as #9 in The Critic's Top Ten of 2003 Music Awards, Feb. 5 issue.
February 6, 2004
February 5, 2004 Dave remixing
Daniel Johns and Paul Mac.
January 28, 2004 Dave back in Kingston, NY w/
Mercury Rev.
January 26, 2004 NYC band,
LEVY, in recording with Bill.
January 19, 2004
Junkbutton with Bill.
January 17, 2004
Odiorne in with Bill Racine
January 16, 2004
Junkbutton in recording rock music with Bill Racine.
January 10, 2004 Dave travels to Kingston, NY to continue work on a new
Mercury Rev album for V2 Records.

Dec. 28, 2003 Odiorne in with Bill.
Dec. 20, 2003
Odiorne in recording with Bill Racine.
Dec. 16, 2003 More
Mercury Rev here at Tarbox.
Dec. 4, 2003 Grammy Nominations! Cafe Tacuba Cuatro Caminos has been nominated for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. And Flaming Lips Fight Test ep is up for Best Alternative Album.
Dec. 1, 2003 Sparklehorse at Tarbox recording with Dave for Capitol.
Nov. 19, 2003
Mercury Rev is here recording with Dave for V2.
Nov. 4, 2003 Dave recording with
Mercury Rev in Kingston.
Nov. 3, 2003 Bill in with
Desoto Reds.
Nov. 2, 2003 Petri in with
Joi Veer.
Oct. 20, 2003 Dave leaves for Kingston, NY to record with
Mercury Rev.
Oct. 11, 2003 Captain Bringdown and Goldrush play a show at BJ's. Mark Gardener also got up for a song with Goldrush.
Oct. 6, 2003
Mark Gardener and Goldrush recording Mark's music with Bill.
Oct. 4, 2003
Odiorne in with Bill.
Sept. 25, 2003
Goldrush here from England, recording some new songs with Dave.
Sept. 20, 2003 Rochester band,
Bangers and Trash recording with Dave.
Sept. 18, 2003 Rochester band,
Free Beer and Chicken recording with Bill.
Sept. 15, 2003 Dave, Jon and Sean of
Mercury Rev in recording a new song.
Sept. 14, 2003 Bill in working on
Phantom Planet live dvd.
Sept. 8, 2003
Kaolin returns for more mixing.
Sept. 1, 2003 John Petri in mixing with
Molotov Cocktail.
Aug. 29, 2003 Captain Bringdown, Junkbutton, and Kaolin play BJ's. The doctor was in but out of his mind.
Aug. 25, 2003
Kaolin comes to Tarbox. from France. mixing a record with Dave. for Barclay.
Aug. 18, 2003 Flaming Lips here recording some new songs and doing a remix of
Chumbawumba's Tubthumping. And a mix of a Modest Mouse song.
Aug. 16, 17, 2003 Phantom Planet is the house band for BJ's this weekend.
Aug. 11, 2003
Phantom Planet here recording more songs with Dave.
Aug. 7, 2003 Bill in with
Desoto Reds from San Francisco.
Aug. 5, 2003 Dave and Mercury Rev in mastering the new
Nicolai Dunger album.
Aug. 3, 2003 More
Odiorne with Bill.
Aug. 1, 2003 A note from Joel Mark mentions the Cafe Tacuba record, Cuatro Caminos, has been #1 Album in Mexico for 3 weeks. Also a gold record for UK sales of Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots showed up.

July 27, 2003
Captain Yonder in recording some more with Bill.
July 26, 2003 Captain Yonder and Captain Bringdown and The Buzzkillers play at BJs. There were plenty o' pirates in attendance.
July 23, 2003 Dave and Mark Sadeghian in mixing
Vinni Blue (Deb Curley).
July 22, 2003 Bass Piggy Session 16.
July 21, 2003
Ryan Laurie recording with Bill.
July 18, 2003
Captain Bringdown and The Buzzkillers in recording. Micky Mercurio singing and playing his songs on guitar. Dave on drums, Mary on bass, Bill on guitar.
July 17, 2003
Odiorne in with Bill.
July 15, 2003
Bass Piggy Session 15.
July 11, 2003
Free Beer and Chicken with Bill.
July 8, 2003
Bass Piggy Session 14.
July 6, 2003
Captain Yonder arrives for some basics tracking with Bill.
July 1, 2003
Odiorne in recording with Bill. Also, Bass Piggy Session 13 at home.
June 29, 2003 John Petri in working with
Annette Volino.
June 28, 2003 Bill is mixing the new
Rogue Wave EP for Responsive Recordings.
June 27, 2003 Bill in mastering a record for St. Louis band,
Captain Yonder, called "Whence, Whither, Hence, The Sordid. Pat Mundy assisting.
June 25, 2003 Dave attends
Phantom Planet mastering in NYC.
June 23, 2003 Bill attends
Hopewell mastering in NYC.
June 19, 2003 Our after hours friend,
CC, in recording a song, "Rain" with Bill Racine.
June 7, 2003
Phantom Planet mixing.
June 5, 2003 Dave's in mixing a
Tears for Fears song....
May 31, 2003 Dave will be appearing on the Producer's Panel at the Tape Op Conference in Portland, Oregon. Back in Cassadaga, Bill Racine continues working with
Rogue Wave.
May 15, 2003
Phantom Planet continue to record with Dave.
*May 9, 2003 Dave will be seen advertising a Microsoft product in Rolling Stone magazine. Dave still loves Macintosh. There will be future articles in Filter and Skyscraper Magazines.

May 7, 2003 Dave's in recording with
May 5, 2003
Joi Veer in with John Petri.
April 25, 2003 The Pavers, Phantom Planet,and Junkbutton play BJs in Fredonia, NY. Anyone who's been there will know the unlikeliness of this, but there was crowdsurfing that night.
April 16, 2003
Phantom Planet here making a record with Dave for Sony.
April 13, 2003 Dave masters
Steve Burns' new record, Songs for Dustmites.
April 9, 2003
Hopewell finishes mixing their new record, The Birds of Appetite.
April 5, 2003 Dave does radio edit for
Longwave song, Wake Me When It's Over.
April 3, 2003 Dave mastering
Love Parade ep.
March 29, 2003
Phil Broikos here recording with Dave.
March 28, 2003
Steven Drozd in recording movie music with Dave.
March 27, 2003 More mixing of
Duck Dodgers theme.
March 25, 2003
Michael Arden records a bunch of songs with Bill Racine.
March 19, 2003
Hopewell in mixing with Dave and Bill for Zeal Records.
March 15, 2003
Odiorne here recording with Bill.
March 12, 2003
Steve Burns here mixing a song with Dave for his upcoming album on Play It Again Sam.
March 10, 2003 Dave does a mix for UK radio of
Flaming Lips song, Fight Test.
March 6, 2003 Dave in mastering a
Pimp Fuzz record. I think Pimp Fuzz and Junkbutton should go on tour together.
March 5, 2003 Dave mixes a
Flaming Lips/Tom Jones theme song for upcoming Duck Dodgers series.
February 27, 2003
Phantom Planet here recording with Dave.
February 23, 2003 Flaming Lips have won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

February 20, 2003
Pimp Fuzz Bypass #4. Dave gets called to NYC to do sound for Flaming Lips on David Lettermen.
February 15, 2003
Last Conservative in tracking with John Petri.
Japanese Year End Charts too! Mr. Kamo sent a couple magazines. Buzz magazine has Number Girl Num-Heavy Metallic as #3 in their album of the year chart. Looks like Delgados Hate is on an editor's choice list. Music Magazine has Number Girl #2 on a Best Album List. Also Lips Yoshimi #4 on an American Best Album List. And Delgados Hate #4 on a Uk Best Album List.

February 9, 2003
Hopewell returns for more tracking with Bill Racine.
January 23, 2003
Pips, Chips and Videoclips are here from Croatia mixing a record with Dave.
January 21, 2003 More
Junkbutton mixing.
January 7, 2003 Flaming Lips song, Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia), off of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots is nominated for a Grammy, Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

January 1, 2003 Dave and Bill Racine are going to meet with Wayne Coyne and Elliot Scheiner to mix
Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots in surround sound.

Dec. 2002 Dave is chosen as Recording Person of The Year in Pro Sound News Dec. 2002 Issue.
Charts:Q Mag has Gemma Hayes Night on My Side and Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots in their year end Top 50. Uncut has Lips #1 and Gemma Hayes #32. Mojo has Lips #2. NME Lips #11. SPIN has Lips Yoshimi #4 in their Albums of The Year. The Flaming Lips Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid/The Day They Shot a Hole In The Jesus Egg was #6 in Rolling Stone Top 10 Reissue List. CMJ Issue 795 Year End Chart has Yoshimi #2. Borders Amazon Top 100 Editor's Picks has Yoshimi #2 and Luna Romantica #99. Eye Weekly (Canada) Lips in top single, album, artists lists Delgados Hate #23 Best Album List. Etc.

Dec. 28, 2002
Junkbutton in mixing a few tracks with Dave.
Dec. 18, 2002
Hopewell here tracking with Bill Racine for Zeal Records.
Dec. 3, 2002 Dave and Bill begin preparations for upcoming
Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 5.1 dvd audio surround mix.
Nov. 19, 2002
Rogue Wave here from San Francisco recording with Bill Racine.
Nov. 16, 2002
Phil Broikos recording with Dave.
Nov. 1, 2002 Dave begins recording with Mexican band,
Cafe Tacuba on MCA.
Oct. 29, 2002
Joi Veer in with John Petri.
Oct. 22, 2002 Brother Eye Contest at Rolling Stone.
Oct. 8, 2002 Today,
Wheat is here mixing songs with Dave for Aware Records.
Oct. 4, 2002
Whirlwind Heat in mixing with Jack White producing and Dave engineering for Third Man Records.
Oct. 2, 2002
Goldrush mixing.
Sept. 23, 2002
Webb Brothers return for mixing.
Sept. 20, 2002 Dave in mixing
Goldrush songs for Virgin.
Sept. 18, 2002 Dave attends
Longwave mastering session at Sterling Sound, NYC. Bill Racine mixing Collider at Tarbox.
September 2002, Rolling Stone thingy. Brother Eye coolest band in America. They mention Lips too.
Sept. 16, 2002 Dave in mixing two
Broadcast songs for Work.
Sept. 9, 2002
Longwave returns to finish their new album for RCA and East West...
Sept. 4, 2002
Sirens in mixing with Michael Ivins.
August 31, 2002
John and Mary in mixing their new album with John Petri.
August 29, 2002 Dave is mastering the new
Grand Mal album, Bad Timing, for Arena Rock.
August 1, 2002
Longwave returns to (not) finish their new album for RCA and East West.
July 26, 2002 Tarbox gets a new ProTools system. HD2 with 96 I/O and an Apogee AD 8000 interface. This complements the existing ProTools MixPlus with AD8000 interface already in place.
July 5, 2002
Collider here recording with Tony Doogan.
June 28, 2002
Longwave plays BJs, Fredonia NY. It is true. We were all feeling the love...
June 18, 2002
Longwave back recording for East West Records. Bill Racine is here as assistant engineer while Michael Ivins begins Flaming Lips duties.
June 10, 2002
Wheat here recording for Aware..
June 6, 2002
Grand Mal arrives to finish mixing their new record which will come out on Arena Rock.
June 3, 2002 A gold record delivered on the back porch for Weezer's Pinkerton. Also Wayne called, Flaming Lips' new song, Fight Test, is on this week's Six Feet Under on HBO. AND May Issue 2002 Q Mag had songs from Dot Allison, Ed Harcourt and Gemma Hayes on the accompanying cd, Rise and Shine The Best New Music of 2002.

May 17, 2002
Longwave begins recording with Dave and Michael.
May 15, 2002
Delgados here for a couple days of mixing with Tony Doogan, Dave and Michael.
May 1, 2002
The Webb Brothers are here working with Dave.
April 28, 2002
Grand Mal back for more mixing for upcoming Arena Rock release.
April 27, 2002 Dave and Michael mastering upcoming re-release of
Flaming Lips back catalog and bonus tracks from the Restless years.
April 10, 2002
The Delgados are here mixing their upcoming album with Dave and Michael.
April 6, 2002
Grand Mal in recording with Dave and Michael.
March 31, 2002 Dave Fridmann in mastering the new
Flaming Lips record tentatively titled Yoshimi vs. The Pink Robots for Warner Brothers Records.
March 30, 2002 Greg Snow in doing overdubs with
March 18, 2002 John Petri in recording some new tracks with
March 12, 2002
The Sirens from Detroit in recording with Michael Ivins.
March 6, 2002
Wheat back recording a new song with Dave and Michael Ivins.
February 20, 2002
Flaming Lips in for perhaps a final session for the new album.
February 15, 2002
Grand Mal in recording.
February 12, 2002
Blanco in recording with Michael Ivins engineering.
February 4, 2002
Steve Burns returns for mixing 4 songs for Songs for Dust Mites with Dave.
January 31, 2002
Mercury Rev here mixing the song, Funny Way. for a movie. And a radio mix of Little Rhymes.
January 17, 2002
Number Girl returns for mixing.
January 4, 2002
Flaming Lips begin another session here at Tarbox with Dave for their future album on Warner Brother's Records.

December 2001 Chart: NME Top 50 Albums of 2001...Mercury Rev All Is Dream #7, Sparklehorse It's A Wonderful Life #22, Mogwai Rock Action #28. Exclaim (Canada) Chart Pop Punk A Roll has Mercury Rev #4, Sparklehorse #5, Mogwai #11. Artvoice (Buffalo) Best Records of 2001 includes Sparklehorse and Mercury Rev. Japanese Music Magazine has selected Mercury Rev All Is Dream as #1 American Rock album and Mogwai Rock Action #4 British Rock Album.
December 30, 2001
Steve Burns back recording with Dave, Michael Ivins and Steven Drozd.
December 26, 2001
Junkbutton recording with Greg Snow engineering.
November 30, 2001
Number Girl begins recording a new record with Dave for Toshiba/EMI. Returning to Tarbox from Japan, this will be their third release (2nd full-length) done with Dave. For this session,Tarbox's Neve 5104 is finally online, operational and in use. I have heard it sounds amazing. It can be used along with the Otari Console or on it's own..
November 28, 2001 John Petri finishing
The Last Conservative record.
November 25, 2001
Steve Burns here working on preproduction for a future release. Also, John Petri in mixing Inner Man's new record.
November 8, 2001
Flaming Lips are here.
October 28, 2001
Grand Mal here from NYC recording with Dave and Michael for Arena Rock Records..
October 21, 2001 John Petri in mixing
The Last Conservative record..
October 7, 2001 More with the
October 1, 2001
The Mountain Goats are in recording with Tony Doogan for 4AD.
Sep. 10, 2001
Gemma Hayes returns for album mixing.
Aug. 22, 2001
Flaming Lips are back.
Aug. 15, 2001 Dave is off to Japan to play a couple of shows with
Mercury Rev..The Osaka Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 18 and the Tokyo Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 19..I believe he will be playing Kaoss Pad and a Proteus Sound Module..
Aug.12, 2001 Dave masters
Phil Broikos record.
Aug. 9, 2001
Bass Piggy Session 12
Aug 2, 2001 Dave's working with
Chantal Kreviazuk for a couple of days..
July 26, 2001 Dave interrupts Phil doing a one-off live sound gig for Boston band The Sheila Divine. The show was in Buffalo's Thursday at The Square for a more than 20,000 person crowd which I guess was some sort of record but the crowds have been regularily huge for the last 2 years..
July 25, 2001
Phil Broikos in mixing more songs with Dave.
July 19, 2001 Dave masters the
Brother Eye record to be released on Bandaloop Records.
July 9, 2001 Dave masters
Bodega record.
June 26, 2001
Flaming Lips are back in Cassadaga working on some music..
June 25, 2001 Petri recording and mixing three new
Imports songs.
June 7, 2001
Gemma Hayes begins recording her new album for Source with Dave.
May 23, 2001
Luna arrives to mix a new album with Dave.
May 15, 2001
Flaming Lips here at Tarbox recording more with Dave. For Warner Brothers.
May 2001 Ok got the Mojo. Dave is in a list of "100 Sonic Visionaries" . Page 79. The Sound on Sound Article from September 2000 appears to be available online now..
May 9, 2001
Phil Broikos here mixing some of his own recordings with Dave.
May 2, 2001
Brother Eye are here mixing with Dave for Bandaloop records.
April 26, 2001 Dave's back in with
April 25, 2001
Mercury Rev w/ Dave attending the mastering session at Sterling Sound, NYC. Mastering the new Rev album for V2.
April 23, 2001 Dave is doing a
Collider mix.
April 19, 2001 John Petri is mixing something..Let me know if you're looking.
April 11, 2001
Mercury Rev are here. Will it jinx it to say that this is supposed to be their final session before mastering? This is not a press release...
April 4, 2001
Wheat here working on their new album with Dave.
March 31, 2001
Steve Copeland returns for some more recording.
March 18, 2001
Mercury Rev returns.
Feb. 28, 2001
Flaming Lips here to spend some time at Tarbox with Dave...
Feb. 22, 2001 Dave mixing a song for
Satellite on Mercury Records.
Feb. 21, 2001 Dave mastering
Michael Arden's new album. Michael Ivins begins working at Tarbox as the new assistant engineer.
Feb. 7, 2001
Mercury Rev is back.
Feb. 3,4, 2001 Phil Broikos here recording with Gemma and Dave.
Jan. 31, 2001
Gemma Hayes is here from Ireland meeting and working with Dave.This is for Source Records.
Jan.25, 2001 More
Mercury Rev.
Jan.22, 2001
David Peters here mixing a song with Dave.
Jan.19, 2001 Next is
Ed Harcourt mixing 2 songs with Dave for Heavenly Records. He's here from England.
Jan. 15, 2001
Sparklehorse is in for more mixing with Dave for Capitol Records.
Jan. 5, 2001 We have now become one with
Mercury Rev. They will always be here (except when they are not). They are recording. They will continue til they are done. Noone knows what the results will be...or when. With Dave for V2 at Tarbox..Yes this is real.
Jan. 3, 2001 Dave is mixing a new
Pavers ep. This band includes Scott Reynolds formerly of All, Art Tantrum, Local Trauma..I believe they will put this ep out themselves.
January 2001 The Delgados album The Great Eastern was #28 on NME's Best Albums of 2000..

Dec.21, 2000 Chris Walla is IN, Dave Fridmann is OUT in the Seattle Weekly....
Dec. 13. 2000 Mercury Rev returns to record with Dave.
Dec. 5, 2000 Mogwai plays a fine show at BJs, Fredonia, NY. Dave does magic live sound..obviously he doesn't write this stuff...
Nov. 24, 2000 Mogwai returns to tarbox to mix the album for Southpaw.
Nov. 15, 2000 Happy day in techland as Tarbox upgrades to Digidesign Protools MixPlus Version 5.01with the Apogee A/D 8000 Interface.
Nov. 1, 2000 More Rev.
Oct. 20, 2000 Dave and Mogwai in NYC. Recording at Sorcerer Sound. John Petri sneaks into Tarbox with the McClure Family Singers.
Oct. 15, 2000 More Rev.
September 23, 2000 Mogwai begins recording with Dave Fridmann and Tony Doogan at Tarbox. This is their first album out on Southpaw.
September 14, 2000 Mercury Rev continue to finely craft their upcoming release on V2.
September 5, 2000 John Petri producing an album for Pittsburg PA band, Colorfast.
September 2000 Issue of Sound On Sound has an interview with Dave Fridmann.
August14, 2000 Sparklehorse returns to Tarbox for more recording and mixing for Capitol Records.
July 8, 2000 Mercury Rev returns for more recording.
July 31 email from Mr. Kamo:Album"SAPPUKEI"has gotten 24 national chart first week.Tour has been started. Almost ticket has been sold out. This weekend sunday.number girl will play same festival with flaming lips at osaka.
July 24, 2000 Jackdaw from Buffalo recording with John Petri. (Former Goo Goo Doll George Tutuska's band.)
July 15, 2000 Phil Broikos here producing a Michael Sulzbach song. Dave Fridmann engineering.
July 9, 2000 Man's Laughter from Buffalo recording with John Petri.
July 8, 2000 Mary Gavazzi, Katie Fox and Deb Curley recording vocals for next Mercury Rev release.
July 4, 2000 Animal Planet from Buffalo in recording with John Petri.
June 25, 2000 More Mercury Rev.
June 16, 2000 Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev at Tarbox Road Studios recording a remix of Race For The Prize for UK radio. The Flaming Lips worked on a B-side for the Flaming Lips single called Summertime.
June 15, 2000 Dave is mastering Elf Power's latest album which will be released on Sugar Free Records.
June 8, 2000 More mixing with Cotton Mather.
June 5 email from Mr. Kamo: news from Japan about Number Girl single:" Urban guitar sayonara" has gotten international chart 33 first week. Near 20000 copies has been sold now.
May 29, 2000 Mercury Rev are back.
May /June 2000 Tape Op 17 has a nice size write up on Dave Fridmann...w /Lips side bar and a Mercury Rev article.
May 18, 2000 This Island Earth from NYC recording with John Petri.
May 15, 2000 Brother Eye doing overdubs.
May 10, 2000 Rev.
May 4, 2000 Cotton Mather from Austin, Texas here at Tarbox mixing some songs with Dave.
May 3, 2000 Dave doing a remix for Regular Fries on V2.
April 26, 2000 John Petri in with Animal Planet from Buffalo.
April 19, 2000 Mercury Rev back to do more.
April 10, 2000 Dot Allison here from Scotland recording two songs for an upcoming EP on her own Harmonix Records.
April 7, 2000 Jennifer Marie recording with John Petri.
March 29, 2000 Brother Eye doing overdubs with Dave for next release.
March 23, 2000 Sparklehorse here from Virginia recording and mixing with Dave for Capitol Records.
March 9, 2000 Number Girl plays at BJs, Fredonia, NY.
Feb. 23, 2000 Number Girl returns from Fukuoka, Japan to record a full album with Dave. This is for Toshiba/EMI at Tarbox Road Studios.
Feb. 16, 2000 Mercury Rev continues.
Feb. 10, 2000 Grand Mal is here. Recording a single for release in England.
Jan. 28, 2000 Dave's working with Creeper Lagoon for Dreamworks. Engineering and producing 4 songs.
Jan.19, 2000 Mercury Rev working with Dave. At Tarbox.
Jan. 3, 2000 Regular Fries mixing 4 songs with Dave at Tarbox Road Studios. This is for V2. They are from London, England.
Dec. 1999, Jan. 2000 Charts Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin #1 on NME's Top 50 Year End Chart. Mogwai CODY was #8 on same chart, Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev each had 2 singles in top 50 singles for NME. Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin was #7 on SPIN's top 20 albums of 1999.
Jan. 2000 Pete Calanni world traveler, Cambodian family man, musician and all around handiman begins giving Tarbox a much needed face lift,ie paint and repairs that have been crying to be done since the original miraculous one month creation of this studio.

Dec.20, 1999 Dave does a money-back guarantee mix of Family of God song Six Bucks an Hour for Sugar Free Records. He gets to keep the money.
Dec. 11, 1999 Dave and Mary Fridmann pair up to remix a Michael Sulzbach song.
November 20, 1999 Angus Sinclair shows up from Paris, France to record with Armand John Petri at Tarbox Road Studios.
November 11, 1999 John Petri in recording Velour some more at Tarbox.
November 10, 1999 Dave begins recording at Great Linford Manor in England, Regular Fries for V2 Records.
November 5, 1999 Brother Eye record a few songs with Dave.
October 18, 1999 Delgados from Scotland recording and mixing with Dave for Chemikal Underground Records.
November 1999 Wheat article and big picture in November SPIN under Incoming, new artists, new sound.
October 14, 1999 Flaming Lips chosen as a Best New College Band to watch in Rolling Stone.
October 13, 1999 Family of God on Sugarfree Records working with Dave on a couple of songs. October 1999 SPIN has Lips live review.
Sept. 30, 1999 Flaming Lips MABD tour review in Rolling Stone.
Sept. 23, 1999 Bodega back to mix their upcoming record.
Sept. 21, 1999 Velour is in with Armand Petri.
Sept. 18, 1999 Steve Copeland returns.
Sept. 13, 1999 Michael Sulzbach is back for mixing.
Sep. 2, 1999 It's a Neve! Dave and Greg road trip to pick up the newly acquired 24 Input Neve 5104. Also, Mercury Rev article in Rolling Stone. And Flaming Lips #1 on Rolling Stone College Album chart.
Sept. 1999 SPIN has Mercury Rev live review.
Aug. 19, 1999 Dave is chosen to be the "Hot Producer" in Rolling Stone. Also Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin #2 on Rolling Stone College album chart.
August 1999 Ads for both Mercury Rev and Flaming Lips albums in SPIN!
July 28, 1999 Keeta Speed arrives to record demo tracks with co-producers Dave Fridmann and Dave McDonald(Portishead) and programmer, Kazimir.
July 26, 1999 Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin is the CMJ Chart Topper.
July 10, 1999 Grand Mal in recording with Dave.
July 2, 1999 Liz DeBiase records piano tracks for upcoming album. Andrea Wasiura engineers.
June 17, 1999 Beth Orton and entourage show up for a day of overdubbing for upcoming single, Central Reservation. Dave engineers, Bodega plays badminton.
June 14, 1999 Bodega returns, blows up speakers.
June 12, 1999 Steve Copeland-driven jazz group from Rochester, NY records with Dave Dusman while Dave Fridmann drinks coffee.
June 3, 1999 Bodega shows up from Toronto, Canada to record an album with Dave.
May 28, 1999 Michael Sulzbach and band begin recording some songs with Dave.
May 19, 1999 Shystee Society returns.
April 23, 1999 Jimi Chambers arrives with his new band, Artery, to prove to us once and for all, that he is the real brains behind Mercury Rev. Dave will record this.
March 21, 1999 Dave begins recording with Number Girl, from Fukuoka, Japan. Michael Ivins will show up to assist after performing in the newest Flaming Lips shows. If you get a chance to see these shows, do not pass it up. Travel far, spend lots of money to get to them. If there is any doubt that you should go, let it be erased. We have seen and we now know....
Feb. 13, 1999 Wheat returns to mix the upcoming Sugar Free release. Michael Ivins finishes up with this project before returning home.
Feb. 5, 1999 The Flaming Lips come to Tarbox to prepare for the new live shows.
Jan. 13, 1999 Home begins tracking with the DaveFridmann/Michael Ivins team. They hail from NYC and they may release this recording with the Arena Rock recording label.
Jan. 1, 1999 Wheat shows up from Boston, MA. They will begin recording with Dave for Sugar Free Records. Michael Ivins will assist.

Dec. 1998, Jan. 1999 Charts Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs #1 on NME's Top 50 Year End Chart.
Dec. 29, 1998 Velour from Buffalo, NY begins recording a new demo with John Petri.
Nov. 13, 1998 Dave begins recording with Mogwai. They are here from Scotland for Chemikal Underground Records.
Nov. 2, 1998 More Maniacs.
October 16, 1998 Elf Power from Athens, GA begin recording with Dave for Arena Rock Records.
Sep. 29, 1998 The Flaming Lips showup for a continuation of the same. ...
August 31, 1998 The 10000 Maniacs are mixing with John Petri for upcoming release.
August 3, 1998 More recording and mixing for the ever-upcoming Flaming Lips album on Warner Brothers....
August 1, 1998 The Sprague Family records their upcoming southern gospel album with Dave. Available at a show near you.
July 26, 1998 Another successful Tarbox party, the one year anniversary celebration including several Zaireeka demonstrations, badminton, and beer.
July 18, 1998 Jeremy Gloff records with Andrea Wasiura engineering.
July 13-17, 1998 Zeta Cauliflower records demos with Greg Snow engineering.
July 2, 1998 A Flaming Lips/Dave Fridmann remix with Citizen King for Warner Brothers.
June 17, 1998 The Flaming Lips return to continue recording for upcoming Warner Brothers release followed by joint mixing venture with Dave for Japanese band, Penguin Noise, on EMI.
June 12, 1998 Dave mastering Restless Records Flaming Lips rarities compilation.
June 1, 1998 John Petri mixing Animal Planet.
May 28, 1998 Dave works with Olean rap band, Shystee Society.
May 22, 1998 John Petri does some tracking with Buffalo band, Animal Planet.
April, May 1998 wrapping up the Grand Mal and Mercury Rev albums.
March 25, 1998 More Mercury Rev.
March 16, 1998 More mixing for Grand Mal.
Feb. 24, 1998 Rev continues recording, possibly for 2 weeks.
Feb. 23, 1998 Dave records Carmen Quinones singing "It's A Man's World" with Mercury Rev. This is for a James Brown compilation coming out on Zero Hour.
Feb. 8, 1998 Grand Mal returns to mix their album.
Feb. 6, 1998 Dave and the Flaming Lips team up to do a remix of 6 x 7 on Mantra Records.
January 26, 1998 The Flaming Lips continue recording their next cd.
January 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 1998 More days with Mercury Rev/Harmony Rockets
January 10, 1998 More time with Grand Mal...
January 2, 1998 This year begins with Kevin Gill recording at Tarbox. This Peter Shershin project includes the all-star cast of Sean Mackowiak (Mercury Rev, Harmony Rockets, The People's Front), Phil Schuster (recently shafted from, you guessed it, Grand Mal), and Sebastion Paulson (formerly Skillet Records' Butterfly).

December 1, 1997 Grand Mal shows up to begin tracking a new album for Slash/London.
October 21, 1997 Dave begins some recording with Harmony Rockets for V2.
October 14, 1997 Dave records a demo of The Pushstars for Capitol Records.
October 6, 1997 Rik Napoli begins mixing his new album with Chris Murphy.
October 4, 1997 There was a couple days there where Dave did some recording and mixing with Alan Laird. A Charm Pops release on Throwrug Records.
Sept. 19, 1997 The Flaming Lips are back again (at Tarbox Road Studios) now working on another album, this time involving only one cd. This also for Warner Brothers.
Sept. 9, 1997 Dave starts up with Jane's Addiction to record a track for an upcoming live album. He's off in LA at Cherokee Studios recording for Warner Brothers.
Aug. 31, 1997 Bass Piggy slated to record Session #12.
Aug. 28, 1997 Micky Mercurio (formerly People's Front and Magic Skyboat) records for a few days with Dave.
Aug. 12, 1997 Dave records a Rochester band, Vera Red, for about a week. This project was recorded on our newly acquired Otari Radar 24-track hard disk recording system.
Aug. 10, 1997 Tarbox Road Studios open house, a smashing success.
Aug. 4, 1997 Flaming Lips complete mastering of the 4 cd project, titled Zaireeka, due for a late October release on Warner Brothers Records.
July 18, 1997 The Flaming Lips return to wrap up recording for the 4 cd release.
June 18, 1997 Ammonia leaves for LA to mix the new record. And Dave takes some time off to have a baby while Greg records Pleasure Street and gets some yardwork done.
May 31, 1997 Ammonia comes back to Cassadaga (Tarbox Road Studios) and are glad to be here.
May 23, 1997 The Flaming Lips are back, continuing work on the simultaneous-playing four cd release.
May 5, 1997 Ammonia, a band from Australia comes to the tarbox to do some tracking with Dave. This band is on Murmer Records. Yep, the Lips have gone back to their other lives... temporarily.
March 29,1997 The Flaming Lips begin recording their new project at Tarbox Road Studios for Warner Brothers Records.
Jan. 1997 Pre-production for new Flaming Lips record. The big follow up to the car symphonies slated to begin March 1st at the new studio: The Tarbox.
1997 Dave begins new chapter of his undergraduate career; he becomes an instructor at SUNY Fredonia in the Sound Recording major.
1997 The big plan would seem to be to create a new studio near home that everyone would love and could afford. This seems a nice plan, if only the banks would agree...

Dec. 18, 1996 Dave mixes the oompah loompah song (Golden Ticket for #6).
Dec. 11, 1996 Dave will spend a day with people from Mercury Rev on some oompah loompah song.
Nov. 18, 1996 Dave's wrapping up a few days with the Getaway Cruisers in Detroit. Two songs for Skillet Records...
Oct. 18, 1996 Today you might find Dave in Argyle NY at Sweetfish Studios mixing a new record from a band called Marcy. They usually reside in Atlanta, GA and are working on their first record for FLIP Records.