Hollywood, CA (April 23, 2015)—Matt “Linny” Linesch has been tracking Chicago’s Mike Mangione & The Union in United Recording’s Studio B while overdubbing in his adjacent private studio at the facility.
Prolific producer and recording engineer Linesch met Mangione through his work with the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros family. “I’ve been working with drummer Josh and bass player Seth for four years with Edward Sharpe,” explained Linesch. “To have them as part of the process was really great, because I know what their creativity is like, I know how they play; I know where I can push them in certain directions.”
Mike and Tom Mangione grew up playing together in Chicago. With roots in folk and blues, the brothers began writing and touring in 2004. Over the years, they have added other musicians and instruments, including violin, cello, upright bass and drums, eventually developing the orchestral folk sound for which they are known.
Linesch recalled, “I took a listen to their new songs and I immediately heard excitement—they were very prepared and ready to start recording. It’s been a lot of fun working with them, a creative process where we’ve really been able to try new things. The songs are unfolding by themselves, which is always the best case scenario.”
Mangione commented, “What is amazing about United is the great vibe, and you have this amazing history, and there are great artists working in the other studios, really inspiring artists. The United people really welcome you and make you feel comfortable so that you can relax, and do what you’re here to do—create music and not worry about distractions that can come with other studios.”
“Tracking was a really seamless, fun weekend, and now we’re starting with overdubbing. We have an incredible place to start from, a really great foundation,” said Linesch.