New York City’s Secret Machines are currently in the studio recording their third full-length album for Reprise Records, which will be released in 2008. Recording has begun and will continue through the holidays. The trio comprises Brandon Curtis (bass/keyboards/vocals), Josh Garza (drums) and new member Phil Karnats (guitar).
The band joined forces with producer/engineer Brandon Mason (David Bowie and VHS or Beta) at The Magic Shop studio, and will mix the record with Mason at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Mason worked on the band’s previous album, Ten Silver Drops. The album will also feature a guest appearance from Tony Visconti, David Bowie’s longtime producer.
Karnats joins the band after the amicable exit of founder and guitarist, Benjamin Curtis (brother of Brandon Curtis), who is continuing to create music with his longtime girlfriend for the band School of Seven Bells. Reportedly, both parties remain close and share a mutual appreciation of each other’s work.
“Throughout our relationship with Warner Bros. Records, the label has allowed us the opportunity to do what we want to do in all of our endeavors,” says Curtis. “We asked them to be a part of our vision, and there is a great mutual respect that both sides do not take for granted.”