“Sound & Color” Debuts at the Top of the Charts
Pictured (L-R) in United Recording’s renowned Studio B are Heath Fogg, Zac Cockrell, co-producer Blake Mills, Brittany Howard, Steve Johnson, engineer Shawn Everett, and United assistant Rouble Kapoor. Photo by David Goggin.
Roots rockers Alabama Shakes convened in Hollywood at United Recording’s studio B to work on their new album “Sound & Color” with co-producer Blake Mills, who also recorded his triumphant “Heigh Ho” solo album in the very same legendary room.
The majority of the tracking took place at Sound Emporium in Nashville with engineer Shawn Everett and assistant engineer Zac Dewall. Additional recording and mixing at United was done with Everett and United staffer Rouble Kapoor.
Alabama Shakes — comprising lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touring keyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton — made history when “Sound & Color” debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, becoming the first female-fronted rock band to top the list without the benefit of having first charted a Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The album, which is the follow-up to Alabama Shakes’ Gold-certified 2012 debut, “Boys & Girls,” is available now at all music retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, and via the band’s website and the ATO Records webstore. Released by ATO Records in North America and Rough Trade in the U.K./Europe, the album was co-produced by the band and Blake Mills. Learn more: http://www.alabamashakes.com/
About United Recording
United Recording was founded in 1957 by the legendary recording engineer and electronics inventor Bill Putnam with the backing of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. The studios were acquired and renamed Ocean Way Recording in 1977, and after acquisition in 2013 by Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., were re-launched under the original name in 2014. United Recording, one of the world’s most recognized music recording studios, with more awards than any other recording enterprise, is responsible for record sales of more than one billion units.
Learn more at: http://www.unitedrecordingstudios.com/