|Born||September 2, 1968|
|Origin||Mount Kisco, New York, United States|
|Genres||Indie rock, rock|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, mixing console, echoplex, tape recorder|
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Yo La Tengo
Adam Lasus (born September 2, 1968 in Mount Kisco, New York, United States) is an American record producer and musician.
Lasus credits include albums by Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Lilys, Helium, Juliana Hatfield, Mark Mulcahy, Matt Keating, Clem Snide, Amy Ray, Madder Rose, Michael Cerveris, Anders Parker, Chris Harford, Versus, Dumptruck and Gigolo Aunts.
In 1997 he moved to Brooklyn and started Fireproof Recording, a recording studio, which became an important part of the indie music scene in Brooklyn and New York City. While there Lasus worked with PJ Harvey, J Mascis, Joan Jett, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mark Mulcahy and Daniel Johnston, Members of Sleater Kinney, Guided By Voices, The Breeders, The Posies, Sonic Youth and Ween.
Lasus has always recorded to analog tape and believes that recording and mixing to tape produces the best possible sonic result. Typically his records are started by recording the band live to a 24-track 2-inch tape machine and he uses a large selection of unique vintage compressors, microphones, mic preamps, eq's, reverbs, tape delays and effects.
Fireproof Recording is now based in Los Angeles, where Lasus has worked with indie artists Anders Parker, Army Navy, The Submarines, Seneca Hawk, Marching Band, Happyness, The Shivers, Kelli Scarr, Emperor X and Matt Keating.
From January to March 2008 Lasus worked as the music director and produced tracks for the film Bandslam directed by Todd Graff and starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alyson Michalka, Lisa Kudrow and David Bowie, in theaters August 2009.
Lasus produced and engineered the second Army Navy album The Last Place released June 14, 2011. The Last Place went to # 28 on the CMJ top 200 chart and Rolling Stone has called them an "artist to watch."
April 2013 Lasus and partners Joe Rogers and Scott Porter open Room 17 a 3200 square foot studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn featuring a vintage 40 channel Trident 80 console, Extensive outboard gear and 24 track analog recording.
August 2014 Lasus was the Music Producer for the film If I Stay starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley. Lasus produced 6 original songs and a cover of the song "Today" by Smashing Pumpkins that were performed by the fictional band Willamette Stone in the film led by Jamie Blackley's character Adam Wilde. The songs were all released on the If I Stay Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Warner Brothers/ Water Tower records.
Lasus is credited with the following works:
|2014||If I Stay Movie Soundtrack||If I Stay Original Motion Picture Soundtrack||Warner Brothers||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2014||Happyness||Weird Little Birthday||Weird Smiling||Mixer|
|2014||Army Navy||The Wilderness Inside||Fever Zone||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2013||Army Navy||The Crushed EP||Fever Zone||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2013||Son of Stan||Divorce Pop||Wizardvizion||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2011||Emperor X||Western Teleport||Bar None||Mixer|
|2011||Ben Harper||"Clearly Severely" from Give Til It's Gone||Virgin||Mixer|
|2011||Army Navy||The Last Place||Fever Zone||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2010||The Orbans||When We Were Wild||Sheffield Avenue||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2009||Settle||At Home We Are Tourists||Epitaph||Producer/Engineer|
|2008||Army Navy||Army Navy||Fever Zone||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2008||Marching Band||Spark Large||U&L Records||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2007||Oliver Future||Pax Futura||Fireproof Recordings||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2006||Anders Parker||Anders Parker||Baryon||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2006||Spike Priggen||There's No Sound In Flutes||The Volare Label||Mixer|
|2006||Back to Blonde||Swim West||Silence Breaks||Producer/Engineer|
|2005||Clap Your Hands Say Yeah||Clap Your Hands Say Yeah||Wichita Recordings||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2004||The Fontaine Toups||TFT||TeenBeat Records||Producer/Engineer|
|2003||Evil Jake||Be My Ex-Girlfriend||Evil Records||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2003||Spike Priggen||Stars After Stars After Stars||The Volare Label||Engineer/Mixer|
|2002||Clem Snide||You Were a Diamond||Spin Art||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2001||Spike Priggen||The Very Thing That You Treasure||The Volare Label (US)/ Laughing Outlaw (Aus/EU)||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2000||Chris Harford||Wake||Soul Selects||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1999||Leah Coloff||Dark Sweet Heart||Searching Eye Records||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1999||Number19||Suspension||Searching Eye Records||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1992||Juliana Hatfield||Hey Babe||Mammoth||Engineer|
|1997||Space Needle||The Moray Eels Eat The Space Needle||Zero Hour||Producer/Engineer|
|1996||Yo La Tengo||Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo||Matador||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1995||Helium||The Dirt of Luck||Matador||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1995||Madder Rose||The Love You Save||Tag/Atlantic||Co-Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1995||Versus||The Stars Are Insane||Teen Beat||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1995||Saturnine||Wreck at Pillar Point||dirt records||Producer/Engineer|
|1994||Gigolo Aunts||Flippin' Out||RCA/Fire||Co-Producer|
|1994||Lilys||Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns||SpinArt||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1993||Gigolo Aunts||Full On Bloom||Alias||Co-Producer|
|1993||Madder Rose||Bring It Down||Seed/Atlantic||Co-Producer/Engineer|
|1993||Matt Keating||Tell It To Yourself||Alias||Producer/Engineer|
|1992||Chris Harford||Be Headed||Elektra||Producer/Engineer|
|1992||Yo La Tengo||Upside Down||Alias||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
- Walters, Barry (2011-08-19). "Artist to Watch: Army Navy Spin Power-pop from the L.A. Highlife". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
- Adam Lasus at AllMusic
- Crane, Larry (ed.); Visconti, Tony. Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording. ISBN 0-922915-60-1.
- Touzeau, Jeff. Making Tracks: Unique Recording Studio Environments. ISBN 0-7643-2438-1.