Charles Newman (music producer)

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Charles Newman
Born (1967-01-16) January 16, 1967 (age 51)
Baltimore, Maryland
Genres Rock, alternative rock, punk rock, indie rock
Occupation(s) Recording engineer, musician, record producer
Instruments Piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals
Years active 1998–present
Labels Mother West
Associated acts Please, Flare, Kris Gruen
Website cottagesounds.com

Charles Richard Newman (born January 16, 1967) is an American music producer, recording engineer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, talent manager and music publisher. He is the co-founder of New York City's Mother West Records and Studios, The Deli Magazine, and the band PLEASE, who enjoyed minor success when their single "Here It Comes Again" was featured on the soundtrack to the film Empire Records.[1] Most notably he has been working as the main engineer, mixer and co-producer for Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields since his initial work on the critically acclaimed 69 Love Songs.[2] He has also produced, mixed and engineered work by artists such as Flare,[3] Gospel Music,[4] Tom Shaner,[5] Jon DeRosa, Dylan Trees,[6] The Davenports, Lauren Molina, Soko, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Aloud, and, Peppina.[7] Newman began co-managing the Seattle based rock band Motopony in 2015 accompanying the band on their tour of the United Kingdom, and assisting in production on their live EP “Naked at the Abbey” with producer Rob Cass.[8]

Record Credits[edit]

Year Album Artist Credits
1994 Noreally Thanks Please Engineer, Producer, Mixing
1995 The Electric Living Room Please Engineer, Producer, Mixing
1995 Empire Records Soundtrack Please W/A
1996 Here it Comes Again 7" Please Engineer, Producer, Mixing
1997 Sentimental Watermelon Please Engineer, Producer, Mixing
1997 ‘’Bottom’’ Flare Engineer, Producer, Mixing
1998 The Ton-Ups The Ton-Ups Engineer, Producer, Mixing
1999 ‘’H2O’’ F.T.T.W. Engineer, Producer, Mixing
1999 ‘’69 Love Songs’’ The Magnetic Fields Engineer
1999 ‘’Speedial’’ Kecam Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2000 ‘’Circa’’ Flare Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2000 ‘’Speaking of the Davenports’’ The Davenports Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2000 ‘’Til Summer Ends’’ Bela Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2000 ‘’Waiting’’ Thursday Engineer, Mixing
2001 Morning One EP Aarktica Engineer, Mixing
2001 Definitive Flare Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2002 …or you could just go through your whole life and be happy anyway Aarktica Engineer, Mixing
2002 The Future Bible Heroes Eternal Youth Engineer
2003 ‘’Pure Tone Audiometry’’ Aarktica Engineer, Mixing
2003 ‘’Hung’’ Flare Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2003 Stay Off your Heels Earlymay Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2004 i’’ The Magnetic Fields Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2004 Run to Be Born The Walking Concert (featuring Walter Schriefels) Engineer
2005 ‘’High Tech Lowlife’’ The Davenports Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2005 Ceramic (EP) Ceramic Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2006 ‘’The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events’’ The Gothic Archies Engineer, Mixing
2006 East Side Story Maximum Penalty Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2006 Showtunes Stephin Merritt Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2006 Just What You Wanted John LT Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2007 Matchless Years Aarktica Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2007 ‘’Lullabye School’’ Kris Gruen Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2007 ‘’Little Answers EP Earlymay Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2007 Raise High Radio America Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2007 ‘’Far From Home’’ The Bowmans Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2008 ‘’Side By Side’’ AM Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2008 ‘’Fraklin Ave’’ Austin Hartley-Leonard Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2008 ‘’Charlie Horse EP’’ Dylan Trees Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2008 ‘’Distortion’’ The Magnetic Fields Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2008 ‘’Exit Music’’ Bela Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2009 ‘’In Sea’’ Aarktica Mixing
2009 ‘’Cut’’ Flare Engineer, Mixing
2009 What's Up Clown (Single) for Yo Gabba Gabba Black Kids Mixing
2009 ‘’Film Noir (EP)’’ Bela Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2010 ‘’Future Sons & Daughters’’ AM Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2010 Duettes EP Gospel Music Mixing
2010 Coraline (Original off Broadway Cast Recording) Stephin Merritt Engineer, Mixing
2010 ‘’Part of it All’’ Kris Gruen Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2010 ‘’Sea for Two’’ Lauren Molina Engineer, Producer, Mixing, Writer
2010 Gonna Be Alright (single) Lauren Molina & Jeremy Jordan Engineer, Producer, Mixing, Writer
2010 ‘’Realism’’ The Magnetic Fields Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2010 The Past Ain't Far Ceramic Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2011 Big Top/Encore Flare Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2011 How to get to heaven from Jacksonville, FL Gospel Music Producer, Mixing
2011 ‘’Anchored EP’’ Jon DeRosa Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2011 ‘’The Visitation’’ Mandala Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2011 ‘’I Thought I Was An Alien’’ SoKo Engineer, Producer
2011 Why the Great Gallup The Davenports Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2011 ‘’Get Real or Get Gone EP’’ Tom Shaner Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2011 ‘’Art Deco Smiles’’ Bela Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2012 ‘’Three Times of the Day’’ Dylan Trees Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2012 ‘’A Wolf in Preachers Clothes’’ Jon DeRosa Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2012 ‘’New Comics from the Wooded World’’ Kris Gruen Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2012 ‘’Ghost Songs Waltzes and Rock & Roll’’ Tom Shaner Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2012 ‘’Headlines and Firefights (EP)’’ Cold Blood Club Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2012 ‘’LA’’ Earlymay Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2012 ‘’Suburban Superstar’’ John LT Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2012 ‘’We Are all Pieces of Heaven’’ Lilamayi Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2013 ‘’Goodbye To All That (single)’’ Cold Blood Club Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2013 ‘’Down (single)’’ Cold Blood Club Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2013 ‘’Memories of Love, Eternal Youth and Partygoing’’ The Future Bible Heroes Engineer, Mixing
2013 ‘’Signs of Life (single)’’ Jon DeRosa Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2014 ‘’It’s Got To Be Now’’ Aloud Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2014 ‘’Michelada (single)’’ Cold Blood Club Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2014 ‘’Dark Was the Yearling’’ The Bones of J.R. Jones Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2015 ‘’Black Halo’’ Jon DeRosa Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2016 ‘’Used Melodies’’ Soft News Mixing
2016 ‘’Spirits; Furnace’’ The Bones of J.R. Jones Engineer, Mixing,
2016 ‘’Futile Games in Space and Time’’ Evripidis and His Tragedies Mixing
2016 ‘’Love Ain’t For Me’’ Christine Castanon Engineer, Producer, Mixing, Writer
2017 ‘’Fire’’ Peppina Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2017 ‘’50 Song Memoir’’ The Magnetic Fields Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2017 ‘’2008 (single)’’ Kris Gruen w/ Jim and Sam Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2017 ‘’Fact 200’’ Soft News Engineer, Mixing
2017 ‘’The Only Way Out is Down’’ Soft News Engineer, Producer, Mixing, Arrangement
2017 ‘’Tear Down the Maps’’ Cold Blood Club Engineer, Producer, Mixing
2017 ‘’Boson of Love’’ Jane Telephonda Engineer, Mixing
2017 ‘’The Come On’’ The Come On Mixing
2017 ‘’Alison James’’ Cold Blood Club Engineer, Producer, Mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivera, M. Alberto (November 2011), "Nature vs. The Nature of the Major Record Labels: The Mother West Records Story", Thrust Magazine, 7 (11): 18–20 
  2. ^ LD Beghtol|Beghtol, LD]] (2006), 69 Love Songs", New York: Continuum, pp. 103 & 118, ISBN 0-8264-1925-9
  3. ^ Reighley, Kurt B. (May 27, 2003), "Flare for the Dramatic", The Advocate (890): 58, ISSN 0001-8996 
  4. ^ Langhoff, Josh (November 7, 2011), "Gospel Music: How to Get to Heaven from Jacksonville, FL", Pop Matters 
  5. ^ Rivera, M. Alberto (November 2011), "Nature vs. The Nature of the Major Record Labels: The Mother West Records Story", Thrust Magazine, 7 (11): 18–20 
  6. ^ Putnam, Jenna (Winter 2011), "Best of L.A. 2011 #21 Dylan Trees" (PDF), The Deli Magazine, 3 (8) 
  7. ^ Mercury Lounge, April 25, 2017 http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/event/1450759-peppina-new-york  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Naked At The Abbey, 2015 

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