Mike McCarthy (producer)

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Mike McCarthy
Birth name Michael McCarthy
Born (1965-02-22) February 22, 1965 (age 52)
Origin Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Occupation(s) Record producer
Years active 1984-present
Associated acts Spoon, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Sarah Jean Spencer
Website mikemccarthyproducer.com

Michael McCarthy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 22, 1965. He is a record producer and has been recording music since 1984.

McCarthy has worked as a producer on five Spoon albums, from Girls Can Tell until Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, as well as Patty Griffin's Children Running Through, Sound Team's "Movie Monster", and …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Features and The Sun.[1]

McCarthy currently lives in Austin, Texas.[2]


Heartless Bastards
  • The Mountain (produced / recorded / mixed), Fat Possum Records
Dead Confederate
  • "Wrecking Ball" (produced / recorded / mixed), TAO/razor and tie records
Wild Sweet Orange
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
  • So Divided (produced / recorded / mixed), Interscope
  • Worlds Apart (produced / recorded / mixed), Interscope
  • The Secret of Elena's Tomb (produced / recorded / mixed), Interscope
  • Source Tags & Codes (produced / recorded / mixed)
  • Relative Ways EP (produced / recorded / mixed), Interscope
  • Madonna (produced / recorded / mixed), Merge
Patty Griffin
Lee Ann Womack
  • Something Worth Leaving Behind (produced / recorded / mixed), MCA
  • I Hope You Dance (recorded / mixed), MCA
The Features
  • Exhibit A (produced / recorded), Universal
  • Keep Your Wig On (produced Recorded), Ryko
Forget Cassettes
  • Instruments of Action (produced / recorded / mixed), Theory 8
  • Peep Show (produced / recorded / mixed), TMC/Elektra
Sound Team
  • Movie Monster (produced / recorded / mixed), Capitol
Jack Ingram
  • Electric (produced / recorded / mixed), Sony
Sixteen Deluxe
  • The Moonman is Blue (produced / recorded / mixed), Sugar Fix


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