Neil Sabatino

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Neil Sabatino
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Background information
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
Years active 1998–present
Labels
Associated acts

Neil Sabatino is an American musician. He is lead singer of Fairmont and the founder of Mint 400 Records.[1][2][3] He was also the lead guitarist for Pencey Prep.[4][5]

Early work[edit]

In the late nineties Sabatino played in the punk band Stick Figure Suicide. By 2000 he joined as lead guitarist for Pencey Prep, a post-hardcore and punk band fronted by My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero.[6] Pencey Prep signed to Eyeball Records later that year, and played local shows with The Strokes, Nada Surf and Atom & His Package.[7] Sabatino appeared on two Pencey Prep releases; 2000's demo Long Walk to Forever and full-length Heartbreak in Stereo.[8] Pencey Prep disbanded in 2001, and he began working on a solo acoustic project called Fairmont.[6]

Fairmont[edit]

Sabatino signed with Reinforcement Records in 2001 as Fairmont, initially an acoustic solo project.[6] By the time of their first release, Fairmont had become a full band. They have done many US tours and released nine full length albums as well as six EPs.[9][10]

Other work[edit]

Singer Teeter Sperber of LadybiRdS approached Sabatino to appear on their 2007 debut album Regional Community Theater and the two share vocals on the track "Lady of Travel and Leisure". In 2011 Sabatino and Sperber released the album Grape Soda as Mergers & Acquisitions. Sabatino authored and illustrated the comic The Black Hat, published in 2012.[11] Sabatino also designs a majority of the album covers for the label Mint 400 Records.

Mint 400 Records[edit]

Sabatino founded Mint 400 Records in 2007.[2]

Discography[edit]

Pencey Prep[edit]

Fairmont[edit]

  • Pretending Greatness Is Awaiting (2001)
  • Anomie (2003)
  • Hell Is Other People (2005)
  • Wait & Hope (2007)
  • Transcendence (2008)
  • Destruction Creation (2010)
  • The Grand And Grandiose (2013)
  • 8 1/2 (2015)
  • A Spring Widow (2017)

Other work[edit]

  • "Lady of Travel and Leisure" on Regional Community Theater (2007)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions - Grape Soda (2011) with Teeter Sperber
  • Shallows - "Always" - (2014) Mint 400 Records Presents Patchwork with AJ Tobey & Michael Kundrath

Producer[edit]

  • Fairmont- Destruction Creation (Produced & Engineered By Neil Sabatino) (2010)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions- Grape Soda EP (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2011)
  • The Old Glorys- Brunswick Street Demos (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino w/ Shane M. Vidaurri) (2011)
  • Rabbits- Self Titled EP (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2012)
  • Various Artists- Mint 400 Records Presents A Very Merry Christmas Compilation (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino- Tracks 2,8) (2012)
  • Fairmont- The Grand And Grandiose (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2013)
  • Various Artists- Mint 400 Records Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino- Tracks 2,6,7,8) (2013)
  • Fairmont- Live & Acoustic From The Forest of Chaos (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2014)
  • Various Artists- Mint 400 Records Presents Transformed (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino- Tracks 2) (2014)
  • Fairmont- 8 1/2 (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2015)
  • Various Artists- Mint 400 Records Presents In A Mellow Tone (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino, Except Tracks 3,5,9) (2015)
  • Various Artists- Mint 400 Records Presents 1967 (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino- Tracks 3,4,5,12,13) (2015)
  • The Clydes- Comeback Charlie EP (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Additional Keyboards, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2016)
  • New Jersey Band By Nathan Charles (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2016)
  • The Bitter Chills- Feel Good Songs For Feel Bad People (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Additional Keyboards & Vocals, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2016)
  • Various Artists- Mint 400 Records Presents Guitar Rebel (Produced, Engineered, Mixed By Neil Sabatino- Tracks 1,4,6,10, All Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2016)
  • Various Artists- Mint 400 Records Presents Nirvana "In Utero" (Produced, Engineered, Mixed By Neil Sabatino- Tracks 2,3,4,7,10,14,15, All Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2017)
  • Fairmont- A Spring Widow (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2017)
  • The Clydes- So The Story Goes (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered By Neil Sabatino) (2017)

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