Peter Katis

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Peter Katis
Background information
Born 1966
New York City
Occupation(s) Producer, Audio engineer, Musician
Years active 1990–Present

Peter Katis is an American record producer, engineer, mixer and musician.

Working primarily out of his own residential studio[1] (Tarquin Studios)[2] in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Katis is best known for producing alternative and indie rock bands, especially for Fat Cat Records.


Katis attended New Canaan Country School in New Canaan, Connecticut. Starting in the early 1990s with a studio in his parent's[clarification needed] basement,[3] Katis worked with various groups including The Mommyheads, Oneida, Guster and Mercury Rev.

In 2001, Katis recorded and mixed Interpol's critically acclaimed[4] debut LP Turn on the Bright Lights[5] followed by their second effort Antics[6] in 2004 and Paul Banks' solo project Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper in 2009. That same year, he also produced Jukebox the Ghost's second album, Everything Under the Sun.

Katis has a longstanding relationship with the New York band The National for whom he has co-produced albums since 2002 including 2005's Alligator[7] and 2007's international breakthrough[8] Boxer.[9] The cover of Boxer is a photograph of The National playing at Katis' wedding.[10]

More recent productions include albums for Scottish bands Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, and We Were Promised Jetpacks, the debut LP from London's Fanfarlo, Strict Joy by Ireland's The Swell Season,[11] Go by Jónsi Birgisson (of Sigur Rós fame) as well as albums by Australia's The Grates and Locas in Love from Germany. Katis is a long-time associate of cartoonist and musician James Kochalka, having produced several of his albums. He is a founding member of "the world's only all hockey rock band"; however, The Zambonis are not the only hockey-themed band. Others include Two Man Advantage and Canada's Hanson Brothers. Started in 1991 with his brother Tarquin Katis and friend Dave Schneider; though he and Tarquin are no longer in the band, The Zambonis continue to play nothing but hockey songs.[12] Together with Tarquin and drummer Adam Pierce of Mice Parade he still releases critically acclaimed records as The Philistines Jr., most recently 2010's If a Band Plays in the Woods...? and a version of the album on which other high-profile artists cover all of the album's songs (If A Lot of Bands Play in the Woods...? in November 2011).

Katis also co-produced Traveler, Trey Anastasio's tenth solo album.


Production credits[edit]

Credits adapted from the AllMusic page.[13]

Title Year Artist Note
When the Doves Cry: The Music of Prince 1994 Bob Belden Assistant Engineer
Thumper 1995 Thumper Engineer, Audio Engineer
The True Story James Kochalka Superstar Producer, Engineer
Bingham's Hole The Mommyheads Producer
1st Bubble Core Records Sampler Empty123 Engineer
The Sinking of the S.S. Danehower 1996 The Philistines Jr. Producer, Engineer
Resonance Found at the Core of a Bubble Empty123 Engineer
Happiest Guys in the World Happiest Guys in the World Engineer, Mixing
After School Special Iris Engineer
100% Hockey...and Other Stuff The Zambonis Engineer, Illustrations, Artwork
Show & Tell: A Stormy Remembrance of TV Themes 1997 Empty123 Engineer
Pop Pie Empty123 Producer, Engineer
Play-Off Fever! The Zambonis Engineer
Monkey vs. Robot James Kochalka Superstar Producer, Engineer, Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Main Personnel, Various Instruments, Vocals (Background), Layout Design, Layout Concept
Half Empty Michael Shelley Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Dylan Group & H.I.M. The Dylan Group Engineer
Cradle the Balls Satanicide
Welcome to the Jungle 1998 Jim Rome Composer
Too Many Movies Michael Shelley Engineer
The True Meaning of Boodleybaye Mice Parade
Survival of the Illest: Live from 125 NYC Empty123 Digital Editing
Heartdrops The Heartdrops Engineer
Dreams Gone Sour The Absolute Zeros Producer, Recorder
Deserter's Songs Mercury Rev Engineer
After the Morning Katie McMahon
Ramda 1999 Mice Parade
More Adventures in Lying Down The Dylan Group
Enemy Hogs Oneida Engineer, Mixing
Ur-Klang Search 2000 The Dylan Group Engineer
Steel Rod Oneida Mixing
Put-Outs Sing the Hits Put-Outs Mixing
Now Is the Time: Live at the Knitting Factory Alex Blake Engineer, Pre-Mastering Engineer
Kiss Without Makeup Franklin Bruno Engineer, Mixing
Eat Crow Pants Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Farfisa Organ, Mastering, Layout Design
Come on Everybody Let's Rock Oneida Mixing
The Operating Theater 2001 Brian Dewan Engineer, Mixing
The Ghost of Fashion Clem Snide Mixing
Mokoondi Mice Parade Engineer, Mixing, Overdub Engineer
I Blame You Michael Shelley Mixing, Recorder
Elza Elza Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar (Electric), ARP Synthesizer, Bass (Electric)
Don't Trust Whitey James Kochalka Superstar Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Recording
Anthem of the Moon Oneida Engineer, Mixing
Analog vs. Digital The Philistines Jr. Producer, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Artwork, Composer
All Is Dream Mercury Rev Engineer
Turn on the Bright Lights 2002 Interpol Engineer, Mixing
Pushbutton Parfait Raymond Scott Orchestrette Engineer, Mastering
On a Wire The Get Up Kids Engineer, Mixing
MTV Road Rules: Don't Make Me Pull This Thing Over, Vol. 1 Empty123 Mixing
Interpol [ EP] Interpol Engineer, Mixing
For the Kids [Nettwerk] Empty123 Producer, Engineer, Vocals (Background), Instrumentation
Each One Teach One Oneida Engineer, Mixing
Atheists, Reconsider Liars / Oneida Engineer
All Roads Lead to Salzburg Mice Parade Engineer, Mixing, Overdubs
Yes New York 2003 Empty123 Engineer
Wild Card Jim Allen
The Instinct Denali Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Mastering
The Black EP Interpol Engineer, Mixing
Stars at Noon Sea Ray
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers The National Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Maybe This Christmas, Too Empty123
Heather Satanicide Engineer, Audio Engineer
A Winter's Night: The Best of Nettwerk Christmas Albums Empty123 Producer, Engineer, Mixing
The O.C. Mix 2 2004 Empty123 Engineer
My Body: The Pistol Les Baton Rouge Producer, Engineer
Matador at Fifteen Empty123 Engineer
Lightning and the Sun Katy Mae Engineer, Keyboards
Life of the Party [EP] Longwave Mixing
Fine Lines Robbers on High Street Engineer
Cherry Tree The National
Antics Interpol Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing
Aghast Agape The Prosaics Producer, Engineer, Audio Engineer, Audio Production
Trilateral Commission 2005 Jimi Tunnell Assistant Engineer
Tree City Robbers on High Street Producer, Engineer, Mixing
The Loyal Tiger Lou Mixing
The Loving Sounds of Static Mobius Band Producer, Mixing
The Golden Republic The Golden Republic Producer, Engineer, Audio Engineer, Audio Production
Our Most Beloved [CD & DVD] James Kochalka Superstar Producer, Main Personnel
Nights Wave [EP] Mice Parade Mixing, Overdubs
Lit Up The National Engineer, Mixing
Hanukkah Rocks The Leevees Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Drums, Vocals (Background)
DoublePlays: All Is Dream/Deserter's Songs Mercury Rev Engineer
City vs. Country Mobius Band Engineer, Mixing, Audio Production
C'mere Interpol Engineer, Mixing
Bem-Vinda Vontade Mice Parade Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing, Overdubs
Alligator The National Producer, Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing, Audio Production, Vocals
Tremors 2006 Humanzi Producer, Mixing
Spread Your Evil Wings and Fly James Kochalka Superstar Composer
Peoples HiM Engineer
Gravity Won't Get You High The Grates Mixing
Diet Pills & Magazines Humanzi
Catastrophe Keeps Us Together Rainer Maria Producer, Engineer, Mixing
19-20-20 The Grates Mixing
Mice Parade 2007 Mice Parade
Marginalia Nurse & Soldier
I'll Follow You Oakley Hall Engineer, Mixing
Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters The Twilight Sad Mixing
Boxer The National Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Anjula Anjula Prasad Mixing
Up with the Sun 2008 Titles ARP Synthesizer
Teeth Lost, Hearts Won The Grates Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Keyboards
Summer Palace Sunny Day Sets Fire Producer, Mixing
Secrets Are Sinister Longwave Producer, Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing
Re-Arrange Us Mates of State Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Vocals (Background), Bass
Heavenly Bender Sam Champion Mixing
Fight on the Ice The Zambonis Composer
Elephant Shell Tokyo Police Club Producer, Mixing
DeLeon De Leon Engineer
A Skin, A Night & The Virginia EP The National Engineer, Mixing
5 Zusammen Verschwinden Karpatenhund Mixing
Up End Atom: A Tribute to Atom & His Package 2009 Empty123 Producer, Engineer
These Four Walls We Were Promised Jetpacks Producer, Various Instruments, Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation
Strict Joy The Swell Season Producer, ARP Synthesizer, Percussion, Performer, Featured Artist
Silver Starling Silver Starling Mixing
Reservoir Fanfarlo Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation
Love Hate and Then There's You The Von Bondies Engineer, Audio Engineer
Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper Paul Banks / Julian Plenti Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Additional Music
Dark Was the Night: Red Hot Compilation Empty123 Engineer, Mixing
Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy Empty123 Producer
What It Means to Be Left-Handed 2010 Mice Parade Engineer, Mixing
The Winter of Mixed Drinks Frightened Rabbit Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation, Additional Production
Sleep Mountain The Kissaway Trail Producer, Mixing
Let's Go Coconuts! The Macaroons Engineer
How to Train Your Dragon [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] John Powell Drum Engineering, Percussion Engineer
High Violet The National Engineer, Mixing, Additional Production, Producer
Going the Distance Empty123 Producer
Go Jónsi Producer, Engineer
Everything Under the Sun Jukebox the Ghost Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Easy Wonderful Guster Engineer, Mixing
We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack] 2011 Jónsi Producer
Prisoner The Jezabels Mixing
Outside Tapes 'n Tapes Engineer, Mixing, Additional Production
Mountaintops Mates of State Engineer
In the Pit of the Stomach We Were Promised Jetpacks Mixing, Additional Production
Fire Needs Air Dazzled Kid Mixing
Deserter's Songs: Instrumental Mercury Rev Engineer, Mixing
Traveler 2012 Trey Anastasio Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals, String Arrangements, Instrumentation
Tramp Sharon Van Etten Engineer, Mixing
Shallow Bed Dry the River Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Live: England vs. France Mice Parade Mixing
Julian Plenti Lives Paul Banks Producer, Mixing, Instrumentation
Five Minute Major (In D Minor) The Zambonis Engineer, Mixing
Circles Around the Sun Dispatch Producer, Engineer
Banks Paul Banks Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation
Animal Joy Shearwater Guest Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Celeste
Trouble Will Find Me 2013 The National Mixing
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Empty123
Let's Be Still The Head and the Heart Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation, Additional Production
Hummingbird Local Natives Mixing
Chop Chop Bell X1 Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Breach The Kissaway Trail Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Synthesizer
Youth Culture Forever 2014 PAWS Mixing
Ruckers Hill Husky Gawenda / Husky
Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave The Twilight Sad Mixing, Additional Production
Honeyblood Honeyblood Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Electronic Percussion
Augustines Augustines Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation
You're Going to Make It 2015 Mates of State Mixing
Then Came the Morning The Lone Bellow
Jackrabbit San Fermin Producer, Engineer, Mixing
B'lieve I'm Goin Down... Kurt Vile Mixing
After It All Delta Rae Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation, Additional Production, Producer
This Is Your Life 2016 Augustines Producer, Mixing
Synthia The Jezabels Mixing
It's Not About the Witches T.O.L.D.
Everything and Nothing Hammock
Arms Bell X1
And Then Like Lions Blind Pilot
The World We Built 2017 The Wild Reeds Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Only the Lonely Colony House Engineer, Additional Production, Mixing
Near to the Wild Heart of Life Japandroids Mixing, Additional Production
So Numb Sannhet Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Sleep Well Beast The National Mixing, Producer
There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light Stars Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation


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  5. ^ "Interpol Biography". Matador Records. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Album Reviews: Interpol: Slow Hands / Evil / C'Mere". Pitchfork. 2005-04-21. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  7. ^ "The National - Alligator - Review". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
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  9. ^ Gordon, Scott. "Matt Berninger of The National | Music | Interview". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  10. ^ "The National's Berninger Talks Boxer, Baseball, CYHSY". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 20, 2008. 
  11. ^ Carr, David (2009-10-18). "Romance Fades, Partnership Endures". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  12. ^ "The Zambonis". Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Peter Katis | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 

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