Rich Costey

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Rich Costey
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, experimental rock, indie rock, post-punk revival, art rock, electronica
Occupation(s)Record producer, mixer, engineer
Years active1995–present

Richard "Rich" Costey is an American music producer, mixer and engineer, known for his innovative and boundary-pushing approach to music production. He has worked with a diverse range of musicians across various genres including rock, indie, pop, hip-hop, and electronica.[1]

He has garnered critical acclaim and multiple Grammys for his outstanding contributions to the music industry. Some notable collaborators include Fiona Apple, Vampire Weekend, Foo Fighters, Sigur Rós, Muse,[2] Foster the People, Swirlies, Sam Fender, and My Chemical Romance. He has occasionally worked as a DJ and musician on these albums as well.[3] He is managed by René Symonds at Tap Mgmt[4]

Costey operates out of a residential studio located on a sprawling 400-acre estate in Southern Vermont,[5] providing artists with a unique recording environment. He regularly works from studios in both Los Angeles and London, where he typically spends several months of the year.

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Producing, engineering, mixing[edit]

  • Kimbra - "The Golden Echo" Producer
  • Korn - "Requiem" Mixing Engineer
  • Lovejoy - "Wake Up & It's Over" Mixing Engineer
  • Fiona Apple - "When the Pawn..." Mixer
  • Muse - "Showbiz" Mixer
  • Muse - "Origin of Symmetry" Mixing Engineer
  • Audioslave - "Audioslave" Mixing Engineer
  • Muse - "Absolution" Producer, Mixer
  • The Mars Volta - "De-Loused in the Comatorium" Engineer, Mixer
  • My Chemical Romance - "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" Mixing Engineer
  • Franz Ferdinand - "You Could Have It So Much Better" Producer, Mixer
  • Bloc Party - "Silent Alarm" Mixer
  • Weezer - "Make Believe" Mixer
  • Muse - "Black Holes and Revelations" Producer, Mixer
  • Mastodon - "Blood Mountain" Producer, Mixer
  • Interpol - "Our Love to Admire" Producer, Mixer
  • Foo Fighters - "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" Mixer
  • Muse - "HAARP" Producer, Mixer
  • Arctic Monkeys - "Humbug" Mixer (for the track "My Propeller")
  • Foster the People - "Torches" Mixer
  • Deftones - "Koi No Yokan" Mixer
  • Fun. - "Some Nights" Mixer
  • Muse - "The 2nd Law" Producer, Mixer
  • Bruce Springsteen - "Wrecking Ball" Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • Muse - "Drones" Producer, Mixer
  • Chvrches - "The Bones of What You Believe" Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • HAIM - "Days Are Gone" Producer, Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • Vampire Weekend - "Modern Vampires of the City" Mixer
  • Muse - "Simulation Theory" Producer, Mixer
  • Death Cab for Cutie - "Kintsugi" Producer, Mixer
  • Of Monsters and Men - "Beneath the Skin" Producer, Mixer
  • Biffy Clyro - "Ellipsis" Producer, Mixer
  • Bastille - "Wild World" Mixer
  • The Killers - "Wonderful Wonderful" Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • HAIM - "Something to Tell You" Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • Snow Patrol - "Wildness" Producer, Mixer
  • Sam Fender - "Hypersonic Missiles" Producer, Mixer
  • Blink-182 - "Nine" Mixer
  • Biffy Clyro - "A Celebration of Endings" Producer, Mixer
  • Ice Cube - "War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)" Engineer, Mixer
  • Rage Against the Machine - "Renegades" Mixer
  • My Chemical Romance - "Life on the Murder Scene" Mixer
  • Primal Scream - "More Light" Mixer
  • The Shins - "Port of Morrow" Mixer
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - "E-MO-TION" Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • Plan B - "Ill Manors" Mixer
  • Miguel - "Kaleidoscope Dream" Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • Santigold - "99¢" Mixer
  • Jenny Lewis - "The Voyager" Producer, Mixer
  • Alt-J - "Fitzpleasure" Mixer
  • Major Lazer - "Free the Universe" Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • Santigold - "Master of My Make-Believe" Mixer (for selected tracks)
  • Death Cab for Cutie - "Thank You for Today" Producer, Mixer
  • Mother Mother - "Nobody Escapes" Unknown


  1. ^ "Rich Costey". Threee. Archived from the original on November 30, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "CMJ New Music Monthly 2003". CMJ New Music (123–124). CMJ Network, Inc. 2003. ISSN 1074-6978.
  3. ^ "Rich Costey: Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Tap Music signs producer and mixer Rich Costey". Retrieved August 23, 2022.
  5. ^ McKeough, Tim (April 21, 2022). "Once an Escape, Now a Home". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 26, 2023.

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