Sean O'Keefe (producer)

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Sean O'Keefe
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Background information
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
Years active2002–present

Sean O'Keefe is an American record producer, mixer, and engineer based in Chicago, Illinois, United States. O'Keefe is best known for his work with Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, Til Morning and Plain White T's, but has also worked with artists such as Motion City Soundtrack,[1] The Hush Sound,[2] Less Than Jake, Company of Thieves, Punchline,[3] Spitalfield,[4] and You vs Yesterday. O'Keefe is also a musician. He is a former member of Chicago band This Is Me Smiling and Danny and The Ketchups, in both of which he played the drums.[5]

Commercial success[edit]

Sean's work has earned him three RIAA Gold Records (awarded for the shipment of 500,000 units): Fall Out Boy's Take This to Your Grave (producer and mixer,)[6] Hawthorne Heights' The Silence in Black and White (producer and mixer,)[7] and the Plain White T's Hey There Delilah (co-producer and mixer.)[8] "Hey There Delilah" reached #1 on US Billboard Hot AC/Top 40 charts.[9]

Selected production discography[edit]

Year Artist Title Label Role Achievements
2002 Knockout Searching For Solid Ground Fearless Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[10]
2003 As Tall As Lions Lafcadio Triple Crown Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[11]
2003 Spitalfield Remember Right Now Victory Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[12]
2003 Motion City Soundtrack Schatzi Split Doghouse Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[13]
2003 Fall Out Boy Take This To Your Grave Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer, Engineer[6] 700,000 sold,
RIAA certified gold[14]
2004 Duvall Oh Holy Night Asian Man Records Mixer[15]
2004 Punchline Action (Punchline album) Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer, Engineer[16]
2004 Motion City Soundtrack Matchbook Romance Split Epitaph Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[17]
2004 Less Than Jake B Is for B-sides Warner Bros. Records Mixer[18]
2004 Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White Victory Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[7] 950,000 sold,
RIAA certified gold[19]
2004 Fall Out Boy My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer[20]
2005 The Juliana Theory Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat Abacus Records Mixer, Engineer[21]
2005 This Is Me Smiling This Is Me Smiling Sony Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[22]
2006 Plain White T's Every Second Counts Hollywood Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[23] 750,000 sold,
RIAA certified gold[24]
2006 Plain White T's Hey There Delilah Fearless Records Co-Producer, Mixer[25] #1 on US Billboard Radio Charts (Hot AC/Top 40)[9]
2008 Punchline Just Say Yes (Punchline album) Modern Short Stories Producer, Mixer, Engineer[16]
2007 The Autumn Defense Once Around (album) Yep Roc Engineer
2006 The Hush Sound Like Vines Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer, Engineer[26]
2008 Rachael Yamagata Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart Warner Bros. Records Engineer, Drums[27]
2009 The Von Bondies Love, Hate and Then There's You Majordomo Engineer[28]
2009 Company of Thieves Ordinary Riches Wind-Up Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[29]
2010 Skybox Morning After Cuts Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[30]
2010 This Is Me Smiling Only Uphill Indie Mixer[31]
2010 Gold Motel Gold Motel EP Indie Mixer[32]
2010 Gold Motel Summer House (album) Indie Mixer[33]
2011 Mark Rose Wonderful Trouble Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[34]
2013 Five Years Further Perfection is Lifeless Indie Producer, Engineer
2013 Mark Rose The Sound Of A Turnaround Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[35]
2013 The Fold Moving Past Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[36]
2014 From Thin Air Masquerade Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[37]
2014 Real Friends Maybe This Place Is the Same and We’re Just Changing Fearless Records Mixer[38]
2018 Fall Out Boy Lake Effect Kid Island Records and Decaydance Producer, Mixer, Engineer
2019 AM Taxi Shiver by Me Mixer
2020 You vs Yesterday You vs Yesterday Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer
2021 Beach Bunny Cloud 9 featuring Tegan and Sara Mom + Pop Mixer


  1. ^ "* Motion City Memories * - Discography". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  2. ^ "The Hush Sound - Like Vines - Album Review". 2006-06-06. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  3. ^ Brandon Allin. "Punchline Select Sean O'Keefe to Produce New Release - News Article". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  4. ^ "Interviews: Mark Rose (Ex-Spitalfield)". 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  5. ^ Sean O'Keefe. "Sean O'Keefe | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  6. ^ a b "Fall Out Boy on iTunes". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  7. ^ a b "Ohio Is For Lovers Hawthorne Heights". Prosound Network. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  8. ^ "PureVolume™ | We're Listening To You". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  9. ^ a b "Plain White T's - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  10. ^ "Searching for Solid Ground by Knockout @ARTISTdirect". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  11. ^ "As Tall as Lions - Lafcadio". 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  12. ^ "POZ Decade: Spitalfield - Remember Right Now — PropertyOfZack". 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  13. ^ "No Results Page | Barnes & Noble". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2017-09-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Oh Holy Night - Duvall | Credits". AllMusic. 2004-10-19. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  16. ^ a b "Punchline : Just Say Yes [Import]". 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  17. ^ "* Motion City Memories * - Discography". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  18. ^ "News, reviews, interviews and more for top artists and albums – MSN Music". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  19. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - October 27, 2013". Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  20. ^ "My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue [EP]". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  21. ^ "Juliana Theory : Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat". 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  22. ^ "This is Me Smiling". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  23. ^ "Plain White T's - Every Second Counts (CD, Album)". 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  24. ^ "RIAA News Room - Summer Sizzle - Aug 22, 2007". 22 December 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  25. ^ "REVIEWS | Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah album review". Hybridmagazine.Com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  26. ^ "HUSH SOUND - Like Vines - Music". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  27. ^ "Elephants... Teeth Sinking into Heart | Tape Op Magazine | Longform candid interviews with music producers and audio engineers covering mixing, mastering, recording and music production". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  28. ^ Jason Lipshutz (2008-09-30). "The Von Bondies Sign With Majordomo". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  29. ^ [1][dead link]
  30. ^ "Skybox | Morning After Cuts | CD Baby Music Store". 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  31. ^ "Hiding | This is Me Smiling". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  32. ^ "Gold Motel - Gold Motel (CD, Album)". 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  33. ^ "Gold Motel - Summer House CD Album". 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  34. ^ "BIO". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  35. ^ "BIO". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  36. ^ "THE FOLD releases new video "Moving Past" off their new album and FREE download! – Rock Out Magazine". Archived from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  37. ^ "From Thin Air | Vionza Music". 2014-07-05. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  38. ^ "Real Friends Stream "Loose Ends" From 'Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing' — PropertyOfZack". 2014-05-07. Retrieved 2016-02-03.

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