Sean O'Keefe (producer)

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Sean O'Keefe
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Background information
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
Associated acts

Sean O'Keefe is an American record producer, mixer, and engineer based in Chicago, Illinois. Sean is best known for his work with Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, 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. Sean is also a musician. He is a former member of Chicago band This Is Me Smiling, in 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
2014 Real Friends Maybe This Place Is the Same and We’re Just Changing Fearless Records Mixer[10]
2014 From Thin Air Masquerade Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[11]
2013 The Fold Moving Past Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[12]
2013 Mark Rose The Sound Of A Turnaround Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer [13]
2011 Mark Rose Wonderful Trouble Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[14]
2010 Gold Motel Summer House (album) Indie Mixer[15]
2010 Gold Motel Gold Motel EP Indie Mixer[16]
2010 This Is Me Smiling Only Uphill Indie Mixer[17]
2010 Skybox (band) Morning After Cuts Indie Producer, Mixer, Engineer[18]
2009 Company of Thieves (band) Ordinary Riches Wind-Up Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[19]
2009 The Von Bondies Love, Hate and Then There's You Majordomo Engineer[20]
2008 Rachael Yamagata Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart Warner Bros. Records Engineer, Drums[21]
2006 The Hush Sound Like Vines Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer, Engineer[22]
2007 The Autumn Defense Once Around (album) Yep Roc Engineer
2008 Punchline (band) Just Say Yes (Punchline album) Modern Short Stories Producer, Mixer, Engineer[23]
2006 Plain White T's Hey There Delilah Fearless Records Co-Producer, Mixer[24] #1 on US Billboard Radio Charts (Hot AC/Top 40)[9]
2006 Plain White T's Every Second Counts Hollywood Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[25] 750,000 SOLD - RIAA CERTIFIED GOLD[26]
2005 This Is Me Smiling This Is Me Smiling Sony Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[27]
2005 The Juliana Theory Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat Abacus Records Mixer, Engineer[28]
2004 Fall Out Boy My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer[29]
2004 Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White Victory Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[7] 950,000 SOLD - RIAA CERTIFIED GOLD[30]
2004 Less Than Jake B Is for B-sides Warner Bros. Records Mixer[31]
2004 Motion City Soundtrack Matchbook Romance Split Epitaph Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[32]
2004 Punchline (band) Action (Punchline album) Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer, Engineer[23]
2004 Duvall Oh Holy Night Asian Man Records Mixer[33]
2003 Fall Out Boy Take This To Your Grave Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer, Engineer[6] 700,000 SOLD - RIAA CERTIFIED GOLD[34]
2003 Motion City Soundtrack Schatzi Split Doghouse Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[35]
2003 Spitalfield Remember Right Now Victory Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[36]
2003 As Tall As Lions Lafcadio Triple Crown Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[37]
2002 Knockout Searching For Solid Ground Fearless Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer[38]


  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. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "From Thin Air | Vionza Music". 2014-07-05. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "BIO". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  14. ^ "BIO". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  15. ^ "Gold Motel - Summer House CD Album". 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  16. ^ "Gold Motel - Gold Motel (CD, Album)". 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  17. ^ "Hiding | This is Me Smiling". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  18. ^ "Skybox | Morning After Cuts | CD Baby Music Store". 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  19. ^ Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ Jason Lipshutz (2008-09-30). "The Von Bondies Sign With Majordomo". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "HUSH SOUND - Like Vines - Music". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  23. ^ a b Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ "REVIEWS | Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah album review". Hybridmagazine.Com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  25. ^ "Plain White T's - Every Second Counts (CD, Album)". 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  26. ^ Archived from the original on December 22, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  27. ^ "This is Me Smiling". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  28. ^ Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  29. ^ "My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue [EP]". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  30. ^ [1]
  31. ^ "News, reviews, interviews and more for top artists and albums – MSN Music". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  32. ^ "* Motion City Memories * - Discography". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  33. ^ "Oh Holy Night - Duvall | Credits". AllMusic. 2004-10-19. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  34. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2017-09-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  35. ^ "No Results Page | Barnes & Noble". Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  36. ^ "POZ Decade: Spitalfield - Remember Right Now — PropertyOfZack". 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  37. ^ "As Tall as Lions - Lafcadio". 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  38. ^ "Searching for Solid Ground by Knockout @ARTISTdirect". Retrieved 2016-02-03.

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