Shaun Lopez

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Shaun Lopez
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Background information
Birth name Shaun Michael Lopez
Born Sacramento, California, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, emo, indie rock, punk, electronica
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, composer
Instruments Guitar, keyboard, sampler, vocals
Years active 1991–present
Labels Epic, Geffen, Vagrant
Associated acts Far, The Revolution Smile, Deftones, ††† (Crosses), Will Haven
Website www.shaunlopez.com

Shaun Lopez is an American music producer, composer, and musician.

Life and career[edit]

Shaun was born and raised in a suburb of Sacramento, CA. He is a founding member and guitarist for post-hardcore band Far.

After a number of local releases, including their first demo tape, Sweat A River, Live No Lies, and two independent albums Listening Game and Quick, they signed to Epic/Immortal Records and released their major label debut, Tin Cans With Strings To You.

Their second major label LP, Water & Solutions, was released in 1998. Thanks to the single, "Mother Mary", they attracted a large cult following. The more melodic sound showcased on this album is increasingly cited as an influence on present-day "emo rock" bands (i.e. Thursday, Biffy Clyro, Jimmy Eat World) . Certainly, it was a departure from their earlier, much more hardcore sound, though it is still far from the emo-pop that it would quickly come to inspire.[1]

After their split in 1999, Lopez briefly played in an early version of Rival Schools, headed by former Quicksand frontman, Walter Schreifels. He also auditioned for a spot in Foo Fighters, a job that was ultimately given to Chris Shiflett of No Use For A Name/Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

Shortly thereafter, Shaun picked up the microphone and formed The Revolution Smile, which, after putting out the self produced At War with Plastic EP, and self-produced full-length, We Are In This Alone, was signed to Geffen Records. In 2003, they released Above The Noise, which was produced by Shaun and Dave Sardy, (producer of Far's Water & Solutions), and mixed by Andy Wallace. They toured across United States and Europe, and were featured on Ozzfest and Van's Warped Tour. A third self-produced album entitled Summer Ever was released in September 2006.[2]

In addition to his production work with The Revolution Smile, he has produced a number of other bands, including Giant Drag, The Black Pacific, and Deftones.[3][4][5]

In 2009, a Far reunion was announced. Several live shows were played, and an album produced by Lopez was released on May 25, 2010. Their Lopez produced cover of Ginuwine's hit Pony made it to the top 40 in modern rock charts.[6] He has also mixed B-Sides for Deftones forthcoming release, Diamond Eyes.

In 2011, Shaun formed ††† (Crosses) with Chuck Doom and Chino Moreno from Deftones. The group played their first shows on a short tour in California, including cities Pomona, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Crosses played in the Lollapalooza Chile festival on March 31 - April 1, 2012.[7] They also played in the Quilmes Rock festival on April 3, 2012.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Shaun lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Amy Chance.[9] He owns and works out of The Airport studio.[10][11]

Discography[edit]

Producer[edit]

SensesFail

Renacer (2013)

Secret Empire (Storm Command) 2013

VersaEmerge

Rob Zombie

†††

Whitechapel

Far

  • At Night We Live (2010) - Composer, Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Guitar (Vagrant Records)
  • Pony single (2008) (#40 US Modern Rock) - Composer, Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Guitar

The Black Pacific

Deftones

Dead Sara

  • The Airport Sessions (EP) (2008) - Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Secondhand Serenade

We the Living

  • Heights of The Heavens (2007) - Engineer

Demon Hunter

Will Haven

Saosin

Lupe Fiasco

Tycho

Giant Drag

The X-Ecutioners

The Revolution Smile

Musician[edit]

Full albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Promos[edit]

  • Far - The System (1998)
  • Far - Mother Mary
  • Far - Love, American Style
  • Far - What I've Wanted To Say
  • Far - In The Aisle, Yelling

7"s[edit]

  • Far - Far Does Madonna (w/ Sea Pigs)
  • Far - Boring Life
  • Far - Mother Mary (1998)
  • Far - Far / Incubus split w/ Water and Solutions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wicked Land - Far/Onelinedrawing - Discography". WickedLand.com. 2010-12-23. Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Account Suspended". Therevolutionsmile.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  3. ^ Shaun Lopez. "Shaun Lopez - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Shaun Lopez Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  5. ^ "Shaun Lopez Dot Com". Shaunlopez.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  6. ^ "Blog Archive » 2.2010". Shaun Lopez. 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  7. ^ "Lollapalooza Chile 2012 Lineup". Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "†††. Live 2012. Argen†ina". Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Far away, so close - Feature Story - Local Stories - May 13, 2010 - Sacramento News & Review". Newsreview.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  10. ^ "Studio". Shaun Lopez. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  11. ^ "Blog Archive » 7.2.10". Shaun Lopez. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  12. ^ "Rob Zombie's Mondo Sex Head". Yahoo! Finance. Marketwire. June 19, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 

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