John Hughes: New Album on 1320

JOHN HUGHES NEW STUDIO ALBUM, RESET THE WAREHOUSE
TO BE RELEASED MAY 18 ON 1320 RECORDS; HUGHES ON THE ROAD WITH STS9 FOR SELECT DATES

John Hughes
STS9's boutique record label, 1320 Records, proudly presents Reset the Warehouse, the new studio release from John Hughes (May 18, 2010).

A new recording studio, a new record label, and a new record allow John Hughes to step out from the familiar surroundings of Hefty Records, the label he founded in 1996, to strengthen his creative partnership with 1320 Records.

Though Hughes has collaborated with label-founders STS9 for years, this marks his first official release on 1320 - an alliance long in the making, given both parties' shared mission of creating and supporting new music under artist-run labels. Like Hefty, 1320 is an independent, musician-run collective that stresses cooperation between the artist and label.

As Hughes explains, "I wanted this recording to have a live, gritty sound, so I took it outside of the computer as much as I could. It was mixed through a board to tape, and the synths are all analog. Within the context of an electronic record, the live performances also help give it a warm, organic feel."

When it came time to edit and mix the tracks, Hughes looked to vibraphonist Rick Embach, who was involved in the sessions from the earliest stages, as well as his old friend Joshua Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv. Hughes brought his recording sessions to Eustis' studio in Chicago, and together they mixed the tracks thorough an analog mixing board and then to two-track tape, giving the album the finishing touches and appropriate analog "glue" it required.

Click here to view the entire supporting cast of Reset the Warehouse.

Reset the Warehouse Track List:
1. "A Reflection of the Times"
2. "Waukee Wallop"
3. "Another One"
4. "Reset The Warehouse"
5. "Pterodactyl Piano Bar"
6. "Little Dot in the Sky"
7. "Done Everything"
8. "Moan Pop Asheesh"
9. "Witchfinger"
10. "You Don't Love Me"
11. "Wow, I Think I Love You"
12. "Naphtha Jets"

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