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JULY 8, 2003 – WEST LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – To be a fly on The Village’s walls would make one a witness to legendary recording sessions of Rock and Roll history. Aside from the insurmountable historic music that has been recorded within The Village’s haloed halls, production work for NPR’s Morning Becomes Eclectic program is also recorded at The Village. Morning Becomes Eclectic celebrates innovation, creativity and diversity by combining progressive pop, world beat, jazz, African, reggae, classical and new music. Recognized nationally for promoting a wide range of music ahead of the curve, the three-hour show has become a very attractive whistle stop for both established and emerging artists from around the world.

Eastmountainsouth, a country-folk-pop group from Los Angeles comprised of singer-songwriters Kate Maslich and Peter Adams, performed live at The Village for a broadcast of the legendary Morning Becomes Eclectic, on Eastmountainsouth’s hometown radio station, KCRW. Rumor has it that after catching the ear of none other than Robbie Robertson, the duo signed with DreamWorks and will release their eponymous debut CD in July 2003. The Eastmountainsouth session was engineered by Andy Brohard and assisted by Jared Nugent.

Singer-songwriter Gus Black, fresh off of a nationwide tour opening for Chris Whitley, also visited The Village to broadcast a live Morning Becomes Eclectic performance. Gus Black, who until recently performed and recorded as simply Gus, is supporting his 2003 Immergent Records CD release, Uncivilized Love. Black will spend most of Summer 2003 playing locally around Los Angeles, before setting off on tour again in support of his new album. Gary Lux engineered The Village session.

The Frames, from Dublin, Ireland, recently brought their live, alternative-pop energy to The Village to record a Morning Becomes Eclectic broadcast in support of their new American live album on Overcoat, entitled Roads Outgrown. The group will spend Summer 2003 playing concerts and festivals throughout Ireland and Europe. The Frames session was engineered by Jason Wormer and assisted by Andy Brohard.

The Alternative-Pop-Rock sounds of The Eels graced The Village’s studio D recently for a live performance broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic program, as well. The Eels, and their fearless front-man/songwriter E, are touring all summer long in support of their latest CD, 2003’s DreamWorks release Shootenanny! The Village session was engineered by Pete Keppler and assisted by Jared Nugent and Jeff Robinette.

Tom Brosseau, a San Diego based folk singer-songwriter by way of Grand Forks, North Dakota, recently visited The Village with his acoustic guitar to perform live in Studio F. Tom Brosseau is supporting his current release, Tom Brosseau, which is his third album as a solo artist. Brosseau, along with Gregory Page, also perform and record as The American Folk Singers.

After traveling all the way from England, alternative-Brit-pop-rockers Turin Brakes performed an inspired Morning Becomes Eclectic set in support of their second full-length CD, 2003’s Astralwerks release Ether Song, the follow-up to their 2001 full-length debut, The Optimist. Turin Brakes will be touring the USA this July and August 2003, supporting David Gray on the second leg of his American tour. The Village session was engineered by Dan Monti and assisted by Andy Brohard.

KCRW’s Ariana Morgenstern produced all of The Village’s Morning Becomes Eclectic sessions.

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For 35 years, The Village has been one of the entertainment industry’s top audio recording and mixing studios. Located in a spectacular 26,000-square-foot former Masonic Temple in West Los Angeles, the multi-room facility today provides state-of-the-art recording and scoring services to the record, film, and television industries. For more information, refer to the studio’s Web site at

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Eastmountainsouth at The Village Studios.

(L-R) Engineer Gary Lux and Gus Black at The Village Studios.

The Eels get Eel-clectic at The Village.

The Frames with KCRW’s Ariana Morgenstern at The Village Studios.

Tom Brosseau and the folks at The Village. (L-R) Manager Flannigan, KCRW’s Ariana Morgenstern, and Tom Brosseau.

Turin Brakes takes a break in the lobby of The Village.