||Can I Keep This Pen? CD (2007)
Chuck Brody songs There's no question that Hesta Prynn, Sprout, and Spero have lifted a lot from the Beastie Boys--from their infectious, 2-bar, back-and-forth vocals down to the content of their charismatic, quick-rhyme musings ("I'm Hesta Prynn/Let me begin/I like my coffee with lots of gin"). On their third official release, CAN I KEEP THIS PEN?, the trio continue in the same vein, peppering their old-school, tag-team rhyme cadence with clever pop-culture metaphors and coffee-shop intellectual references. The girls also wander into alt-rock territory on a few guitar-driven dirges ("Better Already," "Away, Away," "Run Off the Road"). CAN I KEEP THIS PEN? features production work from Chuck Brody of Shitake Monkey and Adrock himself.
Audio Mixer: Chuck Brody.
Recording information: At The Fireplace, New York, NY; The Fireplace, New York, NY.
Photographers: Katie Cassidy; Ali Pontieri.
Northern State: Spero (guitar, keyboards); Sprout (bass guitar); Hesta Prynn.
Personnel: Katie Cassidy (guitar, harp); Chris Feinstein, Justin Thompson, Justin Thompson (guitar); Kaki King (lap steel guitar); Dan Lipton (Wurlitzer piano, Wurlitzer organ); Steven Halpern (keyboards, drum programming); Hesta Prynn (keyboards); Ad-Rock (programming); Chuck Brody (drum programming); Johnny Rodeo (sound effects).
Additional personnel: Mr. Murray Hill (spoken vocals); Chuck Brody (various instruments); Steven Halpern (bass guitar); Seth H. Johnson (drums); Nik At Nite (programming, scratches); Ad-Rock , Chris Feinstein, Nachos, Kaki King, Katie Cassidy.
||Death of Adam CD (2008) |
Chuck Brody albums Acclaimed underground producer 88-Keys has steadily built his rep since the late 1990s, providing beats for a wide range of hip-hop artists (Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Consequence, Beanie Sigel, The Pharcyde, and Scarface, among others). Putting in work on the mic as well as behind the boards, 88-Keys composes a tight conceptual effort on his debut, THE DEATH OF ADAM, as ...