From time to time, Spacebomb leaves its mark on musical projects of all shapes and sizes, some to be released by Spacebomb Records, and some destined for other labels or purposes. From sessions in our studios to one-of-a-kind film scores and everything in between, the Spacebomb Productions emblem signifies that our arrangers and musicians can be attributed to the sounds you hear. You’ll know it when you hear it.
Amber Arcades – European Heartbreak
Amber Arcades have released their new album European Heartbreak, out now on Heavenly. The album, co-produced by Trey Pollard, was partially recorded in Los Angeles with Chris Cohen before being finished at Spacebomb in Richmond, where Pollard oversaw the addition of strings, horns, and more.
“Wistful, glowing dream pop” ★★★★ – THE GUARDIAN
“European Heartbreak is a personal reflection and a timely commentary on European fragmentation” ★★★★ – THE TIMES
“A transcendent grace that repeatedly pricks up your ears” 8/10 – UNCUT
“Dutch singer-songwriter’s second album maps out a very personal space” ★★★★ – MOJO
“A bittersweet delight” – LONG LIVE VINYL
“There’s not a single track on European Heartbreak that isn’t a beautifully composed, shining picture postcard of emotion” ★★★★★ – THE SKINNY
Listen to European Heartbreak:
Darren Jessee – The Jane, Room 217
Darren Jessee has released his debut solo album The Jane, Room 217, out now on Bar/None Records. The Jane, Room 217 features strings and woodwinds arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard of Spacebomb. Hailing from North Carolina, Darren Jessee made his name as a member of the band Ben Folds Five, for which he wrote and co-wrote several key tracks including their biggest hit, “Brick.”
Watch a video of Jessee performing “All But A Dream” with Pollard and strings from Montrose Recording in Richmond, Virginia:
Listen to The Jane, Room 217:
Natalie Prass – The Future and The Past
Natalie Prass has released her new album The Future And The Past on ATO Records today. A Spacebomb Production produced by Matthew E. White and including performances by the Spacebomb House Band, The Future And The Past has already received critical acclaim from publications like…
the Spacebomb house band turn out to be as irresistibly adept at conjuring up slick, synthy funk as they were at imagining a mythic past in which Harry Nilsson signed to Hi Records.
the [Spacebomb] crew once again deftly evoke the past without ever inhabiting it, creating a record that, while conceivably could exist in any moment in time, still feels modern.
She’s still working with Matthew E. White, who produced the self-titled album and who’s an expert at layering mellow sounds in funky ways.
White and [Trey] Pollard remain on board – the latter, once again, contributing magnificent string arrangements.
Natalie Prass – “Short Court Style”
Natalie Prass announced her new album The Future and the Past, out June 1st on ATO Records. The follow-up to her Spacebomb-released debut album in 2015, The Future and the Past is a Spacebomb Production, produced by Matthew E. White and recorded in Richmond, VA.
Listen to the first single, “Short Court Style,” which Stereogum calls “a funky, elated love song with a choral hook that’ll hit your sweet spot”: