Strings and Horns at Trout Recording, Brooklyn NY

In June 2016, strings and horns were recorded at Trout Recording in Brooklyn with Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family, Antony & the Johnsons, Angels of Light Swans). Bryce is a long-time collaborator with Carpenter, having mixed the last Beat Circus record Boy From Black Mountain (2009) and vocals for Carpenter’s record with The Confessions The Far End of the World (2015).

Brooklyn resident and Ghost Train Orchestra member Emily Bookwalter, who toured with Beat Circus in California as part of The Barbary Coast, recorded viola with violinist Abigale Reisman. Quinn Carson, who was also part of the California crew, recorded trombone with original Beat Circus member tubist Ron Caswell and multi-instrumentalist Alec Spiegelman.

Beat Circus Returns to the Studio. Q Division, Somerville MA

Beat Circus started recording These Wicked Things, their first record in 10 years, in 2016 at Q Division Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts with Rafi Sofer at the console. Returning on this new incarnation of the band are four members from the last record. Returning are Paul Dilley (pictured) on acoustic and electric bass, Gavin McCarthy on drums, guitarist Andrew Stern, and Brian Carpenter on vocals and a variety of other instruments (harmonica, organ, bells, trumpet, and guitar.)