album release posterCookie Tongue, who haunted Studio C for most of the early part of this year, are bringing their strange sounds and catchy songs to the Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday September 9th to celebrate the release of their album: Biotic Rituals.

Cookie Tongue is promising a night of costumes, homemade instruments and special guest along with Omer’s signature vocal stylings and a couple of interesting openers: Kingdom of Not and Raven Marcus

This is the best reason we’ve ever heard of to visit San Jose:

The Tech Museum of Innovation is hosting an exhibition celebrating music-making in the digital age. Reboot: Music is a dizzying array of interactive installations built to inspire the exploration of and collaborations within electronic music. Go to see the exhibit and stay for the Exhibition Closing Party on Saturday, August 2nd. Reboot: Music Live! features some of the most exciting electronic musicians performing today with a line up including Eskmo, Zoe Keating, Moldover and more.

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We have to admit, when we heard that Afromassive had disbanded we were bummed. Their combination of traditional rhythms, jazz sensibility and modern electronic production yielded some of the fiercest dance music we’d worked on and after all the long hours stretching our Neve console to the max, it was a shame to think those delicious grooves might never make a booty shake.

But today we’re all smiles as Fill the Void is being released today. You might not be able to catch them live anytime soon but if you give a listen we bet you won’t be able to sit still…


Station & the Monster forged their heavy sound in Pennsylvania and then pulled up roots and to bring their unique blend of grunge rock west. Now based in Oakland, the trio crossed the bridge several times to track and mix their new EP, released today, with Yosh! here in Faultline’s Studio A.

Catch them live at the Elbo Room July 14th.



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Have you wondered who provides the “Best Way to Hear Local Musicians Put Their Stamp on Classic Albums“? The SF Weekly has made that distinction clear by awarding UnderCover Presents with just that honor this week in their SF Weekly Best of Awards. Congratulations to UCP’s Founder & Co-Producer Lyz Luke, Co-Producer Yosh! Haraguchi and the hundreds of talented Bay Area musicians who make UnderCover possible. 2006, THE NERV have been bringing a modern voice to the classic punk form. Their songs are driven by muscular instrumentals and punctuated by a provocative vocalist, lyrical and snarling by turns. Their live shows are fierce and loud. If you visit the studio this month and the walls are shaking, chances are it’s just THE NERV cranking out their third release.

Catch them live May 6th at the Knockout.




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Fanfare Zambaleta at the JCCSF

Over one hundred musicians. Eleven ensembles. Four amazing nights of music. UnderCover Presents and Faultline Studios, under the musical directorship of Robert Shelton, are bringing Paul Simon’s classic album Graceland to Bay Area stages this month. Each of Graceland‘s eleven iconic songs will be recreated by a different featured Bay Area act, with genres ranging from Afrofunk to Balkan Brass and an astonishing boys choir.

Catch the magic at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco April 11th & 12th or at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage on April 19th & 20th.  A digital download of the recorded album (produced by Faultline’s Yosh!) is provided with the ticket price.


UnderCover Presents and Faultline Studios are excited to announce the upcoming tribute to Sly & The Family Stone’s 1969 breakout album Stand! This seminal funk album is re-imagined on the stage by some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, curated by Guest Music Director David Möschler. David’s vision brings us some jazz and soul sounds as well as some adventurous orchestral stylings and a hip-hop/classical mashup.

Get your groove on at the Independent Friday, January 17th or Saturday, January 18th at 7.30 p.m. A studio album (produced by Faultline’s Yosh!) of the project is included with the ticket price.

***Encore Night Added! Sunday January 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Independent.***

Last year saw our expansion into Studio C, a closer partnership with our friends at the Vision Academy and so much wonderful music. The Neve console is coming along nicely, we hope to have it reinstalled and the Guitar Room reopened by April. In the meantime Studio A is still discounted and Studio C continues to churn out the short hourly sessions for artists and voice over clients.

Highlights from 2013:

Here are a few of our favorite memories from 2013!

Elizabeth Setzer and La Tania’s flamenco arrangement of
Radiohead’s How to Disappear Completely”

Check out the studio album produced here at Faultline.

Upstairs/Downstairs released their second to pass through our walls and made a lovely video:

Secret Cheifs 3 stopped in to mix part of their new record ‘Book of Souls’ Folio A.

17 year old Robbie Leone was one of the first full length releases to come out of Studio C.

Keep an ear out for releases early in 2014 from Fanfare Zambaleta, Con Brio, Zeike McCarter and so many more!

This summer Faultline Studios is teaming up with our good friends over at the Vision Academy to support their awesome summer program.

We’re focusing on a single kid, Isaiah who’s been in and out of their program due to lack of funds.  Isaiah and Kian

To help keep him in summer camp we’re offering 4 days of studio time with a house engineer for $250/day to help cover the difference between what Isaiah’s family can afford and the full cost of the program for the summer.

These days are useable any time this year but must be paid in full by July 31st.  Credit card or Paypal transactions will be charged a surcharge to ensure we receive the full amount to donate to the Vision Academy for Isaiah’s tuition.

To book one of these days call us at 415.562.7625 or email and tell us you want to “Support Isaiah.”  Sorry, since we’re donating all this money we can’t change the rate on a session already booked, but we’d be happy to add a day onto your existing session!

You can follow what Isaiah and all the kids of The Vision Academy are up to over at their picture blog or on Twitter.

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