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If you’ve been around Faultline for any length of time over the past few years you’ve most certainly run into Mr. Kyle McGraw. His easy going demeanor and quick laugh have been warming the studio ever since his band Upstairs/Downstairs came into record their first album with us 4 years ago.   Afterwards, he asked if he could stick around as an intern and quickly began assisting, then engineering sessions of his own.

Over the past year he’s been busy on both sides of the glass: playing guitar in 2 bands (both with albums on the way) and as an engineer, working on several hot releases from the past few months:


 
Battlehooch celebrated the vinyl release of their full length album ‘Hot Lungs‘ last week with an awesome show at Slim’s.  Hot Lungs contains all of their Singles from the 2012 video series plus some new tracks.


 

 

The Sam Chase, named best Bay Area Band by the SF Weekly in May, released their 2nd album ‘The Sam Chase Will Never Die‘ at a sold out show over at the Independent last month.

Be sure to look out for the second Upstairs/Downstairs album as well as an EP from Kyle’s other band Future Space and Time when they are released later this summer.

Battlehooch describe their music as “shape-shifting orchestral rock,” we like to call them genre bending over-achievers. From song to song the only thing that remains constant is their high energy and boundless creativity.

They are currently in the middle of an ambitious project: the Single Series 2012.  Every six weeks they will be releasing two new songs (single + b-side) and an accompanying video. Watch the video for the newest single ‘Organic’ below or download it along with groovy b-side ‘Thin Patience’ both mixed here at Faultline by Kyle McGraw and Lucas Boilon.

Additionally, Battlehooch are featured in a GoPro ad which is currently airing during Giants games and are playing an upcoming show with goat god rockers Tornado Rider Friday June 8th at the Great American Music Hall. Truly a show that promises to be epic and full of epic sauce.