Secret Machines Craft Album at the Magic Shop

New York City’s Secret Machines are bunkered in the Magic Shop Studio studio recording their third full-length album, which will be released in 2008, according to Reprise Records’ press release. Work will continue through the holidays.

Secret Machines have joined forces with producer/engineer Brandon Mason (David Bowie and VHS OR BETA) at The Magic Shop studio, and will be mixing the record with him at Electric Lady studios in New York. Secret Machines fans will recall Mason’s work from the band’s previous album, “Ten Silver Drops.” The trio — Brandon Curtis (bass, keyboards, vocals), Josh Garza (drums), and new member Phil Karnats (guitar) — will bring back what USA Today describes as the “brutal beauty” that permeates their sound. Karnats joins the band after the amicable exit of founder, brother, and guitarist, Benjamin Curtis, who is continuing to create music with his longtime girlfriend for the band School of Seven Bells. Both parties remain extremely close and share a mutual appreciation of each other’s work.