20 April 2014

Amsterdam Recording Company Presents: Vertical Scratchers (US | Merge Records)

Apr / 20 / 2014
‘Amsterdam Recording Company Presents’ is a series of shows with bands that recorded at ARC, bands we released on our label, or just simply bands we love. 

This edition will bring a special in-store show of Vertical Scratchers (US |Merge Records) in cooperation with Independent Outlet!

Vertical Scratchers is John Schmersal (ex-Brainiac/Enon, live Caribou, and Crooks on Tape) and Christian Beaulieu (ex-Triclops!/Anywhere). http://www.verticalscratchers.com/

Band starts at 18:00 and the entrance is free!


12 March 2014

A.R.C. Presents – Pale Angels (US/UK)

Mar / 12 / 2014
On Tuesday the 18th of March Amsterdam Recording Company will be hosting a very special "A.R.C. Presents" with the band Pale Angels from the US/UK together with our good friends from Independent Outlet.

Showtime is 18:00, entrance is free! Location: Independent Outlet, Vijzelstraat 77, Amsterdam.


24 February 2014

Taking Back Sunday photo’s by Brian Krijgsman

Feb / 24 / 2014
Brian Krijgsman's amazing pictures of the special Taking Back Sunday session held on the 21st of February 2014 at Amsterdam Recording Company in association with Suburban Records. Check out (and please 'like') Brian's Facebook page here!
14 February 2014


Feb / 14 / 2014
We are very happy to announce that Amsterdam Recording Company will be releasing The Local Spastics new self titled album coming April! The album was recorded at Amsterdam Recording Company by Igor Wouters.
The Local Spastics are a young punk rock band that started around 2010. After a first demo that takes you back to the sound of seventies punk and reminds you of bands like The Dead Boys, The stooges and FEAR, the trio quickly built up quite a reputation with their aggressive live shows, politically incorrect behaviour and sarcastic lyrics.
With the new record coming up, the Local Spastics are back with a more mature sound and are ready to wreck and roll once again. You better get ready for a spastic attack!
 album cover
13 February 2014


Feb / 13 / 2014
On February the 21st Taking Back Sunday will perform at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. That afternoon there will be an exclusive studio session at Amsterdam Recording Company in cooperation with Suburban Records where the band will play some new songs from their upcoming album 'Happiness Is'.
You can win tickets for this exclusive session AND for the show, courtesy of OOR Magazine, by clicking this link.
04 February 2014

Exclusive live session Taking Back Sunday

Feb / 04 / 2014
The New York punkers from Taking Back Sunday will perform an exclusive live session at Amsterdam Recording Company before their show at the Melkweg the on 21st of February. The band will play some new songs from their upcoming album 'Happiness is', which will be released on the 18th of March.

Together with bands like Brand New, Jimmy Eat World and Thursday; Taking Back Sunday is one of the founders of the emo movement. The band scored some big hits with singles as 'MakeDamnSure' and 'Cute Without the E'. The last time this band performed in the Netherlands was five years ago!

The session is exclusively for press and a few lucky prizewinners. Keep an eye on Amsterdam Recording Company's, Suburban and Melkweg's website for more information and actions!
31 January 2014

Lorde at the Grammys

Jan / 31 / 2014
Lorde won awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performer for her hit "Royals" at the 56th annual Grammys in Los Angeles this past week! We are proud to report that Amsterdam Recording Company's chief engineer, Philip J Harvey, who holds down the A.R.C. fort for us here in Amsterdam also had the unique opportunity to mix Front of House for Lorde during the Grammy Awards and will be mixing her upcoming world tour!
09 January 2014

Citroën – Katapult

Jan / 09 / 2014
We recorded the trombones for this Citroën commercial a while back. The track features an amazing 70's/80's TV themed groove by Michiel Marsman and Tessa Rose Jackson.  Music supervision and music production by Sizzer Amsterdam.
01 January 2014


Jan / 01 / 2014
2013 is over and we had a blast! Many thanks to our amazing team of engineers, Philip J Harvey, Igor Wouters and Menno Bakker for keeping it all going and a big thank you to ObitsDie KreuzenSnowburnerElle BanditaThe End MenDeath Alley, Sparrow FallsDVKESThe ParrotsThe local spastics, FrankenberriesVincent-PaoloBullerslugThe Future's Dust, Jimmy Barnes - OfficialMahalia BarnesJoe Bonamassa and all the many other amazing artists/bands we got to work with the past year!

Happy new year everyone!

Polygram console 1972 copy