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Geoff Sanoff

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Grammy winning producer and engineer Geoff Sanoff hails from Washington, D.C. and while he hasn’t lived there for many years, his musical sensibilities were shaped growing up in the DC music scene. After college Geoff played in an indie rock band called Edsel and during that time he was bitten with the recording bug, ultimately leading led him to New York, and to a studio called the Place.

Fast forward several years as the Place evolved into Stratosphere, and Geoff has been involved with the studio’s growth for over a decade. In that time he has had the pleasure of working on projects both within the studio’s family (Ivy, Fountians of Wayne, James Iha) and outside of it (Television, the Secret Machines, Nada Surf).

Geoff has worked on all manner of musical projects ranging from rock bands like Green Day and TInted Widows to country folk artists like Hem. He has worked on songs and soundtracks for major Hollywood films, mixing or recording music on films like Music and Lyrics with Hugh grant and El Cantante with Jennifer Lopez. And he has worked on music for television, most recently the Grammy award winning Steven Colbert Christmas special which featured Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, John Legend,Toby Keith and Feist.

His most recently completed projects include producing and mixing the new album for Sub Pop artists Obits, recording the A Camp and Tinted Windows records, and mixing the new album for South African indie rockers Blk Jks. 2009 Geoff has worked with Green Day, Michael Stipe and Keith Urban and is currently working on new albums for Paramount Styles and the Treasury Department.

Select Tracks

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    Secret Machines
    "Sad and Lonely", Now Here is Nowhere
    Released 2004 (Reprise)

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    A Camp
    "Here are many Wild Animals", Colonia
    Released 2009 (Universal, Nettwerk)

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    Nada Surf
    "Concrete Bed", The Weight is a Gift
    Released 2005 (Barsuk)

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    Tinted Windows
    "Messing with my Head", Tinted Windows
    Released 2009 (S-Curve)

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    Motion City Soundtrack
    "Point of Extinction", Even if it Kills Me
    Released 2007 (Epitaph)

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    Lloyd Cole
    "The Flipside", Broken Record
    Released 2010 (Self-Released)

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    Obits
    "Shift Operator", Moody, Standard and Poor
    Released 2011 (Sub Pop)

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Selected Discography

Bruce Springsteen | High Hopes | Columbia | Engineer

Obits | Bed & Bugs | Sub Pop | Mixing

The Rascals | Live DVD | Record & Mix

James Iha | Look to the Sky | Record & Mix

Not Fade Away | Film Music/Soundtrack | Record & Mix

Trapper Schoepp & The Shades | Run, Engine Run | SideOneDummy | Mix

School of Seven Bells | Ghostory | Ghostly Int’l | Engineer

Fountains of Wayne | Sky Full of Holes | Yep Rock | Engineer

Obits | Moody, Standard & Poor | Sub Pop | Co-Prod & Mix

New Cassettes | Winterhead | Co-Mix

Weekend | Fred Perry CMJ Sessions | Record & Mix

Gauntlet Hair | Fred Perry CMJ Sessions | Record & Mix

Caveman | Fred Perry CMJ Sessions | Record & Mix

1,2,3 | Fred Perry CMJ Sessions | Record & Mix

WATERS | Fred Perry CMJ Sessions | Record & Mix

Tall Ships | Fred Perry CMJ Sessions | Record & Mix

Widowspeak | Fred Perry CMJ Sessions | Record & Mix

Beirut | Avid Sessions | Engineer

David Chase Film | TBA Film Score | Paramount Studios | Engineer & Mix

The Sheepdogs | Five Easy Pieces EP | Atlantic | Engineer & Mix

Jukebox the Ghost | Mistletoe EP | Yep Rock | Engineer & Mix

Surfer Blood | Insound & Maker’s Mark “Red Wax Sessions” | Record & Mix

DOM | Insound & Maker’s Mark “Red Wax Sessions” | Record & Mix

Class Actress | Insound & Maker’s Mark “Red Wax Sessions” | Record & Mix

Jukebox the Ghost | Insound/Maker’s Mark “Red Wax Sessions” | Record&Mix

Woven Bones | Insound & Maker’s Mark “Red Wax Sessions” | Record & Mix

Fake Problems | Insound & Maker’s Mark “Red Wax Sessions” | Record & Mix

Ma.Mentor | Insound & Maker’s Mark “Red Wax Sessions” | Record & Mix

Bear Hands | Insound & Maker’s Mark “Red Wax Sessions” | Record & Mix

Nada Surf | If I Had A Hi-Fi | bonus tracks | Mix

The Twilight Sad | Live at Lime Session | Engineer/Mix

Lloyd Cole | Broken Record | Engineer

The Soundtrack of our Lives | Live at Lime Session | Engineer/Mix

Raymond & Maria | Forthcoming | Engineer/Mix

The Breakers | Forthcoming Album | Wicked Cool Records | Engineer

Stereo Skyline | Forthcoming | Engineer

Nada Surf | “Me and my Arrow” | Songs from The Point OST | Mix

Asian Kung-Fu Generation | Forthcoming | Sony | Engineer/Mix

Stephen Colbert & Friends | A Colbert Christmas | Comedy Central | Engineer*

* 2010 Grammy Award Winner for “Comedy Album of the Year”

Dashboard Confessional | Alter the Ending | Vagrant | Engineer

A Camp | Colonia | Reveal | Engineer

Blk Jks | After Robots | Secretly Canadian | Mix

Secret Machines | Now Here Is Nowhere | Warner Brothers | Mix/Engineer

Nada Surf | The Weight Is A Gift | Barsuk | Mix

The Sounds | Dying To Say This To You | Scratchie | Engineer

Auktyon | Girls Sing | Engineer

Francoise Hardy | Forthcoming EMI France | Engineer

Green Day | Forthcoming | Warner Brothers | Engineer

Television | Album Tracks | TBA | Engineer

Emily West | Forthcoming | Capitol Nashville | Engineer

Paramount Styles | Forthcoming | TBA | Producer/Mixer/Engineer

Obits | I Blame You | Sub Pop | Producer/Mixer/Engineer

Tinted Windows | Tinted Windows | S-Curve | Engineer

A Camp | Covers EP | Reveal | Engineer

School of Seven Bells | Alpinisms | Ghostly International | Engineer

Stephen Fretwell | Man On The Roof | Fiction/Polydor | Mix/Engineer

The Office | A Night At The Ritz | Scratchie/New Line | Mix/Engineer

Motion City Soundtrack | Even If It Kills Me | Epitaph | Engineer

Fountains Of Wayne | Traffic and Weather | Virgin Records | Engineer

Hem | Funnel Cloud | Rounder Records | Mix

Big City Rock | Big City Rock | Atlantic Records | Engineer

America | Here & Now | Sony | Engineer

Arto Lindsey | Invoke | Righteous Babe | Engineer

Cat Power | Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Album | Engineer

Dean & Britta | LAventura | JetSet | Engineer

Fountains Of Wayne | Out Of State Plates | S-Curve | Engineer

Fountains Of Wayne | Trains and Boats and Planes | S-Curve | Engineer

GVSB | You Can’t Fight What You.. | Jade Tree | Engineer

Hem | Eveningland | Rounder Records | Engineer

Hem | Rabbit Songs | Dreamworks | Engineer

Indochine | Paradize | Sony | Engineer

Ivy | In The Clear | Nettwerk | Engineer/Remix

Ivy/Darius Rucker | For The Kids | Nettwerk | Mix/Engineer

Jesse Malin | Heat | Artemis Records | Engineer

Jets To Brazil | Four Cornered Night | Jade Tree | Mix

Luna | Rendez-vous | JetSet | Mix/Engineer

Micah Gaugh | Everything | Accidental Records | Mix

Michael Stipe | In The Sun | Katrina Charity Record | Mix/Engineer

Michael Stipe | Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Album | Mix/Engineer

Michael Stipe | Everything Comes Undone | Miracle Legion Tribute | Engineer/Mix

Music & Lyrics | Movie Soundtrack | Mix/Engineer

Nellie Mackay | I’m So Pretty | Mix/Engineer

Nebula | Changed | Sub Pop | Engineer

New Wet Kojak | This Is The Glamerous | Beggars | Producer/Mixer/Engineer

+/- | Holding Patterns | Teenbeat | Engineer

Secret Machines | Road Leads Where… | Warner Brothers | Mix/Engineer

Tahiti 80 | Piece Of Sunshine | Minty Fresh | Engineer

The Blank Theory | Beyond The Calm… | Scratchie | Engineer

The Sounds | Tony The Beat | Scratchie | Remix

Remixes with James Iha:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs | TBA | Interscope | Engineer

The Grey Race | Taking It On The Chin | Unfiltered Music | Engineer/Mix

Annie | Me Plus One | Vice Records | Engineer/Mix

Ladytron | Weekend | Rylodisc | Produce/Engineer/Mix

Stellastarr* | Sweet Troubled Soul | RCA | Produce/Engineer/Mix

A Perfect Circle | Blue | EMI/Virgin | Engineer/Mix

A Perfect Circle | The Outsider | EMI/Virgin | Engineer/Mix

Live Recordings:

Hard-Fi | Atlantic

James Blunt | Atlantic

Jet | Atlantic