The Seaside Lounge Recording Studios - est. 2002


255 18th St
Brooklyn, New York 11215
(718) 499-4596
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         The Seaside Lounge is a professional 5 room complex in Park Slope, Brooklyn (25 minutes from Manhattan, NYC) consisting of two complete analog and Pro Tools equipped recording studios. STUDIO A consists of a 22 x 18 foot live room with 11 foot ceilings, a 10 x 8 foot drum/iso booth and 23 x 14.5 foot control room. STUDIO B consists of a 25 x 14 foot live room with 10 foot ceilings and a 13 x 15 foot control room. Both rooms share a modest lounge with a kitchenette and WIFI internet access.

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Hello friends, welcome to our modest home on the web! We'll actually be upgrading the Seaside online experience asap, but we've had our hands full all summer keeping up with the important stuff around here - fixing things, meeting excellent people, and of course, making records (or digital EP's, as the case may be). Recent clients have included Nightbirds, Big Business, Solange, Roosevelt Dime, Tara Lynne Band, Parquet Courts, Dave Keener, Lost Boy, The Bloodshots, The Meaning of Life, Dead Night, and Eidetic Seeing. Here's what else is new;

We are finally on Facebook and Instagram (@seasidelounge) and we'd love it if you dropped in to virtually interact with us. Let us know about releases we've worked on together so we can get the word out, as well as questions, session photos, blurry selfies, etc (okay, maybe not the latter).

We have expanded the digital system in Studio A to a full 32 ins and outs, via a second Lynx Aurora 16. Lots and lots of outputs for analog signal processing and sonically superior analog summing on our Sony/MCI MXP-3036. Of course, our 2" 16-track analog tape machines are still working and sounding fantastic.

You've been asking for ten years and the day has finally arrived - we are now set up to accept payment for sessions on-site with debit and credit cards. Lack of actual money need no longer be an obstacle to making the record of your dreams. Just kidding. Please spend responsibly - debt is a real drag. We have lots of good advice to help you make your record within your real-world budget.

We want to express our condolences to the friends and family of Jim Bentley, who passed away on July 22. Jim ran and recorded at The Fort studio in Bushwick (est. 2003) and was clearly much loved as a friend and engineer. We never knew him personally, but our thoughts are with those that did during this difficult time.

In happier news, our own Mitch Rackin is a new dad! Benny Samuel Rackin was born July 31, right here in Brooklyn. Congrats, Mitch!


         The studios are the product of Josh Clark and Charles Burst, longtime residents of Brooklyn and players of fine music. We built the entire space (with enormous help from Stephen Paul, Simon Kahn and friends. Thanks!), bought all the gear, maintain the gear (with some help from Andrew of Purple Audio, Matt of Coral Sound, and the fine folks of Main Drag Music), and we actually record sometimes. We have had the pleasure of working with many incredible bands, including Fergus and Geronimo, Nicole Atkins, The Pernice Brothers, Radical Dads, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Takka Takka, Obits, Beirut, The New Pornographers, Nina Nastasia, They Might Be Giants, Raspberry Bulbs, The Extra Lens, St. Vincent, Andrew Bird, Bird of Youth, Palomar, Julian Plenti, The National, Negative Plane, The Lisps, Westbound Train, Okkervil River, Crystal Stilts, People, The Stalkers, David Grubbs, Neko Case, Rick Moody, Tiny Masters of Today, The Wingdale Community Singers, Roadside Graves, The Secret History, The Ballet, Antietam, Peeesseye, Stars Like Fleas, Talibam!, Federale, The Special Pillow, Inouk, Sharon Jones, Antibalas, Hopewell, The Little Killers, Radio 4, The Oxford Collapse, The Double, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, The Brought Low, Psychic Ills, The Rogers Sisters, The Waylons, The Cloud Room, Tralala, Mal Blum etc... Thanks to everyone for the help, word of mouth and beautiful sounds.