Miner Street Recordings

Miner Street Recordings Owned by producer Brian McTear (founder of Weathervane's Shaking Through) and musician, engineer and artist, Amy Morrissey. The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Waxahatchee, +

In 1996, Miner Street made the move from McTear's college living room at 112 E. Miner Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania to 128 Krams Avenue in Philadelphia's Manayunk neighborhood. In 1999, there was another move - across the street to what was then "Cycle Sound Studios" with owner and live sound engineer, Gary Ferenchak. The "merger" put Miner Street's growing clientele together with Cycle Soun

In 1996, Miner Street made the move from McTear's college living room at 112 E. Miner Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania to 128 Krams Avenue in Philadelphia's Manayunk neighborhood. In 1999, there was another move - across the street to what was then "Cycle Sound Studios" with owner and live sound engineer, Gary Ferenchak. The "merger" put Miner Street's growing clientele together with Cycle Soun

Operating as usual

Matt Poirier and Brian D. McTear recorded this in the last weeks before the pandemic. Thankfully, it's releasing now, th...
09/17/2021
Daily Yinz/Premiere – The Real Sea – Jeong Kwan

Matt Poirier and Brian D. McTear recorded this in the last weeks before the pandemic. Thankfully, it's releasing now, the second song from the EP. And better than that, we're right in the middle of 2 more tracks that will ultimately follow. This is a great band and great people!

Dream-poppers The Real Sea follow up June’s swooning “Paper Machete” with “Jeong Kwan,” premiering this morning on Bored In Pittsburgh. The single pays tribute to the …

This is a well deserved recognition for Rachel Angel. Brian and Amy just finished recording said "new record" this past ...
09/01/2021
Best Songwriter 2021

This is a well deserved recognition for Rachel Angel. Brian and Amy just finished recording said "new record" this past week. Mastered by Joe Lambert Mastering. Don't know when it'll be out, but yes, it's great. Can't wait for everyone to hear it.

Rachel Angel

We just learned that this morning our little corner of the world lost a great one, Paul Williams. He made everything we ...
08/07/2021
Paul Williams

We just learned that this morning our little corner of the world lost a great one, Paul Williams. He made everything we do possible at Miner Street and Weathervane. That is not hyperbole. Thank you, Paul.

Amy, Brian, and the whole Miner Street crew wish to send all the love we can muster to Paul, his family, and long, long, long list of friends. Our hearts are broken.

Provided to YouTube by BWSCD, Inc.Paul Williams · Swearing At MotoristsAlong the Inclined Plane℗ 2002 Secretly CanadianReleased on: 2002-04-02Auto-generated ...

Congratulations to Miner Street's neighbor, Dan. He got a one-sentence review in Philadelphia Magazine's "Where to Eat H...
08/05/2021
Where to Eat Hoagies in Philadelphia: The Ultimate Guide

Congratulations to Miner Street's neighbor, Dan. He got a one-sentence review in Philadelphia Magazine's "Where to Eat Hoagies in Philadelphia: The Ultimate Guide". They call it "the platonic ideal of a hoagie shop." We can attest...

Our city runs on hoagies. Here’s where to get the best.

Brian and Matt Poirier recorded this great new set of tracks from Pittsburgh's The Real Sea last year just before everyt...
07/01/2021
The Real Sea Get Realer on a Cutting Debut Dream Pop Single

Brian and Matt Poirier recorded this great new set of tracks from Pittsburgh's The Real Sea last year just before everything stopped. So happy it finally released! And excited for more this Summer! https://theallsceneeye.com/2021/06/25/the-real-sea-get-realer-on-a-cutting-debut-dream-pop-single/?fbclid=IwAR2hJcMx8mMNGQA0TvP7OfZld7S7dxtsyY3ck4E7lOvVvz3ODru0EVAnDAQ

When Pittshburgh dream pop band The Real Sea was founded, they took their name from the Sylvia Plath poem “Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea.” “The first songs we wrote together were chi…

Live recording with some real pros. Thanks, fellas! Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen
06/26/2021

Live recording with some real pros. Thanks, fellas! Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen

Live recording with some real pros. Thanks, fellas! Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen

This just out. I'm grateful to tell Amy's and my pandemic story. Thanks Magnet!https://magnetmagazine.com/2021/06/22/iso...
06/22/2021
Isolation Drills: Brian McTear (Miner Street Recordings, Weathervane Music Organization) - Magnet Magazine

This just out. I'm grateful to tell Amy's and my pandemic story. Thanks Magnet!
https://magnetmagazine.com/2021/06/22/isolation-drills-brian-mctear-miner-street-recordings/

Like the majority of you, all of us in the Philadelphia area had been staying at home over the past year, learning to adapt to a “new normal.” MAGNET is checking in with local musicians to see how and what they’d been doing during this unprecedented time. Photos by Chris Sikich. McTear: There....

A few last minute parts before wrapping up Rachel Angel's record at Miner Street. We loved having you, Rachel. Come back...
06/09/2021

A few last minute parts before wrapping up Rachel Angel's record at Miner Street. We loved having you, Rachel. Come back soon!

Live vocal and guitar... the essence of simplicity.
06/05/2021

Live vocal and guitar... the essence of simplicity.

Live vocal and guitar... the essence of simplicity.

The War On Drugs' Robbie Bennett playing organ on a pair of Rachel Angel songs recorded by Brian and Amy.
06/03/2021

The War On Drugs' Robbie Bennett playing organ on a pair of Rachel Angel songs recorded by Brian and Amy.

The War On Drugs' Robbie Bennett playing organ on a pair of Rachel Angel songs recorded by Brian and Amy.

Brian's uncle Jim Callan, recording pedal steel on Rachel Angel's record. Jim also played on Bitter bitter weeks, Mazari...
06/02/2021

Brian's uncle Jim Callan, recording pedal steel on Rachel Angel's record. Jim also played on Bitter bitter weeks, Mazarin (Light Heat), Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler, and several others over the years. A beautiful morning with the best pedal steel player within a hundred miles.

Brian's uncle Jim Callan, recording pedal steel on Rachel Angel's record. Jim also played on Bitter bitter weeks, Mazarin (Light Heat), Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler, and several others over the years. A beautiful morning with the best pedal steel player within a hundred miles.

Summer time.... These, and more, in the new store. https://www.minerstreet.com/store/flip-flops
06/01/2021
Flip-Flops — Miner Street Recordings

Summer time.... These, and more, in the new store.
https://www.minerstreet.com/store/flip-flops

Prepare for an adventurous and carefree summer with a pair of colorful slippers that are created just for you! The rubber sole is lined with a soft fabric to make sure you feel comfortable wherever your day takes you. • Rubber sole • Customizable 100% polyester fabric lining • Black Y-shaped r...

Added a big batch of pics to the website over at https://minerstreet.com. Memories new and old. We're really grateful.
05/29/2021

Added a big batch of pics to the website over at https://minerstreet.com. Memories new and old. We're really grateful.

Added a big batch of pics to the website over at https://minerstreet.com. Memories new and old. We're really grateful.

Rick Moon flew up from Miami to track on Rachel Angel's new record. He was here for six really wonderful days. Thanks, R...
05/29/2021

Rick Moon flew up from Miami to track on Rachel Angel's new record. He was here for six really wonderful days. Thanks, Rick!

Rick Moon flew up from Miami to track on Rachel Angel's new record. He was here for six really wonderful days. Thanks, Rick!

Fun days.
05/24/2021

Fun days.

1 of 77,000+ stills in an incredibly unwieldy time lapse attempt for Rachel Angel basics. (The only one where Brian D. M...
05/23/2021

1 of 77,000+ stills in an incredibly unwieldy time lapse attempt for Rachel Angel basics. (The only one where Brian D. McTear didn't have his hand in a bag of pretzels). Average height without Patrick Berkery, a mere 5' 5".

1 of 77,000+ stills in an incredibly unwieldy time lapse attempt for Rachel Angel basics. (The only one where Brian D. McTear didn't have his hand in a bag of pretzels). Average height without Patrick Berkery, a mere 5' 5".

Rachel Angel - A million mics and stealthy shot from behind so as not to distract...
05/23/2021

Rachel Angel - A million mics and stealthy shot from behind so as not to distract...

Great pic of Patrick Berkery from Rachel Angel recording today. Swear to god, he only used the word "Zildjian" twice. (U...
05/22/2021

Great pic of Patrick Berkery from Rachel Angel recording today. Swear to god, he only used the word "Zildjian" twice. (Unprecedented!) Will shoot more of these in the coming days. So great and fun to be back.

Great pic of Patrick Berkery from Rachel Angel recording today. Swear to god, he only used the word "Zildjian" twice. (Unprecedented!) Will shoot more of these in the coming days. So great and fun to be back.

There could not have been a better night, and there could not be a better time to return to that night. Thanks to everyo...
12/22/2020
Bitter Bitter Weeks - Weathervane Studio Concert

There could not have been a better night, and there could not be a better time to return to that night. Thanks to everyone who made this happen, like Mike Gallagher, Matt Poirier, and Gabe Greenberg for shooting, recording and editing. Thanks to Bill Robertson for thinking to do it in the first place. And thanks for everyone who came out to the studio.

December 6, 2019 was indeed a very special night for Weathervane Music. It was the holiday party marking the end of our 10th year, and co-founder Bill Robert...

All of us at Miner Street Recordings are so proud of our very own Jonathan Low who recorded Taylor Swift’s new record Fo...
07/31/2020

All of us at Miner Street Recordings are so proud of our very own Jonathan Low who recorded Taylor Swift’s new record Folklore. Jon was Brian’s assistant engineer at Miner Street from 2007 - 2015, and engineered and appeared in all Shaking Through episodes from 2010 through 2014. Pictured here is Jon working on our Shaking Through episode with Steven A. Clark. @weathervanemusic

Check out the new EP from @colemanriggmusic recorded here at Miner Street!-💥 IT'S HERE 💥 Our EP, "Characters Living in S...
05/15/2020

Check out the new EP from @colemanriggmusic recorded here at Miner Street!

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💥 IT'S HERE 💥 Our EP, "Characters Living in Screens" is out today on all streaming platforms. I'm super proud of this work, and couldn't be happier to share it with the world. These are four rippin' rock n' roll tunes that are THICC, THUMPIN', and will make you feel GOOD when PLAYED LOUD. Consider this an introduction to The Ridge Runners, and have fun rocking out. Link in bio to hear all of the tracks.

New release from @ellensiberiantiger recorded here at miner street! Link in their bio! - - - BIG NEWS!!! Our single and ...
05/08/2020

New release from @ellensiberiantiger recorded here at miner street! Link in their bio! - - -

BIG NEWS!!! Our single and video for “If A Tree Falls In The Forest” is out now! Classic link-in-bio situation!!!thanks to @altcitizen for posting such a thoughtful write up about our song :) video by @shelly___takespics and @gracie_sobeautiful photo by @marcus.xoxo

Head over to @colemanriggmusic and check out their new single “Followers” - IT'S HERE. Our new single "Followers" is ava...
05/08/2020

Head over to @colemanriggmusic and check out their new single “Followers” -

IT'S HERE. Our new single "Followers" is available on all streaming platforms. Hit the link in bio to listen now.
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Produced by Brian McTear @brian_mctear
Engineered and Mixed by Matt Poirier @_mpoirier
Recorded at Miner Street Recordings @minerstreetrecordings
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe @xbyryan
Photography by Nick Thomas @n.thomasphotography
Design by Mason Starkey @masonstarkeydotcom
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Head over to @brothermartinband to listen to their new EP - TRUST ME is out TODAY! link in the bio. Since bandcamp is wa...
05/01/2020

Head over to @brothermartinband to listen to their new EP - TRUST ME is out TODAY! link in the bio
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Since bandcamp is waiving fees today, we are donating all EP sales to @lshphilly ! Lutheran Settlement House is a life sustaining, non-profit, community-based organization that has stayed open during COVID to provide food for seniors and support for domestic violence survivors.

EP credits
@_mpoirier - engineer, mixer
@brian_mctear - producer
Mastered by @xbyryan
@minerstreetrecordings

Maria Mirenzi - vocals, saxophones, accordion
Daniel Espie - keys and vocals
@jamess_licata - guitars
@jacksynoski - bass
@mikeysantacruz and Austin Wagner - drums
@bismuthquartet
@rdrezner - vocal harmonies
@chelsea.meynig - flute
Sean Bailey - clarinet

EP Artwork by @zachary.vanheel

Sending our sincerest heartfelt love into the world... Everyone please be safe. This generational event has already touc...
03/18/2020

Sending our sincerest heartfelt love into the world... Everyone please be safe. This generational event has already touched us all. Please call, text, email ... or yell hello from the street. We're here, listening and longing for the interaction. Our friendship with this beautiful community will always be our greatest treasure. It's been in our hearts since the beginning. We'll figure out how to keep it growing in these hard times, and long into the future.

Love,

Brian D. McTear, Matt Poirier, Amy Morrissey, Nick Fiorentino

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Grape Greenberg, 49 Burning Condors, John Ryan, The Real Sea, Hauntress, Far Pines, Mt Vengeance, Brian Campbell, The Dead Milkmen Stella Ruze, Matt Neal,

You wanna hear a Debut EP done right? Listen to this! @hauntress is heavier than most of the stuff we get in our studio ...
02/28/2020

You wanna hear a Debut EP done right? Listen to this! @hauntress is heavier than most of the stuff we get in our studio and we loved making it sound as good as possible. We loved the challenge of a different genre than we’re used to and it kept us on our toes and we had a blast recording this:
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Our debut EP ‘Now Here’ is officially available on streaming platforms everywhere! thank you to everyone who helped bring this album to life. we are so proud of it.
Recorded: @minerstreetrecordings
Engineered/mixed: @_mpoirier
Mastered: @westwestsidemusic
Artwork/design: @sam_heimer @ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beautiful pic from @thegravamen : Snuck back into @minerstreetrecordings last weekend to record more tunes
02/19/2020

Beautiful pic from @thegravamen : Snuck back into @minerstreetrecordings last weekend to record more tunes

02/18/2020

Sneak peak from @ellensiberiantiger : NEW ALBUM - Spring 2020

Photos of our studio gear from @weathervanemusic  @ Fishtown, Philadelphia
02/04/2020

Photos of our studio gear from @weathervanemusic @ Fishtown, Philadelphia

Great photo from @thegravamen - “The slap can not be contained!!! .(a random shot of H00V3R from this past weekend’s rec...
01/22/2020

Great photo from @thegravamen - “The slap can not be contained!!! .
(a random shot of H00V3R from this past weekend’s recording session at @minerstreetrecordings )”

Great pic from @thegravamen“It’s only inches on the reel-to-reel........#mightyjoecastro #mightyjoecastroandthegravamen ...
12/20/2019

Great pic from @thegravamen

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We love when you share pictures of recording at our studio! Thanks for the great pic @thegravamen  “Working on new music...
12/18/2019

We love when you share pictures of recording at our studio! Thanks for the great pic @thegravamen “Working on new music for 2020 - stay tuned...
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11/30/2019

New music video by @hauntress and we’re really proud of how this song turned out!

- Ever thankful to call Philly home, here is our music video inspired by it, our pasts within it, and in admiration of the best dang local music & arts community on planet earth. Thank you to @hannahdarrah for making an abstract idea come to life in such a beautiful way. Enjoy!
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Our friends in The Naked Sun @wearethenakedsun released a new EP that’s out now! We loved recording them and we think yo...
11/22/2019

Our friends in The Naked Sun @wearethenakedsun released a new EP that’s out now! We loved recording them and we think you’ll love how it sounds!

“Our NEW EP is now available! BUY the Avec la Verite ‘Zine now - the ‘Zine includes original artwork by @eoa_art, original lyrics, album dedication, liner notes and some extra journal ramblings and sketches thrown in for good measure. PLUS, you’ll get a download card for the NEW EP & a homemade bookmark that is made from the actual journal pages this album was written on! That’s right, I turned paper into paper #jesusisking - so get yours today! Link in bio.”

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Miner Street Recordings is owned by Brian McTear, a life-long musician, record producer, educator and music community activist, and Amy Morrissey, a musician, engineer and artist. In 1996, Miner Street made the move from McTear's college living room at 112 E. Miner Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania to 128 Krams Avenue in Philadelphia's Manayunk neighborhood. In 1999, there was another move - across the street to what was then "Cycle Sound Studios" with owner and live sound engineer, Gary Ferenchak. The "merger" put Miner Street's growing clientele together with Cycle Sound's much larger room and coveted vintage gear collection. It was a match made in heaven, and a partnership that lasts to this day. And at a time in which the entertainment industry underwent dramatic changes, when most studios did not survive, Miner Street Recordings actually thrived. (We are very proud of that little detail.)

In September 2005, Miner Street Recordings moved to Norris Street in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood, just blocks away from McTear's and Morrissey's home. Long before the revitalization of Fishtown, Miner Street was one of the first creative enterprises to explore the neighborhood's potential. Over a decade has passed, and today we find ourselves thankfully located right in the middle of the best live music venues, restaurants, art galleries and more. Recording clients from out of town are welcome to enjoy recording in Fishtown, by taking advantage of Miner Street's simple but cozy apartment space (complete with bathroom, shower, kitchen) that comfortably sleeps 3 - 4 people for weeks at a time.

Miner Street Recordings has long supported the music community that gives it life, and is perhaps best-recognized as the studio setting for the non-profit Weathervane Music's Shaking Through documentary recording series, from an organization and series that McTear co-created at the beginning of The Great Recession in early 2009. Weathervane's work has brought incredibly talented and enthusiastic artists to Miner Street Recordings, including members of The War on Drugs, Dr. Dog, Grizzly Bear, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, Strand of Oaks, Waxahatchee, and many others.

We love to show the studio, talk about its history and hear about new projects. Come see Miner Street Recordings.

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Our 20th Recorders Club track has just landed! 🌊 The Real Sea came from Pittsburgh to record with Brian and Matt at Miner Street Recordings in the weeks just before the pandemic. Their entrancing music was suddenly stuck in limbo, and now it's finally available to the world. Download, remix, then share your version of "Paper Machete" with other members of the Weathervane community ❤ Enjoy! ➡️ https://bit.ly/therealsea
We’d like to thank our friends at Audio-Technica USA for their generous gift in memory of former CEO Jon Kelly. Audio Technica has been essential at Miner Street Recordings for many, many years and we appreciate their support of recorded music.
Premiering exclusively today is Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen's live performance of their soulful re-imagining of Johnny Thunders’ “Disappointed In You.” The video was recorded live at Miner Street Recordings for Johnny Thunders Birthday Bash 2021.
Happy 1 year anniversary to The Recorders Club 🥳🥳 An idea born out of last year's lockdown, The Recorders Club brought together a variety of artists who shared their music from Miner Street Recordings sessions for Weathervane members to remix, inspect, and share. It's been such a fun experience to collaborate with some of our favorite bands and listen to great work from our members. Learn more about The Recorders Club and check out the available multitracks: https://weathervanemusic.org/projects/the-recorders-club Did you remix a Recorders Club track? Share them in the comments below!
“Developing strength and confidence through my voice was the beginning of my passion. I wanted to learn how to sway others with my voice the same way so many songs had done for me. Now, I am a high school graduate looking to start a career in the field that's drawn my eye since I was a small child.” - 2021 grad Nia C. D. Congratulations to Nia, one of Rock to the Future's graduating seniors who received a new laptop and funding for school from the Higher Education Scholarship Fund. Here's an excerpt from the Student House Band's visit to Miner Street Recordings with Weathervane Music Organization where 10th grade Nia talks about her goal of studying audio engineering - now, Nia is heading to Community College of Philadelphia this fall and is pursuing a career in music production. You rock!
Got to watch this guy in action a few weeks ago at Miner Street Recordings. Brian McTear is the man. Cool article
#IsolationDrills: Brian D. McTear (Miner Street Recordings, Weathervane Music Organization). Like the majority of you, all of us in the Philadelphia area had been staying at home over the past year, learning to adapt to a “new normal.” MAGNET is checking in with local musicians to see how and what they’d been doing during this unprecedented time. Photos by Chris Sikich (Chris Sikich Photography): https://magnetmagazine.com/2021/06/22/isolation-drills-brian-mctear-miner-street-recordings/
Two new mesmerizing audio-visual pieces from Brian McTear. These original works represent our unique history and optimistic outlook for the future of music and creative expression. 002 Orange sky heart pendant: A lo-fi micro-remix featuring a surreal winter sky over Miner Street Recordings, with the explosive sounds of vintage studio gear. 003 Water heart pendant: An ambient noise micro-remix featuring cold winter water pooling in front of Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River, with the mind-freezing sounds of a Juno 6, a Rat pedal, and a slowed Ampex tape machine. Loneliness and optimism, reluctantly combined. Purchase and resale of these #NFTs directly support the future work and mission of Weathervane Music. Click here view: https://opensea.io/collection/weathervanemusic
Guitarist Rogers Stevens of Blind Melon returned to the Music for All Ball! Take a listen to his cover of Melissa by The Allman Betts Band. You may remember Rogers from the 2018 Music for All Ball, where he joined the Student House Band to perform the original song he helped them write, "Without You." Their song, recorded at Miner Street Recordings with help from Weathervane Music Organization is free to stream and download on our Bandcamp page.
We are pleased to present our first minted #NFT commemorating the founding of Weathervane Music Organization. "001 Weathervane Music - Fishtown, Phila 2009" is a unique piece created by founder and executive director Brian McTear. This NFT features an image of Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown, the home of our recording documentary series #ShakingThrough, and is accompanied by live audio from a session. Purchase and resale of this item directly supports the future work and mission of Weathervane Music. http://bit.ly/001WVMusic
Guitarist Rogers Stevens of Blind Melon is returning to the Music for All Ball! You may remember Rogers from the 2018 Music for All Ball, where he joined the Student House Band to perform the original song he helped them write, "Without You." Their song, recorded at Miner Street Recordings with help from Weathervane Music Organization is free to stream and download on our Bandcamp page! Tune in to the virtual show on Friday, 4/23! Tickets are free, and donations will support Rock to the Future's free music programs for Philly youth. https://rocktothefuture.org/musicforall
This is a good read, and not just because Aaron recognizes our old Miner Street Recordings and Shaking Through engineer friend Jonathan Low. Thanks for posting Aaron Dessner. You're a good human.