TUCKER MARTINE

PRODUCER | ENGINEER | MIXER

Tucker Martine is a record producer, engineer, mixer, and musician known for his work with artists such as Neko Case, First Aid Kit, She & Him, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Sufjan Stevens, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Mavis Staples to name a few.

In over 25 years of recording Martine’s career has spanned multiple genres and industries. From creating music for the Microsoft Vista operating systems to receiving a 2007 Grammy nomination for Best Engineered album, Martine has established himself has a sought-after producer and instrumentalist.

 

Martine grew up in Nashville, playing drums in numerous bands and developing his passion and skills as a producer and engineer. He often found himself in writing sessions and recording studios as he would accompany his father, singer-songwriter Layng Martine Jr. He credits those early years as the inspiration for the style and feel of his own studio, Flora Recording and Playback.  As a composer and musician, Martine has released two solo studio albums and was a member of the Wayne Horvitz chamber group the 4+1 Ensemble alongside Reggie Watts.

 

Martine has worked with a diverse number of bands and artists during his career including producing and mixing the Decemberists’ album The Crane Wife (Capitol), engineering and mixing Bill Frisell’s Grammy Nominated album Disfarmer (Nonesuch), producing, engineering, and mixing My Morning Jacket’s Circuital (ATO) and Camera Obscura’s Desired Lines (4AD), and mixing Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ record PersonA (Community Music Group).

 

More recent projects include mixing and playing on Mavis Staples’ record Livin’ on a High Note (Anti), producing, engineering, and playing on First Aid Kit’s Ruins (Columbia), producing, engineering, and mixing William Tyler’s Goes West (Merge) as well as Rosanne Cash’s She Remembers Everything (Blue Note), and engineering Neko Case’s Hell On (Anti).

 

Martine is currently living in Portland, Oregon and creating music in his studio, Flora Recording and Playback.

Selected Discography

ARTIST

ALBUM

CREDITS

ARTIST

Gregory Alan Isakov

ALBUM

Evening Machines (Dualtone)

CREDITS

M

ARTIST

First Aid Kit

ALBUM

Ruins (Columbia)

CREDITS

P, E, Mu

ARTIST

Rosanne Cash

ALBUM

She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)

CREDITS

P, E, M

ARTIST

Blind Pilot

ALBUM

And Then Like Lions (ATO)

CREDITS

P, E, Mu

ARTIST

Sam Beam & Jessica Hoop

ALBUM

Love Letter for Fire (Sub Pop)

CREDITS

P, E, M

ARTIST

Modest Mouse

ALBUM

Strangers to Ourselves (Epic)

CREDITS

P, Mu

ARTIST

Brian Blade & The Fellowship

ALBUM

Landmarks (Mid City/Blue Note)

CREDITS

E

ARTIST

My Morning Jacket

ALBUM

Circuital (ATO)

CREDITS

P, E, M

ARTIST

The Decemberists

ALBUM

The King is Dead (Capitol)

CREDITS

P, E, M, Mu

ARTIST

Bill Frisell

ALBUM

Disfarmer (Nonesuch)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Spoon

ALBUM

Gof Nuffin' (Merge)

CREDITS

M

ARTIST

Death Cab for Cutie

ALBUM

The Open Door EP (Atlantic)

CREDITS

M

*Credit Key: P – Producer, E – Engineer, M – Mixer, Mu – Musician

Featured Audio

1. First Aid Kit "Fireworks" (Columbia) - P, E

4:14

2. Gregory Alan Isakov “Chemicals” (Dualtone) - M

3:21

3. Rosanne Cash “Everyone But Me” (Blue Note) - P, E, M

3:38

4. Blind Pilot “Umpqua Rushing” (ATO) - P, E

4:15

5. Sam Beam & Jessica Hoop “Every Songbird Says” (Sub Pop) - P, E, M

3:24

6. Modest Mouse “Lampshades On Fire” (Epic) - P

3:14

7. Brian Blade “Landmarks” (Mid City / Blue Note) - E

8:21

8. My Morning Jacket “Holdin On To Black Metal” (ATO) - P, E, M

4:20

9. The Decemberists “Don’t Carry It All” (Capitol) - P, E, M

4:07

10. Bill Frisell “Disfarmer Theme” (Nonesuch) - E, M

5:37

11. Spoon “Got Nuffin” (Merge) - M

5:32

12. Death Cab For Cutie “Little Bribes” (Atlantic) - M

2:47

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