Adam Lasus (born September 2, 1968, Mount Kisco, NY) is an American musician and record producer.
Adam Lasus credits include albums by Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Lilys, Helium, Juliana Hatfield, Mark Mulcahy, Matt Keating, Clem Snide, Amy Ray, Madder Rose, Michael Cerveris, Anders Parker, Chris Harford, Versus, Dumptruck, Varnaline, Saturnine and Gigolo Aunts.
Lasus started Studio Red in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1990 and recorded many seminal Indie rock artists there: Helium, Versus, The Lilys, Madder Rose, Space Needle.
In 1997 he moved to Brooklyn and started Fireproof Recording, a recording studio, which became an important part of the indie music scene in Brooklyn and New York City. While there Lasus worked with PJ Harvey, J Mascis, Joan Jett, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mark Mulcahy and Daniel Johnston, Members of Sleater Kinney, Guided By Voices, The Breeders, The Posies and many others.
Lasus has always recorded to analog tape and believes that recording and mixing to tape produces the best possible sonic result. Typically his records are started by recording the band live to a 24-track 2-inch tape machine and he uses a large selection of unique vintage compressors, microphones, mic preamps, eq's, reverbs, tape delays and effects.
Fireproof Recording is now based in Los Angeles, where Lasus has recorded indie artists Anders Parker, Army Navy, Hartley Goldstein, Oliver Future, The Submarines, Seneca Hawk and Marching Band.
In early 2007 Lasus started Fireproof Recordings, an indie record label. The first release was "Pax Futura" by the Los-Angeles-based band Oliver Future.
From January to March 2008 Lasus worked as the music director and produced tracks for the movie "Bandslam" directed by Todd Graff and starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alyson Michalka, Lisa Kudrow and David Bowie, in theaters August 2009.
Lasus produced and engineered the 2nd Army Navy record "The Last Place" out June 14, 2011 Army Navy "The Last Place is currently # 28 on the CMJ top 200 chart and Rolling Stone has called them artist to watch.
April 2013 Adam and partners Joe Rogers and Scott Porter open Room 17 a 3200 square foot studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn featuring a vintage 40 channel Trident 80 console, Extensive outboard gear and 24 track analog recording.
Adam is represented exclusively by Jim Phelan and Jerimaya Grabher at Global Positioning Services in Santa Monica, California.
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