Veteran producer Scott Litt has once again gone south of the Mason-Dixon line to sign an act for his Outpost Records label, and will release the new record from the Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Flat Duo Jets in the fall.
The Jets duo of vocalist-guitarist Dexter Romweber and drummer Crow recorded most of the new album, entitled “Lucky Eye,” with Litt, co-producer Cris Stamey of the Golden Palominos on bass, and a horn section comprised of Ken Mosher and Tom Maxwell of the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
Sessions for the new album were held at Muscle Shoals Sound in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in the same studio that the Rolling Stones cut its classic “Sticky Fingers” album. Litt, who has produced such artists as R.E.M., the Replacements and Nirvana, is currently mixing “Lucky Eye” with Stamey in Litt’s home studio.
Previous acts Litt has brought to Outpost include Days of the New and Whiskeytown, who hail from Louisville, Kentucky and Raleigh, North Carolina, respectively.
The producer first came across the Duo Jets when the band was based in R.E.M.’s hometown of Athens, Georgia, during the ’80s.
The Flat Duo Jets released a live album, “Wild Blue Yonder,” earlier this year.