Drew Vandenberg


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Drew Vandenberg is an engineer, producer and label owner based out of Athens, Georgia. He got his start working at the world-renowned Chase Park Transduction studios when he was 16, learning the finer points of the craft from studio founder David Barbe. He left his hometown for a time to get a degree in recording arts from Indiana University. While in Bloomington, Drew met an incredible group of artists and musicians that influenced his trajectory and who he is still connected to today.

Upon returning to Athens, Drew hit the ground running. Within the first 2 years of returning, he assisted on the Grammy Award winning Potato Hole by the legendary Booker T. Jones and mixed the Grammy nominated comedy album, My Weakness is Strong by Patton Oswalt. Over the past 12 years since his return home he has gotten the opportunity to work on pivotal records with Faye Webster, Ra Ra Riot, Toro y Moi, of Montreal, Stella Donnelly, Kishi Bashi, Cracker, Tall Tall Trees, Fred Thomas, Mothers, Deerhunter, Futurebirds, and many more.

Vandenberg loves Athens. He has consciously decided to remain there rather than live in a larger city. "It's been said a million times before, but I believe Athens is a very special place", Vandenberg says, "It's smaller so some people are skeptical at first, but I've hosted artists from all over the world here and most of them feel the same inspiration I do. I think it's a great alternative to the traditional record making cities." While he really enjoys living in Athens with his brilliant wife, Catherine, Drew also relishes the opportunities he gets to work in other studios and meet engineers and musicians across the county. In addition to recording and producing in 2019 he started the charity, Athens Resonates, that raises money for music and mental health programs in Athens by selling limited edition, live to 1/2" 2-track, 7" records.


Discography


FAYE WEBSTER
Atlanta Millionaires Club
Co-Produced/Mixed/Engineered


OF MONTREAL
Lousy with Sylvianbriar (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
Recorded/Mixed


TORO Y MOI
Underneath The Pine (Carpark Records)
Mixer


RA RA RIOT
Beta Love (Barsuk Records)
Engineer/Mixer


MOTHERS
When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired (Grand Jury Music)
Producer/Engineered/Mixer


KISHI BASHI
Lighght (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Engineer/Mixing/Drum Engineer


STELLA DONNELLY
Beware of the Dogs 'You Owe Me'
Produced/Engineered


FRED THOMAS
All Are Saved (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
Engineer/Mixer


ONA
Full Moon, Heavy Light
Produced/Engineered/Mixed


FUTUREBIRDS
Hotel Parties
Co-Prodcuer/Engineer/Mixer


BAMBARA
Stray (Wharf Cat Records)
Produced/Engineer/Mixer


FAUX FEROCIOUS
Pretty Groovy
Produced/Engineered/Mixed


MOON DIAGRAMS
Lifetime of Love
Engineer/Mixed/Bass Playing


DENT MAY
Warm Blanket (Paw Tracks)
Mixed


CHRIS ORRICK & THE LASSO
I Read That I Was Dead (Mello Music Group)
Mixed


CICADA RHYTHM
Cicada Rhythm
Produced/Engineered/Mixed


CRACKER
Berkeley to Bakersfield (SAVOY)
Engineer/Mixer


L'ORANGE/JEREMIAH JAE
Complicate Your Life With Violence (Mello Music Group)
Mixed


LANDO CHILL
The Boy Who Spoke to The Wind (Mello Music Group)
Mixed


TALL TALL TREES
Freedays (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Drum Recording/Mixed


BAMBARA
Shadow on Everything (Wharf Cat Records)
Mixed


DEEP STATE
The Path to Fast Oblivion
Produced/Engineered/Mixed


PARTIALS
Glossolalia EP
Co-Produced/Engineered/Mixed


PORCELAIN RAFT
Permanent Signal (Secretly Canadian)
Mixer/Additional Production


OF MONTREAL
Paralytic Stalks (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
Mixer


OF MONTREAL
Rune Husk EP
Engineer/Mixer


OF MONTREAL
Aureate Gloom (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
Engineer/Producer


OF MONTREAL
Innocence Reaches (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
Engineer


OF MONTREAL
White is Relic/Irrealis Mood
Engineer/Mixer


OF MONTREAL
Snare Lustrous Doomings (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
Engineer/Mixer


KISHI BASHI
151A (Joyful Noise Recordings
Mixer


KISHI BASHI
Omoiyari (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Engineered


KISHI BASHI
String Quartet Live! (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Engineered/Mixed


FUTUREBIRDS
Baba Yaga (Fat Possum Records)
Producer/Engineer/Mixing


FUTUREBIRDS
Hampton's Lullaby (Autumn Tone)
Engineer/Mixer/Producer/Mastering


FUTUREBIRDS
Portico EP (Easy Sound Recording Co.)
Mixed/Recorded/Co-Producer


DENT MAY
Across the Multiverse
Mixed


DENT MAY
Do Things
Mixed


FRED THOMAS
Aftering
Engineer/Mixer


FRED THOMAS
Changer (Polyvinyl)
Engineer/Mixed


PURSES
Obsess Much (Laser Brains/This is American Music)
Engineer/Mixer/Producer


PILLAR POINT
Marble Mouth (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
Engineer/Mixer


KUROMA
The Dark Horse Rides Again (Caroline Distribution)
Engineer


TALL TALL TREES
The Seasonal EP (Good Neighbor Records)
Mixed/Drums


TEDO STONE
Marshes (This Is American Music)
Producer/Engineer/Mixing


YIP DECEIVER
YPD E.P.
Mixing


BUSMAN'S HOLIDAY
A Long Goodbye (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Mixer


CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
El Camino Real (SLG)
Mixer


DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
English Oceans (ATO Records)
Mixing


YOUNG STATUES
The Flatlands Are Your Friend (Run for Cover Records)
Producer/Engineer/Mixing


CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
La Costa Perdida (429 Records)
Engineer/Mixer


SATURDAY LOOKS GOOD TO ME
One Kiss Ends It All (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
Mixer


THE WOGGLES
The Big Beat (Wicked Cool Records)
Engineer


MATT HUDGINS
Better Days Are Coming
Mixer/Mastering


THE MUSIC TAPES
Mary's Voice (Merge Records)
Recording


DENT MAY
Do Things
Mixer


PATTERSON HOOD
Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance (ATO)
Engineer


THAYER SARRANO
Lift Your Eyes to the Hills (Thayer Sarrano)
Engineer/Mixer


THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
Slowburner (This Is American Music)
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


KUROMA
Psychopomp (Holy Owned Subsidiary)
Engineer/Mastering


FIEND WITHOUT A FACE
Brent Hinds Presents: Fiend Without A Face & West End Motel
Mastering


WIDESPREAD PANIC
Colorado Springs 1998 (Widespread Records)
Mastering, Producer


YOUNG STATUES
Young Statues (Run For Cover Records)
Drums/Engineer


BRIAN POSEHN
Fart and Wiener Jokes (Relapse Records)
Editor/Mixer


GRAMAHAWK
Modern Skirts
Mixer


THE WHIGS
In The Dark (ATO)
Engineer


WIDESPREAD PANIC
Johnson City 2001 (Widespread Records)
Mastering/Mixer


WIDESPREAD PANIC
Montreal 1997 (Widespread Records)
Mixer


PATTON OSWALT
My Weakness Is Strong (Warner Bros. Records)
Mixer


TIM & KATE
The More That I Am Old
Engineer


DEERHUNTER
Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. (Kranky Records)
Percussion/Acoustic Guitar/Piano




    • WIDESPREAD PANIC
      Huntsville 1996 (Widespread Records)
      Mixer