Producers Blur The Northern Border


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Los Angeles-based super-producer/mixer Sean Beavan and Toronto-based producer/engineer Brain Moncarz have joined forces to shatter the musical glass wall between the U.S. and Canada.

Beavan, whose reputation for work with acts such as NIN, Marilyn Manson, Guns N' Roses, No Doubt, Slayer, Forbidden, and System Of A Down hopes to help expand Canada's international influence.

Co-owner of Queen West's Rattlebox Studios, Moncarz's reputation for big textured sounds made his way onto Beavan's radar through his work with Circa Survive (Atlantic Records) and Moneen (DineAlone/Vagrant) along with accolades from peers such as the legendary Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Lou Reed) and three-time Grammy winner Dave Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel, Silverchair).

Manager Shannon O'Shea of SOS Management says, “In addition to Sean and Brian making a uniquely exciting production and mix team, their union will also enable bands with Factor grants to expand their production choices on an international scale,” according to the press release.

The first project will be with the innovative Brockville-based alt rock band Colfax.

"Cody (vocalist) and I called each other immediately after our first conversation with Sean in giddy disbelief," said Colfax guitarist Brock.

"Sean had analyzed the demos and noticed all our little idiosyncrasies and ideas we were trying to convey. Things went from 'ideal' to 'surreal' when we were told we had the opportunity to work with Brian Moncarz on the same record. Frankly, we've been ready for this ever since we were air-guitaring in front of our mirrors to all the records these two have made possible."

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon