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Dave Fridmann

Dave Fridmann at Tape Op Con 2004, New Orleans
Background information
Origin Buffalo, New York, United States
Occupations Record producer, audio engineer, musician
Instruments Bass guitar, keyboard
Years active 1989 to present
Associated acts Mercury Rev
The Flaming Lips

Dave Fridmann is an American record producer and musician. From 1990 onwards he co-produced all releases by Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips (with the exception of Transmissions from the Satellite Heart by the latter). Other bands he has worked with include: Weezer, Saxon Shore, Ammonia, Ed Harcourt, Sparklehorse, Café Tacuba, Elf Power, Mogwai, Thursday, The Delgados, Low, Phantom Planet, Gemma Hayes, Goldrush, Tapes 'n Tapes[1], Hopewell, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Number Girl, Zazen Boys, Sleater-Kinney and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. He has recently worked on new recordings with MGMT, OK Go and Tame Impala.

As a musician, Dave was the bassist and a founding member of Mercury Rev. He gave up his role as a touring member of the band in 1993 to concentrate on producing other artists.[2] In 2001, Dave was included on MOJO's 100 Sonic Visionaries list and was described as "the Phil Spector of the Alt-Rock era".[3] In 2007, he received a Grammy for The Flaming Lips' At War With The Mystics at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical).[4] In 2010, three Fridmann-produced albums were listed on the Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums of The Decade: MGMT's Oracular Spectacular, The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, and Sleater-Kinney's The Woods.[5]

Fridmann often brings a distinctive, expansive, open sound to the albums he produces, which has much in common with that used by Mercury Rev.

Fridmann is an occasional faculty member of SUNY Fredonia, teaching sound recording techniques in the Fredonia School of Music.




Selected Discography as a producer[6]

Release year Album Artist
2010 Of the Blue Colour of the Sky OK Go
2009 Embryonic The Flaming Lips
2009 Eating Us Black Moth Super Rainbow
2009 Common Existence Thursday
2008 Oracular Spectacular MGMT
2008 Zazen Boys 4 Zazen Boys
2008 Walk It Off Tapes 'N Tapes
2008 Snowflake Midnight Mercury Rev
2008 Christmas on Mars The Flaming Lips
2007 Some Loud Thunder Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
2007 Drums and Guns Low
2006 The Philosophy of Velocity Brazil
2006 Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain Sparklehorse
2006 A City by the Light Divided Thursday
2006 At War With The Mystics The Flaming Lips
2005 The Woods Sleater-Kinney
2005 The Secret Migration Mercury Rev
2005 The Great Destroyer Low
2004 Phantom Planet Phantom Planet
2003 Per Second, Per Second, Per Second... Every Second Wheat
2003 Night on My Side Gemma Hayes
2003 Cuatro Caminos Cafe Tacuba
2003 Bad Timing Grand Mal
2002 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots The Flaming Lips
2002 Num Heavy Metallic Number Girl
2002 Romantica Luna
2002 Hate The Delgados
2001 Rock Action Mogwai
2001 It's a Wonderful Life Sparklehorse
2001 All Is Dream Mercury Rev
2000 The Great Eastern The Delgados
2000 Sappukei Number Girl
1999 XIV Home
1999 The Soft Bulletin The Flaming Lips
1999 Hope and Adams Wheat
1999 A Dream in Sound Elf Power
1999 Come on Die Young Mogwai
1998 Deserter's Songs Mercury Rev
1997 Zaireeka The Flaming Lips
1997 Souls For Sale Verbena
1995 See You on the Other Side Mercury Rev
1995 Clouds Taste Metallic The Flaming Lips
1993 Boces Mercury Rev
1992 Hit To Death In The Future Head The Flaming Lips
1991 Yerself Is Steam Mercury Rev
1990 In A Priest Driven Ambulance The Flaming Lips


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