A recording studio in California with way too much vintage gear, and the home of Randm Records.

We make tasty records the old fashioned way - hands on, real instruments, players playing, singers singing, all in the room together, loud and proud... Lots of mics, spacious control room, well stocked refrigerator, and ocean view sunsets every evening.

For more information about about rates and availability please contact us at info@lostarkstudio.com.

You can also find more information about Mike Butler, our in-house engineer, here:

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"Beyond Indie with Mike Butler of Lost Ark Studio"

Recent Recordings

Beau James – Landmarks
“From the opening track, “Broken Hearted Past”, you realize that the brand-new recording by Beau James - “Landmarks” - is no ordinary EP. It is one of the best independent Americana EPs in years. It has touches of classic Americana, rock and roots flavors coupled with a polished production.” - Rick Jamm, Jamsphere

Duke Evers – Velvet Hips
“There’s sweet melodies that culminate in tear-it-up guitar riffs, warbly Elvis-like vocals, and beats you can’t help but dance to. Disparate influences somehow manage to both show off and merge into a cohesive, compelling work while the threesome’s live magnetism all but pops out of the speakers.” - Stephanie Dore, Seattle Music News

The Lawsuits – Moon Son
“The Lawsuits are back, this time with a track called “Romeo” from their new sophomore full-length Moon Son. It feels like a classic Americana song, telling the tales of characters observed when out in dusty towns and dark roadside bars. Strouse’s Jakob Dylan-meets-Jeff Tweedy vocals are gently supported by Vanessa Winters, while piano and guitar alternate as the driving force.” - Julie Miller, The Key

Jeremiah Tall – Where The Lore Began
“Jeremiah Tall, hailing from just across the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA, has melded his own brand of folk punk with country-grass hues” - No Depression

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys – Back To The Mountains
"When I hear The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys I’m taken back to when I first fell in love with this music. Each is a master of their craft, but it’s the special joy they take in playing it “the old-time way” that commands your attention. This music hails from a time before people saw bluegrass and country music as separate things, and the band accomplishes that most difficult of musical tasks by capturing the manic energy of their live shows in the studio." - John Lawless, Bluegrass Today

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - New Old Story
“They have created one of the best Country albums of 2013, and one that will definitely stir up some sawdust on the dance room floor. The sound is a straight forward tribute to what Country should exemplify.” - Twangville

The Palominos – Come On In
“The Palominos’ newest album, Come On In, is the kind of straight up, no frills, vintage country that makes that after-work beer taste even sweeter. The simple verses and catchy choruses of Come On In satisfy a need for country music at its purest. The title track “Come On In” boasts everything great about the vintage Bakersfield sound. Produced and engineered by Mike Butler at Lost Ark Studio, the record, clear and present, glows with vacuum tube warmth. Finally, Buck Owens can stop rolling over and listen to good, clean country live on." - Turnstyled Junkpiled 

Mercies – Blue Against Green
“Mercies take the title of brand new track “Every Echo” literally, the song reverberating in every sense of the word. Taken from their forthcoming sophomore album, Blue Against Green, “Every Echo” has the New England pastoral-rock trio taking after their forestal predecessors, most notably Fleet Foxes circa “Helpnessness Blues.” - Spin Magazine

Bianca Caruso – Bravado
“Choosing a favorite song from Bravado is next to impossible. This is an album to listen to beginning to end, repeatedly. The bluesy Americana of Bianca Caruso will fill your soul.” - YabYum

  1. Fruition - Livin' And Dyin'

    Fruition - Livin' And Dyin'

  2. Creekwood - California Queen

    Creekwood - California Queen

  3. The Janks - Face The Night

    The Janks - Face The Night

  4. Old Salt Union - On The Road

    Old Salt Union - On The Road

  5. Roses Pawn Shop - Sinnerman

    Roses Pawn Shop - Sinnerman

  6. Whetherman - The Circle

    Whetherman - The Circle

  7. Annie McQueen - The American Dream

    Annie McQueen - The American Dream

  8. Bonnie & The Bang Bang - You Are Rebellious And Ungrateful Of My Love

    Bonnie & The Bang Bang - You Are Rebellious And Ungrateful Of My Love

  9. Buxton - Hark

    Buxton - Hark

  10. Gardeners Logic - Three Headed Beast

    Gardeners Logic - Three Headed Beast