Chris "Frenchie" Smith


Chris "Frenchie" Smith began his career at age 8. With guitar in hand, he hit the streets of Durant Oklahoma to begin what would be a whirlwind journey. By 1994 he had formed Sixteen Deluxe in Austin, Texas. The group signed to Warner Bros Records and quickly went into the studio to record the major label debut. It was in these sessions that he learned how to voice his musical thoughts and inspiration into studio jargons and became schooled on real production from head to toe. He then created the means to open his own studio- The Bubble. Scouting for great Austin talent he came across- And you will know us by the Trail of Dead to produce their debut album. From 1998 to 2001 he worked with over 80 Texas bands. In 2001, he put together his new band- Young Heart Attack and got a deal with XL Recordings off the strength of his produced demos. In 2004, he moved The Bubble to its new location in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin. In this beautiful new facility, he has had the honor to work with international and local acts such as The Dandy Warhols, Los Lonely Boys, The Datsuns, Electric Touch, and The Steps. In 2008, he was nominated for a Grammy for his work on the Lost Bayou Ramblers.


Discography


GREGG ROLIE
Forthcoming Album
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


PURPLE
(409)
Producer/Arranger


The Flying Eyes
Forthcoming Album
Mixer


The Darkness
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us"
Single/Video Mixer


SILENT COMEDY
Friends Divide EP
Producer/Engineer


LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION
Forthcoming Album
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


ELECTRIC TOUCH
Electric Touch
Producer/Engineer


DATSUNS
Death Rattle Boogie
Mixer


DATSUNS
Head Stunts
Mixer


UME
"Phantoms"
Producer/Engineer


UME
Sun Shower EP
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


THE STEPS
Flight Path EP
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


THE STEPS
The Steps
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS
"Live À La Blue Moon"
Producer/Engineer


LIONS
"Let No One Fall"
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


RINGO DEATHSTAR
Forthcoming Album
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


RINGO DEATHSTAR
Debut EP
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


THE DANDIES

Producer/Engineer/Mixer


THE ART
"Here Comes the War"(Rocket Science)


SCORPION CHILD
Scorpion Child (Nuclear Blast)
Producer/A&R/Engineer/Mixer/Co-Writer


...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
Tao of the Dead Part III(Century Media)
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
Lost Songs(Century Media)
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
Tao of the Dead(Century Media)
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


SPEAK
"I Believe in Everything"(Atlantic)
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


THE ANSWER
"Revival"(Universal)
Producer/Engineer


THE TOADIES
"Play Rock Music" (Kirtland Records)
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


THE BOXING LESSON
"Big Hits"
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


PINATA PROTEST
El Valiente EP
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


THE FRONT BOTTOMS
Talon of the Hawk
Producer/Engineer/Mixer


JACKSON FIREBIRD
Forthcoming EP (Warner Bros.)
Producer


ELECTRIC TOUCH
Self Titled Debut Album (Justice)
Producer/Engineer/Pre-Mix


RINGO DEATHSTAR
EP (SVC-UK)
Producer/Engineer/Mixed


AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
Tao Of The Dead (Superball)
Co-Producer/Mixed


THE DEATH LETTERS
Post-Historic (PIAS Benelux)
Producer


SMOKE AND FEATHERS
Forthcoming Album
Producer/Engineer/Mixed


SPEAK
Forthcoming Album (Atlantic)
Producer/Engineer/Mixed

"You Are Louder" Co-Writer


UME
Forthcoming Album
Producer/Engineer/Mixed


THE DANDIES
Battle Cry (Frenchie Smith)
Producer/Engineer/Mixed


JET
Shaka Rock (Atlantic)
Co-Producer


MIDNIGHT MASSES
Forthcoming Album
Producer


DANDY WARHOLS
Earth to Dandy Warhols (Worldsfair)
Re-Mix/Alt. Mixes


AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
The Century Of Self (Justice)
Co-Producer/Engineer


THE BOXING LESSON
Possibilities (Frenchie Smith)
Producer/Engineer/Mixed


MEAT PUPPETS
Rise To Your Knees (Anodyne)
Co-Producer/Engineer/Mixed


MY EDUCATION
Sunrise (Strange Attractors Audio House/Golden Antenna)
Mixed


AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
Self Titled Debut (Trance Syndicate/Touch and Go)
Co-Producer/Engineer/Mixed


UME
Sunflower EP (Karate Body)
Producer/Engineer/Mixed


HELIOS CREED
Deep Blue Love Vacuum (Noiseville)
Engineer/Mixed


YOUNG HEART ATTACK
Mouthful Of Love (XL/Beggars)
Co-Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer


YOUNG HEART ATTACK
Rock And Awe (Beverly Martel/Not On Your Radio UK)
Producer/Engineer/Mixed/Co-Writer


SMOG
“I Feel Like The Mother Of The World”
on A River Ain't Too Much To Love (Dragcity)
Mixed


IV THIEVES
If We Can’t Escape My Pretty (New West)
Producer/Engineer


LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS
Live A La Blue Moon (Swallow)
Producer/Engineer/Mixed




    • DATSUNS
      Forthcoming Album (Hellsquad)
      Mixed


    • YOUNG HEART ATTACK
      "Get It Hot" w/ Lemmy from Motorhead (XL)
      Engineer


    • THE STEPS
      Self Titled Debut (Kurofone-Japan) (Young and Lost/Vertigo UK
      Producer/Engineer/Mixed



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