CHRIS HARDEN

 

Chris Harder
Chris Harden was surrounded by music from a young age and gravitated towards playing the guitar.  Coupled by his curiosity in the recording process, he soon found himself trading in his trumpet for a 4-track tape machine.  As an engineer, producer, and partner at IV Lab Studios, Chris has recorded and/or produced over 100 records in his 12 years behind the console.

Getting his start as assistant engineer on the Grammy nominated Plain White T’s single “Hey There Delilah,” Chris went on to work with Rachael Yamagata, The Von Bondies, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Wayne Baker Brooks, and supergroup Hard Working Americans.  Examples of his production work can be found on records by Miracle Condition, District 97, Like Pioneers, and Chicago Farmer.

Harden continues to perform locally with The Pod (a Ween cover band with occasional guest Dean Ween) and tour nationally with the Ike Reilly Assassination.  He has toured additionally as a live sound engineer and is a member of the Recording Academy.


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FEATURED PLAYLIST

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

  • Root Hub – All In Good Time | Rock | Mix, Mastered | 2014
  • Bifunkal – Animals | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Mastered | 2014
  • Turbo Suit – Party Dad | Electronic | Mix | 2014
  • Fort Frances – No One Needs to Know Our Name | Rock | Engineer | 2014
  • Aryk Crowder – 2×4, Vol 1 | Rock | Mix | 2014
  • Hard Working Americans – The First Waltz | Rock | Engineer | 2014
  • 30 Second Theatre – Horrible Things | Punk | Engineer, Mix, Produced, Mastered | 2015
  • Pie Eyed Pete – Working Mans Paradise | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Mastered | 2015
  • Corbin Andrick – Olmstead’s Whislte | Jazz | Engineer | 2015
  • Kick The Record – Intersections | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Produced, Mastered | 2015
  • Chicago Farmer – Man Without A Heart (Single) | Folk | Engineer, Mix, Produced, Mastered | 2015
  • Terry Bartalotta – Slow Burn | Jazz | Engineer | 2015
  • Ike Reilly – Born On Fire | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Produced | 2015
  • District 97 – In Vaults | Prog | Engineer, Produced | 2015
  • Hip Trip – Beams | Funk | Engineer, Mix, Mastered | 2015
  • Hard Working Americans – Rest In Chaos | Rock | Engineer | 2016
  • Cloud Stomper – New Haunts | Folk | Engineer, Mix, Produced, Mastered | 2016
  • Ox Thief – Ox Thief | Funk | Engineer | 2016
  • Sun Beard – The Night | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Produced, Mastered | 2016
  • W. W. Lowman – Four | Trance | Engineer, Mix | 2016
  • Fire Hot Opera – Test Market Fresh | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Produced, Mastered | 2016
  • J-Livi And The Party – Come And Share My Life | Funk | Engineer | 2016
  • Fort Frances – Alio | Rock | Engineer | 2016
  • Krista Richards – Broken | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Produced | 2016
  • Frank Bang and the Cook County Kings – The Blues Don’t Care | Blues | Engineer | 2016
  • Chicago Farmer – Midwest Side Stories | Folk | Engineer, Mix, Produced | 2016
  • David Hayes – Epics | Rock | Engineer, Mix | 2014
  • Turas – Turas | World | Engineer | 2015
  • David Hayes – Acoustic Epics | Rock | Mix | 2015
  • Chicago Farmer – Backenforth IL | Folk | Engineer, Mix, Master, Produced | 2013
  • Bound Stems – The Family Afloat | Rock | Engineer | 2008
  • Algernon – Ghost Surveillance | Jazz, Rock | Engineer | 2010
  • Digital Tape Machine – Be Here Now | Rock | Engineer | 2013
  • Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah E.P. | Rock | Engineer | 2006
  • Dave Herrero & the Hero Brothers Band – Corazon | Blues | Engineer | 2012
  • Stuck In Love | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Produced | 2013
  • Like Pioneers – Piecemeal | Rock | Engineer, Mix, Produced | 2010
  • Rachael Yamagata – Elephants…Teeth Sinking Heart | Folk, Rock | Engineer | 2008
  • Ernie Hendrickson – Down the Road | Folk | Engineer | 2007
  • Henhouse Prowlers – Breaking New Ground | Bluegrass | Engineer | 2013
  • W.W. Lowman – Kumqwat May | Jazz, Rock | Engineer, Produced | 2011
  • Ode – Man in a Glass E.P. | Rock | Engineer, Produced | 2012
  • Strange Arrangement – Polygraph | Rock | Engineer | 2011
  • Darren Garvey – Under a Common Ceiling | Rock | Engineer | 2010
  • Stellar Road – Stellar Road | Rock | Engineer, Produced | 2009
  • Bumpus – All The People | Rock | Engineer | 2007
  • Cameron McGill & What Army – Warm Songs for Cold Shoulders | Folk, Rock | Engineer | 2009
  • District 97 – Hybrid Child | Rock | Engineer, Produced | 2010
  • Sleeper Car – Love and Anxiety | Folk, Rock | Engineer, Mix, Produced | 2007
  • My My My – Leather Silk | Rock | Engineer | 2010