Brad Wood is a record producer and mixer from Rockford, Illinois. Subsequent to his college career, where he studied jazz performance and honed his skills as a saxophone player, Brad moved to the bustling city of Chicago. It was there where he built his recording studio Idful Music Corporation, housed in Wicker Park. Here, he recorded albums for the likes of Seam, Tar, Shrimp Boat, and Eleventh Dream Day. His work on Liz Phair‘s album Exile In Guyville was the catalyst for what became a very long and prosperous career as a producer and mixer.
Brad wrapped up the 90’s with many debut albums under his belt, including Sunny Day Real Estate‘s Diary, Veruca Salt‘s American Thighs, Placebo’s self-titled LP, Placebo, and Ben Lee‘s Grandpaw Would. He also notably produced the Original Broadway Cast Recording for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Throughout the iconic decade, Brad also worked with bands such as Far, that dog., Menthol, Pete Yorn, and The Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore (which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts).
The 21st century brought upon a change in scenery, and Brad relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he built Seagrass Studios. Brad continued his work at Seagrass, where he’s tracked and mixed for Say Anything, mewithoutyou, The Bangles, Sherwood, Touché Amoré, and many other artists.
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Variety – May 2021
Produce Like A Pro – March 2020
Recording Studio Rockstars – November 2018
Tape Op – Feb 2014