A few months back the band Microwave hit us up about getting help finding someone to master their new record. We got test masters from four different engineers so the band could hear different approaches of how a few mastering engineers would craft their mixes. After they heard their options they let us know which ones they liked and we connected them with John Naclerio who’s been making awesome tracks with acts like Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Knuckle Puck and more. They were able to make an informed decision that made their record better at an affordable rate. Blending a sound of post-hardcore, and strong alternative pop hooks, we think what they came up with is one of the best record of the year. Check it out in the player above as well as our podcast with the band.