Thanks for your interest in my humble self. Here's the ideal way to reach me: make friends with a band who has worked with me (see discography). That's a few thousand people, in a dozen countries. If someone I know refers you, I'm more likely to pay attention: word-of-mouth rules in this business. You can also write to the postal street address listed below, if you're not in a hurry.
I also have accounts with various social networks. You can write me there or be my "friend" but be warned, I may not answer you personally, especially if it's just "New songs up, listen and tell us what you think." I get those every day, but life's too short. My apologies, but priority goes to friends, repeat clients and anyone who wants to actually work with me. If you just want to say "hi" and offer a kind word, I really, truly appreciate it (!!), but I might not reply unless it's business.
Here's some contact links:
My "public" page on Facebook ...Pics, rants, international controversy, etc. No "inbox", because I dislike FB's email interface, so you'll have to post on the page if you want my attention.
Bandcamp contact form ...This is the best way to email me privately. The link is down at lower right on each album page, where it says "For all other inquiries click here."
Twitter ...You can "follow" me there or attempt a direct message, but I don't check it often.
If you've got some large-scale serious biz in mind, you can contact Sandy Roberton at World's End Management in LA (323-965-1540), but please don't bother them with unimportant stuff, as they manage a few dozen other producers.
I am aware that a lot of people don't try to contact me because they think I'm 1) too busy, 2) too expensive, or 3) too much of a "famous big shot" to work with them. This just kills me! Look at my discography: between all the "known" bands, how many are there that you haven't heard of? Heck, lots. That could be you. Yeah, I am too busy sometimes, and I'm not a charity. But listen: my main criterion for choosing whom I work with is, do I like the music? The more I do this over the years, the more that matters to me... The rest is negotiable! Hey, I'm freelance, self-employed, and can do what I want. So, if your music doesn't suck, go ahead, make my day... send a demo. I may not listen to it instantly: whatever record I'm making RIGHT NOW always takes precedence.
BUT... IMPORTANT... before you send anything to me (your demo, or even a question), please read my enormous FAQ, as I've been asked a lot of the same questions over the years. The FAQ (updated often) includes my ever-popular Nirvana FAQ, plus lots of answers to questions I get about recording/producing. I sort of discourage Nirvana fan questions because there's 10 million of you and one of me.
OK, here's a street address (NO REGISTERED MAIL or CERTIFIED MAIL!), for demos & propaganda.
7023 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
DEMO SUBMISSIONS: Serious production inquiries only, friends! I don't have free time to critique your demo and give you a "Jack Endino" quote for your press kit. That's just unpaid work. I won't "shop" the demo to labels for you; see my FAQ for details about this subject. If you actually want to work with me, that's different: potential studio clients are always welcome, no matter who or where you are. I'll definitely listen. No promises though, cuz first (I repeat!) I gotta like the music.
PLEASE, NO REGISTERED OR CERTIFIED MAIL: please don't send your demo (or anything else) by "certified" or "registered mail"! It's just a DEMO, it's not like your only copy that exists. To claim it, I have to drive to the post office and wait in line to sign for it. Your demo will cost me 20 minutes of my life before I've even heard it. Just email me mp3s!
GARAGE SALE ORDERS: Don't mail cash. Even sending it "registered mail" or "certified mail" is like putting a big sign on it that says "Hey! There's money in here!" The only payments that haven't gotten to me were sent by registered mail, usually from other countries. What does that tell you? In my experience, ordinary first-class mail, packaged securely, with CLEAR handwriting for the address, and otherwise looking completely unremarkable, almost always gets here fine. Best option: get a free PayPal account!
WORLD'S END MANAGEMENT: I usually answer my snail mail and email, but if you urgently need to reach me on serious business, Sandy Roberton's company World's End Mgmt LA (phone 323-965-1540) will know where I am, or relay a message. But try reaching me directly first by the various means listed above.
Please don't post my email address on a newsgroup or website; spammers will find it. Spread my links around instead. That way my FAQ, and this page you are reading, can act as a filter.
Please don't put me on your mailing list without asking. I don't need to know about your band's gig next Friday in Pensacola.