Japanese Motors recording session @ Distillery Studios

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Keith May

The Distillery is located on Placentia in Costa Mesa and was recognized by OC Weekly in 2008 as Best Recording Studio. Mike McHugh's studio enjoys its legendary status.

OC Weekly photographer Keith May recently spent an afternoon at Distillery Studio in West Side Costa Mesa. Run by Mike McHugh, Distillery remains one of the few analog-equipped studios around. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look as the Costa Mesa-based Japanese Motors record their next album.