Daytrotter recording studio leaves state after more than a decade

The Iowa studio, which has been a Midwestern destination for bands and musicians since 2006, has announced that it is moving out of state, reports the Quad-City Times.

Daytrotter, the recording studio that started in Rock Island before moving to downtown Davenport in 2016 and recorded unedited live tracks from relatively unknown and fairly established acts, closed on March 30 with the plans to open July 1 in Atlanta.

The studio is moving to be closer to Paste Magazine, the online cultural magazine that has been hosting Daytrotter recording sessions on its website since last year.

Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller poses for a photo at the new Daytrotter location in Davenport on Friday, January 15, 2016.

“Our lease was up and saving space wasn’t working for us,” Matt Lundberg, senior vice president of Wolfgang’s Vault, majority owner of the recording studio, told the Quad-City Times.

Lundberg cited the inability to take advantage of the live shows they were hosting in Davenport as a partial reason for their move.

Over the years Daytrotter has made a name for itself as a place where nationally recognized bands such as Wilco, The National, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver and Death Cab for Cutie, as well as lesser known bands, could record intimate sessions. It had special appeal to specific fans and music lovers.

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