How Band Chooses Album Producer - Conrad Doucette

In Chapter 20 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, musician and Takka Takka drummer Conrad Doucette answers "What Factors Should a Band Consider When Choosing a Producer?"  Doucette shares experiences from choosing producers for recording two Takka Takka albums.  His band finds comfort working with friends and chooses to work with producers it knows.  The band also values working with a producer that can bring new experience, ideas, and perspectives to the recording process.  Doucette notes other artists choose wo work with producers they admire but do not know.  Doucette is the drummer for the Brooklyn-based band Takka Takka.  He also performs with The National, Okkervil River, and Alina Simone.  When not performing, Doucette works as a copywriter, blogger, and digital media producer.  He has worked at Blender, Fuse TV, and  Doucette earned his BA in History from the University of Michigan.