Sparhawks, Worshipper, Aziz The Shake selected for Converse’s 84-band global studio takeover

Converse’s free all-ages show this afternoon on Lovejoy Wharf isn’t the only music news the Boston company is making this week, as 84 artists have been selected as part of its Rubber Tracks’ global studio takeover next month.

According to the Boston Globe, the takeover begins September 14, and is designed to house nearly 100 new bands and artists — repping nearly 30 countries — into its Rubber Tracks studios here in Boston and New York, or within legendary studio spaces around the world, including Abbey Road in England, Germany’s Hansa Tonstudio, and Atlanta’s Stankonia.

On the New England front, three bands and artists have been selected: hard rock dudes Worshipper, instrumental post-rock band Sparhawks, and Nashua-based beats and hip-hop producer Aziz The Shake will all record in Boston at Converse’s Lovejoy Wharf headquarters. Providence’s DAP, meanwhile, will head across the Atlantic to Abbey Road. Coming over to Boston to record here are Nashville rock band Howling Giant, Brazil’s Frida, and Diamond Thug out of South Africa.

For the full list of bands, recording here and all over the world as part of the series, click here.

“We are beyond excited for this opportunity and can’t wait for you all to hear some of the new tunage we will be recording there!” Sparhawks wrote on their Facebook page this morning. “Thanks for the continued support. This is the next frontier for Sparhawks & we can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Adds Converse marketing director Jed Lewis, in a statement: “We’re thrilled to have reached so many local music communities worldwide in just the registration period alone. We look forward to providing this unique platform to new, diverse acts from all over the globe within these 12 iconic studios.”

Listen to the participating New England bands/artists below…