James McAlister

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Drummer who carved out a career as a touring sideman, occasional bandmember, and session musician, including regular collaborations with Sufjan Stevens.
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Credits

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Year Album Artist
2017 Letterbox Marie Miller Drums
2017 Planetarium Bryce Dessner / James McAlister / Nico Muhly / Sufjan Stevens Primary Artist, Engineer, Mixing, Creation, Synthesizer, Moog Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Programming, Jupiter 6, Acetate, Composer
2017 Sleep Well Beast The National Drum Programming
2016 All Is Not Lost The Brilliance Drums, Assistant Producer
2016 Between Waves The Album Leaf Engineer, Drums, Mixing, Percussion, Synthesizer
2016 Blanco David Bazan Synthesizer, Cymbals, Percussion
2016 Poets & Saints All Sons & Daughters Musician
2014 Lonely Ones Graham Colton Musician
2014 Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell Percussion, Programming
2014 Pillar Point Pillar Point Drums
2014 Pure Fiction Eric Hutchinson Drums, Percussion
2013 All the Times We Had Ivan & Alyosha Drums, Percussion
2013 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Drums, Percussion
2013 Black Bear Andrew Belle Drums, Additional Production, Programming
2013 Citizens Citizens Percussion
2012 KR-51 Clare & the Reasons Drums, Drum Engineering
2012 Pull It Together Shannon Stephens Drums, Percussion
2012 Silver & Gold Sufjan Stevens Drums, Percussion
2012 Sub Rosa Jesse Harris Engineer
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Percussion
2012 With Love Rosie Thomas Musician
2011 Watch TV Josh Ottum Engineer, Main Personnel
2010 The Ones Who Wait Denison Witmer Drums, Percussion
2009 Bells and Whistles Chase Pagan Drums, Tambourine, Percussion
2009 Curse Your Branches David Bazan Drums, Shaker, Tambourine, Percussion, Sleigh Bells, Chimes, Floor Tom
2009 Library Catalog Music Series, Vol. 1: Music for Lubbock, 1980 900X Producer, Guitar (Electric), Celeste, Synthesizer, Guitar (Bass), Drums, Percussion, Sampling, Composer
2009 Library Catalog Music Series, Vol. 2: Music for Measurement Law of the Least Effort Assistant
2009 Library Catalog Music Series, Vol. 3: Music for Drums Casey Foubert / James McAlister Primary Artist, Engineer
2009 The BQE [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sufjan Stevens Engineer, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Drum Programming, Sound Effects, Sequencing
2009 The Breadwinner Shannon Stephens Drums, Percussion
2008 Carry the Weight Denison Witmer Drums, Percussion
2008 Democracy For Lovers Paul Lippert Drums, Percussion
2008 Holy Tulsa Thunder Beau Jennings Drums, Percussion
2008 Welcome to the Welcome Wagon Welcome Wagon Drums, Percussion
2007 A Tribute to Joni Mitchell Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Mixing, Audio Production, Guitar, Drums, Vocals (Background), Bass
2007 Dance Positive Karl Blau Main Personnel, Drum
2007 I'm Not There [Original Soundtrack] Bob Dylan Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Drums, Electronic Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background)
2007 Like the Season Josh Ottum Main Personnel, Various Instruments, Drums, Percussion, Musician
2007 The Brag & Cuss Rocky Votolato Main Personnel, Drums
2007 The Whale Cheyenne Performer
2006 Illuminare Umbrellas Member of Attributed Artist, Omnichord, Drums, Percussion, Programming
2006 Makers Rocky Votolato Main Personnel, Percussion
2006 Rocinate Ester Drang Member of Attributed Artist, Group Member
2006 Songs for Christmas Sufjan Stevens Celeste, Drums, Vibraslap, Percussion, Wind Chimes
2006 The Avalanche: Outtakes & Extras from the Illinois Album Sufjan Stevens Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion
2006 World Waits Jeremy Enigk Main Personnel, Drums
2005 Are You a Dreamer? Denison Witmer Drums, Percussion
2005 I Am Haunted, I Am Alive Cheyenne Producer, Performer
2005 I Sold Gold Aqueduct Drums
2005 Illinoise Sufjan Stevens Main Personnel, Drums
2005 This Bird Has Flown: 40th Anniversary Tribute to Rubber Soul Drums, Tambourine
2004 Achilles' Heel Pedro the Lion Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion
2003 Into Final Corners Tim Miser Piano (Grand), Wurlitzer, Shaker, Tambourine, Handclapping, Organ (Hammond), Piano (Upright)
2003 The Marionette and the Music Box Unwed Sailor Orchestra
2001 Goldenwest Ester Drang Composer, Primary Artist
2000 Shannon Stephens Shannon Stephens Drums, Percussion
Brother Brillance Assistant Producer, Drums
Dreamland [Original Soundtrack Album] Primary Artist
Dreamland [Original Soundtrack] Composer, Primary Artist
Given Kevin Lee Florence Guest Artist, Drums, Percussion
Hoferlanz Hoferlanz Primary Artist
Hourglass Emily Hearn Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Programming
In Moderation The Soft Drugs Percussion
Magik*Magik Magik*Magik Engineer, Drum
Solid Ground Eric Henderson Drums, Percussion
Trouble in the Union The Western States Engineer, Chamberlin, Juno