The words "Abandon Taste" glow on a neon sign in the main room of Jacknife Lee's Topanga Canyon recording studio, part of a three-structure compound that also includes his home -- and a yurt. It's an ironic statement, considering Lee, real name Garret Lee, is the acclaimed, Grammy-winning producer featured on Taylor Swift's "Red," U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," R.E.M.'s "Accelerate" and Weezer's "The Red Album." More recently, he produced "Cannibal," the crunchy new single from Silversun Pickups' "The Singles Collection," released Feb.

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