It’s an exciting day for all the crew at Crash Symbols, but as the most notable Dwight in the group, I feel obliged to say that this is the first skate video I’ve had any even remote connection to… not that Liz or Jheri necessarily have ever been, either. Expect to find Blackbird Blackbird’s soundtrack on an upcoming Crash Symbols + Forty Ounce project, but in the meantime, look at these awesome UK people doing tricks and (very) occasionally falling down! <3
6:10 pm |
August 7 2011
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If that last update was too oblique, we wanted to make sure everyone took a summery little jaunt over to Beko-DSL to download Crash Symbols’ new collaborative mixtape. Curated by me (Dwight), the whole 18 track stegosaurus is one of our many special projects this year and one of the closest to my heart, with an exclusive track coming from one of my college heroes, Antn Hrkwk, alongside other - equally exclusive - tracks from some of our new favorites like Hobbledeions, Rimar, Daniel Sex Jr., and Noah Wall. We hope you love it.
PS, streaming above, we’ve got Rimar’s excellent contribution: “R U Happy?”.
PSS, if you didn’t follow that first link above, you can download the thing here.
12:10 pm |
August 1 2011
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Originally released as a mammoth miscellany by Mikey Sanders, aka, Blackbird Blackbird, Halo has been in a bit of a limbo this year, without seeing a proper release - Crash Symbols is proud to provide it. In spite of the delay, since Mikey unveiled the whole collection, it’s managed to circulate across the news feeds of literally hundreds of blogs, just like the title-single did before it had acquired first 16 and now 18 extra tracks. Nearly all of them commented on the significant stylistic shift that “Halo” represented, taking his synth laden dream pop into a more lo-fi direction. Although that doesn’t hold true across the album, Halo still represents a substantial cross section of Mikey’s development after his debut LP, Summer Heart, and easily demonstrates why he’s one of the most blogged about musicians in the country.
Blackbird Blackbird - Halo
Blackbird Blackbird - Avalanche (Star Slinger Remix)
Preorder the limited edition cassette here.
1:18 pm |
July 6 2011
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Abstract Cannon is 18 year old Houston producer Terrence Jordan, a tremendous dude with tremendous talent making twisted hip-hop and witty beats. Seen together, his music composes a guide to Jordan’s social orientation. The Primary Consumer EP is his label debut, collecting a sequence of songs - tracklisted in reverse order, the earliest recording coming last and the latest recording first - that chronicle his transition from a creator to a “primary consumer”.
MP3 :: Abstract Cannon - Survive (Yes Yes Y’all)
Download the entire Primary Consumer EP over at the Crash Symbols bandcamp.
1:30 pm |
July 5 2011
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Our friend Eric Steuer just gave Crash Symbols a pretty rad name drop on a list of up and coming tape labels in his latest column for Wired Magazine, along with the fine folks at Volar and Bathetic. We’re also pretty proud to appear alongside a nod to the indefatigable Clive Tanaka, whose debut with Tall Corn Music originally came out on a limited edition tape.
11:17 am |
June 26 2011
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Check out SPORTS’ debut LP here - we only have a handful of copies left!
7:10 am |
June 20 2011
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DDb: The Cyclist - Bending Brass Cassette
“One of the best cassettes this year. Fresh. Melodic. Truly experimental. Beautifully fast. Spellbindly deep. Freaky electronic. Rough, diverse, vigorous. Dramatic!!!” —Dumpster Diving
8:31 pm |
June 14 2011
RCRD LBL | Premiere: Railcars - Hounds Of Love
“Aria Jalali, the man behind the San Francisco/Los Angeles-based Railcars, has taken on no easy task. Many have stepped up to the Kate Bush plate, and as many have failed. It seems better to go for broke than keep close to the original, and Jalali is certainly triumphant in doing so. Managing to keep a glint of Kate’s 80s alive while drowning the track under a thick wall of noise-rock, his is a version that bypasses the pop in favor of exploring the song’s production elements, which as with Bush, Jalali did himself.” -RCRD LBL
2:00 pm |
June 14 2011
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