We’re proud to set our new Crash Symbols vimeo channel sailing on a weird note, gently caressed out of a robot carcass by Featureless Ghost, who actually made and filmed the video themselves. “Brain Case” comes from Biologically-Sound Cyber-Bodies, their new cassette EP, available here.
Thanks to Crack in the Road for the premiere!
1:35 pm |
October 24 2011
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Night People Records marches gloriously on with this beautiful set of new releases. -Dwight
2:12 am |
October 24 2011
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Burger Records, a deservedly well loved record store and imprint based near Los Angeles, recently offered a free tape in exchange for pictures of people’s collections of their releases. It’s yielded some great shots, including this one from La Puente… reminds me of when I’d stack up all my Power Ranger junk and take pics. People tell me that sounds a little autistic, but who knows. Check out other people’s collections over on Burger’s facebook and keep your eyes peeled - when we have a back catalog of 128 releases, we’ll probably make a similar offer. -Dwight
8:11 pm |
October 22 2011
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Tape Trade #1: Holy Page Records
Seeing as we and plenty of others have an ideal music buying budget far in excess of the reality, we’re trying to orchestrate a new series of tape trades between Crash Symbols and our other favorite tape loving label pals. We’ll document the trades a little bit on each occasion, with some pics (find above) and notes (find below) and, the ol’ internet workhorse, links (interspersed). Right off the bat, we had to trade with our friend Christian Michael Filardo, who runs the visually unparallelable Holy Page Records - here’s what we got.
1. Holy Page Halloween Compilation, we’ve got our own Halloween mixtape coming so I won’t oversell this one, but it’s pretty damn amazing (our earlier post over at Get Off the Coast).
2. Girlhood - Surfs Pure Heart, there’s something particularly interesting about an album from a band called Girlhood, with tracks like “Purity Kiss”, coming out on a label like Holy Page… but when it turns out to be mellow, ambient beats, with a backdrop of vaguely religious drone patterns… suffice it to say that conceptually speaking, this is one of Filardo’s higher benchmarks, on par with him soulfully looking up to Heaven on the cover of his album In A Quiet Way.
3. Good Amount - Power, this is one of Christian’s albums as Good Amount, and it’s incredible. In his own words: “To walk through a wave and beyond the field of golden wheat, to the top of the mountain where you find the stone. A man meditates and tells you of his son, who is searching. He then shows you a picture of his son and you realize he is your father. In a faint light a circle appears around you and you are given the choice between two icons that appear to be mirrors of each other. You feel loved and in turn generate kindness, a small lamp you see on the horizon line near the farthest cloud illuminates. A powerful sound, overwhelms.”
5:02 pm |
October 22 2011
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Web Walk… delves into the inner workings of a technology-damaged psyche with a sort of macabre sense of humor, via punk-fueled, claustrophobic electro pop. -Don’t Die Wondering
Featureless Ghost's Biologically-Sound Cyber-Bodies is a grotesque artifact, carried back from the death of an alternate future and embellished by a cult of delusionals for a decade until its commitment to highest-fidely chrome reel. It’s our latest and we hope it makes your implants tingle.
Mp3 :: Featureless Ghost - Web Walk
Preorder the particularly limited cassette edition right over yonder.
2:04 pm |
October 19 2011
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Kassette Klub is reissuing Hear Hums' opus Psyche Cycles, one of our first and now long sold out releases.
"This hour long cassette is full of organic drones and joyous rhythms that make their current hometown of Gainesville, FL seem like hallowed ground. Although the focus is on sonic exploration it is still an extraordinarily coherent piece of music; one succinctly beautiful thought explored to the fullest." -Kassette Klub
Order the new edition here.
12:04 pm |
October 18 2011
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Liz and I just put together a mix called Lobos for one of our favorite blogs, Matinée as Hell, a Mexico City based joint. It’s a little eight song tribute to Point Lobos, one of our favorite places in the world, and how fondly we remember West Virginia. Hope y’all dig it! -Dwight
Check it out right over here.
7:59 pm |
October 16 2011
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Thanks to yvynyl for debuting Nathaniel Whitcomb’s gorgeous video for “Raid”, from Pressed And’s limited edition cassette LP, Imbue Up.
Grab the tape here (expect some more of those tracks to be unveiled in the near future).
12:30 pm |
October 13 2011
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British web-zine Crack in the Road are giving away a free copy of Born Gold’s new LP, Bodysongs, on vinyl and they’re asking you to do basically nothing in order to compete for it.
1:19 pm |
October 12 2011
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Danaé Papaioannou's new video for “Prizefighters”, one of our favorite cuts from SPORTS' sold out debut.
2:59 pm |
October 4 2011
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