Lil Kids’ Lopato-produced album Slow Rainbow has been circulating digitally for a little while now, you can read a bit about mainstay Adam Kane in Interview Magazine and check out some of his more recent releases at the Lil Kids bandcamp. Still, even with another new album on the horizon, Slow Rainbow has been one of our favorite albums for the last year; Lopato’s unorthodox beats and transcendent sample work forming the perfect skeleton for Kane’s whimsically pragmatic lyricism. The partnership is versatile and Lopato’s production facilitates an impressive range on Slow Rainbow, Kane’s readings ably completing each collaboration with just the right kind of swagger.
We’re happy to share it! Cassettes will be shipping out later this month, but feel free to stream the album and preorder tapes on our bandcamp.
3:29 pm |
February 5 2013
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Only a few weeks away from the one year anniversary of our cassette
release of their last EP, (Love) That’s All, Welcome Back Sailors unveil a video for none other than the tape’s third track. The twilit sequence of footage for “Flesh & Blood” was produced by their fellow Italian, Francesco Brunotti, whose eye for imagery drew rather a lot from the song; a shot of Andy Warhol’s “Silver Clouds” installation in Pittsburgh even brings the band’s conceptual universe closer to our West Virginia base than we or the band has managed to date.
3:35 pm |
February 2 2013
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In February Night-People Records will release Kraken, the follow-up EP to unhappybirthday’s debut album with Crash Symbols, Sirup, joining our friends and Crash Symbols alums Featureless Ghost on the Iowa City imprint. It’s only the first in the band’s beautiful plans for 2013.
Portals shared a first teaser yesterday; aLogan Owlbeemoth produced video for the title track, previously only demoed in the band’s Live in Paris tour EP. The track itself is an exciting promise of versatility and a strong instrumental counterpoint to darker cuts on their debut.
7:32 am |
January 30 2013
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Earlier today, ThisIsFakeDIY unveiled the a new single from British psych-rocker Luke Donovan, aka Spectral Park, announcing details of his debut full length’s proper release February 4th on Mexican Summer. We couldn’t be happier to say that we’ll be handling the cassette, which we’ll elaborate on in more detail next month.
In the meantime, “Ornaments” is one of our very favorite tracks from the album and you have it in your power to preorder the record on vinyl here. Go with God.
Stream/Download: Spectral Park - “Ornaments”
1:46 pm |
January 29 2013
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The cuties over at PORTALS just premiered a new track from our upcoming tape with the loveliest of ladies, Little Spoon. Give it a listen and then go ahead and pre-order the tape. We can guarantee this one will go fast.
12:29 pm |
January 8 2013
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While we make preparations for Halasan Bazar’s 12” LP Space Junk, enjoy a new album of demos for their 2012 cassette with Moon Glyph, How to Be Ever Happy. The band’s public speaking appendage, Fredrik, describes the album: “a 12 song collections of demos from 2008-2011 reconstructing our casette from last year How to Be Ever Happy in alternative versions. See it as an entertaining companion to the real album, not an artistic statement or anything. Enjoy!”
Check out the demos here and look into the aforementioned cassette on Moon Glyph’s website.
1:07 pm |
January 3 2013
Though Digitalis released and sold out of its vinyl edition of Nightrunners, the second (more or less) album from Altar Eagle, last year, delays kept the cassette edition trapped at our pressing plant until just before Christmas (just after the onslaught of obligations began to tumble over us). Hence the delay, but we’re eager to get these guys shipping so read up on a the release and stream some songs below before ordering a copy at our bandcamp. If you’ve already bought the LP, the cassette edition still has plenty to recommend itself - namely, an exclusive track-by-track remix album on the b-side of the tape, with treatments from producer Cosmic Sound, Ghibli, and Ricardo Donoso just to list a few.
"When the adjective optimistic is used to describe electronic pop music, the sounds of treacly, unimaginative boy-girl duos with musical knowledge so primitive they make Beat Happening look like Beethoven in comparison often come to mind. A highly welcome change of pace, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Altar Eagle pen mature, subtle electronic pop songs with a finely honed appreciation for sounds and dynamics" -The Needle Drop
"Everybody knows that Brad Rose is a busy man. Lucky for us, dear reader, he still finds time to sit down with his wife and kick out stellar pop music under the Altar Eagle banner." -OMG Vinyl
“Nightrunners is their neon-hazy [second album], perhaps slightly more industrial pop oriented, with strong traces of the early 4AD records they grew up with. Eden’s voice takes a leading role, contrasting her dreamy sweetness with Brad’s raspy, steppin’ drum machine patterns and layers of synth, guitar and electronics. The robust delicacy ‘Carousel Ocean’ is the perfect example, at once whimsical yet calculated and even noisy, while the rest of the LP passes through an alternating weather system from the dark clouds and driving pace of ‘Runaways’ to the gauzy shimmer of ‘Piglette’ and the churning turmoil of ‘Get Over It’ to fractured, Morr style techno-pop on ‘No Spring Till Summer’ or the jagged noise pop of ‘Hologram’.” -Boomkat
Purchase the cassette here.
11:53 am |
January 1 2013
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The boys from unhappybirthday just started offering a free download of their new live EP recorded during a recent show in Paris. Click through to their bandcamp to download, it’s only free for the next week.
8:52 am |
December 21 2012
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Pitchfork reviewed Wish on Wednesday! Though we’re not of a mind on the album, let’s (you and I, sensible reader) bond in knowing that we disagree on the same points. Check that out here.
In other news, Soft Riot’s extensive treatment (remix would be a demerit) of “Dont Let Me Down” premiered the same day on FADER. Click through here to read their post or just stream the track below. While you’re at it, we’re down to our last cassette copies of Wish over on bandcamp.
Stream/Download: Window Twins - Don’t Let Me Down (Soft Riot’s Wormhole Version)
12:26 pm |
December 14 2012