Heartsrevolution put out a 30min mixtape calledAre We Having Fun Yet?back in 2011. Embedded in the audio around the 1:01 mark was a mock interviewer asking, It’s taken you guys quite some time to record your debut album, why did it take so long? Leyla’s response: Fuck offf!!
I’ve only been waiting for this full length for the past 6-7 years and quite frankly I never expected it to finally drop. It had become something of joke online amongst fans; HeartsRevolution album? Ha.
But now its here, and it was well worth the wait. For the uninitiated, HeartsRevolution is part band, part artist collective. Part of the reason it may have taken this many years for the debut album is they’ve been busy with projects like covering an ice cream truck with thousands of diamonds (below) which they’ve used as tour transportation in the UK. The album plays though like a well planned mixtape, ripe for your next late night electro dance party.
My only qualm after all this time is no vinyl release…hopefully eventually? Just seems crazy after they released four previous singles on vinyl, including a prized heart shaped record.
So you’re relegated to pre-ordering on shitetunes, or the band does have a compact disc (who buys cds??) which cutely enough has a 16 page activity book self created and seems to include a crayon.
This is a fantastic album, please please please don’t leave it stranded in the digital world.
Brand new Fear of Men from upcoming full length Loom
Couldn’t be happier that their first full length album release is just around the corner. I’ve been pining for it since the demo cassette days of three years past, and the new tracks like Tephra meet the high expectations I’ve had for this release.
Fear of Men - Loom LP is out April 22nd and the regular black edition is available for pre-order from the band directly here. If you want the pretty colored version below, good luck hunting on Record Store Day.
I admittedly couldn’t get into earlier material from Mac DeMarco, despite my die hard love for most all things Captured Tracks. Although seeing him live day two at CT5 in drag impersonating Molly of Widowspeak for their collaborative SHITFATHER band should’ve motivated me to dig into him further.
But first listen through his upcoming album Salad Days finallyhas me hooked. Little bummed the special edition vinyl was $45, as I’m usually all about dropping dough on CT Ltd editions, but it was enough to actually deter me to the normal vinyl. That fancy edition is now sold out after only 3 days and was Ltd to 800 copies on colored vinyl with a 2nd LP filled with demos and a bunch of other stuff.
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days LP is still available in the regular black wax or on cassette from Captured Tracks.
The third release from Alessio Natalizia under the monkier Not Wavinghas just debuted as another limited cassette only available via Boomkat. Paranoia filled industrial snyths span 29min, sounding more spacey and slightly less sinister than his previous releases. Things almost get upbeat enough in the track No Kill to resemble some minimal BOC. These releases go fast in such limited quantities, and his last cassette, Redacted is currently listed for over $100 on discogs. That last cassette with the screen-printed newsprint J-card was the finest cassette I’ve ever purchased.
Not Waving - Voices I is on Ltd to 100 Jelly green C30 cassette with hand-numbered 12-panel J-card. Available from Boomkat now, and that includes an instant 320kbps download.
New Tobacco from upcoming album Ultima II Massage. Basically it takes off where Demon Queen left off, and if you’re a fan, then you’re already on top of this.
Tobacco - Ultima II Massage 2XLP is on Ltd to 1000 hand-dipped rainbow swirl vinyl each One-of-a-Kind. 400 of those are already sold out from their Radcult store, with 500 available from the label. There are another 5,000 standard weight on yellow vinyl, but that’s no fun. Tobacco, BMSR and friends always have the sickest vinyl releases, and this one will likely go quickly as usual. Pre-order from Ghostly now.
Just heard this on NPR. One of 14 songs by a slew of artists on a super cool upcoming Record Store Day release called Space Project. Each song incorporates unique space sounds recorded from the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes.
The ‘sounds’ recorded by the Voyager probes aren’t sounds in the conventional sense; rather, they are electromagnetic radiation fluctuations in the magnetosphere of the planets, moons, and large asteroids the Voyager probes traveled near. Each celestial body is composed of different elements, has its own size and mass, and therefore sounds unique.
There are seven pairs of songs about different celestial bodies—see the breakdown below.
A Porcelain Raft: “Giove” B The Antlers: “Jupiter”
A Mutual Benefit: “Terraform” B Anna Meredith: “Miranda”
A The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program: “Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)” B The Holydrug Couple: “Amphitrites Lost”
A Youth Lagoon: “Worms” B Blues Control: “Blues Danube”
A Beach House: “Saturn Song” B Zomes: “Moonlet”
A Absolutely Free: “EARTH I” B Jesu: “Song of Earth”
A Benoit & Sergio: “Long Neglected Words” B Larry Gus: “Sphere of Io (For Georg Cantor)”
This is the first single from their upcoming sophomore album.
If you missed the first album from Warm Soda, do yourself a favor and go check it out. Pure pop genius. I never tire of Jeanie Loves Pop. Keep an eye out for when the records goes up for sale from Castle Face, as I’m sure they’ll be a Ltd color edition to go quick.