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Tour Tape split between Dirty Beaches and homies TONSTARTSSBANDHT for their upcoming Russian tour. Ltd to only 100 copies and while already sold out from the label, TONSTARTSSBANDHTstill has copies available on their bandcamp. It went pretty quick from Space Bridge, but I think these copies are below the radar.
Also Alex’s sophomore 2XLP Drifters/Love Is The Devil is out soon from Zoo Music. The email list version is on beautiful white vinyl and is getting shipped a week early to all us lucky listers. If you missed out on that, guess you’ll have to settle for the regular one available from Midheaven here.
Feast your eyes (no pun intended) on the gorgeous etching on the reverse side of RSD 12” from The Casket Girls. This is the second band that label master and operator Ryan Graveface has been directly involved in, following a number of 7”s and a debut LP from his other in label band The Marshmallow Ghosts. Ryan always releases spectacular vinyl, seriously only the best in quality & design, nearly always colored, a picture disc or sometimes even scratch n’ sniff. I got turned on to his label (now also a real live record store) from Black Moth Super Rainbow, followed by Dreamend, and most recently his own two projects.
Well Ryan I’d say you take the cake for best RSD release easily, as if there was ever any doubt. The vinyl color is beer and mustard swirl (srsly) with the b side being a metaphysical etching. Mine is above. Ltd to 500 copies. Even the album sleeve art, was actually embrodered by William Schaff (Okkervil River, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mighty Mighty Bosstones), and I do love that on the actual jacket the underside of the embroidery is on the reverse.
I do believe there are a number of copies for sale on discogs for the very reasonable price of $20. Do not hesitate to snatch this up if you’re a fan, because in addition to all the pretty packaging, the 5 tracks are superb. If you never got their debut LP, you can snag a special cassette version with the Sleepwalking LP on side A and this s/t 12” on side B from Graveface here. A nice gesture to anyone that misses the RSD 12”. Oh Ryan you so thoughtful.
New single sounds fantastic and I can’t wait for the new Lovely Things LP out June 25 on Cascine. Their debut Ladies Effect EPof 2010 and their 1st full length Delusions LPout the subsequent year were both highly underrated, and I always seem to think they’re on Captured Tracksbecause they have that perfect CT sound. Glad to hear they haven’t stopped recording new material.
Good morrow oh you beauties of noble and homeley shores - great tidings I bring from stateside. As we’re crossing an arrogant, rain-flecked, concrete motor-bridge lacerating the tranquility of Seattle’s Lake Washington, I have the chance to take stock and consider home and it’s impending brightening thanks to the little shock of sunlight sent forth by the news I bear.
So, I hesitate to say it again but a cliche is a cliche for a reason, show your commitment: for us, for taste. Get the single, get your moves ready cos if you’re anything like me it’ll make ya limbs feel like liquid and its perfect to throw some shapes.
Fuck what I say - the song’s a better rallying call than any of my words, so get it and I’ll see you at the show for a lil’ dance.
Oh Palma Violets, I still love your album. If you still haven’t snagged a copy yet, grab one from Rough Trade Here.
“This is a record that happened very fast for me. We had just gotten back from a particularly long European tour last November, our first supporting Nocturne, and I was feeling a lot of things. I found myself struggling with what it meant to be a musician, with what music in general meant to me and what part I could possibly play in it. Playing the same songs every night for months left me bored with myself. But when I got home, for the first time in awhile it suddenly seemed that the pressure was off. We didn’t have any tours planned for several months and I started to remember again why I love music in the first place. I listened to Brian Eno and David Bowie for weeks on end and felt like I was hearing them for the first time. I took a trip to Miami with my girlfriend. I visited my family. I felt free to try things musically that I would have stifled before. The songs on this EP were recorded over a 10 day period and are a reflection of this time. Of all the frustrations and successes and moments of peace in between.” -Jack
I was totally unprepared for a new Wild Nothing EP, so soon after the likes of Nocturne, or for a completely different style inspired by Brian Eno & Bowie. Jack’s above quote really says it all, and I quite admire his decision to record completely new music without fear of alienating fans used to a certain sound. Too many artists play it safe with subsequent albums, producing tired material and sticking too close to “their sound,” especially when a debut is especially successful like Gemini. The truly talented artists are the ones that can adapt and change direction, and do so based on a purely selfish motivation. Jack was tired of playing the same old material and it inspired him to break his mold.
I am personally a big fan of early Eno and Bowie, and this new direction, even if its just for this one off EP sounds spectacular. I can’t wait for this record to drop, and the gorgeous Ltd edition art included is just gravy.
Wild Nothing - Empty Estate 12” EP is Ltd to 475 copies on red wax. Artist Eric Shaw was commissioned for original works which complete the new universe of sound. The limited edition LP includes an obi strip, illustrated insert, red vinyl, poster, hand numbered envelope, 2x sticker pages, button and slap bracelet. Pre-order your from Captured Tracks asap here. Wow sold out in a matter of days. Hope you got yours.
M’lady’s Records is incredibly proud to introduce the debut album from RUBY PINS, borne out of the dreams and hard work of Lillian Maring. Written over the past three years, recorded on an old computer with just one SM58 microphone, and played almost entirely by Ms. Maring, these songs sound like almost nothing else we’ve heard.
Inspired by dreams friends have had about her, and informed by the spirits of Eno, Jacques Dutronc, and Catherine Ribeiro, this record has a deep individualistic streak, and imagination by the ton. There’s an other- worldliness to the album, the kind of echoes that can be felt usually in certain films, a special kind of logic that gets under one’s skin. Recorded mostly in the beautiful town of Port Townsend, Washington in the summer of 2012, Lillian enlisted some instrumental help on certain songs from Hannah Lew (her bandmate in the estimable and much-beloved GRASS WIDOW), Fiona Campbell, Jen Weisberg and Brett Lyman, but this is really ‘a solo trip’, as Neil Young once put it so eloquently.
M’Lady’s consistently releases such fine records, and I’m happy to see a new solo for from Lillian of Grass Widow is the latest gem. Having seen the girls of Grass Widow play at least half a dozen times, and once with The Raincoats, I’m pretty die hard. Lillian’s track and video (she directed it) live up to the quality I’ve come to expect from a Grass Widow girl. Can’t wait to hear the full length!
Ruby Pins - s/t LP is also available on cassette and will be shipping mid June. Order yours from M’Ladys here.
If you’re a fan of Boards of Canadaand have been awaiting a new album as anxiously as every other super fan boy (me included) then you’ve likely seen all the internet non-sense going on that started with a secret insanely limited BOC Record Store Day release (⬇⬇⬇).
Basically @Imnopandabear from New York City, known as Lilcakey on Reddit found and purchased the above record from Other Music in NYC. It’s one sided with only 20 second of audio playing some clearly BOC snyths with a robotic voice speaking the number 9-3-6-5-5-7. A video of the record playing can be seen here.
The going theory is that this is one of 6 nearly identical records, each with a different number that corresponds to the six groups of six unknown numbers found on the record sleeve. When all the records and numbers are found, we put them together to make some kind of code and possibly the most elaborate promotion for a highly anticipated new record ever.
There have also been more clues turning up in BOC videos recently edited, with the Julie and Candy (⬆⬆⬆) showing the ———/———/———/———/———/———/ followed by ONE GOT FAT @ 4:19.
That was apparently a clue to the following video (⬇⬇⬇) for Everything You Do Is A Balloon which samples vintage footage from “One Got Fat,” a 1963 bicycle safety movie.
The last trinkets yet to surface come from the the official Hell Interface Youtube channel (which is the name Boards went under before they were Boards of Canada) where they posted this three second video, which links to this video that plays a new 44 second sample. Again with the numbers: 717228. That 3 second seemingly blank video also contains hidden stills from Little House On The Prairie, Episode68, “Times of Change,” aired Sept 19 1977. If you scrolled over timeline you’d see clips of it, butBoards of Canada (unofficial) IRC grabbed all the stills and posted a jpg for ease of view (⬇⬇⬇).
So basically BOC are laughing their asses off while their fans look for secret codes everywhere, which will likely all amount in a new record or absolutely nothing at all.
After 2011’s fucking amazing Pleasure LP, I was super psyched to finally see a new Pure X LP on the way. But I wasn’t crazy about the last two singles; Someone Elsewas pretty meh, and Things In My Headwas better but still not up to Pleasure standards to my ear.
Well with the latest single to drop my anxiety has been put to rest. Thousand Year Old Child is a gorgeous track, and I’m psyched up again for the new album. I just heard from the label and records are shipping next week so pre-order yours up before they’re gone. The first 250 from the web store (which are probably gone already, just sayin) are on Black/White Marbled Vinyl and in Acephale tradition look drop dead good.
Pure X - Crawling Up The Stairs LP is Ltd to 1000 copies, with the first 250 on Black/White Marbled Vinyl and the next 750 on solid white vinyl. Always super high quality vinyl and heavy cardstock sleeve w/ reverse board printing. Grab yours here, ships next week.
Seriously go snag IntoThe Diamond Sun, The most over looked gem of 2012. Or you can always drop $50 on discogs for a copy for the vinyl. I feel like they’ll get popular enough to repress it some day if you’re lucky. Only 500 copies on blue glitter vinyl. It seriously looks like a bowling ball or something, definitely one of the nicest colored vinyls I own.
The new Young GalaxyUltramarine LP sounds so good. This is one of my favorite tracks, and I’m glad to see it became the second single. The video features girl falling for the ‘pretty boy’ wearing a creepy as hell mask that looks like it belongs in a Black Moth Super Rainbow video.
The album’s been leaked for about 2 weeks, and now I’m just anxiously awaiting the vinyl. The first run of Ltd white 180g signed vinyl is now sold out, but you’ll still be able to pick up a pretty blue vinyl available at the end of April.
I tried to post this fantastic track when the Recover EP when it first leaked some weeks back only to have it pulled by the label. Coast should be clear now that’s been officially out, with the RSD vinyl release no less. The Recover EP is the second vinyl release from Chvrches, following the epic Mother We Share 10” that’s been garnering $75-$150 on ebay. Seems these guys are the biggest hit of 2013, and with good reason. Be prepared to shell out $50-$70 for a copy of the Recover EP vinyl if you’re serious. Its Ltd to only 500 copies on translucent orange vinyl, so with that few copies it’s gonna keep the price up beyond jus being a RSD release. I think this was the jewel of Record Store Day 2013, and honestly its a shame that it was a UK only release, and pressed in such a short number considering their popularity right now. Seriously people are scalping concert tickets on ebay for $100 to sold out shows. I didn’t make the recent NYC one, but a friend of mine went and said it was the most hipstery event he’d ever witnessed. That I don’t doubt, but regardless of the hype, I don’t think its overblown at all. Let’s hope these guys can keep up songs this catchy for a full length.
Another record store day come and gone, another afternoon of buying over priced ebay records that vultures bought up just to resell. There’s no way around it, and I’m thankful that at least I got most of the records I wanted at “reasonable” prices. Sure i’ll pay $15 for the new Best Coast 7”. It was probably $8-10 in store right? The only one I got raped on was the Chvrches Recover EP. It was a UK only release, Ltd to 500 copies on clear orange vinyl, so it was pretty rare as far as RSD releases go…
Also was very excited to see a Ltd to 300 7” from Stealing Sheep. It was the one record I almost missed, another UK only releases. If you haven’t checked them out yet, Into The Diamond Sun was one of my favorite releases of 2012 and continues to be on constant rotation.
My RSD purchases ranked:
1. Chvrches - Recover EP 12”
2. The Casket Girls - s/t EP
3. Stealing Sheep - A Real Clown 7”
4. Best Coast - Fear of My Identity 7”
5. Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love 12”
6. Sonny and the Sunsets - Imagine 7”
I’ll be posting more RSD tracks for prob the rest of the week as I get them in.