The new Charity Empressa record is now available for pre-order here. It’s officially out on 3/24.
For fans of : Godspeed You Black Emperor, or His Name Is Alive, maybe This Mortal Coil . . . it’s a controlled experiment in sound and melody.
It’s been two decades since Charity Empressa debuted in 2001. Indie-rock scions Eric Campuzano (Lassie Foundation, Prayer Chain, Cush) and Frank Lenz (Headphones, Starflyer 59, Richard Swift), though, decided to revisit the project for 2023’s “A Riot of Snowflakes,” a process the pair started long before the pandemic.
Charity Empressa took a twenty-year hiatus, a twenty-year old four track, a Maxell cassette tape; with a sound, with a note, with a chord and made a new soundtrack. None of this would have been done without the collaborators: Domo Domoracki, Tess Shapiro (Tess & Dave), David Vandervelde (Father John Misty), Eli Thomson (Father John Misty, Richard Swift), Travis Trevisan (Tape Deck Mountain), Josh Hagquist (The Beautiful Mistake), and Scott Huckabey.
The record was mixed and mastered by Chris Colbert, with artwork by Jamey Bozeman.
The new Leem of Earth single ‘Wild Waves’ is now out. Stream it anyplace you like : choose your flavor here : leemofearth.hearnow.com
Ronnie Martin ‘Bells Merrily’ HERE.
Bells Merrily is a brand new collection of original songs. A deep sense of nostalgia has always coursed through Martin’s music; here he leans into the wistful, hushed, slightly melancholy feeling of the season, reflecting on the essential mystery at its core with wide-eyed reverence and sobriety. Martin’s signature Moog Synthesizer melodies twinkle like lights on the tree punctuated by synthesized washes of white noise and sound effects reminding us that old man winter is just outside the tightly shut door. The combined effect produces an ethereal and timeless set of songs that feel like they’ve been with us all along through the years, playing softly in the background while presents are unwrapped and advent candles are lit. The tracks were mixed by the fabulous Frank Lenz.
The Rocky Valentines debut EP is now available HERE
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Inter American joint effort: a band from Puerto Rico/NYC + a band from Costa Rica + Artwork done by an Honduran artist + A feature from Argentina + a label from California. From north to south, from west to east!
It’s out on 7/22, but you can pre-order it now : HERE
Fine China Trees At Night will be available on 7/08, but we suggest you pre-order one now : here.
Golf Slang ‘How I Lost My Voice’ is out on 6/03, and it’s available for pre-order now. It’s been described as sad, pink, low, and day glow. It’s 5 outstanding tracks. Package is available as cd or pink cassette + comes with sticker, 2 postcards, and a blue golf tee ! Get it HERE.
The new Leem of Earth ‘self titled’ cd is out on 4/22, but pre-order it now HERE. It’s an insanely beautiful package. CD is all 3 EPs with 1 bonus track, comes with lyric book, poster, sticker, and 4 postcards.