The new EP from Fine China ‘Eyes In The Water’ is out now, it comes is a few different beautiful packages. Get one HERE.
Slow Salvation ‘here we lie’ is out on 8/25 . . . pre-order now (you may get it early) : cd/lp/cass HERE
We started a zine, and just like it’s 1992 . . . it comes with a sampler cd ! Feature interviews w/ Fine China / Unwed Sailor / and artist Sarah McPhail, along with classic record reviews, recording with Frank Lenz, and other stuff. Contributing writers include : Emanuel Mora, Ronnie Martin, Andrew Horton, J. Cloud, Ed Harbour, and Ben Heywood. Cd comes with a lot of unreleased tracks. See track listing and get it HERE
LN ‘Morningbird’ 5 track EP is available for pre-order. HERE
Front man Gary Murrays states ‘‘I made an effort to keep all the tracks on the softer side. I guess the overall sound was an homage to the older LN EPs. The LN sound moving forward is going to be quite different’.
The new Charity Empressa record is now available here.
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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