Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Black Vatican Video // Oceanic Feelin'

RSTB faves Black Vatican appeared a few years ago on our first compilation. Now heres the first new glimpses of their upcoming album Oceanic Feelin'

From Andy Roche of Black Vatican:

Black Vatican has a new LP coming out soon. The new LP will be called Oceanic Feelin'. The LP reflects our interests over the last couple of years, for me, the big influence is Colette Magny. Her record "Repression" is an amazing political record, sort of free jazz, and maybe "extended chanson", if there is such a thing. Owen has really gotten deep into micro-tonal stuff and that's sort of hiding out in a lot of the songs. We started as a rock band, we got interested in dread and the stuff got electronic, and now I don't know, this new LP is sort of about fear, cosmic scaled fear.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Sacred Bones Titles

The Bitters
Have A Nap Hotel EP

Hot on the heels of their debut Mexican Summer long-player, The Bitters - consisting of Aerin Fogel and the ever-prolific Ben Cook (Roommates, Young Governor, Fucked Up) - bring us their Have a Nap Hotel EP. This Toronto-based duo have built a name for themselves forging their self-coined "cave pop" genre, which merges elements of 50s melodies and dark post-punk instrumentals with just a hint of flannel. Their debut 12" EP Wooden Glove was released last spring on Captured Tracks and sold out shortly thereafter, having been instantly well-received among tough critics and keen listeners alike. Cook's jangly guitars stay back in the cut and let Fogel's vocals (and the occasional fuzzy lead, saxophone, synth line, and handclap) wash over the tunes. Their collaborative work appears live with the help of drummer Jonah Falco (Fucked Up, Career Suicide) and a rotation of starry guest bassists.

Amen Dunes
Murder Dull Mind EP

Recorded while Damon McMahon was living as an expatriate in China, Amen Dunes presents seven new stunning works of sunlit haziness. During the two years he lived abroad, he lived most of the time in an apartment on the north end of Beijing. He tracked these songs one summer in that apartment. With the exception of "Diane" and "Murder Dull Mind," all of these songs were recorded in one take and are completely improvisational; on repeated listens though, there is a pop-ness amidst the improvisation. The title track in particular, a melodic mantra-like work could certainly function on its own as a single. Although the songs have a bit less pre-written structure than Amen Dunes' previous work on the Locust label, they are still every bit as miraculous. The geographical influence on his work central to both writing and recording conditions is evident here as these songs are way more open, and generally more free than his debut Dia (recorded in 2006 in a Catskills cabin) was. A bit less psych freak out and a bit more dark folk vibe throughout.

Look for these new entries into Sacred Bones' EP series plus new 7"s from Electric Bunnies and Mac Blackout out on July 27th. More info HERE.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

In Jacuzzi Boys News...

RSTB faves Jacuzzi Boys have been busy with a new 7" about to be released on Mexican Summer and an upcoming tour (Dates Here). Check out the 7" and tracklisting below along with the video for "Smells Dead" from their debut LP and one of our favorite records of 2009.


Side A:
Bricks Or Coconuts

Side B:
Sing Along

Happy Birthday Record Insound Studio Session

Another one of our favorites record a session for the burgeoning series. Super raw and sick just like the record! Check out the whole session HERE

Friday, April 16, 2010

New 7"s from Flight, Fresh & Onlys and more on Plastic Spoons UK Label

Flight - Ghosts b/w Crackerjack Woman

The Fresh and Onlys

Vanishing Cream 7"
Mess Folk

Modern Man 7''

Order these now at Plastic Spoon Records

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gorilla Vs. Bear and Weekly Tapedeck form Record Label

Two of our favorite bloggers have teamed up to give a little back to the music world. They've announced the formation of Forest Family, an analog centered label featuring limited runs (with the occasional repress) of 7”s, 10”s, 12”s and cassettes to be produced at the highest quality.

The label's first release is a 7" from highly touted indie poppers Cults featuring the songs "Go Outside" and "Most Wanted" on yellow vinyl.

You can pre-order the 7" HERE. Ltd. to 400

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Peaking Lights on Soundbuilders

RSTB fave Peaking Lights explain the process of building their soundbox synthesizers out of thrift store parts for the new series Soundbuilders on VBS offshoot This is the first in a series that will explore musicians creating noise out of non-traditional sources. A splendid idea if you ask us and a pretty great band to start with. Check out Aaron and Indra explaining their process and keep an eye on Soundbuilders for more installments.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Beach Fossils - "Wide Awake"

Beach Fossils record four awesome new songs from their upcoming Captured Tracks/Woodsist debut for the Insound Studio Sessions. Check out "Wide Awake" and the rest of the sessions at Insound.