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Kek: just got a cassette copy of Pariah Carey’s Rhizome EP through the post yesterday: it was recorded over a reclaimed, er, ‘private press’ religious songs tape. The music’s great and it sounds awesome.

Nomadic Firs is the solo project of Ryan Boos, a Tennessean with a petite farm, lots of pets, and a lovely wife named Holly. Boos says that his self-titled debut release started out (almost six years ago) as “colors and ideas” in his head, which isn’t surprising, since you’ll very likely feel an increase in your personal jubilance while listening to this album. Taking cues from his four year stint as a house DJ (and his experiments with electronic music), Boos fleshes out simple ideas into songs that sound like they were made by a full band; compelling beats are joined by inventive sound loops, sun-drenched reverb, and pop melodies that would warm even the iciest of hearts. While he draws a lot of inspiration from his idyllic surroundings, the songs also serve as mirrors, reflecting both his personal achievements and the darker places (burnt bridges, a bar fight) that spurred his move to Tennessee in the first place. While the band name fortuitously popped into Boos’ head one day, he’s since realized deeper meaning behind it - humans’ desire to explore but to also be grounded in some sort of domesticity, and how that translates to social media and the global possibilities that come with it. 
MP3s:Nomadic Firs - In the MorningNomadic Firs - VinesNomadic Firs - Cover Bombs
Download the album  or buy it on limited edition cassette here. The first 50 cassettes will come in hand-knit tape cozies! Thanks to a new digital distribution deal we’ve got in the works, it will also be available very shortly through iTunes and other digital retailers. 


Ghibli is producer Thomas Michael, an Edmonton based producer whose love of house music was born in Eastern Europe where, being the child of immigrants, he would spend summers with his grandparents. Being in an isolated region, he watched European music television, etching the likes of…

Ender Belongs to Me is a reclusive experimental pop duo from the fertile slums of Brooklyn. What better place to be while they wonder after their own identities and significance? Both of the pair go by Peter Wiggin in interviews and although their creative endeavors have brought the two together for their garageband collaboration, their music is anxious and damaged, as much by their hidden personal lives as their tension over gestures toward a new digital culture. Under their assumed name, both cop to long struggles with substance abuse. Both spent time in rehab. The recordings that make up Memory are an artifact of those times. The five tracks were recorded at different times with different guest vocalists over the course of years, yielding up a fragmented opus, preserving in sound the emotions of those tumultuous years and the ultimate priority of their shared identity.
Ender Belongs to Me - All Working Download the EP or buy the limited edition cassette here. You can also check out some more tunes from the band at their bandcamp.

Day 30: nature. (Taken with instagram)

Power Animal, aka Keith Hampson, is a bit of an exotic bird… anyone that’s done a split cassette with David Liebe Hart (of Tim and Eric Awesome Show fame) can probably be fairly said to be. His under-celebrated label debut on Waaga Records, People Songs, never really got a fair shake. Logistical hang-ups prevented it from being seriously promoted when it first saw release. But in spite of that we’ve been in constant contact, waiting a year for everything to come together for Exorcism, an EP’s worth of his most recent recordings, plus a b-side full of remixes from Lushlife, Melting Season, Spirituals, Botany, and Golden Ages. Released by Crash Symbols in collaboration with Hampson’s own charity-focused label Human Kindness Overflowing, nearly all profits from the release will be going to charity via Philabundance, a Philadelphia group that can supply three meals to area-needy for every $2 we provide from album sales. We couldn’t be more excited to finally have it available.Power Animal - Better WaterPower Animal - Exorcism (Spirituals Remix) Purchase the limited edition cassette and download Exorcism here.

The folks at International Tapes just premiered our latest release, Welcome Back Sailors’ (Love) That’s All. When Dwight, Liz and I first heard YES/SUN last year we all knew immediately that we had to release with these brilliant Italian dreamers. Their music shimmers and swells continuously, always focusing on the ethereal vocal layers that make each track truly shine. (Love) That’s All is no exception. Lasting only three tracks on the a-side with a couple remixes from Keep Shelly In Athens and Death In Plains, as well as a stunning cover of the opening track from His Clancyness on the b-side; it’s almost guaranteed this one will be on repeat.
MP3: Welcome Back Sailors - Stronger Welcome Back Sailors - (Love) That’s AllHead over to the Crash Symbols Bandcamp to cop the digital release of (Love) That’s All early, and pick up the cassette pre-order, officially hitting the streets next month.

Liz and I made this for an upcoming release. We thought you’d enjoy seeing it in the meantime! -Dwight
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