PRE-ORDER WATTER DEBUT (SLINT + GRAILS MEMBERS)
APRIL 11, 2014
It's finally here! Nearly 20 years after departing the criminally obscure Louisville rock band Evergreen, Britt Walford (most famously known as the driving force behind Slint) is finally in a new band and making new music again. This is a glorious thing! As if that weren't enough, that band is Watter, a new Louisville, Kentucky trio that also features Zak Riles of Grails, and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Tyler Trotter. They also roped in a handful of friends and collaborators to join in the long-form kraut-psych intensity, including but not limited to Rachel Grimes (Rachel's), Todd Cook (The For Carnation, Crain), and the legendary Tony Levin of King Crimson. It's a mind-blowing record, and lives up to its expectations in just about every way. You can pre-order it now on CD and/or LP. While supplies last, we are offering a limited-edition Dark Water Navy Blue colored vinyl version. It's gorgeous, and perfectly matches the murky artwork.
PRE-ORDER NEW ALBUM BY YOUNG WIDOWS
MARCH 25, 2014
After three long years, the new Young Widows album is finally upon us...and holy shit it's a scorcher. It's the heaviest, scariest, most dynamic album of the band's career - and we're not the only ones who have noticed: "Kerosene Girl" was awarded Best New Track by Pitchfork, and Stereogum proclaimed it "the best 'heavy' song I've heard all year, even if it's not technically metal." Hear for yourself, and pre-order the CD and/or LP at your leisure. The band will be touring in support of Easy Pain with the mighty MONO for a few dates before hooking up with old friends Helms Alee. Check out the TOURS page for details.
INTRODUCING WATTER (MEMBERS OF GRAILS + SLINT)
MARCH 11, 2014
It probably goes without saying...but we'll say it anyways: We are beyond excited to announce that two of our all-time favorite experimental rock musicians ((Britt Walford of SLINT, and Zak Riles of GRAILS) have joined forces with multi-instrumentalist Tyler Trotter to form a new genre-defying group called WATTER. For Riles and Trotter, it's a chance to dig deeper into the sandbox in which Grails have sculpted many mercurial masterpieces in recent years; for Walford, it's the opportunity to play a substantial role in a new active band for the first time in nearly twenty years, since his days in the criminally-underrated EVERGREEN.
Check out the first song from Watter's forthcoming debut album, This World, the 7-minute "Rustic Fog".
BASINSKI'S MELANCHOLIA REMASTERED VINYL REISSUE
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
We are truly honored to announce our reissue of William Basinski's stirring album, Melancholia, on vinyl for the first time ever! Remastered from the original recordings and packaged in a gorgeous deluxe gatefold featuring all-new artwork by James Elaine, this album has never looked or sounded more arresting. Pressed on 100% virgin black vinyl in a strictly limited edition of 2,000 copies, this is not to be slept on (though it does make a cozy companion to sleep with).
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
A few years ago we released the debut album by an ambitious, extremelty talented family band from Bloomington, Indiana called Dreamers of the Ghetto. They enjoyed the kind of blinding white praise from blogs with comments like "next big thing" and "too good to not get huge." In spite of – or because of (or a little of both) – those accolades, the band dissolved well before the world was able to discover their significant gifts. Now, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Luke Aaron Jones and fellow DOTG alum Marty Sprowles have pared down the widescreen stadium-sized rock of their former band to the more intimate, introspective Hunterchild. Jones' vocals are more arresting than ever, indebted as much to vintage Peter Gabriel, Prince, and Depeche Mode as the rich well of electronic R&B explorations from a similar orbit as James Blake and The Weeknd in their most powerful moments. Hunterchild are comfortable in their own skin in a way that's almost unheard of for debut artists. You can hear the first single, "Aching," from their forthcoming debut album here: https://soundcloud.com/temporary-residence-ltd-1/hunterchild-aching