MONO EXPECTING TWINS (ALBUMS) ON SAME DAY
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
The legendary MONO have returned with so much ferocity that it must be split up into TWO albums! The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness find MONO shedding the massive orchestra that had become a trademark of their sound over the past decade in favor of a stripped-down, face-melting combination of vintage shoegaze, experimental metal, ambient pop, and melodic doom. This is the most pure and visceral expression of MONO's music in over a decade, and assuredly some of their strongest work ever. Each album is available in CD and standard black vinyl LP, but while supplies last you can also order the Super Deluxe Die-Cut Gatefold Colored Vinyl Edition which includes BOTH albums in one stunning package. Those are in a numbered edition of 1,000 copies, so don't think too long on it!
NEW ZAMMUTO ALBUM 'ANCHOR' AND TOUR
AUGUST 5, 2014
Co-founder of pioneering collage-pop duo the Books, Nick Zammuto has emerged as a beautifully brilliant, forward-thinking artist of his own. With the help of some very gifted friends and collaborators, he has returned with his second Zammuto album, the beguiling Anchor. It's quite a bit more melancholy, varied, and emotionally resonant than the first album, and has been getting heaps of praise from the likes of Paste, Stereogum, CMJ, and many more. You can hear and see for yourself, but don't wait too long as we only have a scarce amount of the Special Edition LP in stock. Catch Zammuto's increasingly unique and remarkable live show when they embark on their longest tour ever, beginning this week! ZAMMUTO ON TOUR!
UNITED NATIONS RETURN WITH THE NEXT FOUR YEARS
JULY 15, 2014
The enigmatic supergroup – whose roster has included members of Thursday, Glassjaw, Converge, and Pianos Become The Teeth – have returned with the long-awaited follow-up to their self-titled 2008 debut – and their first new recordings since 2010’s highly sought-after “Never Mind The Bombings, Here’s Your Six Figures” 7” on Deathwish Inc. Featuring material recorded between the spring of 1981 and the fall of 2016, The Next Four Years picks up where “Never Mind The Bombings” left off, expanding on their already caustic sound with an even greater sense of urgency and aggression. It’s a furious homage to the pioneers of punk, and a scorching critique on the current state of “punk.” It is the most cathartic music of their mysterious career, and unquestionably some of the most vital heavy music released this year. The jaw-dropping super-deluxe box set has already sold out, but the CD is very much available here and at your local record store, and of course the digital version is available on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LABEL T-SHIRTS FOR SALE!!
MAY 15, 2014
For the first time in nearly a decade, we have Temporary Residence t-shirts available for sale! This limited edition design pays homage to two of the record labels who inspired us to start our record label nearly 20 years ago. Artist-run labels who treated their artists and their endeavors with the utmost respect and admiration, while maintaining that delicate balance between art and commerce, Chicago's Touch and Go Records and Washington, DC's Dischord Records paved the way for hundreds of independent labels and artists throughout the 1980s, 90s, and 00s. We are thankful to travel the roads they paved, and are grateful and humbled to now consider them peers. They certainly did the lion's share of the heavy lifting to allow independent music to be where it is now. Limited quantities and sizes are available, so jump on these while supplies last! As you may or may not know, we don't make Temporary Residence t-shirts very often. We'll try to get better at that.
WATTER (SLINT + GRAILS) DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW
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 order now on CD and/or LP.