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 IS HERE (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 order now on CD and/or LP.
YOUNG WIDOWS INFLICT EASY PAIN
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 order the CD and/or LP at your leisure. And don't miss the band in their natural environment: a dark, doomy rock club. 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).