You’re back in the museum and every object brings you a dull pain. Is it fair? They’re all trapped, taken from different worlds and different times and they’re squeezed into the same NOW that you live in. They’re speaking, all at once, into the future. But is there a way to speak back? Into the past?
Potsherd Gold Meadow, the fourth full-length album by Hermit Thrushes, is available now on cassette tape with accompanying artwork by longtime visual collaborator, Emily Royer. The album’s mix of noises, field recordings, and proper songs (recorded with Dan Angel and James Ryskalchick at the Sex Dungeon in West Philadelphia) point towards that difficult and unknowable position we all occupy.
Or, if you’d rather, each epoch need not be dissected. Is it not enough to bathe ourselves in colors and sounds? To drink the wine of Pleasure and forget the calendar of History?
Whatever your choice, Hermit Thrushes will be traveling around, sipping the wines with one eye on the calendar like so:
10.04.14 Philadelphia, PA - LAVA Space w/ Pinkwash, Pygmy Lush, Lead Pipe (facebook)
10.07.14 Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn w/ SoftSpot, Bellows
10.08.14 New Paltz, NY - Elting Library w/ Breakfast in Fur, Guilt Mountain
10.09.14 Burlington, VT - Speaking Volumes (377 Pine St.) w/ Erasurehead
10.10.14 Montreal, QB - House Show - North of Jean Talon
10.11.14 Ottowa, ON - Pressed (750 Gladstone) w/ Maica Mia, Black Hairgrease
10.12.14 Toronto, ON - Ratio (283 College St) w/ Clarinet Panic Deluxx, Slime
10.13.14 Kitchener, ON - The Yeti w/ Woodlouse (facebook)
10.15.14 Hamtramck, MI - Kelly’s Bar w/ Caveman Woodman & Bam Bam Moss, Prude Boys (facebook)
10.17.14 Chicago, IL - The Yards w/ Famous Laughs, Columba Fasciata, Melkbelly (facebook)
10.18.14 Iowa City, IA - The Mill w/ Brooks Strause, The Multiple Cat, Crystal City (facebook)
10.20.14 Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis w/ Hair Cult, The Post-Paradise Nonet, The Folkpushers (facebook)
10.21.14 Fort Collins, CO - Barn Bonfire w/ Sour Boy Bitter Girl, Justinedrugs (facebook)
10.22.14 Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records w/ Young Creatures, Magic Mint (facebook)
10.23.14 Nampa, ID - Flying M Coffee Garage w/ Burn! Wooden Vale
10.24.14 Tacoma, WA - Half Pint Pizza w/ Humidity and Static, Reds (facebook)
10.25.14 Seattle, WA - The Future w/ Blood Orphans, Curved Graves, Gar Pal, Pill Wonder (facebook)
10.26.14 Olympia, WA - TBA
10.27.14 Astoria / Portland / Salem / Eugene, OR -Help!
10.28.14 Arcata / Eureka, CA - Help!
10.29.14 San Francisco, CA - Turquoise Yantra Grotto w/ A Magic Whistle, Pet the Tiger (facebook)
10.30.14 San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop w/ Louis Wain and the Cats, Goliad, Bottom Cafe (facebook)
11.01.14 Oakland, CA - Dirt w/ Snow Caps, Shaggy Sample, Little Teeth
11.02.14 Santa Barbara, CA - Funzone w/ Snow Caps, Daniel Francis Doyle, The Trashberries (facebook)
11.03.14 Los Angeles, CA - TBA
If you donate $50 or more, you can receive our “LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA” package, which includes Don’t Take Me Back on vinyl plus seven zines and a Single Girl Married Girl logo t-shirt!
(Free Pentagram Rides by Harmon Butcher / I’m Ready to Feel by Harmon Butcher / Trash by Idiot Forever / Sideways More Than Up by Summer Myers / Support the Troops by Emily Royer & Mike Gerkovich / What Does My Face Look Like When I Laugh by Stefie Wein / Nudes by Lindsey Dickson / Single Girl Married Girl logo t-shirt designed by Emily Royer)
Today we launched our first ever Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds to release Don’t Take Me Back, the third full-length album by Snow Caps, as a 12” vinyl LP. The goal we have set will cover a portion of the many costs involved in making this record: mastering, pressing, printing, artwork and design. We are offering the album itself as a reward as well as our vinyl re-issue of Baby Bird, Snow Caps t-shirts designed by Joanna Quigley, Single Girl Married Girl t-shirts featuring our logo by Emily Royer, and various items from our catalog. You can listen to the entire album streaming on the Snow Caps bandcamp page.
There’s a ‘V’ of geese in the sky, there’s a stream, and they’re both talking. Maybe far away you can hear something else? A powerful, flowing voice describing a setting within that setting? A world within a world, Liv Carrow shows us around.
Pile of Needles is Liv’s first album for Single Girl Married Girl (and one of the only recordings made at the label’s now-defunct recording studio, The Thimble). Liv’s voice and guitar follow each other, not unlike the geese in the gaggle or the stream along its path, in smooth turns or sharp bends as other things come and go. It’s strong and varied and free and weird and special and comforting and we just really can’t say enough nice things about it.
"More Witches" and "Always Hungry" by Evil Sword from their feature length musical production HIDEOUS FOREST performed on November 21st, 2013 at the Vox Populi Aux Space in Philadelphia, PA
with Kate Ferencz, Ben Furgal, Yianni Kourmadas, Matt Marchesano, Andrew Maher, Geraldine Lavin, Amalia Wilson, Abbey Lee Sarver, Emily Royer, Felicia Puff, Dawn Riddle, Lindsey Dickson, Perry Genovesi, Meghan Dinneen, Caleb Nolen, Eric Clark, & Kent Boersma
After months of more-or-less careful planning and a few decisions, we are rightly prepared to announce the latest from Harmon Butcher. I’m Ready to Feel is a collection of remarkably adequate stories that the reader is conditionally guaranteed to find, at least, satisfactory! It’s difficult to write about someone’s writing so perhaps we’ll leave it at this quote direct from Harmon Butcher: “Stop yelling. I’m not yelling.”
And to tickle the eyeballs (not recommended), Butcher’s world is once again fleshed out by the fantastic Kate Ferencz. Kate’s splendid drawings lend sheen to the banal, cohesion to the meandering and inchoate, and a veneer of legitimacy for this otherwise illegitimate scoundrel. Buy it or not! No rush!
softcover / 5.5” x 8.5” / 64 pages / color of cover may vary / $5.00
The same weird mask from that dream is here but now it’s nice. It’s a comfort to see a familiar thing. And it’s an excitement to see a familiar thing in a new way!
Boi Boi Insane is a cassette tape and zine by Idiot Forever, a project by Philadelphia artist Josh Mackie of Your Children Is Beautiful and GUNK. On the album and in the artwork, there is a steady process of recombination. There are instinctive creations and found objects, there are simple and intricate patterns overlaid. What I mean is, it’s natural and beautiful. Like a cemetery or a parking lot. But also very different?
The first ten online orders of Boi Boi Insane will be rewarded with a free one-of-a-kind drawing by Josh Mackie!
Cassette Tape + Zine: $10.00
To round out the communication of ideas covered with this release, Josh also made a 25-minute video to accompany the album! It has been called, by several, a “must-see!” The video was screened at the Boi Boi Insane release party at Big Mama’s Cinematheque in North Philly on Friday, January 24th and can now be found here: