Silo Halo "Blackout Transmission" released today April 22

We are proud to release Silo Halo's second body of music, "Blackout Transmission." You can hear the EP on SpotifyItunes, and the Etxe Bandcamp page. You can also hear songs from this and other Etxe releases on Etxe's Soundcloud page by following this link.

A preliminary review is in from District Beat. Here's a sample:
"Blackout Transmission is vaster, grander...joined by a wistful edge that wanders through the songs, from the relentless title track to the dreamier “Urban Canyons & Beginnings.” At times, the record has a post-rock feel; at others, it’s unabashed avant-garde noise. Silo Halo slips effortlessly through dusk to dawn, speared onwards by a search for something lost. Listening to Blackout Transmission is returning to streets you used to walk every day until it hit you, suddenly, that you hadn’t been there in years. Even as it drives forward, the record demands an acknowledgement of what once was and, in turn, the full story of a place, lingering in the air as the sun rises."

Thank you for the kind words, District Beat! Read the full review here.

You can order your copy on 160-gram vinyl with download and insert, CD and digital formats through the Etxe webstore.

Blackout Transmission 12"/CD/Digital
Etxe Records 007

Track Listing:
01. Blackout Transmission
02. Rosalind
03. Urban Canyons & Beginnings
04. Pinhole Camera

Silo Halo’s second release, the EP “Blackout Transmission” presents a body of music whose narrative traverses through landscapes against a backdrop that shifts from late daylight into dusk, night, and pre-dawn. This compact four-song set sees primary songwriters Christopher Goett (bass guitar, guitar, voice) and Greg Svitil (bass guitar, guitar, organ, piano, voice) addressing themes of empowerment, nostalgia, and personal and communal assertion, with drummer Nathan Jurgenson providing a graceful rhythmic backdrop. This cohesive work covers a broad range of sonic and thematic ground in just half an hour.


Stream the New Silo Halo Single: "Blackout Transmission"


Happy New Year! 2014 Release News

Happy New Year!

2014 promises to be our busiest year to date. We can’t thank our supporters enough for helping us continue our momentum of documenting our artists and their respective work. We thought we’d start our first news update of the year in anticipated 2014 release order.

Ars Phoenix - Violent Rain LP (etxe006)

The first Ars Phoenix release on our label is a fantastic full-length LP from Florida’s premier darkwave synth-rock group. Violent Rain will feature color-splatter vinyl and original artwork from Fangs Out’s Mark Peterson. Limited Quantities. Pre-Order now!

Silo Halo - Blackout Transmission EP (etxe007)

We are excited to announce that Silo Halo plans to release two 12” vinyl EPs in 2014. The first one, Blackout Transmission, is scheduled to be released this spring. Blackout Transmission contains a compelling 4-song set spanning roughly 30 minutes. Silo Halo have spent the last few months re-imagining these songs and crafting what proves to be an intoxicating listen. We expect many more updates from Silo Halo in the coming months.

Teething Veils - Constellations LP (etxe008)

In the past year, Teething Veils recorded Constellations, a release containing two 25-minute pieces of music, set for release sometime in the late Spring or early Summer. We’ve had these more-abstract, hypnotic pieces of music on repeated listens here at HQ. More textured and noisier (at times) than Velorio, their most-recent Etxe release, Constellations has become an early staff favorite.




Teething Veils Supporting ARU & Nice Breeze Tonight in DC!

Friends, here we've assembled a memorable Monday night to start your week. 

Nice Breeze is the freshly formed band who've been recording and playing terrific refreshing fuzz-drenched hypnotic pop (just take in the thickness of 'suburban umbrella' through their Soundcloud page linked below). 

ARU makes a rare DC appearance, repping Captcha Records and the world of Personal Archives, the tape and CDR etc unit that documents and chronicles some of the most creative and inspired drone and noise and avant sounds around from the homebase of Dubuque, Iowa. It's not every day that these Iowans join us on the east coast, and our hope is that they'll have a suitcase full of tapes and CDRs with them. These titles don't always stay in print forever, so get them while the getting's good. Be sure to sample the glorious plethora of sounds through the Personal Archives page, too: http://personalarchives.bandcamp.com/

Teething Veils is playing a solo set for the first time since August 1 in Indianapolis and for the first time in the DC area since April 25, carrying the new double LP "Velorio," which some listeners have described more aptly than they could (Washington City Paper says "the sounds of a tearstained boozehound emerging from the fog of an unplanned nap... Teething Veils knows its way around a funeral procession, but the band can still make misery sound lovely.”): http://www.etxerecords.com/teething-veils-press/ , but most likely the set will include mostly new and not-yet-recorded songs.

3rd- Nice Breeze (DC, mem. of Plums) https://soundcloud.com/nicebreeze 


2nd- ARU (Dubuque, Captcha Records) http://captcharecords.bandcamp.com/album/dpv35 


1st- Teething Veils (solo set, DC dark folk, Etxe Records) http://www.etxerecords.com/teething-veils 


DOORS 7:30PM / SHOW 9PM / 21+ / $8


Ars Phoenix News: Test Pressings Approved + Artwork Revealed