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.
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!
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.
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.
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
"People who listen to music purely for entertainment, looking for the quick, tuneful ear candy fix, will certainly run screaming from Teething Veils. But for those who like to dissect every moment of an album, nearly trying to get inside the songwriter's head and see how they perceive the world, this is nothing short of fascinating."