Wednesday
Apr042018

Spring 2018 Update!

We are still reeling from the tremendous outpouring of support and love from our 10-year Anniversary Showcase at the Capital Fringe Theater in Washington, DC.  A heartfelt thank you to all that came out to our showcase and have been supporting our artists . . . its what keeps us going!  We commemorated the occasion by issuing our first compilation CD with rare/unreleased tracks from virtually all of our artists from the first 10 years of operation.   

 

Blade of Grass:  Etxe Records' latest addition just played a scorching set at the Off Sunset Festival as part of LA Leather Pride.

The band is readying a new single "Looks So Good" for release on Friday April 20th with a release party/show in El Sereno, Los Angeles to commemorate the occasion and celebrate liked-minded community artists. 

Additionally, Blade of Grass will be playing The Satellite in Silverlake, Los Angeles as part of the Wild Riot and Beat Lab Academy presentation of Spring Break Mini-Fest on April 30th featuring $10 Tattoos and live art.  Other artists on the bill include Spacers, Plasmic, Electric West, and many more.

 

Silo Halo: The band released their self-titled, third full length record on January 19th, 2018.  The Blog That Celebrates Itself ran an in-depth "Track By Track" feature wherein Greg and Chris provided background and context for all 10 songs off their latest opus.  The clear lavendar vinyl looks as stunning as it sounds replete with original artwork from Los Angeles based artist Rudy Espinoza with layout by Team Friday.  Grab your copy here!

 

Near Northeast: In 2018, we revisited "Mostly Just Sand" -- one of the earliest songs by Near Northeast - with reworked and stripped down instrumentation, incorporating cajon, violin, upright bass, and acoustic guitar, and decided to shoot a live version on a DC rooftop for the band's 2018 NPR Tiny Desk competition video entry. Check out the video, and wait around for the surprise appearance by a chopper for the crescendo! You can find out more about the NPR Tiny Desk competition here.

On April 7th, Near Northeast will take part in a night of poetry and music with Peyman Allahvirdizadeh.  Peyman left Iran 11 years ago to show his love to the open road, and is still in love after 11 years. Read his poetry here.

The event will take place at DWELL, a completely off-grid creative space in Trinidad, Northeast D.C. Proceeds will support Girls Rock D.C. -- suggested $10 donation. 1240 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, DC.

 

Thursday
Jan182018

Etxe Records at 10 Years & Near Northeast & Hometown Sounds

"I dare say, I think, my favorite record label right now, in D.C."

Some very kind words, plus Near Northeast's brand-new track "Clusters," recorded in-house at Empress Of Sound Studios, sounding extra sweet on air. Thank you, Hometown Sounds!

Listen here.

 

Wednesday
Jan102018

2018 Updates - Two New Releases! Live Shows!

We've got all kinds of updates to kick off 2018 -- our 10th year of official operations as an artist-driven record label cooperative.  On January 20th, 2018, we will release our first mulit-artist collection: "Etxe Records at 10 Years: A Compilation".  

Every artist on Etxe has contributed rare and unreleased tracks to celebrate the milestone.  Girl Loves Distortion, Fangs Out, Silo Halo, Teething Veils, Ars Phoenix, The Red Fetish, and Near Northeast contributed 14 tracks.

If you are in the DC area -- please join us on January 20th for a night of live music at the Capital Fringe Theater celebrating the occassion. Come hang with us!

Activity abounds among Etxe artists -- here is a sampling of what we're all up to.

Girl Loves Distortion contributed their 2008 track "(You Don't) Speak for Me" from the band's first release Earth Beings on Exhibit to the Know Your City podcast produced by Los Angeles-based nonprofit LURN.  The podcast features interviews with grassroots advocates and leaders working for greater racial equity.  Check it out!

GLD's fan-favorite track "Tomboy" kicks off the aforementioned Etxe Records compilation.  Featuring rare lead vocals from Jenn Fox-Thomas - this track was a constant in the live set rotation.

Near Northeast have returned home to DC from their first international tour in Croatia.  True Mirror is on regular rotation at the Etxe Records HQ.  Have you picked up your copy? 

In fact, we know you'll love NNE's brand new contribution to the compilation entitled "Clusters".  It's currently knocking off our socks.  Check out the teaser video here.  The band will closing out the showcase and we've heard that "Clusters" will be in the set!

The Red Fetish contributed two new songs to the compilation, performed by the Etxe String Quintet (Kelly Servick, Austin Blanton of Near Northeast; Claire Blaustein, Kylene Kiang of The Red Fetish; Hannah Burris of Teething Veils). Since the release of 2016's Non Sequitur, the band has been working on new music and related side projects. Alejandro Castaño will represent The Red Fetish at the Etxe showcase with new music for piano.

Silo Halo are back with a brand new full-length LP - the band's first collection of original music since 2014. The 10-track self-titled record features cover art by LA-based artist Rudy Espinoza and will be available on clear lavender vinyl.  Pre-order your copy today!

Silo Halo's video single for "Casa Alta" was directed by Julie Goett and premiered by our favorite Brazilian blog The Blog That Celebrates Itself. Keep your eyes open for additional coverage from our friends in the southern hemisphere.

The band will be playing two rare, stripped-down east-coast shows on January 18th and on January 20th as part of the Etxe Records 10 Year anniversary showcase.   

Teething Veils will be performing their 100th live show as part of the Etxe Records 10 Year Anniversary showcase.  We are getting indiciations that the band is brewing up a special live set to mark the occassion in correlation with some of their more immersive abstract soundscapes.  Color us stoked! We can't wait to see what they have in store for the audience. 

Monday
Jan082018

New Silo Halo Video: "Casa Alta"

Video single from Silo Halo's forthcoming eponymous 3rd LP available for preorder on clear lavender vinyl. Our Brazilian friends over at The Blog That Celebrates Itself premiered the video last week stating it features "overlapping roads and mountains, serving as a backdrop for the melancholy and dense tone of the song, which leaves aside the post-punk shoegaze of the duo with eloquent airs and sophistication, evoking Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds".

Friday
Dec292017

Etxe Records at 10 Years: Capital Fringe Showcase and Compilation

Etxe artists Near Northeast, The Red Fetish, Silo Halo, and Teething Veils will be playing at Capital Fringe on Saturday, January 20. This show celebrates Etxe's 10-year anniversary, including a compilation album featuring new and unreleased recordings from Etxe artists old and new, live performances from four Etxe bands, and an album release from Silo Halo. Details and RSVP.