Between 2001 and 2017, Circus Devils – the Ohio freak-rock trio founded by Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) – released 14 full-length albums, each containing its own distinct sound and story-world. Remaining firmly under the radar throughout its run, the band provoked head scratching from music critics while providing fans with experimental cinema for the ears.
In ‘Circus Devils: See You Inside’, band member Todd Tobias offers a personal glimpse into the band’s playfully dark, psychedelic world. The very well-written A5 book has 204 pages, is in full colour, and has stories and images that every fan of Circus Devils, Todd Tobias or Robert Pollard will enjoy.
This is the first book released on Tiny Room Records. We are beyond psyched! It will see the light of day in September, but you can pre-order it by going here.
This Sunday, we celebrate the beautiful new release of LOGOUT in De Ruimte in Amsterdam. LOGOUT presents the story and music of the electronic folk concept album N91 during this special event. Don’t miss it!
Toby Goodshank – “untitled” out today! A must-listen if you like antifolk, The Moldy Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis, rap, folk, indie rock, acoustic music, humor, vulgarity, and music in general.
We’re super happy with this weird and awesome slab of vinyl. It was released on CD ten years ago, and a few months ago Lousy Moon Records (from Frankfurt) and Toby asked us if we wanted to co-release it with them. Fuck yeah! We have been superfans of Toby’s music for a long time, so here we are. Cool yellow vinyl, an inlay with new artwork and lyrics, and a short tour coming up (with the release show 22 May in De Kromme Haring in Utrecht).
Some cool quotes from the press so far:
De Subjectivisten: “raw, spontaneous and extremely varied”
WoNo Magazine: “not just special, also impressive”
Keys and Chords: “unconventional and timeless”
Mpodia: “wonderfully varied with excellent songs”
Proglog Afterglow: “an intriguing and special album”
We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Toby Goodshank‘s untitled album with a re-release on LP on Tiny Room Records and Lousy Moon Records. Release show is next week, May 22, in Brewpub De Kromme Haring. Boo Hoo (DE) and Oliver Oat (NL) are the supports. Come on over for this celebration of beautiful indie music. FB event here!
Toby Goodshank (Brooklyn, USA) made his high-profile musical debut as a guitar player in The Moldy Peaches. He started a prolific solo career, recording and self-releasing 14 albums in a five-year span and touring Europe with artists including Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson. Goodshank’s style draws from a variety of pop, underground art and musical influences and employs many instrumental textures. Unconventional song structure, humor, innuendo and wordplay are staples of his music and artwork. He co-founded the 3MB art collective with Adam Green and Macaulay Culkin. Toby is on tour for 2 weeks in The Netherlands and Germany, and this is the first date.
Athens Voice (official) premiered the album last Wednesday, while Here Comes The Flood kicked off album reviews yesterday, naming the album “a true desert island disc, with no set rules, making it impossible to pigeonhole”.
N91° is the story of a desert island outcast waking up on a sandy beach, without any recollection of the past. Gradually he starts remembering what brought him there, by the little things he ﬁnds on his torn clothes: a plane ticket, a handwritten note saying “love me like there’s no tomorrow”, a part of cloth from a kite. A motionless woman is lying close to him on the sandy beach. Logic and time unwind, as the memory of the accident returns. In reality or in a dream, the woman awakes and the two of them sail in wild waters beyond the 90 latitude parallels of the map.
This story is composed through the accumulation of songs written between 2007 and 2016. The songs were recorded and mixed between 2016 and 2018. All instruments were played or programmed by LOGOUT, with additional vocals on ‘Bayorsai’ by Nalyssa Green, Zoe Lianou and Themis Tsitsos. The album was mastered at Sweetspot Productions in Athens, GR in early 2018 by Dimitris Papadimitriou. The album artwork as well as pre-release digital art videos for “Pesssoan Odyssey”, “Love Me”, “Bayorsai” and “When It Was Not Too Late” were designed by metaphorms.
PRESS QUOTES Louder Than War: “What is notable is the quality of the lyrics on this release, and how they dovetail with the musical score” Timpaan Muziek: “A beautiful, sober and dark album for the late hours” Here Comes The Flood: “Fans of serious and dreamy lo-fi folk will love it” Music Won’t Save You: “With Samsara, The World of Dust opened up new avenues for ‘bedroom’ music” WoNoBloG: “In the calmness, The World of Dust finds a pop feel that is rather infectuous” Ingeplugd: “An album with a lot to discover” The Next Gig: “The voice of Breuer has a hypnotic quality, and the instrumental collaboration between Tobias and Breuer is solid as a rock” De Subjectivisten: “A strong and captivating album full of sadness” 3voor12/Utrecht: “A beautiful ride”
This slowcore/dream-pop collaboration between Stefan Breuer and Todd Tobias is a co-release between Tiny Room Records (NL), Hidden Shoal (Australia), Honest House (Belgium) and Stereo Dasein(Germany). Later this year, Moorworks (Japan) will release it as well.
We’re very excited to present the second single lifted from Samsara, the fifth album by Dutch slowcore dream-pop artist The World of Dust. The single is accompanied by a wonderfully playful music video featuring 157 action figures from the late ’80s & early ’90s. Check out the video below and stream the song here.
The album will see official release on the 1st of March 2019 with pre-orders available now in our store.