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Pre-order A Room to Store Happiness now

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After the release of Aligned With Juniper (2016), Helen Ferguson withdrew from the writing process for several months. At that point, there was nothing new to say, no new stories to tell. This all changed after a major health breakdown. Following a prescription mistake, Helen found herself in a severe four-day psychotic state filled with paranoia and panic attacks. She realized she was becoming insane. Fortunately, the doctor figured out the problem and switched the medication, gradually fading the effects.

This marked the start of the new album by Queen of the Meadow, called A Room to Store Happiness. The first song that was written, and therefore guided the direction of the record, was Withdrawn. This song has a lively spirit, making it a thankful and hopeful ode to music and how it can save you in hard times. All songs on the record ended up with a stronger fighter spirit than before, creating a sense of empowerment.

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A Room to Store Happiness is intimate but bright, melancholic yet combative. Helen and her (musical and life) partner Julien Pras made a sad record about moments of joy, stored in an old room. Feel free to enter the room and share this celebration of (all aspects of) life.

Listen to Withdrawn and Ashes Adèle on our Bandcamp and preorder the CD/LP:

Massabu Evening Entertainments pre-order

Next month, we will release Massabu Evening Entertainments by Todd Tobias. The album, to be released on cd and cassette, is a rollicking 14-track set of Middle-Eastern flavored psychedelica. Tobias creates an image of an exotic sea port town, Massabu. In this city, there’s a night club grotto called The Blind Baboon, filled with wild dancers and intoxicating fumes. House band Combo Qasam plays their provocative rhythms every night until their fingers bleed.

Also on the album is Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy (Faust, Sothiac), who lends her playful, otherworldly touch on three tracks, as well as Chloë March and Tim Tobias.

Listen now to Do The Massabu and Yogi vs. Yeti and pre-order the CD or cassette!

Donkey Shot artwork

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Here it is: the artwork for our new album Donkey Shot! It will be released on 12″ vinyl, October 4 (World Animal Day). The illustrious cover photo was shot by Nick Helderman Photography.

Lost Bear likes animals. Therefore, they’ll donate € 1 for every sold record to Stichting de Grote ezel, the lovely organization where the photo shoot took place.

Tracklist:
1. Carnivorous Plankton
2. Hallway Of Echoes
3. Muscovy
4. Rap Song
5. Little Big Adventure
6. Starlings
7. White Grubs
8. Bull Drool
9. Back In Reverse
10. Spooky Jimmy
11. Love Me Tender