Category Archives: Releases

Todd Tobias & Chloë March – Lallulow

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Tiny Room Records presents Amialluma: a hypnotic 10-track collaboration between American musician Todd Tobias and English vocalist Chloë March. Dwelling in a mysterious hinterland somewhere between Cocteau Twins’ seminal Victorialand and The Caretaker’s Persistent Repetition of Phrases, Amialluma dances between the earthly and heavenly. Chloë March’s celestial voice shines a light through Todd Tobias’s dark, fantastical soundscapes, resulting in a sublime, uncanny experience that enraptures and unsettles in equal measure.

Through a process of improvisation sparked by the emotive power of Tobias’s music, March developed a lyrical world of word-invention sung into archaic lullabies and tales. The lyrics centre around a child’s journey from the safety of its mother’s arms through an ancient, shadowy world. Overcoming fear and meeting with otherworldly guides, the child finds independence and reveals a deep connection with nature.

Amialluma will be released on CD by Tiny Room Records, on September 4, 2018. Publishing through Hidden Shoal. Listen to the first single Lallulow here:

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 The first song that was written, and therefore guided the direction of the record, was Withdrawn.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:

Howart out now

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Howart’s self-titled debut album is out today! After so many years in the making, we are really happy and thrilled that this special release finally sees the light of day.

Listen to the whole record here:

 You can also order the LP on our Bandcamp page. Or you can drop us a line, if you want to pick it up in real life. For instance on one of these shows:
22.06 Vechtclub XL in Utrecht: https://bit.ly/2J46lJo

23.06 De Vasim in Nijmegen: https://bit.ly/2ydgaR7

 

 

Howart release shows

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On June 15, we will finally release the Howart debut LP. A mini album with an exciting mix of psychedelica, kraut and noise pop. Also a stunning sleeve. More info tomorrow.

A week later, Howart (consisting of Anneke Nieuwdorp, Dave Mollen, Gino Wht Miniutti and Stefan Breuer) will play two release shows:
22.06 Vette Analoge Shit met o.a. Michael Feuerstack, Howart en Howrah in Vechtclub XL, Utrecht
23.06 Mummy’s a Tree Release Festival Goodbye Stratosphere in De Vasim, Nijmegen

Hope to see you there!

Strange Prison out now

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Meet Astral Swans, the king of sarcastic and sad lo-fi folkiness. His new LP ‘Strange Prison’ is released today on Tiny Room Records (in collaboration with Saved By Vinyl in Canada and Moorworks in Japan).

Check it out here:

Massabu Evening Entertainments out now

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Today, we’re celebrating the release of Massabu Evening Entertainments by Todd Tobias and Combo Qasam! ️️

You can listen to the album and order a copy of the cd or cassette on our Bandcamp page.

Yesterday, the first ever performance of Combo Qasam, providers of the DIY Fun Movement, took place in Amsterdam and it was a blast. Tonight it’s party time again in Rotterdam: Yugofuturism #5 Gillespie [KS], Flowers [NL] & Combo Qasam [NL].

Astral Swans’ Strange Prison out May 18

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We are delighted to add Canadian artist Astral Swans to our roster! We have been fans since his wonderful debut All My Favourite Singers Are Willie Nelson came out on Dan Mangan’s Madic Records. Matthew Swann (the artist behind Astral Swans) is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet too. His new album Strange Prison will be released on May 18, 2018 through Tiny Room Records (in collaboration with Saved By Vinyl in Canada and Moorworks in Japan). The album is produced by Preoccupations’ Scott Munro, Dan Mangan and Paul Chirka and is Matthew’s most sonically exploratory and emotionally resonant release to date.     

First single What Are You Gonna Do With Yourself is out now, and there’s a lovely psychedelic cat video for it. The song is a soothing yet tongue-in-cheek meditation on aging artists’ fears of being left behind. Watch it here:

Also up are the pre-orders of this vinyl-only release, right here on our Bandcamp page:
https://tinyroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/strange-prison

Combo Qasam

On the latest album by Todd Tobias (coming out March 23), Combo Qasam is a fictional band from Massabu. But in the meantime, Hanad (electric guitar, rebab, kaban), Soofe (flute, farfisa organ, rababah), Maax (bass guitar, boxes) and Doog (spoons), along with dancers and actors, got ready to perform their weirdness on stage in this visible universe.

During three Dutch shows, Combo Qasam (in which we recognize members of Lost Bear and Rogue Minor) will play the songs from Massabu Evening Entertainments. They will bring their DIY Fun Movement to these towns, supporting Gillespie from Kosovo on every night:

March 22: OCCII, Amsterdam
March 23: Worm, Rotterdam
March 25: Studio Patrick, Utrecht (private event, drop us a line)