This is happening! To top off a brilliant year full of beautiful releases, we end 2018 with a bang. An intimate & sad bang though, ha! Our biggest international release so far…
On December 21st, we’ll release a split 7″ by American indie hero Bonnie Prince Billy and new Utrecht supergroup Naked Shortsellers. Two new songs to celebrate the long-term relationship by highly acclaimed musician Will Oldham and Dutch musician (and Oldham’s webmaster) Leo Meijer. It’s beyond perfect.
This is the cover of the sleeve, a painting made by Rik Berkhout. More info this week!
This should have been up earlier, but we have been lost in the world of Le Guess Who? this weekend, great as ever. Anyway, there is a new record coming out on Dec 7th on Tiny Room Records that you should know about!
It’s a split 12″ (100 copies made) of Belgian indie rock band Taïfun and Utrecht-based power trio Holden Goldmund. 2 sides, 2 bands, 2 countries, 8 songs, all great. We release it in the Netherlands, Honest House is covering Belgium and Stereo Dasein takes care of Germany.
Microplaza’s self-titled debut 7″ came out yesterday. Short, soft & sweet! The release show in Studio Patrick yesterday was a great success. Listen to the beautiful mini-LP on your favorite streaming service, or get one of the last copies in our Bandcamp store. Limited edition of 30 is close to sold out already.
This Saturday we’ll release a very limited edition 7″ (30 copies only) of Microplaza, a collaboration between Benjamin van Vliet (Microwolf) and Arno Breuer (pino plaza). Love these limited runs, and adore the music.
If you want to join the party: it’s also Saturday in Studio Patrick. New Tiny Roomster LOGOUT is playing too, DJ Don Derop is spinning the wheel again, and hopefully you are there drinking cheap beer and having a great time.
The World of Dust just premiered a new video for an old song called Gospel. We reissued the CD, because it has been sold out for a long time. Watch the video on 3voor12/Utrecht’s website here: https://bit.ly/2zV8i5v
You can listen to Womb Realm and order the reissue here:
A Room to Store Happiness, the 2nd album by Queen of the Meadow, is out today. The album is getting rave reviews, and that’s because it is simply astonishing. Helen and Julien really outdid themselves on this one, creating layers and layers of intense, pastoral beauty.
Listen, feel, buy:
In De Ban Van: “the album is paved with perfect harmonies”
WoNo Magazine: “beauty is the right word here”
De Subjectivisten: “you can dream away or come to your senses with this album, often with a lot of goose bumps”
Here Comes The Flood: “A Room To Store Happiness shows no signs of the ‘difficult second album’ jinx”
Proglog Afterglow: “an impressive musical photo”
Brace yourself when entering the disorienting world of Moonchy & Tobias, where churning rock textures created by Todd Tobias are the landscape within which vocalist Pat Moonchy runs riot, warping her voice into every recess and shape available. Skirting the boundary between fairytale and nightmare, the angular architecture of the music is softened and stretched at every juncture. Whether the pounding bass of ‘Juu Ichi’, the bubbling submarine atmospheres of ‘Vertigo Trail’, or the percussion and fuzz carnival of single ‘Une Saison En Enfer’, Moonchy and Tobias create a transformative musical experience in which giddy tangents abound.
Moonchy & Tobias pairs Italian vocalistPat Moonchy with American instrumentalist Todd Tobias. Moonchy is one-half of the experimental band Sothiac, in duos alongside trombonist Angelo Contini and jazz drummer Lino Liguori, in the Tai-No Orchestra, and with German krautrock pioneers Faust. Ohio native Tobias is a long-time collaborator with Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), and provided the musical backing to Pollard’s vocals in the freak-rock trio Circus Devils. Tobias has also released a series of themed instrumental albums under his own name.
We’re very excited to present the first taste of Moonchy & Tobias, an electrifying collaboration between Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy (Faust, Sothiac) and American instrumentalist Todd Tobias (Circus Devils, Robert Pollard). Check the video for ‘Une Saison En Enfer’ here:
Moonchy & Tobias will see release on November 2nd 2018 through Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal.
The video is about Helen overcoming her fear of dancing, by working together with a professional dancer who she admires. She learned to dance on one day, and they shot the video the next day. In the choreography, that came to Helen during a nightly vision and features two opposite women in a sort of schizophrenic setting, you see Helen opening up and gaining self-confidence. The two dancers show the world what beautiful art you can create in a very short time, when you’re determined to try and take chances. Bravo!
Empty Room is the 2nd single of A Room To Store Happiness, the CD/LP that will be released on Tiny Room Records (NL) and Only Lovers Records (FR) on October 5, 2018. Pre-orders here: