Last Saturday we hosted 8 bands during the Le Guess Who? / U? festival, in our beloved DIY home Studio Patrick. It was the first time in more than 1,5 years that we had live music in this cool venue. It felt good to be back, just a few hours before new measures made it impossible to do this kind of stuff again. But Saturday, it WAS possible and it WAS everything we hoped for. It felt safe and we managed to share the Patrick vibe with around 250 people, spread over the different shows. All artists played incredible, and everybody was smiling all the time. This was the “happiness food” we needed before going in another lockdown.
Thanks to the organization for letting us do this, to all the bands for their beautiful music and presence, to Arthur Duijzers for the amazing sound, the volunteers, and of course the audience, for sharing this experience with us.
A new record is unleashed upon this burning world. The newborn is called Read The Room, and it’s the third lovechild of the indiepop duo Microplaza. Five songs in 5/4 measure, more manic & desolate than its predecessors. Out now on limited edition (30 copies) 7″ vinyl.
We are proud to present Read The Room, the new Microplaza 7″. Once again packed with little indie pop miniatures! They keep expanding their weird tiny universe with new hits the length of a sigh. As usual only 30 copies were made, which makes it a really cool collector’s item. Pre-orders are up now, don’t sleep on it! Read The Room will be released on Tiny Room Records on November 12th. Preorder: https://tinyroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/read-the-room
Ilsha‘s wonderful debut Dive is out today! Listen to this amazing set of songs on all streaming platforms now. If it’s your thing, you can buy the vinyl in our Bandcamp webshop or at one of the release shows next week: Nov 2: Worm, Rotterdam Nov 5: Het Koffiepand, Middelburg
And the press agrees with us: De Subjectivisten: “intense mini soundtracks full of contemplative splendor” Here Comes The Flood: “a memorable trip through emotions by way of intricate multi-layered compositions that sparkle and shine”
Listen now to two songs from Dive, the debut LP by Rotterdam based folk-outfit Ilsha. You can also preorder here!
The 12″ mini-album comes with beautiful handmade artwork (three different front covers to choose from, a pencil drawing). And it also sounds VERY GOOD, this 45rpm black vinyl record. Very spacious and detailed, doing justice to the 100+ layers on each song. Get it now, only 100 made!
We’d like to welcome a new addition to our family! On October 29, we will release the magnificent debut LP by Rotterdam-based folk outfit Ilsha. All songs are written by Ilse Hamelink, who is (as you can see on this picture) just as happy with this collaboration as we are. In the band are some old and new faces, that you might recognize from bands like Herrek, Bonne Aparte and The Secret Love Parade.
Stay tuned: tomorrow we’ll share a song and start the pre-orders (limited edition of 100, very cool looking and immensely great sounding 45RPM vinyl records).
This amazing album by LOGOUT is already 1 year old! To celebrate this fact, we put a 50% discount on the vinyl. Get your copy of this Greek psychedelic bedroom pop masterpiece now for just € 7,50 in our Bandcamp store (only 16 & 17 november!).
We are very happy to release the new self-titled Astral Swans album today!
This self-titled record is Swann’s most upbeat, catchy & immediate album to date. Each song operates as an absurdist short story filled with Swann’s wry observations of the sad beauty of mundane moments. The songs range from affirmations of joy amidst dread, composed in the streets of Shimokitazawa Tokyo (The Wind In A Mindless Universe), to ballads of disoriented uncertainty set against the backdrop of early quarantine (Spiral). Songs about birds heckling the anxious and heartbroken in Vondelpark Amsterdam (Bird Songs), to a cover of the Cat Power classic Cross Bones Style, sung as a duet with Julie Doiron (Eric’s Trip, Mount Eerie). The album closer I Was Awake For Awhile is an interrogation of somebody who is trying to piece together the events that transpired over many days of, well…being awake.
PRESS De Subjectivisten: “the strong, sometimes timeless songs of Astral Swans manage to take you completely out of reality, something that is very welcome in these troubled times” WoNo Magazine: “a gem of an album that is certainly a contender for the best of 2021 list” Here Comes The Flood: “a carefully balanced set of songs, a tapestry whereupon optimism (Beautiful Things Will Happen) and pessimism (End Of The World) are playing catch”
Wow. Another new Astral Swans track from his forthcoming self-titled album. And another single featuring Julie Doiron’s vocals. This is the opening track of the new album and a perfect showcase of why you need this record in your life. Coming October 8th, stay tuned and pamper yourself with sound.