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Sleepies – Time v Pleasure

Out now: Sleepies – Time v Pleasure (cassette)

The beginning of 2020 saw the digital release of an album that got us excited about rock music again. Time v Pleasure by Sleepies was preceded by the first single Roman Road, which pushed all the right buttons. Drum machines, piercing guitars, and a vocal effect that brings late era Wire to mind. We listened to this track on repeat. At the time of the full album digital release in February, we were finishing up the debut album by Utrecht band Combo Qazam. Time v Pleasure almost felt like a sister album to that, leaning heavier on the post-punk side but with the same experimental, kraut-influenced indie rock throughout a diverse, entertaining ride. From the bouncy punk tune Ancient Dirt to the goth-induced ending track Eels Reversed – this album has got it all. We decided to honor this excitement with a first time physical release: Time v Pleasure is released on cassette (limited edition of 25 copies, with an exclusive bonus track) on September 29, 2020 by Tiny Room Records. Sleepies will get you excited about rock again too.

LOGOUT – Παράθυρα (new single from forthcoming album ΕΔΩ/ΕΚΕΙ)

We proudly present the new single by Amsterdam-based Athenian songwriter and producer LOGOUT! Παράθυρα is the first taste of the forthcoming album ΕΔΩ/ΕΚΕΙ, to be released on October 16, 2020. 

ΕΔΩ/ΕΚΕΙ is completely written in LOGOUT’s native language, Greek. Παράθυρα (Windows) promises a more nostalgic, acoustic approach, without losing LOGOUT’s ability to write catchy folk melodies and experiment with sound. The 12″ LP will be released on October 16 by Tiny Room Records in collaboration with B-otherSide Records.

Stream, save and playlist the single here on Spotify.

Moonchy & Tobias – Sericum

New fall, new Moonchy & Tobias! Proudly brought to you by Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal.

‘Moonchy & Tobias III’ is the third collaborative album of vocalist Pat Moonchy (Sothiac) and multi-instrumentalist/producer Todd Tobias (GBV, Robert Pollard). It has become an album shrouded in nighttime darkness, with eerie soundscapes and lyrics in Latin.

Listen to first single Sericum now on YouTube. Pre-orders of the CD will be up in a few weeks too. The album will be released October 30th, 2020.

Onafhankelijke Label Markt

Damn, that was a super really beautiful awesome day… This was our best Onafhankelijke Label Markt so far, we could have brought more of those Combo Qazam copies for sure! Thanks for all the talks, purchases, laughs and organizing this event. Highly appreciated. 

📸  by Snowstar Records

Combo Qazam’s JamKazam Sessions 2020

Combo Qazam released their album Flight Music a few weeks ago. All scheduled shows were cancelled and the band is still not rehearsing together in one room, due to health issues versus corona.

However, they came across an online music platform called JamKazam (we are not making this up), where it is possible to make music online without latency, and record this.

For this session, they play stripped down, laidback versions of San Remi, Panama and Partial Sun – all songs from the debut LP still available in our webshop.

New addition to the roster: Geri van Essen

Happy announcement: we welcome Geri van Essen to the Tiny Room family! This London-based Dutch songwriter makes amazing, timeless folk songs that appeal to the imagination. We are currently working together on her new album, that will come out on Tiny Room Records later this year. Now, to tickle the hype and let the announcement not be a hollow one, we present to you first single 23/32!

23/32 was written in one sitting, hummed into Van Essens phone in the staircase of her office, late summer 2019. It’s mostly a general observation of people struggling to feel content, playing with the notion of past and future from different perspectives.

Watch the stunning video made by Holly Birtles here:

7″ split Blue Herons (by Karl Blau & The World of Dust) out now!

Happy release day to Karl Blau and The World of Dust! Today, their joint effort Blue Herons sees the light of day on Tiny Room Records. On this 7″ split record, the experimental lo-fi indie rockers from both sides of the world provide new recordings about their former and present hometowns. A limited edition of 200 vinyl copies is available in our webshop.

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MtkWyb
Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/2Y7cKsE
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3dAPGcr
Deezer: https://bit.ly/2MwEnGi

The World of Dust made a video for his song The Life of Gods, which is about moving with his family from Hoograven, Utrecht to the nearby village Bilthoven, in the Netherlands. Find it on licensing partner Hidden Shoal’s YouTube channel:

Combo Qazam’s Flight Music out now!

We are very happy to announce that Combo Qazam’s debut album Flight Music is released today on Tiny Room Records!

The ten songs shift from math rock guitars to kraut rhythms, while maintaining a dense and intense mid-fi indie sound that fans of experimental rock such as Wire, Battles, Beak>, Pinback and Tortoise will enjoy.

Flight Music is streaming on all platforms.
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2TlrXVG
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Xd0xSN
Deezer: https://bit.ly/2XeAtH1

You can also buy a limited edition 12” inch vinyl, with a DIY cut-out sleeve and a lyric zine, in our Bandcamp store: https://tinyroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/flight-music

Combo Qazam – Logorrhea

The new video by Combo Qazam has been premiered on Here Comes The Flood. Watch it here!

Empty shells. Photoshopped audiences. The appearance of importance. Logorrhea deals with the shallow sides of social media today. Embrace the emptiness, lock yourself in the eerie grooves of the song, and stay true to yourself.

You can also preorder the LP Flight Music now on our Bandcamp webshop: