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Pre-order Dive by Ilsha

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!

Let’s welcome Ilsha to the Tiny Room family!

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).

New single by The World of Dust: Goodbye

Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal are excited to announce the first single from True Sound, the new album by The World of Dust, the musical project of Stefan Breuer, featuring Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils). The single is available to stream on SoundCloud and the album will see release on the 10th of September 2021 through Tiny Room Records, Stereo Dasein and Hidden Shoal. Listen to ‘Goodbye’ here:

In some ways a concept album, True Sound charts a very personal exploration of the life and death of Stefan Breuer’s grandparents. The unique overarching narrative that plays out with each song, and the warmth of the delivery, unites the album into a moving and consistent whole. As with The World of Dust’s acclaimed previous album, Samsara, the instrumental elements on True Sound were created by Todd Tobias, who sent them to Breuer to write and sing the lyrics. Tobias’s wonderfully melodic compositions call to mind his work with Robert Pollard, creating a haunting marriage when combined with Breuer’s pure vocal tones, reminiscent of The White Birch’s Ola Flottum. 

Tiny Wine – Leaves premiere on Post-Trash

Post-Trash just premiered the first song from Tiny Wine’s debut EP Archer. Check it out on their website or below if you’re into lo-fi tape goodness!

They also wrote some cool words: “It sounds warped and faded, rippling from another time with lo-fi beauty. There’s a backward ambiance to it, with just the voices, sparse guitar, and the simple crack of the rhythm holding it together like homemade glue. It’s a dreamy song that pulls on those themes of nostalgia. The band work a nice buzzing guitar riff and a catchy whistled melody for a bit of texture as things crackle to a close.”

Pre-orders of the vinyl and cassette are up now too, go to our Bandcamp store.

Tiny Wine signs with Tiny Room Records – debut EP Archer out December 22

To top off this year, we added another great lo-fi indie outfit to our roster! Meet Tiny Wine from New Hampshire, USA. A new band formed out of nostalgia in the remembrance of good times. Inspired by the likes of Daniel Johnston and others in the hopes to feel what you used to feel. 

Debut EP Archer will be out on vinyl, cassette and digital on December 22, in collaboration with SALTY SPEAKERs. Stay tuned for some ear-magic coming next week.

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.

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:

Microplaza – Through The Fabric (official video)

Watch the new video by indie pop duo Microplaza for single Through The Fabric, the first sign of life of their new 7″ EP We’ll Never Fit In This Poem Together, out April 11 (limited edition of 30) on Tiny Room Records.

We’ll Never Fit In This Poem Together is the follow-up to Microplaza’s self-titled debut, which was praised for its combination of accessibility and alienation. The duo returns with six flawless indie pop miniatures: more consistent, darker and more intense than the debut, but just as inventive and surprising.