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.
Big news! The new self-titled Astral Swans album comes out on Tiny Room Records and Major Tom Records on October 8th. First single Flood is out now, and it features Julie Doiron (Eric’s Trip, Mount Eerie) on backing vocals!
Astral Swans’ songwriter Matthew Swann about the single: “Flood is a song that has some sway. It was one of the earliest songs completed for the record. The objective was to create an upbeat, danceable pop song, that’s slightly sinister. The song has a lot of space and throwback production nods; think Scott Walker, meets Linda Ronstadt, meets Air (saxophone, mellotron strings, bass triplets). Julie’s background vocals then take everything to a higher plane. So musically we have all that going on, and then lyrically it’s from the perspective of this Dostoyevskian underground man, antisocial personality type, who’s literally dreaming about being the last man on earth, alone with the object of his desires. The music is all glamour, contrasted against the unglamourous lyrics about the delusions of a 4chan incel.”
LOGOUT released a magical new video for our favorite song of his last record, Κώστας. Nalyssa Green sings on this one, and it’s this perfect sad & soothing bedroom lullaby. Check it out!
We’re excited to announce the release of ‘Delibo’, the new single from the forthcoming Moonchy & Tobias EP, Venus Mirror. The EP will be out on June 5 through Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal. ‘Delibo’ is also accompanied by a beautiful music video from Pat Moonchy:
Preorder the CD (very limited CD-r version of 20 copies!) through our Bandcamp page:
Venus Mirror is a buoyant follow-up to the brooding, nocturnal atmospheres of the duo’s 2020 release Moonchy & Tobias III, the luminous, soothing Venus Mirror is infused with an almost tropical sway. On ‘Specchio Di Venere’, Tobias’ modulated synth, tuned percussion and acoustic guitar paint a widescreen scene, over which Moonchy’s vocal traces a mesmerizing wordless melody. On the other six tracks, Moonchy sings both in her native Italian and in ancient Latin, her voice soaring and graceful in turns. In the single ‘Delibo,’ the warm major sevenths of jazz are chilled by a shivering wind. ‘Leniter’ brings the EP to a fittingly ambiguous close, setting the listener adrift on see-sawing, reverb-drenched piano lines.
New Hampshire based lo-fi outfit Tiny Wine just released their video for Teeth, from debut EP Archer. The band, that excels at capturing the nostalgic feel of what has been, harkens back to the 90s with a super awesome video. Brilliant company to the song! Great story, costumes, and filming. Check it out!
Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal are proud to present ‘Petali Caduti’, the second single from Moonchy & Tobias III, the new album by Moonchy & Tobias. The album sees release on the 30th October 2020. Check out the wonderful accompanying music video by Alice Murace below.
Pre-orders of the CD are up now too in our Bandcamp shop:
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 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.
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.
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: