New & Upcoming Releases
Small Reactions – Similar Phantoms (Cassette)
Small Reactions’ debut full-length album, Similar Phantoms, is a record of dark recesses viewed through a pop lens. It’s not common—rare, even—that such stream-of-consciousness, death-affected narratives become fodder for pop music, but that juxtaposition defines this record. This is a pop album, but these aren’t love songs. And that’s precisely the point.
Similar Phantoms contains pop songs from an alternative perspective, for the other side of the coin. Set atop a foundation of noisy guitars, droning organs, weird angles, and a hypnotic rhythm section, the songs become equally tangible and challenging.
An album the listener has to invest with is not traditionally considered “pop,” but Small Reactions challenge that notion. Similar Phantoms might be a pop album, but its a distinctly atypical one by all regards. And that’s precisely the point.
We are proud to present Similar Phantoms on pro-dubbed and imprinted yellow tint cassette tape with alternate artwork by Guy Maddin in an edition of 100, as well as digitally.
Cute Boots – A Fresh Start in the Same Old Town (Cassette)
In November of 2013, after enduring a number of setbacks including the loss of auxiliary vocalist, Jenae Roseen, the band shacked up in a gorgeous white cabin in John’s Creek, GA and recorded what would become A Fresh Start in the Same Old Town.
The album is a memorable and dynamic showcase of Cute Boots’ uniquely driving folk-rock. Beginning with the one-two punch of the anthemic “Wrong (I Am)” and equally rambunctious “Gilbert Hill,” A Fresh Start opens and unfolds with earnest slowburners like “I Saw Cain” and “Grace” and ends with a beautiful encore and curtain call starting with the mission statement “More Time.” The stories that unfold in between are like episodes of each act, like scenes from a prodigal son epic. Each song is its own story, but taken as a whole (I recommend loudly on a long drive with the windows down) the album plays like a multi-part saga of redemption and catharsis.
We are proud to present A Fresh Start in the Same Old Town on pro-dubbed and imprinted clear cassette tape in an edition of 100, as well as digitally.
Wasted Wine vs. The Hypnosis Center (Cassette)
Wasted Wine vs. The Hypnosis Center takes listeners on a mind-bending trip through a surreal, decaying alternate-reality American South. An aural collage of gloom and humor, elegance and off-kilter sensibilities, home recordings and found sounds, Wasted Wine‘s album will change your perception of what is possible from a small-town recording project in the Deep South. The vaguely conceptual album doubles as an oblique commentary on the band’s experience with the music industry.
We are proud to present Wasted Wine vs. The Hypnosis Center digitally and in a limited edition of pro-dubbed and imprinted purple tint cassette tapes. The first edition package comes with a special Hypnosis Center slipcover that includes hypnosis therapy instructions.
Book Club – One-Way Moon (Cassette)
Mountain Party – Love and Money (Cassette)
Love and Money is ultimately an album about family.
The 12 songs that make up Mountain Party’s second full-length album were recorded in the same room where they were written, at home, and in many ways the subject matter and recording environment are inseparable. These songs are folk tunes about lovers, siblings, parents, children, and what families must deal with as individual lives come and go: pain, tension, habits, money, hospitals, funeral homes.
Showcasing a textural sound that highlights the simplicity of folk songs and the lush arrangements and experimentation afforded by the studio, Love and Money is the most fully realized entry in Justin Green’s songwriting career and is a calculated step forward for the Mountain Party project.
Love is of course the one thing we’ve all been told is all we need. But is that really the case? Can love truly keep us together?
Love and Money is presented on pro-dubbed and imprinted clear transparent cassette tape with burgundy imprint, including a full color two-sided 5-panel J-card with all lyrics and an alternate cover on the interior so you can fold the J-card however you’d like for a choose-your-own-cover adventure.