Webb’s “toddbot” exhibit is LIVE!

Todd Webb meeting fans at Riverviews Artspace, May 3rd 2019.

This month, our super good buddy Todd Webb (toddbot, Oahu) has a keen exhibit up at Riverviews Artspace. On the “First Friday” opening, Webb spent the evening meeting old friends, making new fans, & drawing visitors in crayon. Until the 24th, the exhibit is live & functions as a “pop-up shop”. Interested visitors can purchase any of Webb’s pieces for $15 each – they even come in hang-able frames.

In related news, we are working with Webb on a new Oahu record later this year. For the uninitiated, this new record will include a trip through the artist’s “daily bleeps” collection. Stay tuned…

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New TLVS video!

We just dropped a new video for “2017 Golden Cypress” by TLVS. If you’re in our hometown this week, you should stop by the Ellington Thursday evening. They are playing with Sound Of Ceres & Ian Chang. Doors at 8P & tickets are still available

HSAL #51 – “autremonde…”

The posthumous release from Andres Momentomori!

AVAILABILITY: DIG
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Having connected with this enigma years ago, it seemed almost inspired that we’d have the opportunity to work together on the release of “autremonde”.

The album is a collection of material crafted in various apartments & houses across the United States over a decade & a half. A mired collage of field recordings, simple percussion, synth dirges, digitally processed guitar swaths, & the occasional haunted vocal that coalesce into a single presentation over 77 minutes in length. 

Repeated listens will prove rewarding as new opportunities to drink in the life of this world are exposed. Part meditative discourse, part soul-searching exploration, all challenging to the ear as well as the heart. 

RIYL: Peter Gabriel’s “Birdy“, Brian Eno’s “Apollo“, Scott Walker’s “The Drift

All sounds performed, captured, & assembled by A.Momentomori. 
Concept dreamt up by C. Scott Baker. 
Cover art courtesy of Stilyagi.

HSAL #55 – “Singles”

HSAL #55You’re Jovian, “Singles

These “singles” are culled from the same sessions that brought forth “The Sound Of Who We Are“. More syrupy rock tunes from the synapses of Norfolk’s sassiest breakfast slinger, Elliott Malvas. Across roughly ten minutes, expect to get caught up in the trademark YJ bounce & strum.

FFO: Beauty Pill’s “The Unsustainable Lifestyle“, Swervedriver’s “99th Dream” 

AVAILABILITY: DIG
ARTWORK: Elliott Malvas
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** homemade CASS version available from Elliott at shows **

How 2019 is shaping up…

Our release schedule for the year (so far…)

“The Implied Sunrise”

Good Dog Nigel‘s debut 12″ is steady rolling off of merch tables as they continue showing up on stage after stage. Word from our partners at Infinite Repeats is that the official (full color) jackets should be shipping out any day now. This also means the deluxe editions that many of you have been waiting for will also be hitting the mailboxes soon. If you haven’t check out this party, what gives?

“Singles”

This digital EP by You’re Jovian drops on the first Friday of April! It’s the rest of the work Elliott did up in Philly during the sessions for “The Sound Of Who We Are” last year. Look for it at all the usual online troughs (Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, & of course, bandcamp).

“autremonde: The Collected Commercials Of Death”

The other digital release from HSAL next month. This full-length (clocking in at nearly 80 minutes) is the result of over a decade’s worth of heart & soul from one of the most reclusive friends of the label. Andres Mementomori stirs up memories of late 70’s Eno, mid-80’s Gabriel, & “The Drift” by Scott Walker. Vocals are scarce but emotions run high throughout this journey. The entire palette will present itself on April 19th. Oh, & you can preview a cut from this album in the soundcloud player on the left-hand side of the screen. ( <——— )

“Slow Waves”

This summer, HSAL has the honor of partnering with Virginia Beach soundsmith Oahu (sonic moniker of cartoonist Todd Webb) for a duel EP release. The 2CD collection will prove to be the stuff of legend. On the first disc, Webb works out soundscapes based on source material provided by Deerhoof guitarist John Dieterich! The second disc will contain a highlights set of “daily bleeps” curated by Webb himself! NOTE: Not sure what daily bleeps are? Get educated here…this series is one of the things that first endeared us to Oahu’s output.

“Drifting Still”

Yup, this one’s gonna SLAY! The LP is tracked & the band is in the throes of mixing these nine cuts down. Nothing concrete (at least nothing we can officially announce yet) but it looks like the release party for this one, slated for a weekend just shy of peak color on the trees, should prove to be coolest party of the year. We know – bold prediction. That’s how much we believe in this record.

HSAL #49 is coming together!

L.A. Dies at the Ward, Richmond VA over the weekend.

QUICK UPDATE: This past weekend, L.A. Dies began tracking their debut full-length up in Richmond with long-time label friend Allen Bergendahl. We were able to sneak into the sessions & eavesdrop as they worked together to pour the foundations for what is shaping up to be a super dreamy record. If all goes to plan, tracking will be finished up by month’s end & we’ll get to mixing & mastering. The goal is to drop this one in the fall…

In the more immediate future, the band is has a few swell gigs around the mid-Atlantic:

  • 03/22: The Ellington (Lynchburg VA) w/ Wesley Montgomery, Oceanic
  • 03/29: Roanoke DIY Fest (Roanoke VA) w/ Lung, A Day Without Love
  • 04/05: MACROCK XXII (Harrsionburg VA) w/ Shormey, Homeboy

“The Implied Sunrise” is OUT EVERYWHERE!

STREAM IT HERE

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

SCORE THE 12″ HERE OR HERE

Parker Emeigh serenading the release show crowd in Lynchburg.

In case you missed it, Good Dog Nigel through a killer party this past weekend in celebration of their debut 12″. New Boss & TLVS stirred up the anxious crowd before Nigel took the stage & tore through a sixty-minute revue that focused on the band’s current output. Highlights included a brand new tune featuring New Boss’ Devon Sproule on vocal harmonies as well as the perennial set closer “I Don’t Want It“.

Due to some press issues, the intended full color jackets were not quite ready for the February 22nd release. Lost Woods Print (run by Thomas Dean, who also runs Infinite Repeats & plays in Nigel) partnered with Parker to create some limited edition jackets for the show. All orders shipped with these jackets will receive the actual jackets via USPS once they are in hand.

12″ w/ center label; LTD EDITION printed jacket featuring hand-drawn version of the cover art; this is a HSAL & Infinite Repeats co-release.

If you happen to score one of these limited edition jackets, we’d love to see how you would spruce it up. Break out the crayons & really make it your own copy! As we see your handiwork, we’ll get ’em posted on our Instagram feed.