As the first official weekend of autumn gets underway, we here at HSAL wanted to share how happy we are at the level of interest in all of our recent (& not so recent) releases. Now that most of our 2017 releases are in house, we’ve been dropping off armloads of packages to the local post office. It’s been great to see HSAL action shipping out to points the world over (looking at you, Australia!). the support you continue to show us around new sounds from Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Steve Scott, honeybrandy, & more melts our hearts.
We are days away from restocking HSAL #32 & will be reopening sales for Ben’s full-length as soon as those creamsicle colored cassettes are in our possession. Oh, & we’re still working out plans to make 2018 just as wild as 2017 has played out. We’re partnering with some folks for 12″ remix EP from our Carolina buds Band & The Beat. We’re staying on Mr. Roots to finish up the HSAL debut for KillGXXD (some of his work is available in the NEW COMP over on the left-hand side of this page). Speaking of the new streaming comp, there are samples from most of our new releases, as well as live cuts from Jeremiah & friend to the label Lucid You (a super soulful take on shoegaze. Oh, & this guy’s voice? #toomuch). Plenty more action to gossip about as details materialize…
Effective immediately, you can pre-order the new Steve Scott album, “Cross My Heat” from the HSAL bandcamp. Unlike anything we’ve released thus far, HSAL #38 is an hour of storytelling prose set to a backdrop of ethereal synths & far eastern field recordings (check out lead single “With Any Luck” below). Some of the material represented on “Heat” has been floating around the internet (in demo form) for years. Now, for the first time in nearly twenty years, fans will drink in the sights & sounds of Scott’s mind as he occasionally breaks the surface of experience at random parts of the globe.
Street date for HSAL #38 is October 13th, but pre-orders will ship out WELL BEFORE that date. Don’t be surprised if your pre-order package includes some additional HSAL action as well.
With their debut LP arriving to the HSAL offices in a few weeks, Joey & Nathan are prepping for an eventful fall in support of “Deaf Sharp“. Their local release show will be at the Schewel Theater in the Riverviews Bldg on Friday, October 6th. The evening begins with Long Live The Pilot (they helped out with honeybrandy’s Cocteau Twins cover for HSAL #36) playing the Craddock-Terry Gallery from 6P – 8P for “First Friday”. The show gets under way immediately following First Friday. Todd Webb will open the evening with an Oahu set, then will be one of the guests who sit in with honeybrandy. There will be a cash/card bar during the show & Speakertree will be selling deluxe editions of “Deaf Sharp”.
Look for more dates announced throughout the fall & winter. To give you an idea of what these shows will sound/feel like, honeybrandy have been capturing snippets of their recent rehearsals:
JEREMIAH LLOYD HARMON!
We are currently working with Jeremiah to book an East Coast tour in March. Stay tuned for dates as they are confirmed! Still haven’t heard his debut EP? Tony Rinaldi, who plays Moog on the EP calls these tunes “among the most mind-blowing stuff I’ve heard.” Pick up a copy of HSAL #31 here…
We have made a second run of cassettes for Ben’s gorgeous full-length, “Golden Bay Garden” (HSAL #32)! This time around, it’s solid orange shells with ice white printing on the sides. Ben will have these for sale when he plays the Bazaar in Roanoke on the 16th. We should have them on the bandcamp site around the same time.
Pre-orders for Steve’s new full-length, “Cross My Heat” (first new material in nearly two decades!), will begin on Friday, 09/15. Steve will be taking copies with him for his upcoming dates in Australia. Look for the CD to be available stateside in October.
There are moments when you can’t help but feel like the stars have aligned & have graced you with something magical. The evening of August 25th, 2017 was just such a moment for everyone who managed to squeeze into the Old City Cemetery Chapel in Lynchburg VA. The opening support was a showcase of the talent brewing in the Hill CIty scene (BRNES, Wesley Montgomery). Once Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & his accompaniment took to the stage, the room seemed to inhale in suspense. Harmon worked through an hour plus of original material with a few covers wedged in for good measure. Though he spent most of the set with guitar in hand, Jeremiah brought the evening to a close on the highest of notes by taking to chapel’s piano for his final two numbers.
For those of you who missed out (#yourloss), we present the trio’s take on a Roberta Flack cut:
As you most likely know, we are hosting Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & his rhythm section to the Old City Cemetery Chapel (401 Taylor St, 24501) tomorrow night! A few things of note:
- There are still a few advance tickets available at Speakertree. $10 gets you the best seat in the house & a copy of Jeremiah’s debut EP.
- Door cover is $5. We’d love cash, but will accept cards.
- Doors open at 7P. Feel free to arrive earlier than that & drink in the GORGEOUS that is the Old City Cemetery #treeswingselfies
- Music should begin at 730P. Wesley Montgomery & BRNES will provide local support.
#TBT: Here’s a live solo take on “War Parade” from the EP.
We’re one week out from Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon‘s EP Release show here in Lynchburg. A few advance tickets are still available down at Speakertree. The EP is available pretty much everywhere digitally (Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify…). We hope to begin hearing “War Parade” on local shows & (fingers crossed) main rotation on college & independent radio in the coming weeks. Can’t find HSAL #31 in your fave record haunt? Let us know – we want to get this EP on every shelf possible!
(IF you haven’t heard it yet, you really are missing out!)
We are about six weeks away from the physical release of the honeybrandy debut, “Deaf Sharp“. Pre-orders are still up over at the bandcamp site. We’ve received word from the pressing plant that they are slightly ahead of schedule. Hopefully, this translates to pre-orders being shipped well before the 09/29 street date. Joey & Nathan are also working on something special for the LP’s local release. The duet plan to play a special performance at Riverviews Artspace that ties in with the gallery’s October First Friday opening. More to come as the date approaches…
This week, we received the final masters for HSAL #38, which is the first album from British poet Steve Scott in nearly two decades. Entitled “Cross My Heat”, the album is nine tracks (clocking in at just under an hour) of intense prose carefully balanced with self-made field recordings & ambient textures. Look for this CD to drop just before Scott heads over to Australia for a series of dates.
Finally, we are working out details for another run of Benjamin Mauch‘s “Golden Bay Garden” (HSAL #32), a remix 12″ from Band & The Beat & a new EP from TLVS. #tooexcitedtosleep
Months in the making, the debut CDEP from Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon is now available! We have shipped out all pre-orders & are currently in the process of dropping copies on shops across the Mid-Atlantic.
We couldn’t be more thrilled with the positive feedback from listeners so far. It will come as no surprise to us for Harmon’s work to end up on year-end lists in a few months.
If you find yourself ’round Lynchburg VA at the end of the month, you should make it out to the release show that we are hosting at the Old City Cemetery Chapel on the 25th. Local support will be provided by Wesley Montgomery & B.A. Scott (both solo sets).