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You’re Right. You’re Wrong. You’re Right.

05/15/2015

So, after a hiatus for the front half of the year, The Accidental Parade is back in the saddle again. Guitar dude Matt Beck has welcomed in Ryan Ulsh (Super Vacations, Mas Y Mas) to keep time & structure around his four-string melodies. We’re hoping to announce some live dates this summer & (fingers crossed) have them back in the Hill City before too long. We still have some copies of the Parade’s first EP on one-sided wax for those interested. All orders placed this summer (that’s pre-Labor Day) will include extra instrumental vinyl for to spin at back porch parties & the like!

Minimalist composer Benjamin Mauch is stateside this summer & will be performing around the Commonwealth until his next departure for China. If you haven’t checked out his recent collection, you owe the side of your brain that would rather sit at home alone with a cheap bottle of wine & listen to rainfall a concentrated listen. Our hope is to score at least one Lynchburg performance & then to set up some other dates with label mates TLVS.

Speaking of TLVS, we FINALLY have a new projected date on the new LP, “I Can Dream All Day”. Looks like the press will have copies back to us & to the band on/around June 23rd. We’ll be shipping pre-ordered copies, along with some extra TLVS & HSAL related goodies as soon as the LP’s are in our hot little hands. In other TLVS merch news, the duo has been selling copies of their first “official” CD, “Introducing…The Late Virginia Summers”, at shows & in person. The nearly hour long collection boasts a solid demo of “The Luminous Veil” from the new record plus some choice live cuts from the two-piece’s history. NOTE: If you ever saw TLVS & hoped to get a copy of that rad ambient tune where the one guys hangs out with prostitutes, THIS is the moment you’ve been waiting for!

Spaced out, jazzy, faux-jam band Hill City Eye & Ear Control have started to get noticed around town as the “go-to” for interesting background music. Fresh off their double set at the Old City Cemetery over Mother’s Day weekend, the quartet (we’re pretty sure the lineup has been solidified at this point) have been asked to perform as part of a weekend of “out” music (this term applied SUPER loosely) at the old Firehouse #4 between downtown proper & Rivermont in Lynchburg next month. We hope that the group will find a place to land long enough to track an actual set of jams that we can release before the year’s end.

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HIll City Eye & Ear Control This Weekend!

05/06/2015

Hey, all! We’re pumped to announce another set from Hill City Eye & Ear Control. It’s going down this weekend in the group’s hometown (Lynchburg VA) as part of the Old City Cemetery’s Rose Festival. From looking at the cemetery’s website, It looks to be an interesting time. The group has signed on to play two sets, each about an hour in length. Our hope is to capture some of this magic for another digital EP. For the uninitiated, you can stream the group’s previous EP (recorded at the Academy Theater this past winter) below.

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HSAL At Lynchstock 2015!

04/19/2015

 

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We were so jazzed to start the festival off with the “tailgate” stage just outside the main gate entrance at this year’s Lynchstock! All three acts created the perfect entrance/ambiance to the day’s melding of different stylistic & artistic visions. Thanks to DJP & MrT (pictured above), asentimentalsong, & Seamonster (pictured above) for taking to our stage. We were also happy to present TLVS with some special guests on stage for their set in the afternoon. The “Discover” stage proved to be a really great melting pot of sounds all day long. Here’s a clip from the TLVS performance. It features Mike Tannian in the intro before the group storms into “Perseus Cluster”…

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HSAL “Tailgate” stage at LYNCHSTOCK next weekend!

04/10/2015

In case you weren’t aware or just missed our previous announcement, we’ve been afforded the honor of running a “tailgate” stage to help usher in the Lynchstock Music Festival! We wanted to put together a special treat for those who arrive on time or even (dare we say) early! We’ve secured a generator & are setting up to help celebrate the auditory magic that our Old Dominion continues to birth. Tentative schedule for the “Tailgate Stage” is as follows:

  • 11:00A – 11:18A: Seamonster (super cute iPad-friendly pop tunes)
  • 11:20A – 11:38A: asentimentalsong (swirly ambient guitar textures)
  • 11:40A – 11:58A: DJP & MrT (keys + guitars + violin + vocals = catchy romanticism)

We’ll have everything set up for each act to happen one right after the other! The last sound from our stage will be done in enough time for you to rush the stage for the first official act of the festival. HSAL will also be taking care of the TLVS merch table/area. We’ll make sure there are some sweet deals on other Virginia-based vinyl, cassettes, CD’s, & other sundries available.

NOTE: We put together a playlist of all the HSAL related acts playing Lynchstock. Check it out  ———–>

Speaking of TLVS, they are slated to perform on the Discover Stage at 2:05P! They are working on something rather interesting for their set & will have some special guests on stage with them. We are planning to document the set, but would love some assistance. If you end up filming any of the set or snap a couple of photos, we’d love to see your handiwork. Should we end up posting anything, we’d be delighted to post it (giving you the credit for it, of course).

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HSAL Stage at Lynchstock!

03/29/2015

We’ve worked out a really cool opportunity to join in on the Lynchstock festivities next month! As you all (should) know, TLVS will be playing the festival again this year. It should prove to be a wild ride, as Joe & Nathan are working on some special guests to assist them in performing a track the new record for the first time!

The new news is that HSAL has been given the honor of starting the whole day off! We have curated a pre-show stage that will be set up at the entrance gate to the festival grounds. We are going to have HSAL friends & family perform short sets leading up to the gates opening at 12P. We’ve confirmed sets by asentimentalsong (Joe from TLVS), DJP & Mr. T (featuring Jackie from Wyteshayds), & Seamonster (who will be releasing an ambient set on cassette/digital with HSAL this summer)!

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Hill City Eye & Ear Control, “Incidental Music #2”

02/09/2015

HSAL #26: Hill City Eye & Ear Control, Incidental Music #2″ (DIGITAL Only)

Showing their collective face as a quartet this time around, Hill City Eye & Ear Control took to a stage at the far corner of the Academy Theater in downtown Lynchburg, VA (the group’s home town). They were charged with performing incidental music as guests arrived for 2015’s “Sonnets & Chocolates”, an event put on by Endstation Theatre Company.

PERSONNEL:

Lucas Hayden: Electric Guitar, MicroKorg
Nathan McGlothlin: Trap Set
Eric Proebsting: Bass Guitar
Joey Wright: Apps, Lap Steel Guitar

Sincere thanks to Geoff Kershner for inviting the group to create in a live setting.

AVAILABILITY: digital download, free of charge
ARTWORK: courtesy of HSAL
PURCHASE: here

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“I Am Produced.”

02/06/2015

We were spinning GBV’s classic “Mag Earwhig” at the HSAL compound the other day. As Pollard was walking though all the things happening to him, it got us thinking that it’s high time for a quick update on the new TLVS record:

  • Test presses & artwork has been approved & is currently being pressed, printed, packaged, & shipped out. We are hopeful to have these records in hand before month’s end. This will allow us to fill all orders before spring break & TLVS to have them in hand when they get back to playing shows in March.
  • There’s still time to order a copy of “I Can Dream All Day” & receive the extra “Perseus” EP (“Perseus Cluster” from the new LP plus remixes from some good friends). We’ll be sending out the next remix to those who have already purchased the LP in a few days.

We’re running a couple of specials for the rest of February:

We’ve been bit by the spring cleaning bug pretty early this year (must be all the temperature swings this winter!). As a result, we’ve found a decent amount of older releases (CASS, 7”, 10”, 12”) with some of the artwork missing or with incorrect labels. The music hasn’t been damaged in any way, shape, or form, though! We’re offering these recently unarchived gems to you via a “Grab Bag”. $15 (plus S/H) sent in via PayPal (email us directly – hardingstreet@gmail.com – for instructions) gets you two pieces of vinyl (one 7” & one 10” or 12”) + two cassettes. This is the perfect opportunity for you to catch up on what our fine Commonwealth has been offering up for the past 5 years or so! We don’t anticipate these “Grab Bags” lasting very long & will only offer them as long as we have four pieces to ship out! You can see a listing of all our releases here.

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