top of the month updates!

…so, DECEMBER is finally here! ’tis the season, & your friendly neighborhood record label is pretty jazzed at all the happenings around the lab of late:

HSAL #12 Cover

our second digital compilation is set to be released on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7th! much like last time (HSAL #08), we have looked inward to find interesting music from ’round here. this go around, we have the fortunate opportunity to showcase new tunes from a few of our own (herizon, TLVS, & goodwill falcon all have new, unreleased pieces!). the current tracklisting is as follows (we reserve the right to add a track or two before the release date):

– brian hall (gladys va), “cinco de mayo (single edit)”
– the snowy owls (richmond va), “meadow”
– long division (norfolk va), “mutations”
– boas (richmond va), “all things”
– white laces (richmond va), “red buffalo check (white laces redux)”
– goodwill falcon (norfolk va), “from the lowest shelf”
– rugby (lynchburg va), “sick box”
– evenings (charlottesville va), “babe”
– the late virginia summers (lynchburg va), “matisse (early version)”
– herizon (lynchburg va), “chesapeake bay”

in other news, goodwill falcon will be joining a few tour stops with rugby in january. this tour pretty much hits every “cool” spot in virginia, so there’s no excuse not to catch one of these dates. as dates are confirmed, they will be listed here.

finally, HSAL #04 is set to be released TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28th. “the trail at blackwater creek” (due out as a cassette w/ digital download) was recorded in a single session back in june of 2009. it was a guitar duet b/t joe morgan (TLVS, asentimentalsong) & pd wilder (hotel hotel). after the initial recording, joe had nathan from TLVS assemble a sound collage to work as an accompaniment for the piece. the final result is a 30 minute piece that serves as a soundtrack to a walk through the underbelly of lynchburg virginia. as artwork is finalized for this cassette, we will post more details. if you are a fan of super minimal progressions & long, drawn out layers of guitar washes, this could be your favorite release of 2010!

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