HSAL #39: Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, “Live At The Old City Cemetery”
To celebrate the release of HSAL #31
, Jeremiah drove down to Lynchburg (where his debut EP was recorded) to reconnect with friends. The result a packed house, some stellar opening support (Wesley Montgomery
), & an hour of Harmon casting spells with his voice. A KILLER memory for sure.
Your friendly neighborhood record label took it upon ourselves to capture the set, edit it down to a roughly thirty-minute collection of jams, get the mix mastered, & deliver this gift to ears near & far. Contained within this document are seven performances (a single from the debut EP, a Roberta Flack cover, & five new pieces), the excitement of a supportive crowd, the squeaking of pews, & the occasional train pushing past the Chapel.
Thanks to the Old City Cemetery & Arboretum for use of this incredible space.
- Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Piano
- Nathaniel Roots – Bass Guitar
- Tyler Coleman – Drums
AVAILABILITY: DIG only
ARTWORK: cover image courtesy of Samuel Miller Photography
DOWNLOAD: HSAL bandcamp
HSAL #30: KillGXXD, “Loosie (C’mon)”
THE HELMET IS HERE! Rather than lazily lean into stereotype, KillGXXD looks to concoct mixtures of house, R&B, and electronic music. This story is all about the beat!
This twenty-one minute collection of bits & pieces was harvested from KillGXXD’s hard drives. Though a couple of these selections have remained hidden until now (“Never Fumble“, “Truly Something“), many of these sounds originally surfaced on soundcloud (among other places) over the past few years.
As HSAL assists in instigating the next chapter of this artist’s story, we thought it prudent to share some of the work that made us fall hard for him in the first place.
AVAILABILITY: DIG only
ARTWORK: assembled by HSAL
DOWNLOAD: HSAL bandcamp
NOTE: Be on the lookout for a KillGXXD cassette with all new material around Valentine’s Day!
Last weekend, TLVS opened a killer show here in the Hill City! The Craddock-Terry Gallery in Riverviews Artspace played host to the three act bill which also boasted Advance Base & Sound Of Ceres, whose most recent full-length, “The Twin” is worth hunting down. Our friendly neighborhood instrumental rock trio took the audience through material that will comprise their new EP, “Wild Strawberry“, which should be out before the end of the year. What made the evening especially cool were the pieces of regional art that adorned the walls for the gallery’s annual juried show, specifically the large metal sculpture which took residence in the middle of the floor.
Meanwhile, out on the left coast, Steve Scott celebrated the release of his latest, “Cross My Heat“(HSAL #38), with friends & fans in northern California. Performing most of the new record, as well as some pieces from his travels over the past few decades, Steve took to the mic at the Fig Tree Lounge in Roseville. He shared stories of travel & exploration which affected much of his work. Video of both sets have since popped up on Facebook. Check out the 2nd set here, which begins with “The Eclipse” & features unreleased pieces the poet is still work-shopping…
Reports from Steve Scott‘s trip across the seas have been positive! In addition to working through a university-based lecture circuit in Australia, Steve was able to spend some time in Bali. Who knows, maybe he was able to gather field recordings that will source a follow-up to the already successful “Cross My Heat“. On a related note, our continued thanks for all the support shown towards HSAL #38. It’s been such a neat experience introducing people to the label through this album.
Fresh off the heels of a killer show with Soporus in Philly, honeybrandy will be taking to North Carolina based airwaves this weekend! This Sunday night at 8P, Joey & Nathan will be playing a live set on WUAG, the student-run station for UNC Greensboro. The entire set, plus any interviews & shout-outs will be live streamed as well.
TLVS is gearing up for their 11/18 date with Sound of Ceres & Advance Base. They are also finishing up tracks for their new EP, recently re-titled “Wild Strawberry“. If all goes well, the EP should be streaming from the HSAL bandcamp page by the time you’re digesting that second helping of cranberry sauce.
…really great weekend of honeybrandy action up in Philadelphia! The duo hopped in the van & made their way to an up & coming alleyway in West Kensington. honeybrandy took to a darkened warehouse space full on wooden barrels, steel kettles, & future brew, delivering a half hour’s worth of spacey textures. Local sound spinsters Soporus poured wave after wave of ambient bliss over a cozy room.
Form Fermentery proved a wonderful forum for the show. Stories & tasty beers were served up by Ethan, Scott, & the rest of the local crew for hours afterward. Oh, & check out that LEGIT poster (thanks, Will!)…
For a single, discounted price (not to mention a significant break on S/H), you can score a copy of every title we created a physical copy for during 2017:
HSAL #31: Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, “Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon” (CD)
HSAL #32: Benjamin Mauch, “Golden Bay Garden” (CASS)
HSAL #37: honeybrandy, “Deaf Sharp” (LP+CD)
HSAL #38: Steve Scott, “Cross My Heart” (CD)
THIS IS FOUR PLUS HOURS OF ORIGINAL SOUND!
For $32 + S/H you get a box (courtesy of the USPS), with all of these releases. You will also receive a digital copy of all four releases, plus some additional digital goodies from the HSAL archives!
Given the limited inventory of a couple titles here, this deal will be available as long as we can fulfill orders.
Order yours today!
While the physical version of the new Steve Scott album, “Cross My Heat” drops this Friday (10/13), we went ahead & pushed the streaming version to Spotify early! You can check out HSAL #38 in its entirety…nearly an hour’s worth featuring Scott’s first new recordings in nearly two decades.
We are currently shipping pre-orders for this CD worldwide. Additionally, Scott has physical copies with him in Australia. He’ll be down under for another week, completing a lecture circuit of colleges & conventions before returning to the states.