Mauch‘s been solidifying his rig for the past several months, parcing out “neat gadgets” from the “gear that takes my set to the next level”. With a smaller footprint & bigger sound, Ben is starting down the path to new sounds. Rumor has him branching out later this year with a new tape (more details as they surface). In the meantime, check this new piece, “Digital Burden” that was just leaked via Soundcloud. #therealchill
honeybrandy was part a wonderful evening of “out” sounds in Richmond last week. Hosted by “the Colloquial Orchestra” & organized by Cherub Records‘ PJ Sykes, the bill also included Amplifier On Fire, Lunar (who are really great!) & a Sykes’ led “house band” that recently supported Jandek at his RVA tour stop.
Joey & Nathan were able to capture their set with some lo-fi gear (thanks to Ben Mauch for manning the “record” button). You can stream the entire set over at our soundcloud page.
HSAL #17: white laces / the snowy owls split 10″ EP $15 PPD
*this is the second of our split 10″ series. the idea is to feature one of our own on the A side, with a friend of the label holding down the B side.*
this RVA centric release showcases some of the finest tunes from the current live set of white laces. the lead single, “hands in mexico”, was leaked online & taken to by just about every hip east coast blog. the rest of the A side leans towards new potential for the four piece. capital city up & comers the snowy owls turn in their own super hot single (“could”, featuring a killer boy/girl call & response chorus), as well as three other scorchers from their live set, which has been earning the group great shows around the mid-atlantic for nearly a year.
AVAILABILITY: marbled brown vinyl + digital download, limited run of 100
ARTWORK: jacket courtesy of HSAL, insert courtesy of the artists
HSAL 09: White Laces, “White Laces” $5 PPD
“white laces” represents the first hard copies of landis wine’s output since the disbanding of richmond’s cinemasophia. where that group focus on darker energies & tightly wound instrumentation, wine’s new material seems more at peace with it’s own skin. think of it as a dirtied up 21st century take on mid 90’s guitar rock. everything is turned up to 11 with wine’s voice channeling a young bob pollard. NOTE: c20 contains exclusive material not available for download on the b side!
AVAILABILITY: orange tint c20 + digital download, limited run of 100
ARTWORK: courtesy of white laces