Saturday, August 14, 2010
Twin Lakes Records have released their Summer newsletter...
"While the oil has finally stopped leaking into the gulf (for now), I thought I'd prepare you for the sludge about to spring forth from Twin Lakes... not the kind that wreaks havoc on ecosystems, but the kind found oozing from heaps of sonic scrap-metal. What we're talking about here is the official release of the new album by MYTY KONKEROR.
Long overdue, I miss the future. is a Copernican meditation in the form of blow yr head off rock, recorded between June 2008 and February 2010. This record marks a departure from the band's earlier stripped-down sound as they've embraced a more expansive, meditative approach with the addition of lap steel guitarist Jon Schlesinger. The album is currently available on CD and hand-cut, clear polycarbonate plastic in a small run of 30, with cassettes coming soon. Eschewing principles of mass-production, the band contacted New Zealand's Peter King, who has used his own custom-modified lathes to cut records for hundred of artists, including Pavement and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo. They chose to do a limited run this way so that the album could stay as close to human hands as possible throughout the entire making of it. The results are pretty amazing. Grab a copy from our site while they're still around. The album can also be streamed HERE, and downloaded from iTunes, eMusic, or the Twin Lakes online store. CLICK HERE for an early review that appeared in CTIndie this past week.
On the other side of the planet, Melbourne-based Electric Jellyfish are still regrouping from their spring US tour, which saw them supporting their much-acclaimed self-titled EP. Frontman Michael Beach has moved back to the States for now and is getting ready to record his second solo joint. He'll be working with producer Ray Raposa, known for his work with Castanets, at Little Golden Book Studio in Portland, OR. This is a follow-up to his stellar solo debut, Blood Courses, which you can check out here.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:19 PM