New single: Three States from The Smittens

13 Jul

Three States, the new single from The Smittens is out today!

“Three States is a coming out/transition anthem, I wrote this song amidst a need to capture the complexity of identity, politics, and everything so many of us get caught in between. There’s pressure on all of us to conform to certain standards, and it’s nearly impossible not to internalise the toxicity. The idea of three states came to me while driving back to Vermont after being at NYC Pride. It’s a window into vulnerability, fear, determination, growth, and ultimately, better living through modern day medicine. There’s beauty in complexity. What’s holding you back? What worlds are you caught between? May we all find the spaces in which we belong. Fuck the binary, baby.” The Smittens’ Dana

Pre-order the 12″ LP City Rock Dove now or listen to the new single on Spotify.

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Midnight Tequila from Freschard & Stanley Brinks

29 Jun

Get the vinyl or download on Bandcamp, Spotify or iTunes.

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Mikey Collins “Falling”

29 Jun

The second single from former Allo Darlin’ drummer Mikey Collins is finally here!

Pre-order Mikey’s album Hoick on vinyl, CD or digitally.

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The Smittens “Love is a Word”

29 Jun

Love is a Word is the second new track from the forthcoming album City Rock Dove from The Smittens. You can pre-order your copy of the heavyweight vinyl or download now.

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Freschard & Stanley Brinks “Going to the Bar” video

22 Jun

We’ve got a new video from Freschard & Stanley Brinks for their track Going to the Bar, taken from the forthcoming LP Midnight Tequila.

“Clemence Freschard’s beautiful vocal tones lend this a rich, French indiepop/chanteuse vibe, complemented by Stan’s wistful timbre and characteristic warm instrumentation. A perfect accompaniment for that late night tequila.” Folk Radio premiere

“They craft a blend of playful indiepop and folk that fans of either genre will find endearing; they even manage to capture that playful air in their performance in the video for this single” Austin Town Hall

Buy Midnight Tequila on pale blue vinyl or digitally from our shop.

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Jessica’s Brother – Humdinger video

14 Jun

For Folks Sake have premiered the new video from Jessica’s Brother: “they mix elements of jangly indie, gothic country, and psych but while the styles change the constant is the engaging lyrical whimsy as Charleston is inspired by his favourites poets to tell irreverent tales.”

Humdinger is taken from their forthcoming self-titled album, out July 20th, and available to pre-order now on vinyl, CD or digitally (and includes an immediate download of all the singles so far!).

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The Smittens – City Rock Dove

8 Jun

We’ve got a brand new album from The Smittens due in early August! Here’s a sneak preview from the album in the form of Cats for Cats, the first single taken from the new long player.

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The Smittens are a 6-piece indiepop band that make upbeat and introspective tunes, tinged with vulnerability and optimism. While sonically the elements of multi-layered harmonies, countermelodies and ba-ba-ba singalong hooks still play a large part in The Smittens’ approach to songwriting, as each of the 4 main songwriters has grown, the overall perspective of the songs seems a bit moodier, and more serious. They’ve long since left behind the label of being a ‘cute’ or ‘twee’ band since their debut album 15 years ago.

City Rock Dove is instead an album of transition, ennui and nihilism; honing in on personal politics and gender queerness. The album contends with the turbulent changes of modern America serving only to cement the status quo – and it’s not just the outside world that’s changing either: The Smittens are also singing about the changes in themselves and taking a hard look inside. Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor) returned to mix the new album, having been instrumental in helping develop the richer textures first seen on 2016’s Love Record Breaker EP.

Pre-order City Rock Dove on 12″ heavyweight vinyl or digitally.

Catch them on their short UK tour on the dated below:
July 24 – Cambridge, The Blue Moon
July 25 – London, The Shacklewell Arms
July 26 – Sheffield, Cafe Totem
July 28 – Derbyshire, Indietracks Festival

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