We're just about getting everything together for our next cassette releases from Slottet, this web Amida, Petter Seander and Ed Greene. They're looking and sounding rather good! Amida have just got back from New York Popfest, where their track "Virtue Was Your Downfall" was filmed, to be played in the back of NYC's taxi cabs! Go watch it here! Tasty Fanzine have given their EP 8/10, and Music Dash describe them as "charming, poetic, partly American and as previously quoted, somewhat ahead of their time".
Swedesplease have written lovingly about the Ed Greene EP we'll be bringing to you in July, while Higher Power Moment, quite a moving blog about music and addiction, described them as "charming, gentle and witty".
You should definitely check out the live video for Petter Seander's Easy Hearts Crack - it is a beautiful, mellow version of the uptempo electro song on his Destroyer EP. Got to admit, I don't totally get Let The Cat Out's description of it as "if Outkast and The Postal Service met at a Passion Pit party", but it is a cracker.
Slottet's EP pleases Swedesplease too, affectionately saying these songs are "the closest to a Postal Service outtake you'll find". We're still trying to persuade these guys to get over to the UK to play a gig for us... while the first three will be playing a date towards the end of June - a release party! There'll no doubt be cake again, bunting and general fun times!
Remember you can pre-order all these cassettes through the website - just click on the artwork to stream and buy!
Our releases are coming thick and fast now, with the 6th cassette from Fika Recordings released shortly... which will be a new EP from Sweden's Slottet, called Servants.
Swedesplease have been exceptionally quick off the mark in spotting this release... here's what they had to say
If everybody could pull off the sound made famous by The Postal Service we would have a lot more pretenders like Owl City. But I guess it’s more difficult than it seems to combine easy beats with soft synths and chilled out vocals. So when I say that Slottet recreates that sound I mean it as at least a back handed compliment. “I Know” and “Agnostics Nightmare” are the closest things to Postal Service outtakes as you’re likely to find. As a fan of that band and that sound I really like these two.
You can pre-order and listen to Servants here. Pre-orders will be shipped in May when the EP is released, and you'll get the a digital download of the tracks straightaway. Go!