11/20/2014


I've redesigned the entire website. There are a few typos to clean up but now you can search through the entire catalog, listen to anything that has a digital download available, sort by media format, etc. If anything's broken or you have suggestions, please email me.

The Winter Batch will be available in a few days. Two of the acts are playing the release show on 12/15 in Pomona, CA. Info here.

Bridgetown #110

Shivering Window
When We Were Metal

For over a decade, Matthew Gray has found comfort in tape machines and grimy guitars, sneaking his brand of outsider pop into the subconscious of the unaware. "When We Were Metal" is Gray's most accessible collection of songs, shimmering with the glow of hidden treasure in an abandoned attic. Dusty and worn, these are the eccentric but relatable tales of an ageless alt-rock ghost revisiting his youth in New England. Gray produces his songs in a manner befitting the cold, brisk air that hangs over a snowed out colonial town before the plows come around, finding friends in thin guitars, antique drum machines and gentle vocals wrapped in a couple coats of hiss.
C44 cassette · 12 songs · August 2014 · Long Beach, CA

Edition of 50 chrome cassettes dubbed in real-time with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock, includes digital download.

press: Andrew Listens

Bridgetown #109

Tanner Garza
There's More To Life Than This

A prolific explorer of dark formless fields, Tanner Garza finds rhythm and pacing that gives structure to the intangible realm. His sound work is akin to the inspection of a mirror that reveals a window into nothingness. No self, no outside world. "There's More To Life Than This" is the result of isolation, of working in hermitage not towards any one thing. Instead, it is the natural document of cycles in a personal abyss. The recurring patterns of breathing and bloodflow captured on tape loops that slowly shift like the movement of muscles in gradual growth.
C30 cassette · 5 songs · August 2014 · Houston, TX

Edition of 50 chrome cassettes dubbed in real-time with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock, includes digital download.

press: Isolatarium

Bridgetown #108

Hollow Sunshine
Atascadero

Morgan Enos and Reuben Sawyer summon coastal fog into thick swirls of heavily downtuned melodic haze. Returning to Bridgetown with another set of grunge songs that draws inspiration from the duo's tenure in doom metal as well as the Siamese Dream generation of their youth, Sawyer and Enos bathe sparkling pop songs in a syrupy sludge. Sweet and addictive, the four songs that comprise "Atascadero" offer a glimpse into an understated but diverse range of styles and feelings that stem from crushing guitar tones in simple, subtle arrangements.
C15 cassette · 4 songs · August 2014 · Atascadero, CA

Edition of 100 chrome cassettes dubbed in real-time with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock, includes digital download.

press: Wondering Sound, Unrecorded Cassette Club

Bridgetown #107

Reighnbeau
Hands

Bryce Hample's songwriting experiments as Reighnbeau have always approached traditional composition and arrangement from unconventional angles, producing music with a pure immediacy that feels familiar while escaping comparison. On “Hands,” Hample complements the hushed whisper of his trademark vocals with a blend of lush, organic instrumentation sealed off from the world within an electronic suit of glitchy, orchestral static. Glistening guitar chords swell like whalesongs and bend like wind whistling through trees while synthesized noise crunches in sync to the primal pound of drums.


Guest musicians include Madeline Johnston (Mariposa), Emma Crane (Javelina), Shane Brown and James Sturgis.

Mastered by Drake Hardin.

C39 cassette · 8 songs · May 2014 · Albuquerque, NM

Edition of 125 pro-duplicated chrome cassettes with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock, includes digital download.

press: Anhedonic Headphones, Sounds Better With Reverb, Half-Gifts, Andrew Listens, Bread Handed