11/26/2014: Winter News

1. I've rebuilt the entire website, and much of the back catalog is now available as free downloads.
2. The Winter Batch is now available.

Holiday Special
2014 Winter Batch Package Deal

#111 · Stupid Bummed - Flowers And Lace
#112 · The Lowered - Crayons Over Scalding Rocks
#113 · Terminus Cursus - 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
#114 · Brown Bread - Mitote
#115 · Hollow Boys - Believe In Nothing



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3. There's a release show for the batch featuring two of the bands on 12/15.
4. I'm beginning to plan two tours: West Coast (Spring) and full USA (Summer into Fall). New video projections and a heavy emphasis on small towns and anything off the beaten path as usual. Get in touch!

Bridgetown #115

Hollow Boys
Believe In Nothing

Conceived during one of the coldest Minnesota winters on record, Hollow Boys rarely stray from a bleakened palette of greyscale shades, crafting vividly detailed reflections on the frigid reality that envelops them. Hollow Boys’ third full-length chronicles their struggle to find hope and overcome the cancerous emptiness of modern culture.


Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ali Jaafar at Ecstattic Studios, Minneapolis, MN.
12" LP available through Modern Radio.

C44 cassette · 11 songs · November 2014 · Minneapolis, MN

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

press: Best Minnesota punk albums of 2014, City Pages feature, Hymies Records, Reviler, Half-Gifts, Anhedonic Headphones

Bridgetown #114

Brown Bread
Mitote

From within a nebula of translucent hues, the swirling sound of keyboards and drum machines take shape and dissolve behind layers of Rebecca Doerfer’s drifting vocals. Often featured a cappella, her words take the forefront to explore the dual nature of memory and learning, youth and age, while sparse instrumentation retreat to serve as a canvas and window into examining the past and path ahead.
C44 cassette · 10 songs · November 2014 · Hudson Valley, NY

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

press: Impose Magazine, Beach Sloth

Bridgetown #113

Terminus Cursus
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Blending the ethos of hardcore punk with post-rock and krautrock tendencies, Terminus Cursus’ debut EP is a forceful attack on the emotional senses. Patrick Mugan’s blistering vocals snarl with the ferocity of a man whose lyrics could only be written in blood and tears shed from the death of lifelong relationships recalled in these songs.
Recorded by Patrick Mugan at the Fuzz Factory, Gulfport, FL.
Mastered by Sean McCann, Los Angeles, CA.

C20 cassette · 5 songs · November 2014 · St. Petersburg, FL

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

press: Tiny Mix Tapes

Bridgetown #112

The Lowered
Crayons Over Scalding Rocks

The Lowered’s timeless sound paints a vantage point of a world that is almost undetectably surreal, one where everything seems just a little bit off but remains comfortably familiar through half-closed eyes. Snaking basslines wrap themselves around graceful crooning, lulling tired souls to sleep and dream until the vision fades away.
C44 cassette · 10 songs · November 2014 · Ontario, 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: Tiny Mix Tapes

Bridgetown #111

Stupid Bummed
Flowers And Lace

Often finding himself in situations that re-awaken innocent memories of younger days, Giovanni Chumpitazi’s propulsive synth pop songs are as honest as a page from a long-forgotten journal. Each story is simple and straight to the point, bouncing across a range of emotions and ultimately moving forward to conquer doubt and self-consciousness.
C30 cassette · 8 songs · November 2014 · Covina, CA

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

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