“Brewster’s rising psych pop strummers, The Blue Dress, who we first wrote about back in July, are hard at work readying the tracks that will be featured on an upcoming cassette release to be issued on Chicago’s Already Dead Tapes at the end of October. Not to worry, you won’t have to recover your old boombox from the attic, unless you want to, in which case have at it. Where was I? Oh yes, the cassette will also come with a download code. This morning, drummer Tim Sylvia sent over a re-recorded demo of Deth Ray or what he’s dubbing a rough mix. The song originally appeared on the bands Demo EP as My Deth Ray which you can grab at The Blue Dress Bandcamp page. This new re-recorded version of Deth Ray stopped us dead in our tracks. Strings and horns have been added to the track but the band manages to retain the austere charm of the original.
Head over to our store and check out our 8 new cassettes from: About A Million, Forget the Times, Philspectre, The Cats’ Orchestra, Kyle Landstra, Binary Marketing Show, Problems That Fix Themselves, Micromelancolie and more!
It’s come to our attention that some of the recently released About A Million tapes may have been dubbed wrong. If you bought a tainted copy, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll mail you out a new copy ASAP fo free!
We ain’t afraid to admit our mistakes. That’s how much we care!
Big thanks to everyone that came out to the Already Dead Family Reunion on Saturday. It was a great time and all the bands KILLED. We now have 8 brand new releases and we’ll have them available online very soon. Stay tuned!
Dan over at Ongakubaka had some nice things to say about AD009 ‘The Return Of Lasso’:
“Incredibly refreshing lofi country music out of Kalamazoo, MI. Layers of reverb and haunting vocals give this a psychedelic vibe that seems pretty hard to come across within such a streamlined genre.”
Check out the blog at: http://ongakubaka.blogspot.com/
Plenty of rad stuff up there. Be sure to snag the downloads of fellow MI artists Haunted Leather and Kohwi.
AD010 is finally here!
We’re extremely proud to announce the release of ‘Sueisfine’,
the debut experimental electronica album from Mario Gonzalez.
Think a young Aphex Twin with girl problems and growing pains.
As beautiful as it is violent.
Extensive and dynamic packaging by Joshua Tabbia to boot.
Edition of 50.
“Ha, this is perfect. Howling guitars, summertime vocals, lo-fi confused drums and beautiful climactic synth unite under this caressing forgiving sky and make you send unfettered smiles to people around. And not because it’s hilarious – it’s not! – but because it’s life-asserting, yeah. Music like this proclaims that everything is possible simply because one’s always gets what he really wants like a stalker near the golden sphere. Music like this proclaims that one more attempt is always worth trying. Music like this - proclaims.
Music like this tells you, See you tomorrow.
grab a cassette from Already dead tapes.”
Check out the full article here.
AD009 is now available.
Lasso is an amalgamation of Psych, Folk, Ragtime, County, and Groove.
The whole thing has a weird ethereal beauty to it.
Liner artwork by Joshua Tabbia
Cassettes hand painted by Samantha Hartman
Edition of 100. $5 (ppd in US). BUY IT HERE.
Really can’t say enough good things about this release. Some of the most solid psych pop we’ve come across.
A great change of pace from our recent releases, the Crawlers are a great listen on one of those weird, hot summer nights.
Design: Joshua Tabbia Production: Peter Cook — Edition of 50, on blue tinted c20s.
Head over to our webstore and pick up a copy. $5, as always.