“Equal parts Scott Walker and eerie, melting lounge music, Moscow’s Nicholay Syrov (The Cats Orchestra) is definitely traversing an unusual path in the ever-expanding DIY tape scene. Or maybe it’s just part of this whole ‘New Weird Russia’ thing I keep hearing about. Either way, the slight skewing of instrumentation and recognizable musical elements gives pretty much all of Coffee Killer (out now on Already Dead Tapes) a drunken, zombie-music vibe. The original seed of a song seems to be present, albeit coated in peeling flesh and a rotting odor. To quote the label, you probably won’t come across something quite like this anytime soon.”
“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.”
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Plenty of rad stuff up there. Be sure to snag the downloads of fellow MI artists Haunted Leather and Kohwi.