Download this: “Blood Money”
Washington DC’s, The Torches, have finally released their debut LP. This is a follow-up to their well-received (and now out of print physically, but still available digitally) debut 7″/EP. Frontman Stephen Guidry comparisons to Tom Waits are easy but a bit lazy. Guidry is a native born son of the Cajun Coast of Louisiana and “The Authority Of” is rollicking, swamp-fueled rock! Where else you gonna hear oboe, banjo, accordion, and harmonica? Band members previously played with Travis Morrision Hellfighters, Parlour Scouts, and Soft Complex. Let them transport you to a turn of the century creole cookout along the Acadiana Bayou where swamp trash musicians, possessed by the sprits of John Lydon and Ian Sevnonious play their hearts out! Grab “The Authority Of” today.
Download this: “Great Outdoors”
Download this: “Home Photo”
If Cajun spirit isn’t your style, head West to Portland where the boys of Yourself and the Air have just released their first full length, Spirit Mixers. After four EPs, countless tours, a slight lineup change and a relocation by way of Chicago, this release perfects the quirk pop the band has made a name on. Soundscapes are whimsical, rolling, catchy. Think warm, hazy summers and bicycle rides to the beach. Or maybe camping trips. This album does what music is supposed to do: it makes you feel alive. It connects you to moments and casts visions. Call it psychedelic if you have to but this stuff is better than drugs. Pick up ” Spirit Masters” today.
If you’re clever, you noticed that we’re linking to a new webstore. Yep, we’ve opened a new Vinyl Webshop thanks to our friends at storenvy.com and to the hgv insurance that covers our delivery trucks. We’ve said “so long” to CDs (for the most part) and our remaining stock after our fire sale earlier this year. Our new store features all of our Vinyl releases with the option to select color for each that has variants. Want a test pressing? Cool, get at that. Want a copy of a CD from our archive? We got you.
Mouse Fire frontman, Shane Schuch, is a budding novelist and his first book is available now. From the Description ” Dreamers and Thieves ” is a roaring dark comedy twisted up into a tragic tale of memories, all told by a man who died far too young, who lingers on, watching the world through his new set of ghostly eyes. His name is Thomas, and he is suffering from an absurd case of crippling nostalgia. He misses people, he misses a friend, he misses the beauty of a once lush Earth. He’s got a few stories to tell, but one lingers in his ghost mind like no other. This is that story.”