Kassette Klub
Kassetteklub.com

We believe in collaboration, music as art, kittens, and magic. Mostly we release music digitally and on cassette tape.

Boston / Austin / Columbus

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k/k news and feelings

I’m trying my darndest to avoid the “summer is here” obligatory newsletter opening line so let us instead celebrate earth’s slow carbon dioxide and cow fart demise into something new where, no doubt, superior beings will eventually evolve and be better animals than we could ever be!

If you’ve already clicked the video above you are in luck!  You will have already been listening to Sleep Good's new triumphantly hedonistic JAM, Summer Explosion.  It's the A side on their 7” through Austin based promising label Pau Wau.

Speaking of vinyl, Our good friend Lady Lazarus upcoming single has been oh-so-thoughtfully included in Graveface’s charity subscription series with the likes of Mount Eerie, Xiu Xiu, and others, with the proceeds going to help a charity of each of the artists’ choosing.  Pretty rad.

I spent some weeks traveling with Hear Hums and it would be hard to love them much more as people or performers but a couple weeks ago at FMLY FEST in brooklyn they arrived via bus from FLORIDA (I can’t even imagine that bus trip) and played a delicate set going in a totally different direction than the past high energy shows I’ve caught.  Luckily our buds from Tiny Waves were there to tape the beginning of the set and you should totally watch it.  Their cassettes through us are now sold out but Mitch’s new project Peace Arrow is super rad if you’re jonesing for more of their sounds.

All the Boneglow///Delusions aka Dreampeter tapes were all shipped last week so hopefully you’ll be receiving your copy soon.  Brad did a really awesome job on the cover.  They’re sold out at the moment while I figure out some stuff with the stickers but hopefully I can put them back up soon.  More people should be able to buy/listen to this wonderfully inventive pop record.

Japan’s own Magical Mistakes is flying back to the U S of A and will be joined by Mutual Benefit and Little Spoon for an East Coast / Midwest tour before heading West for solo dates.  We’re so excited this is happening.  He’s been helping create a sweet diy dance scene with INNIT and he’s been consistently making some of my favorite electronic music for 2 years.  Check out the new song w/ Jake Falby on violin added some beautiful sonic texture.  What a badass! 

I’ll wrap this up by extending my sincerest appreciations to everyone that opens up their spaces to performing artists, people who make sacrifices and spend time helping their local scenes, people who are unsatisfied with broken systems and try to help create positive communities themselves.  I’ve been traveling more often than staying put this year and I’ve never felt more inspired by people out there doing what they can to make their communities more livable through art, co-ops + sharing programs, demanding better use of public space, and supporting all things local and sustainable by taking part in the activities and lives of the people in their very own neighborhood.  I’m hoping to be less scatterbrained and actually have time to write about some of the folks like Sam Portrykus and Kevin Greenspon but alas this newsletter is already getting rambly.

LOVE

kk / jordan

almost half of kassette klub is going to Florida for Total Bummer !!! mutual benefit + cuddle formation + emily reo + little spoon + hear hums + dreampeter ???
mutualbenefit:

S P R I N G T O U R
Very soon I will be Orlando bound for Total Bummer with some of my best friends.  Most of these are house shows so keep an eye on the mb tweetzone or email kassetteklub at gmail.com for more details.
(( poster by the venerable nathaniel whitcomb ))

almost half of kassette klub is going to Florida for Total Bummer !!! mutual benefit + cuddle formation + emily reo + little spoon + hear hums + dreampeter ???

mutualbenefit:

S P R I N G T O U R

Very soon I will be Orlando bound for Total Bummer with some of my best friends.  Most of these are house shows so keep an eye on the mb tweetzone or email kassetteklub at gmail.com for more details.

(( poster by the venerable nathaniel whitcomb ))

     ++++++++ kk news and feelings ++++++++
Good day to you squares and rectangles out there!  We’ve been away from the computer for a bit and it seems lots of exciting things are in our midsts (mists?)
First off, we are a couple weeks out from finishing the Boneglow / Delusions split cassette.  I love the crazy electronic music scene going on in Ann Arbor (Ghostly, Kowhi, Chrome Sparks, FTHRSN, etc) and am excited to contribute in a small way to getting the word out about this fantastic duo.  The split is between the two members of Dreampeter so make sure to keep an eye on that project as well.  Order/Listen
I’m fresh off of a wonderful Little Spoon + Mutual Benefit tour where we got to meet tons of internet buds who became real buds (and vice versa?).  One such person was Tonje from No Fear of Pop who recorded a magical Mutual Benefit sxsw set + a nice video of me playing Auburn Epitiaphs up on a bushwick roof as part of NFOP x FMLY series (!!!).
Speaking of Little Spoon, Cameron recently put up Dreem Sweet; an hour long ambient record that has all but knocked out my persistent insomnia and induces “adventurous dreams”.  Real pretty.  You should also check out his full length, Allergic to Jerks if you haven’t already.
Sam of Ricky Eat Acid has an awesome/silly new label called Unlimited Free Milkshakes and a debut project called Cute Boy Kissing Booth that is currently charming the hell out of my grinch heart.
kassette klub family members Lizard Kisses have a beautiful song up on the Beko 100 compilation called To Recapture.  I happened to be around to track some singing on it and to contribute to its wall of soundiness.
My soul brother Noah Klein has preemptively avoided legal + postemptively corrected academy award issues by changing his performing moniker from philip seymour hoffman to Cuddle Formation.  He’ll be hitting the road with mutual benefit + little  spoon + Emily Reo + Hear Hums as well as Dreampeter to play Total Bummer in Orlando this Cinco de Mayo weekend!  I’ll be putting up everyone’s tourdates as they get confirmed but we couldn’t be happier about playing shows again and sharing the love.
Lastly, I’m very sorry if some of you haven’t received the Ricky Eat Acid tape yet.  I found out that some of them had a duplication error on side A so I’m going back through and fixing it before I send out any more.  That should be all fixed up soon and we’ll be back to caught up on orders.  email kassetteklub@gmail.com if you have any questions!
So much love 
jordan

     ++++++++ kk news and feelings ++++++++

Good day to you squares and rectangles out there!  We’ve been away from the computer for a bit and it seems lots of exciting things are in our midsts (mists?)

First off, we are a couple weeks out from finishing the Boneglow / Delusions split cassette.  I love the crazy electronic music scene going on in Ann Arbor (Ghostly, Kowhi, Chrome SparksFTHRSN, etc) and am excited to contribute in a small way to getting the word out about this fantastic duo.  The split is between the two members of Dreampeter so make sure to keep an eye on that project as well.  Order/Listen

I’m fresh off of a wonderful Little Spoon + Mutual Benefit tour where we got to meet tons of internet buds who became real buds (and vice versa?).  One such person was Tonje from No Fear of Pop who recorded a magical Mutual Benefit sxsw set + a nice video of me playing Auburn Epitiaphs up on a bushwick roof as part of NFOP x FMLY series (!!!).

Speaking of Little Spoon, Cameron recently put up Dreem Sweet; an hour long ambient record that has all but knocked out my persistent insomnia and induces “adventurous dreams”.  Real pretty.  You should also check out his full length, Allergic to Jerks if you haven’t already.

Sam of Ricky Eat Acid has an awesome/silly new label called Unlimited Free Milkshakes and a debut project called Cute Boy Kissing Booth that is currently charming the hell out of my grinch heart.

kassette klub family members Lizard Kisses have a beautiful song up on the Beko 100 compilation called To Recapture.  I happened to be around to track some singing on it and to contribute to its wall of soundiness.

My soul brother Noah Klein has preemptively avoided legal + postemptively corrected academy award issues by changing his performing moniker from philip seymour hoffman to Cuddle Formation.  He’ll be hitting the road with mutual benefit + little  spoon + Emily Reo + Hear Hums as well as Dreampeter to play Total Bummer in Orlando this Cinco de Mayo weekend!  I’ll be putting up everyone’s tourdates as they get confirmed but we couldn’t be happier about playing shows again and sharing the love.

Lastly, I’m very sorry if some of you haven’t received the Ricky Eat Acid tape yet.  I found out that some of them had a duplication error on side A so I’m going back through and fixing it before I send out any more.  That should be all fixed up soon and we’ll be back to caught up on orders.  email kassetteklub@gmail.com if you have any questions!

So much love 

jordan

+++++ POWERLUNCH w/ kassette klub + no fear of pop +++++
consume coffee and listen to -
TELETHON (theremin, moog, sun salutation, brain fizzle, “happy place”
Little Spoon (”improvisational acoustic percussion looping with electronic melodics, heavy emphasis on crowd collaboration/participation”)
Hundred Waters (incredible semi-synthetic string band, future classic, fairport convention center)
Mutual Benefit (post-lunar buddha turds, casio clouds played by baby seals or rather navy SEALS?)

+++++ POWERLUNCH w/ kassette klub + no fear of pop +++++

consume coffee and listen to -

TELETHON (theremin, moog, sun salutation, brain fizzle, “happy place”

Little Spoon (”improvisational acoustic percussion looping with electronic melodics, heavy emphasis on crowd collaboration/participation”)

Hundred Waters (incredible semi-synthetic string band, future classic, fairport convention center)

Mutual Benefit (post-lunar buddha turds, casio clouds played by baby seals or rather navy SEALS?)

thanks to jessica for writing about the mutual benefit show last night.  we’re playing all around these united states this month if you wanna get in on the sound making and listening and stuff. 
photothuglife:

Last night at Matt, Becky and Dans house in Bushwick. Ate way too many avocados, cozied up on the floor of their small railroad apt with far too many nice hip faces to fit logically in that space, but luckily we’re not logical and we all fit perfectly. Was pleasantly surprised to discover the skinny small boy standing with his guitar and loop peddle before us turned into a magical machine of music that brought the entire room to absolute silence for the 45 minute set. A mix between Devendra Banhart, the Beatles, and Iron and Wine if they met at an experimental jam session with synthesizers. Sounds kinda like a mermaid was looped behind some crazy noises with some wolf sounds and yeah it was the best shit I’ve heard in years, I’m now obsessed with Mutual Benefit, unfortunately for those of us with CD players, he’s on a tape label, so go get a cassette player now. 

thanks to jessica for writing about the mutual benefit show last night.  we’re playing all around these united states this month if you wanna get in on the sound making and listening and stuff. 

photothuglife:

Last night at Matt, Becky and Dans house in Bushwick. Ate way too many avocados, cozied up on the floor of their small railroad apt with far too many nice hip faces to fit logically in that space, but luckily we’re not logical and we all fit perfectly. Was pleasantly surprised to discover the skinny small boy standing with his guitar and loop peddle before us turned into a magical machine of music that brought the entire room to absolute silence for the 45 minute set. A mix between Devendra Banhart, the Beatles, and Iron and Wine if they met at an experimental jam session with synthesizers. Sounds kinda like a mermaid was looped behind some crazy noises with some wolf sounds and yeah it was the best shit I’ve heard in years, I’m now obsessed with Mutual Benefit, unfortunately for those of us with CD players, he’s on a tape label, so go get a cassette player now. 

++++++++ kassette klub news and feelings +++++++++
Hello transient dream machines!  We’re very excited to announce our reissue of Ricky Eat Acid’s floaty ambient masterpiece, Seeing Little Ghosts Everywhere, along with an extra song and Nathaniel Whitcomb’s beautiful handmade art.  This hour-long album flows like a continuous piece, foggy and associative; much like the act of trying to recall a distant memory residing on the fuzzy edges of consciousness and instead piecing together something altogether untrue, something too pleasant to have ever been real. These songs avoid the pitfalls of so many contemporary ambient albums that cross my path.  Using almost all uneffected instruments recorded to tape these songs bring about an almost tangible warmth.  With this cassette release we are hoping to capture that all-too-fleeting feeling and bring it into your life as a physical object.
listen
preorder (ships mid-march)
Also our good friends Hear Hums have a new record out called Opens.  It’s huge!  A big contender for one of my favorite records of the year so far.  Rhythmically hypnotic, impeccably recorded, it’s just as good as the amazing live shows I was able to catch of them last year.
Starting in March our lil store is about to get much more lively.  There’s been too many amazing self-released music in our sphere so we’re going to start carrying non-kassette klub albums as well.  Starting with hand collaged 7” splits from Lizard Kisses and My Friend Wallis + the debut full length cassette from fellow Bostoner Little Spoon + a much-loved CDR from Magical Mistakes featuring remixes and collabs from some bands on this very label.  We’re really excited to have the chance to work with such talented sound-and-art-makers.
All ye Texans and breakfast taco aficionado, kassette klub will be hosting it’s second annual SXSW showcase Saturday 3/17.  We just got the space confirmed today so bands are to be announced shortly.  Mutual Benefit + Little Spoon will be making their way from Boston to Austin and back via many basements and gallery spaces found here!
Lastly thanks to the Boston Phoenix for including us both in an article about the resurgence of independent labels in Boston and a profile on some of their favorite labels worth checking out.  It’s really nice to see print publications truly interested in the underground scenes as well as the bigger stuff.  
so much love,
kk/jordan

++++++++ kassette klub news and feelings +++++++++

Hello transient dream machines!  We’re very excited to announce our reissue of Ricky Eat Acid’s floaty ambient masterpiece, Seeing Little Ghosts Everywhere, along with an extra song and Nathaniel Whitcomb’s beautiful handmade art.  This hour-long album flows like a continuous piece, foggy and associative; much like the act of trying to recall a distant memory residing on the fuzzy edges of consciousness and instead piecing together something altogether untrue, something too pleasant to have ever been real. These songs avoid the pitfalls of so many contemporary ambient albums that cross my path.  Using almost all uneffected instruments recorded to tape these songs bring about an almost tangible warmth.  With this cassette release we are hoping to capture that all-too-fleeting feeling and bring it into your life as a physical object.

listen

preorder (ships mid-march)

Also our good friends Hear Hums have a new record out called Opens.  It’s huge!  A big contender for one of my favorite records of the year so far.  Rhythmically hypnotic, impeccably recorded, it’s just as good as the amazing live shows I was able to catch of them last year.

Starting in March our lil store is about to get much more lively.  There’s been too many amazing self-released music in our sphere so we’re going to start carrying non-kassette klub albums as well.  Starting with hand collaged 7” splits from Lizard Kisses and My Friend Wallis + the debut full length cassette from fellow Bostoner Little Spoon + a much-loved CDR from Magical Mistakes featuring remixes and collabs from some bands on this very label.  We’re really excited to have the chance to work with such talented sound-and-art-makers.

All ye Texans and breakfast taco aficionado, kassette klub will be hosting it’s second annual SXSW showcase Saturday 3/17.  We just got the space confirmed today so bands are to be announced shortly.  Mutual Benefit + Little Spoon will be making their way from Boston to Austin and back via many basements and gallery spaces found here!

Lastly thanks to the Boston Phoenix for including us both in an article about the resurgence of independent labels in Boston and a profile on some of their favorite labels worth checking out.  It’s really nice to see print publications truly interested in the underground scenes as well as the bigger stuff.  

so much love,

kk/jordan

Z. Saint James over at Drapeaux Rouges has been very kind to kassette klub, posting interviews with the ever-thoughtful Noah (of philip seymour hoffman), myself, and reviewing Holy Spirits now out of print cassette.  We happened to like his style and maybe you will to.

Z. Saint James over at Drapeaux Rouges has been very kind to kassette klub, posting interviews with the ever-thoughtful Noah (of philip seymour hoffman), myself, and reviewing Holy Spirits now out of print cassette.  We happened to like his style and maybe you will to.

these puppies finally arrived yesterday!  we’ve been folding / packing / shipping to make up for lost time.  there’s 10 left if you wanna get in on some philip seymour hoffman + mutual benefit action.

these puppies finally arrived yesterday!  we’ve been folding / packing / shipping to make up for lost time.  there’s 10 left if you wanna get in on some philip seymour hoffman + mutual benefit action.


kassette klub thoughts and feelings:
First off a huge sorry for the delay on the philip seymour hoffman + mutual benefit tapes getting shipped.  The duplication plant accidentally sent them to the wrong address and I wasn’t able to get UPS to turn it around in time so it will probably be another week until I can get them out in the midst of holiday craziness.  I’m so, so sorry if that messes up any gift-giving plans you have.  If you need to get a hold of us for some reason or another we’re at kassetteklub@gmail.com.
On a more pleasant note the resident k/k visual artist and gchat allstar, Nathaniel Whitcomb got interviewed over LDWT and there’s some great insights into his creative process.
I haven’t been surfing the net too much lately but it seems like people are listing their favorite albums in list fashion a lot.  I have a hard time quantifying music like that but here are some things I have loved this year (that we didn’t make):
For downloading old records - Ghost Capital + Holy Warbles
Bostoncentric Event Blog - Boston Hassle/Boston Counter Cultural Compass
Online Music Magazines - IMPOSE / Dusted / Foxy Digitalis
Cassette to wake up to - Cache / Do While split (Culture Dealer)
Cassette I wish wasn’t sold out - Ricky Eat Acid - Seeing Little Ghosts Everywhere
Baltimore Labels doing amazing things - Friends / Culture Dealer / Wigflip
Official Pop God of 2011 - Sean Nicholas Savage
#OhioPride - Monster Rally + RumTum collab and/or Psychedelic Horseshit
Maybe the most important experimental art archive of 2011 - ubuWEB
Favorite fake tv channel - Network Awesome
Band who makes my favorite visual art - Lizard Kisses
Favorite #occupier/music writer combo - @LizPelly
Tape label friends always doing cool shit - Crash Symbols / Wonder Beard / MJMJ
Bands who deserve the hype they got - Julian Lynch / La Big Vic
Most Fun Live Show - Happy Jawbone Family
Thanks for all the love and support this year!  We already got big things a’brewin for 2012 from some old and new faces and fingers
jordan

kassette klub thoughts and feelings:

First off a huge sorry for the delay on the philip seymour hoffman + mutual benefit tapes getting shipped.  The duplication plant accidentally sent them to the wrong address and I wasn’t able to get UPS to turn it around in time so it will probably be another week until I can get them out in the midst of holiday craziness.  I’m so, so sorry if that messes up any gift-giving plans you have.  If you need to get a hold of us for some reason or another we’re at kassetteklub@gmail.com.

On a more pleasant note the resident k/k visual artist and gchat allstar, Nathaniel Whitcomb got interviewed over LDWT and there’s some great insights into his creative process.

I haven’t been surfing the net too much lately but it seems like people are listing their favorite albums in list fashion a lot.  I have a hard time quantifying music like that but here are some things I have loved this year (that we didn’t make):

For downloading old records - Ghost Capital + Holy Warbles

Bostoncentric Event Blog - Boston Hassle/Boston Counter Cultural Compass

Online Music Magazines - IMPOSE / Dusted / Foxy Digitalis

Cassette to wake up to - Cache / Do While split (Culture Dealer)

Cassette I wish wasn’t sold out - Ricky Eat Acid - Seeing Little Ghosts Everywhere

Baltimore Labels doing amazing things - Friends / Culture Dealer / Wigflip

Official Pop God of 2011 - Sean Nicholas Savage

#OhioPride - Monster Rally + RumTum collab and/or Psychedelic Horseshit

Maybe the most important experimental art archive of 2011 - ubuWEB

Favorite fake tv channel - Network Awesome

Band who makes my favorite visual art - Lizard Kisses

Favorite #occupier/music writer combo - @LizPelly

Tape label friends always doing cool shit - Crash Symbols / Wonder Beard / MJMJ

Bands who deserve the hype they got - Julian Lynch / La Big Vic

Most Fun Live Show - Happy Jawbone Family

Thanks for all the love and support this year!  We already got big things a’brewin for 2012 from some old and new faces and fingers

jordan

Lady Lazarus - Kurosawa’s Dreams and Me

Another hypnotic and beautiful music video shot and edited by Melissa A. Sweat aka Lady Lazarus.  Kurosawa’s Dreams and Me is taken from the album Mantic

                  ++++++ NEW RELEASE ++++++
             phillip seymour hoffman + mutual benefit
                                  split cassette
For our last tape of the year we are releasing “your loving brother” by phillip seymour hoffman and “the cowboy’s prayer” by mutual benefit on one c32 cassette with beautiful artwork and layout by Nathaniel Whitcomb.  
After playing a handful of New England shows together earlier in the year the two bands began conceptualizing a split to try to keep the friendship spirit alive and glowing and share some feelings you only get after being on the road for a bit.
phillip seymour hoffman is the moniker of new yorkerite/global citizen, Noah Klein.  His shows border into performance art in the best way.  Here’s one of my favorite videos that captures it best.  We are also quite fond of the other art/activist collective he helps with called FMLY.  I’m really happy that his EP was able to capture the unique feeling that I get from his live performances.  Low key yet profound, occasionally emotionally devastating, and always poignant.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to add him to the kassette klub family.
I feel too weird talking about the mutual benefit side since that’s my band so instead I’ll leave you with some heartfelt words and keen observations that Noah wrote about it over on FMLY.
The cassette and digital downloads are available now on kassette klub and will ship next week (hopefully in time for Christmas/Holiday/Saturnalia sacrifices).  The two EP’s are also available separately on the psh and mb bandcamps.
So many thanks to Stadiums and Shrines, Head Underwater, IMPOSE, I Guess I’m Floating, TerrorEyes, Tiny Waves, Zen Tapes, Magic RPM, Friends With Both Arms, The Boston Phoenix, Get Off The Coast, No Fear of Pop and anyone else we forgot for the digital blog high 5’s!
There are about 20 tapes left so make sure to snatch ‘em up before they all snatched up if you’re planning on owning these sounds in a deliberate and physical way.
MP3’S4U
mutual benefit - Auburn Epitaphs (single version)
philip seymour hoffman - tulips for my buds
"remember to do cool stuff and be kind to each other"

                  ++++++ NEW RELEASE ++++++

             phillip seymour hoffman + mutual benefit

                                  split cassette

For our last tape of the year we are releasing “your loving brother” by phillip seymour hoffman and “the cowboy’s prayer” by mutual benefit on one c32 cassette with beautiful artwork and layout by Nathaniel Whitcomb.  

After playing a handful of New England shows together earlier in the year the two bands began conceptualizing a split to try to keep the friendship spirit alive and glowing and share some feelings you only get after being on the road for a bit.

phillip seymour hoffman is the moniker of new yorkerite/global citizen, Noah Klein.  His shows border into performance art in the best way.  Here’s one of my favorite videos that captures it best.  We are also quite fond of the other art/activist collective he helps with called FMLY.  I’m really happy that his EP was able to capture the unique feeling that I get from his live performances.  Low key yet profound, occasionally emotionally devastating, and always poignant.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to add him to the kassette klub family.

I feel too weird talking about the mutual benefit side since that’s my band so instead I’ll leave you with some heartfelt words and keen observations that Noah wrote about it over on FMLY.

The cassette and digital downloads are available now on kassette klub and will ship next week (hopefully in time for Christmas/Holiday/Saturnalia sacrifices).  The two EP’s are also available separately on the psh and mb bandcamps.

So many thanks to Stadiums and ShrinesHead UnderwaterIMPOSEI Guess I’m FloatingTerrorEyesTiny WavesZen TapesMagic RPMFriends With Both Arms, The Boston Phoenix, Get Off The Coast, No Fear of Pop and anyone else we forgot for the digital blog high 5’s!

There are about 20 tapes left so make sure to snatch ‘em up before they all snatched up if you’re planning on owning these sounds in a deliberate and physical way.

MP3’S4U

mutual benefit - Auburn Epitaphs (single version)

philip seymour hoffman - tulips for my buds

"remember to do cool stuff and be kind to each other"


Flamingods have been tearing it up over in London, opening for Lucky Dragons and Dustin Wong.  Their new album Away is out on cassette thanks to zine/book/tape label Belly Kids.  We really dig it.
Flamingods bandcamp
Lucky Dragons bandcamp

Flamingods have been tearing it up over in London, opening for Lucky Dragons and Dustin Wong.  Their new album Away is out on cassette thanks to zine/book/tape label Belly Kids.  We really dig it.

Flamingods bandcamp

Lucky Dragons bandcamp

make sure to check out whiskey sherpa’s site for weekly minimixes.  we love those guys
whiskeysherpa:




Whiskey Sherpa Mix 53 by whiskeysherpa
Get To Know A Label: Kassette Klub
Mutual Benefit is the project of Jordan Lee, the intersection of his beautifully bare folk songs and dreamy, psychedelic landscapes. When he’s not making the records that I keep dear to my heart, he manages the Kassette Klub label, a home for like-minded artists with a fondness for fuzzy organs and other musical toys. For some bands, like Sleep Good, Kassette Klub is a refuge for their experiments in tape and mono recording. All their releases are very cheap on Bandcamp (like, cup-of-coffee prices), and many are free — check them out.
Mutual Benefit - Exit
Sleep Good - Schlitterbahn
Share-a-tories - Penumbral Exits
Burywood - Things Which Give Us Pause
Mutual Benefit - Nite Bike
art by Katy Edling
~Orr

make sure to check out whiskey sherpa’s site for weekly minimixes.  we love those guys

whiskeysherpa:

Whiskey Sherpa Mix 53 by whiskeysherpa

Get To Know A Label: Kassette Klub

Mutual Benefit is the project of Jordan Lee, the intersection of his beautifully bare folk songs and dreamy, psychedelic landscapes. When he’s not making the records that I keep dear to my heart, he manages the Kassette Klub label, a home for like-minded artists with a fondness for fuzzy organs and other musical toys. For some bands, like Sleep Good, Kassette Klub is a refuge for their experiments in tape and mono recording. All their releases are very cheap on Bandcamp (like, cup-of-coffee prices), and many are free — check them out.

Mutual Benefit - Exit

Sleep Good - Schlitterbahn

Share-a-tories - Penumbral Exits

Burywood - Things Which Give Us Pause

Mutual Benefit - Nite Bike

art by Katy Edling

~Orr

The Hear Hums tapes are back from the factory and were just voted most professional looking kassette klub release to date
listen / buy
If you are in Orlando make sure to hit up their show with Prince Rama and Dark Sea of Awareness on wednesday at Will’s Pub.  We miss ‘em already after seeing their incredible shows in Boston and Amherst.

The Hear Hums tapes are back from the factory and were just voted most professional looking kassette klub release to date

listen / buy

If you are in Orlando make sure to hit up their show with Prince Rama and Dark Sea of Awareness on wednesday at Will’s Pub.  We miss ‘em already after seeing their incredible shows in Boston and Amherst.

Lady Lazarus West Coast Tour ~ 2011-‘12 Friday, November 25 ~ Oakland, CA ~ The Uptown Tuesday, November 29 ~ San Francisco, CA ~ The Hemlock Tavern Saturday, December 3 ~ Los Angeles, CA ~ Bootleg Theater Thursday, December 15 ~ Olympia, WA ~ Le Voyeur Friday, December 16 ~ Portland, OR ~ Twilight Cafe & Bar Saturday, December 17 ~ Seattle, WA ~ House Show Sunday, December 18 ~ Anacortes, WA ~ The Business Thursday, December 29 - Friday, December 30 ~ Los Angeles, CA ~ FMLY FEST 2011 Thursday, January 5 - Friday, January 6 ~ Oakland, CA ~ FMLY FEST 2012

Individual show details @ www.ladylazarus.net
also her daydreamy debut album Mantic is now available for free here
LOVE
Lady Lazarus West Coast Tour ~ 2011-‘12

Friday, November 25 ~ Oakland, CA ~ The Uptown
Tuesday, November 29 ~ San Francisco, CA ~ The Hemlock Tavern
Saturday, December 3 ~ Los Angeles, CA ~ Bootleg Theater
Thursday, December 15 ~ Olympia, WA ~ Le Voyeur
Friday, December 16 ~ Portland, OR ~ Twilight Cafe & Bar
Saturday, December 17 ~ Seattle, WA ~ House Show
Sunday, December 18 ~ Anacortes, WA ~ The Business
Thursday, December 29 - Friday, December 30 ~ Los Angeles, CA ~ FMLY FEST 2011
Thursday, January 5 - Friday, January 6 ~ Oakland, CA ~ FMLY FEST 2012
Individual show details @ www.ladylazarus.net

also her daydreamy debut album Mantic is now available for free here

LOVE