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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.
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,