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✨ IC Community Weekly #16 Indie Label Market Edition
ft. Indie Label Market, new music from Mandy, Indiana, Sister Ray, May Rio, Seán Barna and Who Is She?, recent KRS signee Lovetta + tour dates, industry events & more!
Hey and welcome to the IC Community Weekly!
We’re proudly sponsoring tomorrow’s Indie Label Market in London and we urge you to come along if you’re in town to check out the offerings of some of the finest record labels in the land and drink beers in the sun. Drop us a line if you’re heading there and want to say hi!
Also, check out this week’s Backwoodz Studioz profile in Pitchfork, which calls the label “a bastion for uncompromising artists looking to get weird, loose, and honest.” They also reviewed the most recent billy woods record (with LA producer Kenny Segal) and gave it 8.9! So well deserved ❤️
- Adam & the Infinite Catalog crew
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NEW IC CATALOGS
A very warm 🤝 to:
PAN, a Berlin-based multi-disciplinary record label and platform for artists, founded by Bill Kouligas. They’re known for their thoughtfully-designed physical editions of recordings and visual media, including releases by Arca, Elysia Crampton, Amnesia Scanner, Tzusing and Lee Gamble.
Goner Records, a label and retail store in Memphis, TN, co-owned by Eric Friedl of the band The Oblivians and Zac Ives. They’ve released records by the likes of Guitar Wolf, King Khan & BBQ Show and Eddy Current Suppression Ring.
Blackout! Records, a hardcore, punk, and weirdo rock label, started in 1988 by Bill Wilson and Jim Gibson, releasing records from a packed roster that includes Sheer Terror, H2O and Kill Your Idols.
Scandalo Music, an electronic music label based in São Paulo, Brazil, who’ve released records from Overloud, Fabrizio, Tot Hator and more.
INDEPENDENT LABEL MARKET
Tomorrow (Saturday 20th) at London’s Coal Drops Yard, The Independent Label Market is back and packed with some of the world’s best labels selling records and drinking artisan beer in the sun. We’re one of the sponsors again and will be there, as will members of our community including:
Nonclassical will be there sharing recent releases and with two ILM exclusive vinyl bundles. Their artist Jasmine Morris will also be DJing at 11:45am.
Carpark will be selling all their recent releases from The Beths, Tanukichan, @, Hans Pucket & Jared Mattson, and records from their back catalog.
🎧 Fire Talk band Mandy, Indiana (pictured at the top) have had a buzz about them for a while (+ we’ve not stopped talking about them either) and their debut album I’ve Seen A Way, “recorded in caves, crypts, and shopping centers” is out today and available to buy here and at all good record shops. Pitchfork’s best new music too!
🎧 Royal Mountain released the new Sister Ray EP, Teeth, produced by Toronto/Brookyln producer-duo, ginla. Listen to its “four tracks of stunning emotive and elegant indie folk” here
🎧 Dots Per Inch released the new single by May Rio, "NYC's Underground It-Girl" (PAPER), and a “rising artist you need to know” (Alt Press). It’s called NYC UMTs and appears on her forthcoming album, French Bath, out June 16th and up now for pre-order
🎧 Father/Daughter released the new track Thursday by Seattle supergroup Who Is She? (ft. members of Tacocat, Chastity Belt, and Lisa Prank)
🎧 Kill Rock Stars released the new record by “viscerally outspoken” queer artist and performer Seán Barna called An Evening at Macri Park! NPR’s Bob Boilen said of the artist that “He’s got this David Bowie quality to him that I quite love. Maybe leaning towards the ‘Honky Dory’ side of David Bowie at times. Also, he’s got that glam in him too.” You can order the record and see for yourself here
🎧🖥 Suicide Squeeze announced that Austin, Texas band Holy Wave are releasing a new album Five Of Cups, which comes out August 4th. Pre-order it and watch the video for new single Happier, featuring Estrella del Sol below:
+ They also announced a re-release of the 2007 Minus the Bear album Planet of Ice, remastered by Bernie Grundman. The latest pressing is limited to 1000 copies worldwide, which you can pre-order now
🎧 Paradise of Bachelors released the first ever re-issue of Crazy Horse Never Died by “outlaw artist American misfit” Roxy Gordon, which you can get your hands on here
🎧 Topshelf are releasing last year’s “chaotic, non-linear, poetic, and gorgeous” JYOCHO album Let’s Promise To Be Happy on cassette, which you can buy here
🎧🖥 Get Better Records released the new Michael Love Michael single Palm Springs. It was produced with pioneering queer musicians Sam Sparro and Reuben Butchart and you can check out the video below:
✍️ Kill Rock Stars Nashville signed Lovetta, the alter-ego of Roanoke's Taylor Dupuis whose brand of indie pop “is emotive and opulent, decorated by tenderly raw, relatable lyrics and topped with feminine empowerment.”
SHOWS, TOURS + EVENTS
🎤 The Beths (Carpark) are playing a lottt of shows in the coming months, including supporting The National (4AD) | TICKETS
🚌 Ian Sweet (Polyvinyl) is supporting Protomartyr (Domino) for three of their upcoming shows on June 16th, 17th and 20th | TICKETS
🚌 2nd Grade (Double Double Whammy) are playing shows with Mo Troper (Lame-O) this weekend if you’re in Philly or DC | TICKETS
🚌 Jeffrey Silverstein (Arrowhawk) is doing a tour of the West Coast this July, starting in San Diego | TICKETS
📆 UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
+ check out the newly public 🎟 Events Directory for more conferences, festivals, record fairs, webinars, etc!
May 20th ‣ Independent Label Market (London, UK)*
May 23rd - 24th ‣ Africa Rising Music Conference (Johannesburg, South Africa)
May 24th ‣ Music Week Awards (London, UK)
May 24th - 26th ‣ Brighton Music Conference (Brighton, UK)
May 27th - 28th ‣ Your City Festival (Stoke-On-Trent, UK)
May 29th - June 4th ‣ Primavera Sound (Barcelona, Spain)
June 5th - 10th ‣ Canadian Music Week (Toronto, Canada)
June 5th - 11th ‣ Primavera Sound (Madrid, Spain)
June 11th - 13th ‣ Copyright Society Annual Meeting (Newport, RI, US)
June 12th - 15th ‣ A2IM IndieWeek (New York, US)*
June 13th - 17th ‣ NXNE (Toronto, Canada)
June 14th ‣ NMPA Annual Meeting (New York, US)
June 15th ‣ Libera Awards (New York, US)*
*we’ll be there // If you will be too, give us a shout
That’s all for this one! Stay safe and we’ll catch you next week for more.