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✨ IC Community Weekly #27
ft. Wild Nothing, Dizzy and Spencer Zahn, HUM re-issues, the A2IM mentor program, a Ratboys listening party, music videos, tour dates, industry events & more!
Hey and welcome to a new edition of IC Community Weekly!
In the week where events were held globally to honor Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary, the IC community, as usual, released lots of great music.
Keep scrolling for that, but first, some general community news…
A2IM launched the 8th cycle of their mentor program, which will run between October 15th 2023 and March 31st 2024 and is taking applications until September 14th. The scheme is designed to grow members’ networks and foster personal and professional development between independent music executives across all career stages and comes IC-approved as it’s something we’ve taken part in ourselves and got a lot out of. Mentees/Mentors can apply here
Anyone wanting to respond to the AIM survey on AI and the Music Industry has until 6pm BST on Monday August 21st, ahead of a roundtable event with the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and UK Music, taking place next week.
NEW IC CATALOGS
A very warm 🤝 to…
Overdue Collection Agency, a non-profit record label that gives 100% of the profits of each release to a charity of the artist’s choice <333
JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY
The good folks at Secretly Distribution posted a new vacancy this week - Assistant Director, Artist & Label Strategy. The ideal candidate “…will utilize their industry relationships and experience to bring new partnerships to Secretly Distribution while working hand-in-hand with our US-based A&R, and UK and US-based Sales Directors and Marketing teams to identify and pursue potential new label and artist partners for Secretly.”
You can apply for it here
🎧 Captured Tracks released a new single from Wild Nothing, taken from the first new LP in five years, and Jack Tatum’s first self-produced record since his breakout 2010 debut, Gemini. Pre-order or pre-save the record here. The new track is called Headlights On and features Australian dream-pop artist Hatchie (Secretly Canadian):
🎧 Royal Mountain released the new self-titled album from Oshawa, Ontario based indie pop project Dizzy today. It’s their third record, following the JUNO-winning Baby Teeth and the JUNO-nominated The Sun and Her Scorch. Listen to or buy it here
🎧 Cascine released the new Spencer Zahn record Statues I, the first chapter of an ambitious double album, with the second instalment, Statues II, following later this year. Check part one out here
🎧 NOS Recordings released We Goin’ Down, the new track by Erick Diaz, which you can check out here
🎧 Merge released Happy Hour in Dub, the new record by Hollie Cook, a reworking of her acclaimed 2022 album Happy Hour, which you can stream or get your hands on here
🎧 Kill Rock Stars shared Timeless the new comedy album from Papp Johnson. Watch or listen to it here
🎧 Double Double Whammy announced Running From the Chase, the new album by Truth Club, which comes out October 6th. They released a new track from it this week - Exit Cycle ft. Indigo De Souza - which sounds like “If Pavement and Slint had a group musical therapy session” (FADER) - check out the video for it here
🎧 Run For Cover announced that Bad Dream Jaguar, the new Sun June album is coming out October 20th. Check out the video for new single Get Enough here
🎧 Chapter Music announced The Way On Is The Way Off, the fifth album from Hobart, Australia post-punk duo The Native Cats, which comes out November 10th. Pre order or pre save it here and check out new single My Risks Is Art here
🎧 Polyvinyl are working with Earth Analog on re-issuing the four-album catalog (Electra 2000, You'd Prefer An Astronaut, Downward Is Heavenward, Inlet) of Illinois shoegaze group HUM on vinyl and CD. They come out December 8th and you can pre-order them here
🖥 Grind Select released the music video for KITM by Brooklyn dream pop band A Beacon School:
🖥 Carpark released the new Jimmy Whispers video for WWIII:
🖥 Father/Daughter released a new lyric video for the Proper. track Potential:
🖥 Weird Sister released the video for Girl Class by “NYC trans slut rock duo” Um, Jennifer?:
SHOWS, TOURS + EVENTS
🎤 ZZK RECORDS are doing an event this Sunday, at The Village au Pied-du-Courant, located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Montreal, in collaboration with Piknic Électronik Montréal 2023 🆓
🔊 Ratboys (Topshelf Records), aka Billboard’s Indie Artist of the Month for August, are having a listening party for new record The Window! If you’re in in Chicago head down to hear the album a couple days early, as well as “…a heart wrenching Pearl Jam karaoke performance” you definitely don’t wanna miss… 🆓
🚌 Etran de L'Aïr (Sahel Sounds) are in the middle of a mammoth Europe/UK tour - catch them while you can! | TICKETS
🚌 Hiss Golden Messenger (Merge) is doing an all-ages acoustic mini-tour in North Carolina to celebrate the release of new album Jump For Joy next week 🆓
🚌 Jess Williamson (Mexican Summer) started her US tour last night | TICKETS
📆 UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
+ check out the newly public 🎟 Events Directory for more conferences, festivals, record fairs, webinars, etc!
Aug17th- 20th ‣ Green Man Festival (Crickhowell, Wales, UK)
Aug 24th - 26th ‣ Cutting Edge Music Biz Conference (New Orleans, LA, US)
Aug 25th - 27th ‣Reading and Leeds Festivals (Reading, Leeds, UK)
Aug 27th - Sept 4th ‣ Burning Man Festival (Black Rock City, Nevada, US)
Aug 30th - Sept 3rd ‣Pop-Kultur (Berlin, Germany)
Aug 31st - Sept 3rd - End of the Road Festival (Blandford, Dorset, UK)
Sept 1st - 3rd ‣Electric Zoo (New York City, NY, US)
Sept 1st - 4th ‣ Pax West (Seattle, WA, US)
Sept 5th - 7th ‣ Music Pro Summit (Online)
Sept 5th - 7th ‣Mastering The Music Business (Bucharest, Romania)
Sept 5th - 8th ‣ BigSound Music Conference (Brisbane, Australia)
Sept 7th ‣ The Mercury Prize (London, UK)
Sept 7th - 9th ‣ Waves (Vienna, Austria)
Sept 9th - 10th ‣ Lollapalooza Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
That’s all for this one! Stay safe and we’ll catch you next week for more.
- Adam & the Infinite Catalog crew
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