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✨ IC Community Weekly #31
ft. Ana Quiroga & Connie Cunningham and the Creeps albums, new deathcrash, Mia June and Superchunk tracks, a Screaming Females tour doc, The Clientele raid the Merge warehouse, events & more!
Hey and welcome to a new edition of IC Community Weekly!
In the week where Talking Heads were back onstage together for the first time in over 20 years and Beastie Boys Square was unveiled in NYC’s Lower East Side, the IC community, as usual, released lots of great music.
Keep scrolling for that, but first, some general community bits…
Father/Daugher are starting to do in-house press for some of their releases - if you're a writer, blogger, etc. and want to be added to their press list, fill out this Google form.
The Fire Talk end of summer sale is ending… Up to 40% off everything in the web store + an extra 10% off with code ENDOFSUMMER on any order, including pre-orders, for a limited time.
NEW IC CATALOGS
A very warm 🤝 to…
Forward Music Group, a Halifax, Canada based management team and record label set up in 2007 by musician Kyle Cunjak that has recently released music by the likes of Nico Paulo, Motherhood and Aquakultre.
PlayKar Records, India's first student led record label, headed up by Krish Ruparel.
Everlasting Praise Publications, a publisher and label specializing in Christian music.
PARA ARIS LLC, an indie label set up to release the music of NYC based Dancehall/EDM quartet Preethevibes, made up of producer PARA & artists KNGLVN, JUS-Q & MILIO.
If you’re an IC catalog or creator and there’s anything you want to be sure we include next time, just reply and let us know - this goes out to 2000+ inboxes every week!
🎧 Houndstooth released Azabache the new record by London-based Asturian artist, music composer, audio producer and sound designer Ana Quiroga. Her music explores the “‘mines, minerals, and mystical feminine energy’ of her Celtic roots and the ‘urban occultism’ of her present surroundings”, as Shawn Reynaldo wrote in his recent newsletter, which also featured Ana talking about her favourite piece of music - I’m Not Done by Fever Ray.
🎧 Earth Libraries released Going, Going, Going Gone - The Rare Recordings of Connie Cunningham and The Creeps, Vol. 1 a “brilliant, retro oddball pop” record from Connie Cunningham and the Creeps. The project is headed up by Hudson Valley-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Kinsey (who has played with bands like Waxahatchee and Cold War Kids), as well as brilliant alt-folk musician Cassandra Jenkins, Josh Kaufman (who’s credited on records from Taylor Swift and Waxahatchee) and his wife, the singer-songwriter Annie Nero.
🎧 Slumberland released Perfect Worlds, the new album from San Francisco's mysterious lo-fi pop musician Tony Jay, “an intimate record of thirteen dreamy, assured arrangements.”
🎧 Kill Rock Stars released Giddy Skelter, the new record by Chicago duo Tim Kinsella & Jenny Pulse “…a swirling, past-future, future-past, sorta-rock, collage-rock, melange, rich with musical references while radiating a visionary path forward" (Skope Mag).
🎧 Invada Records released Costasol the new single by TVAM. It’s the title track of his forthcoming EP and got its premiere on Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music show this week.
🎧 Father/Daughter released the mesmerising new Mia June single Melbourne. She said about the song, "It's about watching those around me grow and change, the realization that my childhood is over and the mix of fear and excitement that comes with that.”
🎧 Ramp Local released the new single Ask New York by the experimental rock troupe JOBS, a super group of sorts consisting of Max Jaffe, Jessica Pavone, Dave Scanlon and Ro(b) Lundberg. It’s taken from their upcoming album Soft Sounds, which drops on September 29th.
🎧 Superchunk have released their latest single February Punk from the upcoming Misfits & Mistakes boxset.
🎧 Get Better Records released Virgos Need More Love the new track by power-grunge artist Pouty (Slutever, Upset), a track that combines all of her favorite things: “90s nostalgia, obsessively singable hooks, and, of course, the zodiac”
🎧 Chapter Music released Small Town Cop Override, the second single from forthcoming The Native Cats album The Way On Is The Way Off.
🎧 Born Yesterday released No Magic, the new single by Texas noise rock outfit Neckbolt, ahead of their album release next week.
🎧 Joyful Noise announced the new album by indie-folk multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Kishi Bashi, the companion record to his forthcoming documentary song film, titled Music from the Song Film: Omoiyari. Consisting of two LPs - The Songs and The Score - the release showcases what is essentially the soundtrack to Omoiyari, the feature-length motion picture co-directed by Kishi Bashi, aka Kaoru Ishibashi, which is being released via MTV Documentary Films in November. The record comes out November 17th.
🖥️ Screaming Females (Don Giovanni) released a tour documentary last night called Screaming Females Do Alaska. It was directed by Kate Sweeney and filmed in March this year, following them on their multi-city tour of Alaska - the only State they had yet to play in their 18-year career:
🖥️ The Clientele (Merge) took part in the Digging For Something video series where artists are let loose in the Merge offices and pick some of their favorite albums from the catalog:
🖥️ Wombo (Fire Talk) performed their tracks Slab (below) and Snakey (here) as part of Audiotree’s Far Out video series:
🖥️ Truth Club (Double Double Whammy) released a new lyric video for their single Uh Oh. It’s a song that’s “equal parts earnest restraint and absolute raucousness” and is taken from their forthcoming record Running From the Chase, which is set to drop on October 6th:
🖥️ Wild Nothing (Captured Tracks) released the video for Suburban Solutions, the second single from his new album HOLD, which comes out everywhere October 27th:
🎙️ Robin Edwards and Bree McKenna from supergroup Who Is She? (Father/Daughter) sat down for a Q&A with LUNA Collective to chat about their new album, post-punk influences and favorite Anne Hathaway movies.
🎙️ Julian Koster of Orbiting Human Circus and Neutral Milk Hotel (both Merge) spoke to Citizen Vinyl about upcoming shows, the new Elephant 6 Recording Company documentary and more!
🎙️ Chris Farren (Polyvinyl), originally from Naples, Florida, talked to Orlando Weekly about his shift from solitude toward collaboration, the immersive visual experience of his live shows and not missing the State’s sandhill cranes.
🎙️ Bob Nanna and Chris Broad from Chicago post-punk band Braid were interviewed by WBEZ Chicago as the band celebrate the 25th anniversary of their influential album Frame & Canvas, which they’ll play in its entirety tonight (Sept 15th) at Riot Fest.
FROM THE ARCHIVE
🖥️ A new section where I'll choose a video I’ve loved recently from YouTube’s treasure trove of music videos, live performances and curiosities.
This week, a 4K remaster of a mesmerising 1980 performance from new wave band The Motels of their brilliant track Total Control 🚬🎷✨
SHOWS, TOURS + EVENTS
🚌 Knifeplay (Topshelf) just started their Summer and Fall tour | TICKETS
🚌 deathcrash (Fire Talk) are in the middle of their tour of Europe | TICKETS
🚌 Pictoria Vark (Get Better Records) starts her tour at the end of the month in Chicago | TICKETS
🚌 Godly The Ruler (Pack Records) is supporting Ghanaian-Australian singer and rapper Genesis Owusu for the first leg of his tour | TICKETS
📆 UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
+ check out the 🎟 Events Directory for more conferences, festivals, record fairs, webinars, etc!
Sept 14th - 16th ‣ by:Larm (Oslo, Norway)
Sept 15th - 17th ‣ Riot Fest (Chicago, IL, US)
Sept 19th - 20th ‣ FFWD London (London, UK)*
Sept 20th - 23rd ‣ Reeperbahn (Hamburg, Germany)
Sept 21st - 24th ‣ Louder Than Life (Louisville, KY, USA)
Sept 26th - 28th ‣ Future Music Forum (Barcelona, Spain)
Sept 30th - Oct 1st ‣ Sound On Sound (Bridgeport, CT, US)
Oct 3rd - 5th - Production Music Association Conference (LA, CA, US)
Oct 3rd - 6th - Ireland Music Week (Dublin, Ireland)
*we’ll be there!
That’s all for this one! Stay safe and we’ll catch you next week for more.
- Adam & the Infinite Catalog crew