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hello Bucket! + Bouquet EP

coming hot out of western Mass, we're excited to welcome Bucket to the roster, and announce that their new EP Bouquet will be out March 31st. The first song, "Glue Gate" is streaming now, courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Underground.

Andrew Wang: “Gluegate” kicks off with textural guitar work reminiscent of classic American lo-fi band Swirlies; interludes of feedback and whammy dives provide a perfect backdrop for vocalist Will Meyer’s sharp sing-spoken delivery. All the noisy atmospherics and slidey noodling belie a rather unconventional song structure. The first chorus doesn’t come in until halfway through, and the track peaks with the guitars continuing to meander into a perfectly off kilter solo."

Pre-order their record here:

Posted on March 22nd, 2017
Mothpuppy's new record "Cool & Pretty" out now + nice review

Mothpuppy's incredible record Cool & Pretty is out now on cassette and digital (via their bandcamp). Check out what GoldFlakePaint had to say about the album:

"Morgan Murphy sings with a gusto and buried sense of longing that feels crushingly pertinent, even to those of us on the outside of such a story. This kind of unbridled desire for making the most of what you’ve got is wonderfully invigorating but it feels beaten down, for much of the record, by life’s (and other people’s) ability to shackle such things."

Read the rest of the piece here:

The tape is for sale in our store, and comes with a digital copy of the record :)

Posted on March 16th, 2017