SEE YOU TOMORROW
SEE YOU TOMORROW
Soirée privée for pre-orderers last night
Chevalier Avant Garde makes the kind of music you’d think King Arthur would listen to if his famous knights were into synths instead of swords. It’s deeply chilling and would sound pretty good in a darkly-lit dungeon.
New Chevalier Avant Garde video by Rob Feulner coming soon…
Chart Attack are doing a thing for Cassette Store Day where you can win a tape deck and this whole stack of tapes from a bunch of different labels. We sent them a copy of The Homeshake Tape, Night Sides EP, and Unruly Sisters by Sheer Agony to include. You can enter to win all 40-odd tapes on their website.
We’re sending out the first batch of pre-orders this week for Chevalier Avant Garde’s new album. There’s still time to pre-order, and the first 50 copies come with the above swirling mixtape, made by Dimitri and Filip of CAG using original sounds and vocals with altered samples that inspired the album itself. It also includes a brand new bonus track, not available anywhere else. Limited to 50 copies.
Joining us for our infrequent Saturday mixtape club this week is Chevalier Avant Garde who eschew the bouncing temple pop of Heterotopias for a woozy desert shore. If Peckinpah had made Cowboys Vs Aliens* and if the Aliens had killed almost everyone and fucked off before the film even started, this would sound track it quite well. Strung out and desolate, echoing end of the pier fatalism and that unnerving, distorted optimism that you know is just about to be contrasted with a wide shot of the apocalypse. All the good stuff basically.
Going into this project, we had no idea that we were going to end up with such a monster post. But hey, it’s incredibly exciting to see so many of our favourite labels, artists (and recent discoveries) kicking out new tunes!
If you need something to look forward to after the summer, check out this list that Weird Canada put together of upcoming Canadian small-press releases.
fuck yes, my homeshake tape came in the mail today! I can’t say enough good things about this tape and it’s great to finally be able to listen to it without having to stream it off bandcamp. If you dig Mac DeMarco (and co.) and haven’t heard this yet, you’ve been missing out.
Only 10 copies left for the taking!