You know those records that are so good you send them to every friend you have, just so there's another person to get excited with? Cue Merchandise, the Tampa duo responsible for "I Locked The Door" and whose current status underground has no chance of lasting. (Strange Songs) In The Dark, the seven-song LP, is the band's latest effort in a catalogue that includes two tapes and a self-titled CD-R with a slightly different yet equally rewarding polish (read: live drums). (Strange Songs) sees Merchandise mastering its formula; a true display of pop finery and a shoegaze and Drag City-informed restoration of faith that great music is still to be made.
Brooklyn duo CREEP are set to release their debut single, Days, on Tuesday, January 25 2010 through Young Turks. Featuring guest vocals by The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft, “Days” is a ghostly blend of Romy’s ethereal voice and CREEP’s sinister beats, blending tones of goth, shoegaze and R&B to create darkly prophetic and orchestral soundscapes.
Carte Blanche collection's launch at Sportmax 450 W Broadway, Soho, New York City. Soundtrack by Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) & Jukka Reverberi (Giardini di Mirò), Carte Blanche means full power and free initiative. In a military jargon, to give up. And so a complete surrender to fantasy and imagination that plays on the severity of abstract shapes. Carte Blanche is the first limited edition collection from Sportmax in which the artist is the decision maker. Chapter 2 in collaboration with American artist Kim Gordon.