Running parallel in the community of home recordings, Lillerne Tapes and Teen River have been high-fiving for years now, pushing and influencing each other since their transplant from Kansas to Chicago. Both have been building expansive catalogues that really flex the spectrum of home recordings, from noise bangers to pop gems and back. It was only a matter of time before they joined forces to unearth something as far-reaching and cosmic as Tereshkova’s ‘Intergalactic Letdown’. Built with lush guitars, sharp synths, driving drum machines, dreamy vocals, and killer production Jeff Lane and Tyler King of Tereshkova deliver tunes that could swim with Slowdive or drive with The Jesus and Mary Chain. Yet these tunes are fresh, and Lane’s peculiar sense of melody is at the forefront here, really showcasing his ability to craft great songs with that small, endearing amount of jangle. You might not know, consider, or even care that this album was created in the confines of a ‘bedroom’, and why should you? Lillerne and Teen River have been blurring that tag since the beginning, trying to stay aloof to its significance because, basically, these kids are good at what they do with or without the high end, privileged resources. Tereshkova is proof, take a listen! Edition of 100 home-dubbed cassettes, 50 at http://teenriver.bandcamp.com, 50 over at www.lillernetapes.bandcamp.com. THANKS FOR BEING A RAD COMMUNITY OF LISTENERS AND SUPPORTERS!!
There’s a rush of really young kids doing it pretty good right now. I’m not saying that this has never been the case, but with the internet and my contribution to it via this blog, avenues have opened up. What was once just my friends and I (and those I looked up to) has now become a wide system…
April 6th! At Situations in Chicago!
TR086: Ian Paige “Poor Palimpsest”
We met Ian Paige a few years ago when NITETROTTER put on a blazin show at the Vietnam basement for his bandPlanets Around the Sun, Dakota Bones bumped a set,Names Divine played fresh off tour, there was a neighbor with a 2x4 breakin bottles, naked people in the gazebo, and a whole market of merch on the sidwalk!! Needless to say, Ian’s super mellow, hypnotic vibes made for a solid experience, and we’re still glad to be working with him, releasing his debut solo album “Poor Palimpsest. Check out this new video he made for the first track, premiered on No Fear of Pop. Ian is amazing at mesmerizing, this video is proof~
“Paige’s visual treatment of opener “Reflections” essentially enhances the experience: more installation than actual video, the flickering patterns in basic colours open up complete sensual dimensions that eventually alter your state of mind. Psychedelic music like its supposed to be.”
CONTAINS 6 MINUTES OF INTENSE ANALOGUE VIDEO SYNTHESIS HAVE FUN!
Welllll it’s here, the February 2013 batch is done! Check the tunes out over at www.teenriver.bandcamp.com, you can order over there. I’ll be posting individual releases soon with little write-ups. All tapes are $6 PPD in the USA (international rates please email, ugh) or if you hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org we can talk 3 tapes for $15 PPD~
TR082 - Quicksails - Weight of Worth
TR083 - Cool Memories - Debt
TR084 - Bang! Bros! - VOL SL8
TR086 - Ian Paige - Poor Palimpset
TR087 - Redemer - Recombinant Chaoscillation
TR088 - HEALTH&BEAUTY - Guns
TR089 - Jerome Baez - Dead Again
TR090 - The Piano Man - Musikfest
J Fernandez - Fading Out
Nestle in with this piece’s warm glow, another stunning surrealist piece by filmmaker Jenna Caravello. I’ve really been enjoying the work coming out of this Chicago scene of DIY weirdos, animators, freak folkers, rabble rousers. Mr. Fernandez’ music has that timeless patina, music like an old penny that’s made the rounds and been touched by many hands.
Previously: “No Luck”
Hey ya’ll, REAL stoked to be putting out some fuckin weird0 new tapes soon, February 5th to be exact. ESPECIALLY stoked to be unearthing some inzanely rare stuff from The Piano Man, check it ~
“New Track From Legendary German Synthesist “The Piano Man”. Currently Residing In DuBuque Iowa, The Piano Man Been Crafting Largely Overlooked Synth Masterpieces From His Farm House On The Midwestern Praries For Over 30 Years, His Recordings Are Now Available To The Public For The Very First Time. Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Experience The Timeless Works Of The Piano Man”
HOT REPRESS! The Christmas Bride tape is back in stock for $6 PPD! Heres a video by JP of the song “Spaceship Grape”