Spacebomb House Band’s Library Music III out Oct. 19

The third volume in the Spacebomb House Band’s Library Music series will be out October 19th, and you can hear “Pinky” now. Produced by Pinson Chanselle, “Pinky” perfectly encapsulates the vision of Library Music, showcasing Spacebomb’s in-house rhythm section while bringing in musicians from around our community, in this case saxophonist JC Kuhl and vocalist Angelica Garcia. Library Music III: For the Sun and Waters will be released digitally and on cassette, and it’s available for pre-order now.

Library Music is an anthology of new recordings from the world of Spacebomb, a growing archive of instrumentals, interstitial music, and spiritual sound effects collected in Richmond, Va. Each release is intended for practical use and distributed as supplementary material for the good times, the bad times, and the no times.

Spacebomb House Band – Library Music III: For the Sun and Waters (SB020)
TAPE/DIG | 10.19.2018
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October 8, 2018

Bedouine – “Come Down In Time” & “Hey, Who Really Cares?”

In the midst of a busy fall on tour, Bedouine has digitally released two new versions of classic songs: “Come Down In Time” by Elton John & Bernie Taupin, and “Hey, Who Really Cares?” by Linda Perhacs and Oliver Nelson.

Bedouine’s Azniv Korkejian says about the songs she’s covered:

“Come Down in Time” is a beautifully bizarre song. The instrumentation is incredible. It sounds like they’re all courting each other, so interwoven but everything perfectly in its nook. The lyrics are special too, especially the ending, the way it hangs in the air. It’s just an amazing song.

“Hey, Who Really Cares?” is my favorite Perhacs tune. How has this not been sampled? Or has it? It’d sound stunning with a backbeat. We were tempted to do that but were limited with time so we used an analog metronome and Gus performed the delay on the tape echo. I had the privilege of singing with Linda a few years back. Somebody sample this song!

Bedouine on tour:

Oct 5 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf ≈
Oct 6 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater ≈
Oct 9 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre ≈
Oct 10 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall ≈
Oct 11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi ≈
Oct 12 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre ≈
Oct 12-14 – Moreno Valley, CA – Desert Daze Festival
Oct 26 – Gateshead UK – Sage Gateshead †
Oct 27 – Liverpool UK – Olympia †
Oct 28 – Portsmouth UK – Portsmouth Guildhall †
Oct 29 – Leicester UK – De Montfort Hall †
Oct 30 – Bristol UK – Rough Trade in-store performance
Oct 30 – Bath UK – The Forum Bath †
Nov 1 – Antwerp BE – De Roma †
Nov 2 – Eindhoven NL – De Effenaar †
Nov 3 – Utrecht NL – Molen De Ster †
Nov 5 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso †
Nov 6 – Darmstadt DE – Centralstation †
Nov 7 – Berlin DE – Huxleys Neue Welt †
Nov 9 – Reykjavik IS – Iceland Airwaves Festival
Nov 10 – Copenhagen DK – Forum Black Box †
Nov 11 – Gothenburg SE – Konserthuset †
Nov 14 – Budapest HU – Müpa Budapest †
Nov 15 – Vienna AT – Vienna Arena †
Nov 17 – Zurich CH – Rote Fabrik †
Nov 18 – Lausanne CH – Les Docks †

≈ w/ Bahamas
† w/ Father John Misty

Bedouine – “Come Down In Time” & “Hey, Who Really Cares?” (SB021)
DIG | 10.05.2018
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October 5, 2018

Trey Pollard – “Fixed Ideas: I”

Trey Pollard has unveiled the next single from his contemporary classical debut album Antiphone. Produced by Matthew E. WhiteAntiphone will be released on November 16.

Of the piece “Fixed Ideas: I,” Pollard says:

Fixed Ideas: I is from a set of siblings pieces for chamber strings and piano that are overly concerned with some aspect of their own composition. A bit like accepting someone for not just their redeeming qualities, but all their faults too, these pieces are allowed to wallow a bit in their neuroses. This one in particular is fixated on its own form; it wants desperately to make sense from left to right and for all the little stops along the way to have some purpose.

You may recognize “Fixed Ideas: I.” In May, Pollard and Spacebomb teamed up with The Line of Best Fit to premiere part of the piece via a live stream of the recording session from Montrose Recording in Richmond, VA. Not even the composer had heard the music yet – this was the first time a group of musicians had performed it, and the stream allowed the listener to hear the music as it was rehearsed, perfected, and recorded. Viewers took a rare, intimate front-row seat as Pollard conducted and instructed his players – a 16-piece orchestra comprised of string instruments and a pianist – while they rehearsed, and ultimately recorded, his debut compositions. It’s not often that outsiders get such a close look inside the creative process of recording chamber music, especially not for a composer’s anticipated debut. Watch the archived live stream here.

Catch Trey Pollard live with a string quintet, performing pieces from Antiphone:

Nov 13 – Richmond VA – The Hofheimer (Classical Revolution)
Nov 15 – Brooklyn NY – Rough Trade NYC (In-store performance)

Trey Pollard – Antiphone (SB019)
LP/CD/DIG/SHEET MUSIC | 11.16.2018
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October 4, 2018

Andy Jenkins – “Illuminated”

Andy Jenkins has released a new music video for his song “Illuminated,” filmed at Mercury Lounge in New York and directed by Shawn Brackbill. In their premiere of the video, Harper’s Bazaar calls the song “a buoyant and summery composition” and interviews Jenkins about his album Sweet Bunch and his co-written song featured in the Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeRead the interview.

Catch Andy Jenkins on tour with Phil Cook and Molly Burch:

Oct 8 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight +
Oct 9 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater +
Oct 10 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic +
Oct 11 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s +
Oct 16 – Nashville, TN – Hi Watt +
Oct 19 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club +
Oct 20 – Eau Claire, WI – Jamf Theatre at Confluence +
Oct 21 – Chicago, IL – Schubas +
Oct 23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom +
Oct 24 – Cambridge, MA – Sinclair +
Oct 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle +
Oct 26 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House +
Oct 27 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ramkat +
Dec 1 – Margate UK – Tom Thumb Theatre *
Dec 2 – Brighton UK – Komedia *
Dec 3 – London UK – Union Chapel (w/ Courtney Marie Andrews)
Dec 5 – Liverpool UK – Buyer’s Club *
Dec 6 – Dublin IE – The Grand Social *
Dec 7 – Manchester UK – Night & Day *

+ w/ Phil Cook
* w/ Molly Burch

Andy Jenkins – Sweet Bunch (SB013)
CD/LP/CS/DIG | 06.15.2018
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October 2, 2018

Bedouine – A Take Away Show presented by La Blogothèque

Bedouine performed two songs, “You Kill Me” and “One of These Days,” for the latest Take Away Show from La Blogothèque, filmed at the Jardin de L’Arsenal in Paris. Both songs are taken from her self-titled debut album, out in June 2017 and re-released in December as a deluxe edition. Watch the video.

Catch Bedouine on tour:

Oct 3 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom ≈
Oct 4 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre ≈
Oct 5 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf ≈
Oct 6 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater ≈
Oct 9 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre ≈
Oct 10 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall ≈
Oct 11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi ≈
Oct 12 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre ≈
Oct 12-14 – Moreno Valley, CA – Desert Daze Festival
Oct 26 – Gateshead UK – Sage Gateshead †
Oct 27 – Liverpool UK – Olympia †
Oct 28 – Portsmouth UK – Portsmouth Guildhall †
Oct 29 – Leicester UK – De Montfort Hall †
Oct 30 – Bristol UK – Rough Trade in-store performance
Oct 30 – Bath UK – The Forum Bath †
Nov 1 – Antwerp BE – De Roma †
Nov 2 – Eindhoven NL – De Effenaar †
Nov 3 – Utrecht NL – Molen De Ster †
Nov 5 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso †
Nov 6 – Darmstadt DE – Centralstation †
Nov 7 – Berlin DE – Huxleys Neue Welt †
Nov 9 – Reykjavik IS – Iceland Airwaves Festival
Nov 10 – Copenhagen DK – Forum Black Box †
Nov 11 – Gothenburg SE – Konserthuset †
Nov 14 – Budapest HU – Müpa Budapest †
Nov 15 – Vienna AT – Vienna Arena †
Nov 17 – Zurich CH – Rote Fabrik †
Nov 18 – Lausanne CH – Les Docks †

≈ w/ Bahamas
† w/ Father John Misty

Bedouine – Bedouine (Deluxe) (SB010)
LP/CD/DIG | 12.01.2017
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