Spacebomb Holiday Sale
Take 25% off anything from the Spacebomb store using the discount code HOLIDAY at checkout. Or take 40% off when you get one of our new bundles, perfect as a gift: the Spacebomb Starter Kit, and the Spacebomb Survival Kit #1.
The Spacebomb Survival Kit #1 (pictured above) is everything you need to withstand a night in the wild. Includes Bedouine‘s self-titled debut on CD, Trey Pollard‘s Antiphone on vinyl, Howard Ivans‘ “Red Face Boy b/w Pillows” on 7″ vinyl, and a rare Matthew E. White playbill from Hopscotch Music Festival 2012.
The Spacebomb Starter Kit (pictured below) is the perfect way to start your journey. Includes a vinyl record or CD of your choice, plus Spacebomb tote bag and t-shirt.
The debut album from Trey Pollard, out now
In-house arranger for Spacebomb, Trey Pollard, makes his debut as a composer in his own right on Antiphone. Antiphone is an album of chamber pieces under his own name featuring a set of preludes and fugues for string quintet and pieces for chamber string orchestra and piano. Pollard’s work has been a vital component of productions by a growing list of rock and pop artists in the know – Natalie Prass, The Waterboys, Foxygen, Helado Negro, Matthew E. White and Bedouine – and expanded to projects outside of that context, recently contributing to the score of S-Town, the groundbreaking long-form podcast. The music of his mind is of such quality – agile and prescient, conceptual yet emotional, with an absorbing sense of beauty. Though he might not try to bring down the heavens, they swing low just the same. Pollard moves through the potentialities of sound with surety, finding his own line on the thrill of sound.
“beautiful” – Composer’s Toolbox
“perfection” – Schmutz
“gorgeously tense… [Antiphone] promises to provide the clearest line of sight yet into one of [Richmond’s] most brilliant musical minds.” – The Auricular
“Antiphone [is] set to emphasise Pollard’s emotional and conceptual sound… Jumping between producing, piano and conducting the small ensembles, his debut album will highlight Pollard’s prowess and attention to minor detail.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Antiphone is nothing short of an achievement.” – You Hear That?!
Andy Jenkins – “Don’t It Drag On” (Live from Richmond)
Andy Jenkins released his debut full-length album Sweet Bunch in June, and it’s been called things like “buoyant and summery” (Harper’s Bazaar), “a truly special collection” (Thank Folk For That), and “a strong debut” (Exclaim). Now, as autumn approaches winter and Jenkins prepares to take his “wonderfully warm and breezy” (WXPN The Key) songs to England and Ireland next month, we get to relive a performance from his summer tour, a cover of “Don’t It Drag On” by the seasoned and profound songwriter Chris Smither, recorded live in Richmond. WATCH
Jenkins says about the song and video:
I love this song by Chris Smither. It’s on a record of the same name, recorded at Bearsville Studios in 1971 with a memorable album cover designed by Milton Glaser. The studio version is a perfect recording, I’ve listened to it hundreds of times, worn out the page on YouTube, (only place it currently exists online). A slow burning, wistful and sly perfect recording of a perfect song, piano, bass and guitar. I’ve been covering it for a couple years now, but I am no guitar player like the subtle and sweet Smither. At some point I decided to take it from a different, almost new-wave-ish angle. Played it on a string of shows with the Spacebomb House Band supporting Sweet Bunch this past summer. Alan joked that we’d get it right by San Francisco, which was pretty accurate and occurred about a week after the version you are about to see and hear, taped by the kind folks at Spacebomb Records in June in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia and thank you.
Andy Jenkins on tour:
Dec 1 – Margate UK – Elsewhere (free in-store performance)
Dec 1 – Margate UK – Tom Thumb Theatre *
Dec 2 – Brighton UK – Komedia *
Dec 3 – London UK – Union Chapel ◦
Dec 4 – London UK – Rough Trade East (free in-store performance)
Dec 5 – Liverpool UK – Buyer’s Club *
Dec 6 – Dublin IE – The Grand Social *
Dec 7 – Manchester UK – Night & Day *
Jan 4 – New York NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Jan 11 – Charlottesville VA – Paramount Theatre (WNRN and The Paramount Present: Dead Air)
Jan 25 – Copenhagen DK – Musikcaféen ▹
Jan 26 – Aalborg DK – Northern Winter Beat
Jan 29 – Glasgow UK – The Hug and Pint (Celtic Connections)
* w/ Molly Burch
◦ w/ Courtney Marie Andrews
▹ w/ Of The Valley
Jackie Cohen x Vinyl Me, Please
Jackie Cohen is Vinyl Me, Please‘s new Rising artist. They’re offering a limited edition pressing in beautiful navy & burgundy galaxy of Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got the Blues / Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy, available on vinyl for the first time. Buy it here.
Jackie spoke with VMP about adjusting to touring life, the road to recording the album with the Lemon Twigs and husband Jonathan Rado, and how anxiety and lack of sleep affected her while make it. Read the interview here.
Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror, Part 1: I’ve Got the Blues / Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy
LP (SB022VMP) | 11.08.2018
CD/TAPE (SB022) | 11.08.2018
Trey Pollard – “8 Pairs: Fugue VIII. March”
Trey Pollard‘s forthcoming album Antiphone is made up of eight pairs of preludes and fugues, plus the two-part piece “Fixed Ideas.” Pollard has already shared the first part of “Fixed Ideas” and one fugue from the eight pairs, “Fugue VI. Very Slowly,” and today he returns with “Fugue VIII. March.” Produced by Matthew E. White, Antiphone will be released on November 16.
Catch Trey Pollard live with a string quintet, performing “8 Pairs” from Antiphone:
Nov 13 – Richmond VA – The Hofheimer (Classical Revolution)
Nov 15 – Brooklyn NY – Rough Trade NYC (In-store performance)