Introducing Sleepwalkers – “Wake Up” and “Reasons To Give Up In You”

Spacebomb is proud to announce its newest signing, Sleepwalkers. Today, Sleepwalkers present two new songs, “Wake Up” and “Reasons To Give Up In You,” complete with music videos for each.

Sleepwalkers deliver a parallel aural experience, shifting narratives populated by heroes and villains, lost love and love found, neon landscapes and windswept skyscrapers. The follow-up to Sleepwalkers’ ‘60s fanstasia, cult-favorite debut, Greenwood Shade (2014), “Wake Up” and “Reasons To Give Up In You” feel equally effortless, backed by the band’s facility with the structures and language of pop music. These specific references, from Whitney Houston to Thin Lizzy, come so furiously fast and from so many different angles–production, singing, writing, arrangement, engineering–that the songs are never weighed down or overshadowed by their inspirations. An aesthetic based primarily on exhilaration.

Sometimes when you let go of a dream, it comes back to you, and you realize that you weren’t ready for it before. It is significant that Spacebomb, a label built on production and musicianship is releasing a record they have no direct hand in making. No need to improve on this maximalist pop masterpiece. In the Yorks and De Jong, the label recognized peers, with a unique process of their own, an equal love and knowledge of recording history, appreciation for all those high-watermarks across genre, an astonishing live band possessing a sound both stadium-filling and soul-nourishing, proven over tours supporting J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Lumineers, and The Shins. Fantastic natural songwriting, personal experience amplified to a broad lyricism, uncompromising sincerity and uncompromising commitment to ‘having a fine evening,’ all of it steeped in the vernacular culture of Richmond. Cue the theme song, play the montage. Sleepwalkers is the story of some hard-working boys, whose talent and love of music sustained them, whose belief in each other carried them through. READ MORE

Sleepwalkers – “Wake Up” & “Reasons To Give Up In You”
DIG | 07.13.2018
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July 13, 2018

Jackie Cohen – “Maddy”

Jackie Cohen has released a new video for “Maddy” today, directed by and starring herself and filmed in Los Angeles. “My aim for this video was to make it myself for no money and I truly believe I achieved that,” Jackie says about the video. “When I first set up the tripod I was like COOL this is gonna be like some Miranda July shit but the feedback so far has been more like Harmony Korine meets Aicha.”

“Maddy” is from Jackie Cohen’s debut EP, Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues, out now.

Catch Jackie Cohen on tour:

Jul 15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
Jul 17 – St. Louis, MO – Kranzberg Arts Center
Jul 18 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
Jul 19 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
Jul 20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
Jul 21 – Detroit, MI – El Club *
Jul 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi *
Jul 25 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *
Jul 26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
Jul 27 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle *
Jul 28 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House *
Jul 30 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery *
Jul 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
Aug 1 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall *
Aug 2 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
Aug 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right #
Aug 4 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot *

* supporting Alex Cameron
# with Rubber Band Gun and Emily Panic

Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues (SB015)
DIG | 06.29.2018
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July 11, 2018

Jackie Cohen’s Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues, out now!

Jackie Cohen has released her debut EP, Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues. The four tracks have already gotten the attention of The Line of Best Fit, who calls Jackie “utterly spellbinding” and “a colossal new talent to keep an eye on,” and BBC Radio 6 Music.

Chillin’ in her tower like a doomed princess, over-feeler supreme Jackie Cohen has two options: she can either stress-vomit herself into the great beyond, or she can present her debut EP. Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got the Blues is her first collection of NYC English Department anti-folk songs, full of piquant poetry set to curious nods to classic and country pop and rock. READ MORE

Jackie Cohen on tour
Jul 15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
Jul 17 – St. Louis, MO – Kranzberg Arts Center
Jul 18 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
Jul 19 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
Jul 20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
Jul 21 – Detroit, MI – El Club *
Jul 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi *
Jul 25 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *
Jul 26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
Jul 27 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle *
Jul 28 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House *
Jul 30 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery *
Jul 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
Aug 1 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall *
Aug 2 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
Aug 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right #
Aug 4 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot *

* supporting Alex Cameron
# with Rubber Band Gun and Emily Panic

Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues (SB015)
DIG | 06.29.2018
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June 29, 2018

Library Music II: Temple of Engine Room

Spacebomb House Band – Library Music II: Temple of Engine Room (SB016)
TAPE/DIG | 06.22.2018
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June 22, 2018

Hiss Golden Messenger Meets Spacebomb, out today on vinyl

In March, Spacebomb teamed up with Hiss Golden Messenger to release Hiss Golden Messenger Meets Spacebomb, comprised of “Passing Clouds” and a dub remix of the same song, with all proceeds benefitting Everytown for Gun Safety. Today, the 7″ vinyl is available for sale online and in a record store near you.

Records purchased through our webstore or Bandcamp come with a 4.5×6″ 2-sided Risograph print signed by M.C. Taylor and designed by Spacebomb’s Travis Robertson.

M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger:

I believe gun laws need to change. So I am now committed to performing whatever actions are within my power to push that stone forward. We’ve been told for so long that a change in gun laws is next to impossible. It is not. We’ve been told that the NRA, and the politicians whom they buy, are too powerful. They are not. The young people in Parkland, Florida, have proven that. I am on their side. I am on the side of peace, hope and love, on the side of grieving parents and spouses and co-workers in Parkland and Newtown, in Aurora and Las Vegas. As Sly Stone says, “My only weapon is my pen.” But it’s a mighty weapon indeed that works to bring light to dark places. Signs and wonders. Just a little bit of thunder now.

This song was recorded with the Spacebomb family—a collection of musicians with deep kinship and connection to Hiss Golden Messenger—in Richmond, Virginia, on February 7th, 2018. They love their families and friends in the same ways that I do mine. I was proud and honored to work with them on this song.

All proceeds from “Passing Clouds” and “Passing Clouds Dub” will benefit Everytown, a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. I urge you to perform your own small actions of peace whenever and wherever you can. We can make the world we want to live in.

No spiritual surrender.

—M.C. Taylor, Durham, NC

Hiss Golden Messenger – Hiss Golden Messenger Meets Spacebomb (SB014)
DIG/7″ | 03.21.2018/06.22.2018
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