Sleepwalkers – Night Sessions (Live at Spacebomb Studios)
Night Sessions is what it sounds like: a five-piece rock band hitting the studio at their favorite time of day, with the brief from their record label of making “some acoustic versions of your new songs.” But here’s the thing: Sleepwalkers call the shots. Always have, always will. You want an acoustic version? Here’s a sexy, vibed out track with tons of reverb which would sit equally well at a cafe in Amsterdam or a late night cocktail bar in LA. Absolutely no acoustic instruments in sight. You’re welcome.
Live at Spacebomb Studios is a series that began with the release of Natalie Prass’ Side by Side. The second iteration of the live series comes from new Spacebomb Records signing Sleepwalkers. The release is three alternative versions of tracks released earlier in 2018, all from Sleepwalkers’ forthcoming full-length LP due out next year. Spacebomb will continue the series with a release from Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats and Andy Cabic of Vetiver at the top of 2019.
What we love about Sleepwalkers is their way of nailing a melody, their ability to find that hook you’ve been looking for your whole life, and their unwillingness to compromise their style for the sake of fitting into a neat little box. Night Sessions is three new Sleepwalkers songs released earlier in the year, but from an alternate reality where less is more, the party’s in bed, cigarettes are joints, uppers are downers. They may not be “acoustic,” but we’re glad they’re not. This is as stripped back as Sleepwalkers get.
Sleepwalkers – Night Sessions (Live at Spacebomb Studios) (SB024)
DIG | 12.13.2018
Spacebomb House Band’s IV out Dec. 14
Concluding the first year of Spacebomb House Band’s Library Music series is volume 4, Return of the End of Time, which will be out Friday, December 14th. Hear “This Is The Record Of Jon,” produced by Trey Pollard and, as with all Library Music tracks, featuring Spacebomb’s in-house team of musicians.
To celebrate the first year of quarterly Library Music releases, we are offering all four tapes together at 25% off.
Introducing the Steal Your Space 2 limited edition t-shirt
Our first Steal Your Space t-shirt was so popular we decided to make another. Introducing ‘Steal Your Space 2’ in electric blue on oatmeal American Apparel tri-blend crewneck track t-shirt (50% polyester, 25% cotton, 25% rayon). Stealie on the back, Spacebomb emblem on the front.
Like all of our limited edition t-shirts, only a small number have been made and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Our holiday sale ends on Sunday! Use code HOLIDAY checkout to take 25% off this shirt and all other items in the store. SHOP NOW
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?!