Howard Ivans – “King of Careless”
Stereogum has unveiled the second track off Howard Ivans‘ debut full-length album, Beautiful Tired Bodies. Listen to “King of Careless,” which they call “a sumptuously arranged blast of smooth, smooth sensuality.”
Pre-order Beautiful Tired Bodies (SB011) on iTunes and get instant downloads of “King of Careless” and “Denise,” or get your limited edition metallic gold vinyl (a pre-order exclusive) through the Spacebomb store:
Bedouine – “Solitary Daughter”
NPR Music presents the latest offering from Bedouine, “Solitary Daughter,” calling it “a song of seclusive elegance.” Stereogum adds that it’s “one of the most gorgeous new songs I’ve heard this year.” Bedouine’s forthcoming self-titled debut album will be released on June 23rd.
Pre-order Bedouine (SB010) on iTunes and get instant downloads of “Solitary Daughter” and “Dusty Eyes,” or CD and vinyl through the Spacebomb store:
Howard Ivans – ‘Beautiful Tired Bodies’ – Out Sep. 22
Howard Ivans is back, this time with his full-length debut album. Beautiful Tired Bodies is pure magic, a soft funk tone poem to lost identity, the grip of love, and trying to live in the present as time rushes under the bridge. “Frame it, display it, something Renoir would have painted,” he declares in the first single “Denise,” which you can hear now.
Beautiful Tired Bodies will be released September 22, 2017. It’s available on limited edition metallic gold vinyl with an exclusive screenprint designed and printed by Spacebomb art director Travis Robertson (a pre-order exclusive, limited to 100 units), standard black vinyl, CD, and digital download. Add on the Red Face Boy 7″ for just $3.
Fall down the rabbit hole of Ivan Howard’s alter ego and wake up in a stylized soundscape, surrounded by twisting melodies and singing shadows. Beautiful Tired Bodies is the latest installment of chromatic-eyed soul from the man who brought us 2013’s “magnificent art-funk treasure” (SPIN) and “a symphonic funkscape worthy of Quincy Jones” (UNCUT), “Red Face Boy b/w Pillows.” Talking to the mirror in the man, Howard Ivans delivers his full-length debut, co-produced by Trey Pollard and Cameron Ralston, featuring the Spacebomb house band and a VIP list of Richmond musicians. The experience is immersive, a headlong rush, shot through with highlights like Pollard’s transfixing string arrangements and bold keyboard riffs from Devonne Harris (Stones Throw). Howard Ivans stands in the spotlight, a man who once recorded a bold, song-by-song remake of Sade’s Love Deluxe, delivering a new soft funk tone poem, a voice crooning out in the wilderness. Read more about Howard Ivans.
Howard Ivans – Beautiful Tired Bodies (SB011)
CD/LP/DIG | 09.22.2017
Introducing Bedouine – Debut album out June 23
We’re very happy to welcome Bedouine to the Spacebomb family and announce that her self-titled debut album is due out June 23rd. You can listen to the lead single “Dusty Eyes” now at FADER, who calls the forthcoming album “gorgeous, drifting folk music filled with sun.”
Bedouine, a gallicized riff on bedouin, the nomad, the wanderer. Anyone can assume such a name, but Azniv Korkejian has an experience of what it means, the type of ground it covers. Her development was shaped by political landscapes and family opportunities, her adult life patterned by paths of her own. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Korkejian spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. They settled in Boston, then Houston, but she split for L.A. as soon as she could. A casual offer to stay on a horse farm took her to the rolling hills of Lexington, Kentucky, followed by a year in Austin, and a trip east to Savannah for a degree in sound design. Returning to L.A., she discovered a close-knit community of musicians in Echo Park that started to feel like home. Read more about Bedouine.
Bedouine – Bedouine (SB010)
CD/LP/DIG | 06.23.2017
A Spacebomb Revue in London
Spacebomb and its House Band bring a slice of Richmond, Virginia, to London for this one-night-only Revue at The Barbican, hosted by Matthew E White.
Hosted by Spacebomb Records figurehead White, the Revue will see the Spacebomb House Band’s ‘million dollar sound’ (Guardian) embellished with a horn section, a chorus of strings all backing some of the finest artists to have set foot in the Spacebomb studios over the last 12 months. Initially assembled by White, and with Trey Pollard as the ever in-demand arranger, the Spacebomb and its House Band has asserted itself as a musical unit second-to-none – in the studio and stage alike, its sum greater than its parts, its sound immediately identifiable.
Spacebomb will welcome to the stage guests including Natalie Prass, Slow Club, Mike Scott (of The Waterboys), Bedouine, Cocoon, Georgie, Foxygen, Charlie Fink (Noah and the Whale) and Howard Ivans (The Rosebuds).
Because Virginia is for Lovers, two lucky members of the audience will win an all expenses paid trip to Richmond, VA, to visit Spacebomb and the city where the music originates.