Trey Pollard Live from the Studio Today
Today, Trey Pollard goes live from the studio, recording two separate pieces with a 16-piece orchestra comprised of string players and a pianist, with Pollard at the helm as conductor. Viewers will take a rare, intimate front-row seat as Pollard conducts and instructs his players while they rehearse, and ultimately record, 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.
Also beginning today, you can pre-order Antiphone on vinyl, CD, or sheet music book containing the scores to the pieces on the album: 8 Pairs for String Quintet and Fixed Ideas for Strings and Piano.
Trey Pollard – Antiphone (SB019)
CD/LP/DIG | Sep. 2018
Announcing Trey Pollard’s ‘Antiphone’ – Watch a live stream from the studio
Spacebomb Records announces Trey Pollard‘s debut album, Antiphone, to be released in September 2018. On Tuesday, May 15, at 1:30pm EDT, watch a live stream of part of the album recording live from Montrose Recording in Richmond, Virginia.
As co-owner of Spacebomb Records, Pollard’s work has been a cornerstone of productions by a growing list of rock and pop artists in the know, like Natalie Prass, The Waterboys, Foxygen, Helado Negro, Matthew E. White and Bedouine, and expanded to projects outside that context, recently contributing to the score of S-Town, a groundbreaking longform podcast. Antiphone will be an album of contemporary chamber music featuring pieces for string quintet and chamber string orchestra and piano.
The live stream – hosted by The Line of Best Fit – will be a window into the recording process as Trey Pollard conducts a 16-piece ensemble recording tracks for Antiphone. The viewer will be able to see and hear the tracks come to life for the very first time along with Pollard, as they are rehearsed, performed and recorded for the record.
Let’s Get Illuminated: Andy Jenkins & the Making of ‘Sweet Bunch’
Andy Jenkins has today shared an insight into his unique creative relationship with longtime friend and collaborator Matthew E. White, in the form of a behind-the-scenes short film. The film puts into focus the pair’s collaborative songwriting history, from when they met at school in Virginia Beach VA, to Andy’s contributions to White’s critically acclaimed back catalogue (including Big Inner, Outer Face, and Fresh Blood) and their most recent venture – Jenkins’ debut album, Sweet Bunch.
Sweet Bunch is due out June 15th on Spacebomb and will be available on CD as well as standard black vinyl and limited edition marbled clear vinyl (limited to 300 copies only). All pre-orders through the Spacebomb store ship with a free enamel pin and zine by Andy Jenkins, both pre-order exclusive items limited to the first 100 orders.
Andy Jenkins on Tour
Jun 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Jun 21 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Jun 22 – Washington, DC – DC9
Jun 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Jun 28 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe du Nord
Jun 30 – Seattle, WA – Lo-Fi
Jul 1 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Andy Jenkins – “Sweet Bunch”
Andy Jenkins returns with a brand new video, this time for the title track to his forthcoming debut album, Sweet Bunch. The song features a vocal from album producer and longtime Jenkins collaborator Matthew E. White, and the video (directed by Jenkins & Laura McCann) was premiered today at Stereogum, who call the track “bright and homespun.” WATCH
Hiss Golden Messenger Meets Spacebomb
In early 2018, Hiss Golden Messenger came to Spacebomb to record a track. Cameron Ralston – Spacebomb’s in-house bass player – lead the charge as Producer. The goal was nothing more than to spend time together and make something cool, and that’s exactly what happened. The resulting track, “Passing Clouds,” accompanied by a dub remix of the same song, is Hiss Golden Messenger Meets Spacebomb.
Today, ahead of this weekend’s March For Our Lives, Spacebomb Records releases the two-track single digitally, as well as on 7” vinyl (pre-order available now), and all profits from the sale of the music will be donated to Everytown for Gun Safety.
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