Sleepwalkers’ new album ‘Ages,’ out now
Today, Sleepwalkers release their new album, Ages. Ages is a bona fide party record that is able to convey a mood of bittersweet elation through a series of well-aimed emotional arcs. The follow-up to their ‘60s fanstasia, cult-favorite debut, Greenwood Shade (2014), it’s a maximalist pop masterpiece that feels equally effortless, backed by the band’s facility with the structures and language of pop music.
A pop record at its core, Ages wouldn’t be complete without fuzzed-out melodies and lush instrumentation that allows for plenty of repeat listens without ever failing to capture the listener’s attention. – RVA Magazine
Sleepwalkers’s music is a guaranteed prescription for joyful hope – Blurred Culture
tunes unfold like a birthday card, splashes of effervescent sentiment, bright-colored reverence and warm supportive details – Maximum Ink
fun, addictive and upfront. This is quite the introduction – Podcart
lovable – Last Day Deaf
In short, it’s music that makes me like music more. – You Hear That
a fine and refreshing blend of old-school melodies and contemporary touches creating something amazing – Wolf In A Suit
Sleepwalkers on tour
Jul. 20 – Philadelphia PA – Boot & Saddle
Jul. 21 – Brooklyn NY – Rough Trade
Jul. 23 – Allston MA – Great Scott
Jul. 24 – Washington DC – DC9
Aug. 1 – Raleigh NC – Neptune’s Parlour
Aug. 2 – Asheville NC – The Mothlight
Aug. 3 – Lexington KY – The Burl
Aug. 4 – Nashville TN – High Watt
Spacebomb House Band’s V out July 26
The Spacebomb House Band is back with a new album, V: Gold-Toothed & Lonesome, out Friday, July 26th. V is the fifth installment of their recording series previously called “Library Music” and the first since the release of their first vinyl collection Known About Town, released in April for Record Store Day. Hear “Speed Limit 79” from V, produced by Trey Pollard and featuring Spacebomb’s in-house team of musicians.
V will also be available on cassette tape next Friday, joining I-IV of the series, all of which are available to purchase on Spacebomb’s online store, Bandcamp, and select retailers. V is available to pre-order now.
All Together Now: 15 Years of the Richmond Folk Festival Live, out October 11th
Richmond Folk Festival and Spacebomb Records team up for a special compilation album celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Richmond Folk Festival. All Together Now: 15 Years of the Richmond Folk Festival Live includes select tracks recorded live over the years since the National Folk Festival first came to Richmond in 2005.
The full compilation album will be released on October 11, 2019, the first day of the Richmond Folk Festival. It will be available for purchase in multiple formats, including digital download, CD, standard black vinyl and even an orange and green tie-dye pressed vinyl collector’s edition (only 300 made). All proceeds from sales of the album will go directly to support the Richmond Folk Festival.
“We were absolutely floored when Spacebomb reached out to us about producing the album,” said Venture Richmond Director of Events Stephen Lecky. “I have had the pleasure of working with them on various events like TEDxRVA and Fall Line Fest, but this is totally different than anything we have done before. It’s been a thrilling experience throughout, but it’s also an incredibly daunting task to curate a shortlist of the incredible performances recorded at the Richmond Folk Festival over the years. We’re so grateful to our partners at the National Council of the Traditional Arts for their thoughtful guidance on the track selection.”
The record is a specially curated compilation that reflects the diversity of musical traditions presented at Richmond Folk Festival, which embraces cultural expressions from across the nation and the world. NCTA Artistic Director Julia Olin undertook the task of searching through more than 1,300 hours of archived recordings to identify potential selections. “I must have been crazy,” Olin said. “There were so many magical live performances that I couldn’t resist pulling over eight hours of material – even though only a fraction of it could be included in this project. It was incredibly hard to choose; we wanted to share it all.”
Richmond Folk Festival fans can download the single and pre-order the record now at shop.spacebombrecords.com or at these record stores: Plan 9, Deep Groove, Steady Sounds, 6131, or Small Friend Records & Books.
CDs and standard black vinyl will be available for sale on-site at the festival’s merchandise tent.
“Richmond’s musical footprint is growing nationally and internationally and the Richmond Folk Festival is an important part of the city’s musical story,” Spacebomb Records CEO Ben Baldwin said. “We’re proud to be working with the Richmond Folk Festival to release an important musical document covering the first 15 years of the festival’s history.”
All Together Now: 15 Years of the Richmond Folk Festival Live (SB031)
LP/CD/DIG | 10.11.2019
Introducing Angelica Garcia – “It Don’t Hinder Me” and “Karma The Knife”
Spacebomb is proud to announce its newest signing, Angelica Garcia. With Mexican and Salvadoran roots in the San Gabriel Valley, East of Los Angeles, Angelica Garcia has spent the last few years creating a new, second family for herself within the welcoming community of Richmond, VA. Today, the bond is christened with the announcement of Garcia’s signing to Spacebomb and the release of her first two singles for label: “It Don’t Hinder Me,” an anthem celebrating her roots that blends Wall of Sound pop and Southern rock, and “Karma The Knife,” a Reaggeaton-meets-dancehall earworm. Listen to both songs, out today. “It Don’t Hinder Me” arrives alongside a new Spencer Ford-directed video filmed in the surrounding neighborhoods of Garcia’s family’s home in El Monte, California, featuring family photos and shots at local favorites like Tyler Market & Tacos El Arco. Watch it here.
Garcia explains, “‘It Don’t Hinder Me’ is a song about being proud of where I come from. I went to a magnet school that united different sectors of Los Angeles county, everything from Pasadena to West LA to El Monte & more inland. The school mixed kids from different backgrounds. Back then I often saw myself as not being cool like the kids of screenwriters and stars. This song rebukes the idea that you have to come from glamour or money to be cool. My ‘beautiful’ & ‘cool’ version of LA is the immigrant household of my grandparents.”
Like Lorde, Billie Eilish and Rosalía, Angelica isn’t afraid to tear pages out of her diary and express emotions that might be difficult and oftentimes daunting to share. Garcia — who has recently toured with and supported acts like Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, Natalie Prass, and Violent Femmes — sings about and pulls inspiration from her experience growing up in the predominantly immigrant Latinx communities of Southern California. The two new singles produced by Eddie Pendergast (a long time co-writer of Matthew E. White) showcase Garcia in her creative element, and herald the arrival of a bold and buoyant new voice in music.
More news of Garcia’s forthcoming new album and details of live shows will soon be announced.
Angelica Garcia – “It Don’t Hinder Me” & “Karma The Knife”
DIG | 07.10.2019
Bedouine’s new album ‘Bird Songs of a Killjoy,’ out now
Today, Bedouine releases her second album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy, the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2017 self-titled debut. Bird Songs of a Killjoy is a soundtrack to Spring blossom, to warm air on skin, to the concept of possibility. Some of the songs on this sophomore effort were from that same time period of fruitful creativity as Bedouine. She continued her creative partnership with Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones) who produced them in his studio. For Bedouine, these songs have already served their healing purpose. Now it’s time for them to move others.
one of today’s most vital new folk voices – Rolling Stone
★★★★ utterly lovely… blissfully unhurried – Mojo
★★★★★ – Record Collector
★★★★ – Q Mag
★★★★ 1/2 – Thank Folk For That
a cinematic beaut … Korkejian has created a beautifully dynamic work – Uncut
“A voice like brushed velvet, songs like koans“ – The Observer
Bedouine on tour
Jun. 26 – Durham NC – Outdoor Amp-Duke Gardens
Jun. 28 – Nashville TN – Musicians Corner at Centennial Park
Jul. 26-27 – Calgary AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park
Aug. 2 – Glasgow UK – Kelvingrove Bandstand (w/ Father John Misty)
Aug. 3 – Waterford IE – All Together Now Festival
Aug. 5 – The Hague NL – Zuiderparktheater *
Aug. 24 – Port Townsend, WA – Thing at McCurdy Pavilion Lawn
Aug. 25 – Denver CO – Denver Botanic Gardens *
Aug. 26 – Boulder CO – Chautauqua Auditorium *
Aug. 28 – Omaha NE – Slowdown *
Aug. 29 – Kansas City MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Helzberg Hall *
Aug. 30 – St. Louis MO – The Pageant *
Aug. 31 – Milwaukee WI – Pabst Theatre *
Sep. 2 – Hamburg DE – Elbphilharmonie *
Sep. 4 – Aarhus DK – Atlas
Sep. 5 – Copenhagen DK – Alice
Sep. 7 – London UK – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Sep. 9 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso Noord Tuinzaal
Sep. 10 – Brussels BE – Rotonde Botanique
Sep. 11 – Frankfurt DE – Mousonturm Café
Sep. 12 – Vienna AT – Arena outdoor *
Sep. 13 – Leipzig DE – Parkbühne GeyserHaus *
Sep. 14 – Berlin DE – Baumhaus Bar
Sep. 15 – Bruges BE – LEFFINGELEUREN Festival
Sep. 16 – Cologne DE – Wohngemeinschaft
Sep. 18 – Hamburg DE – Reeperbahn Festival
Sep. 20 – Nijmegen NL – Lutherse Kerk
Sep. 21 – Barcelona ES – BAM Festival
Oct. 5 – Chicago IL – Schubas Tavern
Oct. 7 – Toronto ON – The Drake
Oct. 8 – Montreal QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
Oct. 9 – Allston MA – Great Scott
Oct. 11 – Washington DC – Songbyrd
Oct. 12 – Philadelphia PA – World Cafe Live – Upstairs
Oct. 13 – Richmond VA – Richmond Music Hall
Oct. 15 – Asheville NC – The Mothlight
Oct. 18 – Minneapolis MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
Dec. 4 – Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Dec. 6 – New York NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Dec. 11 – Los Angeles CA – The Troubadour
* w/ Jose Gonzalez