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

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

Read more about Spacebomb House Band’s Library Music series


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

The debut album from Andy Jenkins, out now!

Today marks the release of Andy Jenkins‘ album Sweet Bunch, which Exclaim calls “a strong…soulful debut.” Others agree:

“Jenkins emerges as a distinctive artist on Sweet Bunch, an affably charismatic vocalist and supremely resourceful songwriter….like Harry Nilsson if he’d been born a Southerner” (8/10) – UNCUT

“Matching Americana to underground indie rock, his style is personal but always open, a charming personality who engages at every turn… Carefully sculpted and fragrantly built” – CLASH

“…its intermittent sing-talking and indie twang somewhat resemble a stripped-down Beck” – Stereogum

“Your summer anthem for 2018… It’s impossible to resist his ambling, soulful delivery” – The Revue

“It is a record that’s a tribute to the care that’s gone into it, from the songwriting through to the production, you feel this is exactly the record Andy Jenkins wanted to make, and that’s a special sort of triumph for any musician” – For The Rabbits

“Jenkins’ songwriting is breezy and his lush vocals set the bar high for his soulful debut.” – Exclaim

Go behind the story of Sweet Bunch with Andy and producer Matthew E. White in the short film Let’s Get Illuminated, which puts into focus the pair’s collaborative songwriting history and the process of writing and recording the album:

Andy Jenkins – Sweet Bunch (SB013)
CD/LP/CS/DIG | 06.15.2018
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June 15, 2018

Announcing Jackie Cohen’s ‘Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues’

Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues is Jackie Cohen’s debut, out June 29th, 2018 via Spacebomb, and today you can hear a taste in the first single “Darlin’.” The EP was produced by Jonathan Rado, Brian D’Addario, & Michael D’Addario, who also serve as the backing band behind Cohen’s vocals. ​Cohen describes the EP as being a “perfect little encapsulation of the year I started experimenting with songwriting, and of the home-studio summer camp period when Michael and Brian basically lived in my garage. There’s something really special about the setup Rado was running at that time, and everyone had this bright, fresh, exciting energy that I think really comes out in the recordings.”

Cohen describes the video for the first single, “Darlin’,” directed by Anise Mariko:

For this video, I wanted to do a sort of exaggerated, garish home-workout video that reflected some mechanisms of anxiety management. Emotional processing is very physical for me. I do a lot of planks and eat a lot of garbage when I’m overwrought. I love working with Anise as a director because her shots are so intimate, textural, and romantic. She’s the only person I’ll let straddle me for a shot. Introducing her style to Danny’s video-synth editing made for a really unusual and striking aesthetic that I can hardly take credit for. My dad built the green screen and big crazy candles. Rado’s footage didn’t make the cut. Sorry, babe.

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

June 8, 2018

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