6 months ago
Landlady Announce Upright Behavior, Share New Single Via Pitchfork, and Begin NYC Residency Tonight
LISTEN: Landlady “The Globe” (Pitchfork Premiere)

The first time I hung out with Adam Schatz in New York City, we went to the Unisphere – the giant metal globe built for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. The fountain moat was dry and we could walk right up to the shiny, hulking structure, truthfully a miniature compared to the real thing under our feet. We didn’t dare tell it that. I had been obsessed with this place for years. I thought it appropriate that we should walk around the globe completely before we approached it, an improvised ritual to delay the fact that I wanted nothing more than to put my ear up to it. We made the circle. We ran up close. I pressed my head up against the base and I didn’t hear anything. 
I heard everything.
Landlady Residency at Shea Stadium20 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY
4/08/14 - Landlady with Ava Luna and Cloud Becomes Your Hand 4/15/14 - Landlady with Yellowbirds and Lone Wolf4/22/14 - Landlady with Relatives and The Westerlies
»»
LandladyUpright Behavior LP/CD/DIGHometapes 070Release Date: July 15, 2014
Track list:
01. Above My Ground02. Dying Day03. Girl04. Under The Yard05. The Globe06. Upright Behavior07. Maria08. Fine09. Washington State Is Important10. X-Ray Machine
Artwork by Cari Vander Yacht.

Landlady Announce Upright Behavior, Share New Single Via Pitchfork, and Begin NYC Residency Tonight

LISTEN: Landlady “The Globe” (Pitchfork Premiere)

The first time I hung out with Adam Schatz in New York City, we went to the Unisphere – the giant metal globe built for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. The fountain moat was dry and we could walk right up to the shiny, hulking structure, truthfully a miniature compared to the real thing under our feet. We didn’t dare tell it that. I had been obsessed with this place for years. I thought it appropriate that we should walk around the globe completely before we approached it, an improvised ritual to delay the fact that I wanted nothing more than to put my ear up to it. We made the circle. We ran up close. I pressed my head up against the base and I didn’t hear anything.

I heard everything.

Landlady Residency at Shea Stadium
20 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY

4/08/14 - Landlady with Ava Luna and Cloud Becomes Your Hand 
4/15/14 - Landlady with Yellowbirds and Lone Wolf
4/22/14 - Landlady with Relatives and The Westerlies

»»

Landlady
Upright Behavior LP/CD/DIG
Hometapes 070
Release Date: July 15, 2014

Track list:

01. Above My Ground
02. Dying Day
03. Girl
04. Under The Yard
05. The Globe
06. Upright Behavior
07. Maria
08. Fine
09. Washington State Is Important
10. X-Ray Machine

Artwork by Cari Vander Yacht.

6 months ago
HEY, TODAY: Pattern Is Movement out nowAlbum release show in Philly this WednesdayDeluxe pre-order package available through today
ORDER NOW: Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is Movement LP/CD/DIG**Pattern Is Movement Deluxe Pre-Order Package Available Thru April1**

“you look better underwater”

I read Pattern Is Movement’s lyrics once a week.

“oh the sound:of a love for no reason”

Come release day, I realize I may just be understanding it.

“say yes to me, say yes to me, like you should”

It’s been years.

"it took one step, one step, one..  for everything to change."

It feels like just one minute.



On tour:
04/01/14 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge *04/03/14 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle *04/04/14 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
* w/ Yellow Ostrich

HEY, TODAY: Pattern Is Movement out now
Album release show in Philly this Wednesday
Deluxe pre-order package available through today

ORDER NOW: Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is Movement LP/CD/DIG
**Pattern Is Movement Deluxe Pre-Order Package Available Thru April1**

you look better underwater

I read Pattern Is Movement’s lyrics once a week.

oh the sound:
of a love for no reason”

Come release day, I realize I may just be understanding it.

say yes to me, say yes to me, like you should”

It’s been years.

"it took one step, one step, one..  for everything to change."

It feels like just one minute.

On tour:

04/01/14 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge *
04/03/14 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle *
04/04/14 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Yellow Ostrich

6 months ago

boundtothewater:

Big big shoutout to imathers for being repeatedly effusive about the leverage models record on his tumblr because it’s become a retroactive record of 2013 in the last couple weeks. He’s written about the record way better than i’m about to over on his tumblr and in his popmatters review, but i’m gonna vomit some praise out anyway.

This record is so good at so many things - it recasts immediately recognizable aesthetics into something stranger and more unique (there are talking heads signifiers all over these songs, as well as about a dozen other of the more anxious new wave/post-punk intersection bands you can think of and a lot of late-eighties purveyors of synthpop but it all becomes something a little more overwhelming than anything from that era). It’s pop music that is surprising and off-putting upon the first couple listens, both because of its density and its unpredictability - listen to the abrupt shift in tonal center that the verse takes right as Shannon Fields starts layering wails on top of each other. The first few times I played the record all the way though it almost felt like drowning. There are so many synths to keep track of, so many rhythmic and melodic left turns within a structure that’s still at least somewhat recognizable as verse-chorus-bridge.

Leverage Models shares a bit of DNA with Autre Ne Veut’s Anxiety. They don’t really sound alike but they are both concerned with twisting recognizable pop signifiers into something overwhelming and ugly and then twisting them again until they’re gorgeous.

I haven’t been able to parse all of the lyrics yet, and so I find myself latching onto individual lines instead. (Sit down. I love you. Oh my god. I can’t pretend that I’m not failing us. Every intention is making us question our hearts.) (There is a sensible tone to every author of social hope, but don’t expect to love them. The way you look into your daughter’s eyes beneath a canopy of death and free-jazz (alien and mocking), I know this animal needs a job.) The song titles suggest a struggle for humanity against corporate landscapes but there’s more going on inside than just socioeconomic angst.

God it’s just SO GOOD. ALL of it. 

Cite Arrow via boundtothewater
6 months ago

The Week of Magical Listening: Stream Pattern Is Movement Now
Watch the new live video of “Little By Little”
Pre-order the album and catch them on tour with Yellow Ostrich

STREAM:  Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is Movement (A.V. Club Premiere)
WATCH:  Pattern Is Movement “Little By Little”

PRE-ORDER: Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is Movement LP/CD/DIG

TOUR DATES:

03/25/14 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge *
03/26/14 Denver CO @ Hi Dive *
03/28/14 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club *
03/29/14 Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon *
03/30/14 Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall *
03/31/14 Chicago IL @ Schubas *
04/01/14 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge *
04/03/14 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle *
04/04/14 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Yellow Ostrich

7 months ago
OUT TODAY: CYNE All My Angles Are Right LP/CD/DIGDeluxe pre-order package extended through tomorrow!Tour dates announced!CYNE AMA tomorrow on Reddit!
We’re happy to announce and hold high the release of CYNE’s wildly-anticipated new album, All My Angles Are Right. Today, it’s yours. Quicken the BPM of your heart.

STREAM: CYNE All My Angles Are Right (via DJ Booth)
"Much has changed since 2003: Saddam Hussein was still running things in Iraq, YouTube did not exist and a group called CYNE was bursting onto the scene with their debut album, Time Being. After more than a decade of head-nodding hip-hop, CYNE returns with All My Angles Are Right – and the group sound as fresh as ever.” -Potholes In My Blog
Extended through tomorrow!ORDER: CYNE All My Angles Are Right Deluxe Pre-Order Package
ORDER NOW: CYNE All My Angles Are Right LPCYNE All My Angles Are Right CDCYNE All My Angles Are Right Digital
Ask CYNE anything, tomorrow: Reddit AMA with CYNE (3/19, 6pm)
CYNE Tour Dates 4/04/14 - San Diego @ WorldBeat Cultural Center *4/06/14 - San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar *4/07/14 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *4/08/14 - Portland, OR @ The Know *5/03/14 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java* w/ Bop Alloy
Above: CYNE All My Angles Are Right art by 2Shy

OUT TODAY: CYNE All My Angles Are Right LP/CD/DIG
Deluxe pre-order package extended through tomorrow!
Tour dates announced!
CYNE AMA tomorrow on Reddit!

We’re happy to announce and hold high the release of CYNE’s wildly-anticipated new album, All My Angles Are Right. Today, it’s yours. Quicken the BPM of your heart.

STREAM: CYNE All My Angles Are Right (via DJ Booth)

"Much has changed since 2003: Saddam Hussein was still running things in Iraq, YouTube did not exist and a group called CYNE was bursting onto the scene with their debut album, Time Being. After more than a decade of head-nodding hip-hop, CYNE returns with All My Angles Are Right – and the group sound as fresh as ever.” -Potholes In My Blog

Extended through tomorrow!
ORDER: CYNE All My Angles Are Right Deluxe Pre-Order Package

ORDER NOW: 
CYNE All My Angles Are Right LP
CYNE All My Angles Are Right CD
CYNE All My Angles Are Right Digital

Ask CYNE anything, tomorrow: Reddit AMA with CYNE (3/19, 6pm)

CYNE Tour Dates 
4/04/14 - San Diego @ WorldBeat Cultural Center *
4/06/14 - San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar *
4/07/14 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
4/08/14 - Portland, OR @ The Know *
5/03/14 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
* w/ Bop Alloy

Above: CYNE All My Angles Are Right art by 2Shy

7 months ago
Hometapes Friend Island Saturday, March 15, 2014Wonderland1104 E. 6th St., Austin, TX6pm-2am, Free, 21+
With…
killer BOBThe Cloak OxLushesZulaLandladyCloud Becomes Your HandTOPSLeverage Models
…and a special performance of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass presented by Landlady and special guests.
Friend Island Sonic Invitation: http://bit.ly/friendislandmusicRSVP: http://bit.ly/friendisland2014
Set times to be announced.

Hometapes Friend Island 
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Wonderland
1104 E. 6th St., Austin, TX
6pm-2am, Free, 21+

With…

killer BOB
The Cloak Ox
Lushes
Zula
Landlady
Cloud Becomes Your Hand
TOPS
Leverage Models

…and a special performance of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass presented by Landlady and special guests.

Friend Island Sonic Invitation: http://bit.ly/friendislandmusic
RSVP: http://bit.ly/friendisland2014

Set times to be announced.

7 months ago
Pattern Is Movement shares new track and announces SXSW shows, on tour now with Yellow Ostrich
New self-titled album now available for pre-order, including a deluxe package!
LISTEN:  Pattern Is Movement “Climb To Me” (Stereogum Premiere)PRE-ORDER: Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is Movement
Pattern Is Movement have shared another peek into their new self-titled full-length, out April 1. "Climb To Me," streaming at Stereogum right now, is a triumphant call to action, marking the Philadelphia duo’s fourth album and their first since 2008’s critically-acclaimed All Together. It’s been a long inhale — and the exhale began last night with the beginning of Pattern Is Movement’s nationwide tour with Yellow Ostrich. The road will take the band to SXSW, where they will play the Hometapes Showcase and more (dates below).
Pattern Is Movement is available for pre-order today from Hometapes on limited edition clear + blue splatter vinyl. In addition to standard LP, CD, and Digital pre-order options, a deluxe pre-order package is available and includes Pattern Is Movement’s “(Suckling / Untitled How Does It Feel?)” 12-inch (plus an instant-grat download of those two tracks!) and a copy of the very limited Light Of The World CD EP — which features two early versions of Pattern Is Movement album tracks and the band covering The Smiths, David Bowie, and Beyoncé.
Listen: Pattern Is Movement “Climb To Me”Pattern Is Movement “River”Pattern Is Movement “Suckling”
Watch:Pattern Is Movement “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)” Official Video
Pattern Is Movement Tour Dates:
03/05/14 Atlanta GA @ The Earl *03/06/14 Nashville TN @ The High Watt *03/07/14 Birmingham AL @ The Bottletree *03/08/14 New Orleans LA @ Circle Bar *#03/09/14 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s *03/11/14 - Austin, TX @ Hometapes & Team Clermont SXSW Showcase (12:00am, Trinity Hall at Old School, 401 E. 6th St.) $03/12/14 Austin, TX @ Rock n Roll Gladiators (2:30pm, Wonderland, 1104 E. 6th.) ^03/13/14 Austin, TX @ Death and Taxes’ 4th East End (1:20pm, Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River) %03/15/14 Scottsdale AZ @ Pub Rock Live *03/16/14 San Diego CA @ Casbah *03/18/14 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo *03/19/14 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of The Hill *03/21/14 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *03/22/14 Seattle WA @ Barboza *03/23/14 Vancouver BC @ Media Club *03/25/14 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge *03/26/14 Denver CO @ Hi Dive *03/28/14 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club *03/29/14 Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon *03/30/14 Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall *03/31/14 Chicago IL @ Schubas *04/01/14 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge *04/03/14 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle *04/04/14 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
* w/ Yellow Ostrich# w/ Landlady$ w/ Leverage Models, Pontiak, Landlady, Spaceship Aloha (Chris Powell of Man Man), Star Rover^ w/ Feuding Fathers, Zula, and more% w/ Tokyo Police Club, Small Black, and more

Pattern Is Movement shares new track and announces SXSW shows, on tour now with Yellow Ostrich

New self-titled album now available for pre-order, including a deluxe package!

LISTEN:  Pattern Is Movement “Climb To Me” (Stereogum Premiere)
PRE-ORDER: Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is Movement

Pattern Is Movement have shared another peek into their new self-titled full-length, out April 1. "Climb To Me," streaming at Stereogum right now, is a triumphant call to action, marking the Philadelphia duo’s fourth album and their first since 2008’s critically-acclaimed All Together. It’s been a long inhale — and the exhale began last night with the beginning of Pattern Is Movement’s nationwide tour with Yellow Ostrich. The road will take the band to SXSW, where they will play the Hometapes Showcase and more (dates below).

Pattern Is Movement is available for pre-order today from Hometapes on limited edition clear + blue splatter vinyl. In addition to standard LP, CD, and Digital pre-order options, a deluxe pre-order package is available and includes Pattern Is Movement’s “(Suckling / Untitled How Does It Feel?)” 12-inch (plus an instant-grat download of those two tracks!) and a copy of the very limited Light Of The World CD EP — which features two early versions of Pattern Is Movement album tracks and the band covering The Smiths, David Bowie, and Beyoncé.

Listen: 
Pattern Is Movement “Climb To Me”
Pattern Is Movement “River”
Pattern Is Movement “Suckling”

Watch:
Pattern Is Movement “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)” Official Video

Pattern Is Movement Tour Dates:

03/05/14 Atlanta GA @ The Earl *
03/06/14 Nashville TN @ The High Watt *
03/07/14 Birmingham AL @ The Bottletree *
03/08/14 New Orleans LA @ Circle Bar *#
03/09/14 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
03/11/14 - Austin, TX @ Hometapes & Team Clermont SXSW Showcase (12:00am, Trinity Hall at Old School, 401 E. 6th St.) $
03/12/14 Austin, TX @ Rock n Roll Gladiators (2:30pm, Wonderland, 1104 E. 6th.) ^
03/13/14 Austin, TX @ Death and Taxes’ 4th East End (1:20pm, Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River) %
03/15/14 Scottsdale AZ @ Pub Rock Live *
03/16/14 San Diego CA @ Casbah *
03/18/14 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo *
03/19/14 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of The Hill *
03/21/14 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
03/22/14 Seattle WA @ Barboza *
03/23/14 Vancouver BC @ Media Club *
03/25/14 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge *
03/26/14 Denver CO @ Hi Dive *
03/28/14 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club *
03/29/14 Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon *
03/30/14 Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall *
03/31/14 Chicago IL @ Schubas *
04/01/14 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge *
04/03/14 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle *
04/04/14 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Yellow Ostrich
# w/ Landlady
$ w/ Leverage Models, Pontiak, Landlady, Spaceship Aloha (Chris Powell of Man Man), Star Rover
^ w/ Feuding Fathers, Zula, and more
% w/ Tokyo Police Club, Small Black, and more

7 months ago

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt
Hometapes + Team Clermont Official SXSW Showcase

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Trinity Hall @ Old School
401 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

8:00pm - Star Rover
9:00pm - Spaceship Aloha (Chris Powell of Man Man)
10:00pm - Landlady
11:00pm - Leverage Models
12:00am - Pattern Is Movement
1:00am - Pontiak

A Sonic Invitation: http://bit.ly/HTTCSXSWMUSIC

RSVP: http://bit.ly/HTTCSXSW

7 months ago
Hey, Landlady.
"This is the part of the song when we come together." 
Adam Schatz's voice rings out in the flickering candlelight of Manhattan Inn. Last summer, he began a monthly series in the Greenpoint bar's piano-anchored back room, built to bring his friends together to play music. And Schatz — who plays in Man Man and Father Figures, co-produces NYC Winter Jazzfest, founded Search & Restore, and has wielded his saxophone on numerous stages and on recordings for bands like Vampire Weekend (see “Diane Young”) and Those Darlins — has a lot of friends. But on this warm summer night, the man that energizes so many NYC scenes stood on a piano bench, gazing somewhere only he could see, and declared a scene of his own:
"There’s no before. There’s no after. There’s only this."
This is Landlady.
The song was “Above My Ground,” a disarming sing-along anthem and a wide window into Schatz — the songwriter, the multi-instrumentalist, the vocalist. Over the past three years, Landlady has evolved alongside its busy leader, self-releasing Keeping To Yourself in 2011, solidifying into a striking five-member lineup that includes Mikey Freedom Hart, Ian Chang, Ian Davis, and Booker Stardrum, and recording a brand new record that will see release on Hometapes this summer.
Today, we welcome Landlady to the Hometapes family. 
LISTEN: Landlady “Above My Ground”
Landlady will perform at Hometapes’ SXSW Showcase and, later in the week, at Friend Island. In addition to sneak peek performances of Landlady’s soon-to-be-announced album, the band will be leading a performance of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, presented by Hometapes on the night of March 15. Landlady and special guests will vividly recreate the classic album, bringing the spirit of Schatz’s Manhattan Inn series to Texas for a temporary-yet-eternal moment.
Landlady kicks off their tour down to Texas with a performance at Brooklyn’s Glasslands this coming Monday, March 3. 
Landlady Tour Dates and SXSW
03/03/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands *^03/04/14 - Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center (6pm) The Beehive* (later)03/05/14 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings +03/06/14 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle %03/07/14 - Athens, GA @ Green Room !03/08/14 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar =03/11/14 - Austin, TX @ Hometapes & Team Clermont SXSW Showcase (401 E. 6th St.) $03/12/14 - Austin, TX @ SXSW TBA03/13/14 - Austin, TX @ SXSW TBA03/14/14 - Austin, TX @ SXSWonderland03/15/14 - Austin, TX @ Hometapes Friend Island at Wonderland (1104 E. 6th St)03/17/14 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar 03/18/14 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet #03/19/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers & 
* w/ Star Rover^ w/ Zula, Friend Roulette+ w/ Enemy Waves% w/ Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds! w/ Thayer Sarrano andTall Tall Trees= w/ Yellow Ostrich and Pattern Is Movement$ w/ Pattern Is Movement, Leverage Models, Pontiak, Spaceship Aloha (Chris Powell of Man Man), Star Rover# w/ Eddy Kwon& w/ Sleep Experiments

Photo: Sasha Arutynova

Hey, Landlady.

"This is the part of the song when we come together." 

Adam Schatz's voice rings out in the flickering candlelight of Manhattan Inn. Last summer, he began a monthly series in the Greenpoint bar's piano-anchored back room, built to bring his friends together to play music. And Schatz — who plays in Man Man and Father Figures, co-produces NYC Winter Jazzfest, founded Search & Restore, and has wielded his saxophone on numerous stages and on recordings for bands like Vampire Weekend (see “Diane Young”) and Those Darlins — has a lot of friends. But on this warm summer night, the man that energizes so many NYC scenes stood on a piano bench, gazing somewhere only he could see, and declared a scene of his own:

"There’s no before. There’s no after. There’s only this."

This is Landlady.

The song was “Above My Ground,” a disarming sing-along anthem and a wide window into Schatz — the songwriter, the multi-instrumentalist, the vocalist. Over the past three years, Landlady has evolved alongside its busy leader, self-releasing Keeping To Yourself in 2011, solidifying into a striking five-member lineup that includes Mikey Freedom Hart, Ian Chang, Ian Davis, and Booker Stardrum, and recording a brand new record that will see release on Hometapes this summer.

Today, we welcome Landlady to the Hometapes family. 

LISTEN: Landlady “Above My Ground”

Landlady will perform at Hometapes’ SXSW Showcase and, later in the week, at Friend Island. In addition to sneak peek performances of Landlady’s soon-to-be-announced album, the band will be leading a performance of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, presented by Hometapes on the night of March 15. Landlady and special guests will vividly recreate the classic album, bringing the spirit of Schatz’s Manhattan Inn series to Texas for a temporary-yet-eternal moment.

Landlady kicks off their tour down to Texas with a performance at Brooklyn’s Glasslands this coming Monday, March 3. 

Landlady Tour Dates and SXSW

03/03/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands *^
03/04/14 - Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center (6pm) The Beehive* (later)
03/05/14 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings +
03/06/14 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle %
03/07/14 - Athens, GA @ Green Room !
03/08/14 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar =
03/11/14 - Austin, TX @ Hometapes & Team Clermont SXSW Showcase (401 E. 6th St.) $
03/12/14 - Austin, TX @ SXSW TBA
03/13/14 - Austin, TX @ SXSW TBA
03/14/14 - Austin, TX @ SXSWonderland
03/15/14 - Austin, TX @ Hometapes Friend Island at Wonderland (1104 E. 6th St)
03/17/14 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar 
03/18/14 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet #
03/19/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers & 

* w/ Star Rover
^ w/ Zula, Friend Roulette
+ w/ Enemy Waves
% w/ Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
! w/ Thayer Sarrano andTall Tall Trees
= w/ Yellow Ostrich and Pattern Is Movement
$ w/ Pattern Is Movement, Leverage Models, Pontiak, Spaceship Aloha (Chris Powell of Man Man), Star Rover
# w/ Eddy Kwon
& w/ Sleep Experiments

Photo: Sasha Arutynova

7 months ago
CYNE All My Angles Are Rightnow available for pre-order!Deluxe pre-order package available, including unreleased single

"Every night I light approximately four candles, turn on Illmatic backwards, and make a sacrifice (ranging from a pair of Adidas without the laces to a New Era hat) to the hip-hop gods hoping that all my devotion will bring about the two things I want most in hip-hop: Jay Electronica’s album and something new from CYNE…The level of depth, passion, originality, and soul in their music is astounding…Come March, we are all in for a treat.” -Refined Hype

 PRE-ORDER:CYNE All My Angles Are Right Deluxe Pre-Order Package
Includes (pictured above):
CYNE All My Angles Are Right on limited edition transparent red vinyl. Packaged in a heavyweight jacket with a printed inner sleeve. Includes a coupon for a digital download of the album.
CYNE “All My Angles Are Right” on compact disc.
A CYNE Papercraft Pyramid. Printed in full color and delivered flat. Some assembly required.
A set of three CYNE buttons and a full-color vinyl logo sticker.
A pre-order-package-exclusive digital single featuring album track “Poison” and the previously unreleased track “Robert Grey.” 
PRE-ORDER: CYNE All My Angles Are Right LPPRE-ORDER: CYNE All My Angles Are Right CDPRE-ORDER: CYNE All My Angles Are Right DigitalCYNE accompanied their highly-anticipated album’s pre-order announcement with the release of a new album track and a teaser video:
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: CYNE “Avians”WATCH: CYNE All My Angles Are Right teaser
CYNE All My Angles Are Right is out March 18, 2014 on Hometapes.

CYNE All My Angles Are Rightnow available for pre-order!
Deluxe pre-order package available, including unreleased single

"Every night I light approximately four candles, turn on Illmatic backwards, and make a sacrifice (ranging from a pair of Adidas without the laces to a New Era hat) to the hip-hop gods hoping that all my devotion will bring about the two things I want most in hip-hop: Jay Electronica’s album and something new from CYNE…The level of depth, passion, originality, and soul in their music is astounding…Come March, we are all in for a treat.” -Refined Hype

PRE-ORDER:
CYNE All My Angles Are Right Deluxe Pre-Order Package

Includes (pictured above):

  • CYNE All My Angles Are Right on limited edition transparent red vinyl. Packaged in a heavyweight jacket with a printed inner sleeve. Includes a coupon for a digital download of the album.
  • CYNE “All My Angles Are Right” on compact disc.
  • A CYNE Papercraft Pyramid. Printed in full color and delivered flat. Some assembly required.
  • A set of three CYNE buttons and a full-color vinyl logo sticker.
  • A pre-order-package-exclusive digital single featuring album track “Poison” and the previously unreleased track “Robert Grey.” 

PRE-ORDER: CYNE All My Angles Are Right LP
PRE-ORDER:
CYNE All My Angles Are Right CD
PRE-ORDER: CYNE All My Angles Are Right Digital

CYNE accompanied their highly-anticipated album’s pre-order announcement with the release of a new album track and a teaser video:

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: CYNE “Avians”
WATCH: CYNE All My Angles Are Right teaser

CYNE All My Angles Are Right is out March 18, 2014 on Hometapes.

8 months ago
It’s strictly gravitational; you’ll be fineThe Caribbean + Moon Sickness = Today

Every album we release is a doorway – gently hung, meticulously carved, or dynamite-blasted – in the wall of a house. The house is ours and the house is yours. It’s in the middle of a field. It’s on a planet we’ve never visited. It’s in our heads. Music collides in its hallways, words pop up on handwritten notes left on the kitchen table, and wild light flickers through the windows. There are fires burning outside, started by lightning started by a storm that probably started inside that house, first, the moment you walked in and decided to stay.
If someone built this place, and surely they did, The Caribbean were there. Five records on Hometapes equal five doorways, and Moon Sickness, out today, expands the equation of time and reminds us exactly where we are: In the middle of a field, On a planet we’ve never heard of. In our heads.
BUY: The Caribbean Moon Sickness CD/Digital
Moon Sickness has been and will be praised. Click below for further illumination in these band interviews and reviews:
Washington Post PopMattersRolling Stone Washington City Paper MagnetDots and Loops
Visit The Caribbean universe for tour dates, their Labor podcast, and more – right here.

The Caribbean on Hometapes:William of OrangePlastic ExplosivesPopulationsDiscontinued Perfume

It’s strictly gravitational; you’ll be fine
The Caribbean + Moon Sickness = Today

Every album we release is a doorway – gently hung, meticulously carved, or dynamite-blasted – in the wall of a house. The house is ours and the house is yours. It’s in the middle of a field. It’s on a planet we’ve never visited. It’s in our heads. Music collides in its hallways, words pop up on handwritten notes left on the kitchen table, and wild light flickers through the windows. There are fires burning outside, started by lightning started by a storm that probably started inside that house, first, the moment you walked in and decided to stay.

If someone built this place, and surely they did, The Caribbean were there. Five records on Hometapes equal five doorways, and Moon Sickness, out today, expands the equation of time and reminds us exactly where we are: In the middle of a field, On a planet we’ve never heard of. In our heads.

BUY: The Caribbean Moon Sickness CD/Digital

Moon Sickness has been and will be praised. Click below for further illumination in these band interviews and reviews:

Washington Post 
PopMatters
Rolling Stone 
Washington City Paper 
Magnet
Dots and Loops

Visit The Caribbean universe for tour dates, their Labor podcast, and more – right here.

The Caribbean on Hometapes:
William of Orange
Plastic Explosives
Populations
Discontinued Perfume

8 months ago
Pattern Is Movement = Pattern Is MovementThe duo returns with a new self-titled album and nationwide tour dates
LISTEN:  Pattern Is Movement “River” (SPIN premiere)
"it took one step, one step, one…for everything to change.it’s a different color.” 
-Pattern Is Movement, from “Wonderful”
Pattern Is Movement redefine what it means to return. Their self-titled fourth album, announced today, is the story of what Christopher Ward and Andrew Thiboldeaux have seen in the six years since 2008’s All Together: a new and shifting territory where a percussive primal heartbeat keeps time with the baroque melody of civilization. Counting among its touchstones everything from Drake, Fred Hammond, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Prince, Bollywood, Outkast, Springsteen, and Werner Herzog to peers like Bon Iver, Candy Claws, Beirut, and Thundercat, Pattern Is Movement unearths an entirely modern artifact right under our feet. It’s beautiful and pulsing. It’ll make you sweat.
Pattern Is Movement will be released on Hometapes on April 1. Album cover art and the track list were revealed today, along with the premiere of the album’s lead track "River." Offering what SPIN calls “an inviting look into what Thiboldeaux and Ward have been brewing,” “River” pairs nicely with neighboring album track "Suckling," (released last Fall on its own 12-inch). Pattern Is Movement begin their nationwide tour with Yellow Ostrich on March 3 (see all dates below).
Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is MovementHT068 LP/CD/DIGArt by Adam Heathcott, HometapesRelease Date: April 1, 2014Track list:01. River 02. Climb To Me 03. Rum 04. Little By Little 05. Suckling06. Gone My Love07. Let’s Be Done08. Make It Right09. Light Of The World10. Wonderful

Founded in Philadelphia by Andrew Thiboldeaux and Christopher Ward, Pattern Is Movement map a vast territory of internal exploration and external output. As the band recorded a series of albums over the past decade — The (Im)possibility of Longing, Stowaway, and All Together — they also shifted in membership and in stylistic focus, eventually solidifying into a powerful duo: Thiboldeaux on Rhodes, synth, bass, and vocals, and Ward on drums. Deeply soulful and natively genre-defying, they toured extensively, joining bands like St. Vincent, The Roots, and Shudder to Think, before delving into their fourth album and, along with it, the brightest and darkest corners of composition, orchestration, and collaboration. 
Pattern Is Movement Tour Dates
03/03/14 Washington DC @ DC9*03/04/14 Raleigh NC @ Kings*03/05/14 Atlanta GA @ The Earl*03/06/14 Nashville TN @ The High Watt*03/07/14 Birmingham AL @ The Bottletree*03/08/14 New Orleans LA @ Circle Bar*03/09/14 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s*03/10/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW03/11/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW03/12/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW03/13/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW03/15/14 Scottsdale AZ @ Pub Rock Live*03/16/14 San Diego CA @ Casbah*03/18/14 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo*03/19/14 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of The Hill*03/21/14 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*03/22/14 Seattle WA @ Barboza*03/23/14 Vancouver BC @ Media Club*03/25/14 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge*03/26/14 Denver CO @ Hi Dive*03/28/14 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club*03/29/14 Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon*03/30/14 Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall*03/31/14 Chicago IL @ Schubas*04/01/14 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge*04/03/14 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle*04/04/14 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
*w/ Yellow Ostrich

Pattern Is Movement = Pattern Is Movement
The duo returns with a new self-titled album and nationwide tour dates

LISTEN:  Pattern Is Movement “River” (SPIN premiere)

"it took one step, one step, one…for everything to change.
it’s a different color.” 

-Pattern Is Movement, from “Wonderful”

Pattern Is Movement redefine what it means to return. Their self-titled fourth album, announced today, is the story of what Christopher Ward and Andrew Thiboldeaux have seen in the six years since 2008’s All Together: a new and shifting territory where a percussive primal heartbeat keeps time with the baroque melody of civilization. Counting among its touchstones everything from Drake, Fred Hammond, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Prince, Bollywood, Outkast, Springsteen, and Werner Herzog to peers like Bon Iver, Candy Claws, Beirut, and Thundercat, Pattern Is Movement unearths an entirely modern artifact right under our feet. It’s beautiful and pulsing. It’ll make you sweat.

Pattern Is Movement will be released on Hometapes on April 1. Album cover art and the track list were revealed today, along with the premiere of the album’s lead track "River." Offering what SPIN calls “an inviting look into what Thiboldeaux and Ward have been brewing,” “River” pairs nicely with neighboring album track "Suckling," (released last Fall on its own 12-inch). Pattern Is Movement begin their nationwide tour with Yellow Ostrich on March 3 (see all dates below).

Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is Movement
HT068 LP/CD/DIG
Art by Adam Heathcott, Hometapes
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Track list:
01. River 
02. Climb To Me 
03. Rum 
04. Little By Little 
05. Suckling
06. Gone My Love
07. Let’s Be Done
08. Make It Right
09. Light Of The World
10. Wonderful

Founded in Philadelphia by Andrew Thiboldeaux and Christopher Ward, Pattern Is Movement map a vast territory of internal exploration and external output. As the band recorded a series of albums over the past decade — The (Im)possibility of Longing, Stowaway, and All Together — they also shifted in membership and in stylistic focus, eventually solidifying into a powerful duo: Thiboldeaux on Rhodes, synth, bass, and vocals, and Ward on drums. Deeply soulful and natively genre-defying, they toured extensively, joining bands like St. Vincent, The Roots, and Shudder to Think, before delving into their fourth album and, along with it, the brightest and darkest corners of composition, orchestration, and collaboration. 

Pattern Is Movement Tour Dates

03/03/14 Washington DC @ DC9*
03/04/14 Raleigh NC @ Kings*
03/05/14 Atlanta GA @ The Earl*
03/06/14 Nashville TN @ The High Watt*
03/07/14 Birmingham AL @ The Bottletree*
03/08/14 New Orleans LA @ Circle Bar*
03/09/14 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
03/10/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/11/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/12/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/13/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/15/14 Scottsdale AZ @ Pub Rock Live*
03/16/14 San Diego CA @ Casbah*
03/18/14 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo*
03/19/14 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of The Hill*
03/21/14 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
03/22/14 Seattle WA @ Barboza*
03/23/14 Vancouver BC @ Media Club*
03/25/14 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge*
03/26/14 Denver CO @ Hi Dive*
03/28/14 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club*
03/29/14 Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon*
03/30/14 Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall*
03/31/14 Chicago IL @ Schubas*
04/01/14 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge*
04/03/14 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle*
04/04/14 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom*

*w/ Yellow Ostrich

10 months ago
A Ride to Anywhere: Hometapes for the Holidays 2013
These are the days of weird light. The sun works half-time, its shift picked up by strings of bulbs wrapped around trees and porches, by darting headlights in freeway races, by flickering fire in all sorts of places. Stopping, sitting still, and listening are built-in themes of the season. I always think: “bring it on,” as I cycle through lists of memories and memories of lists. Let’s think about what we did. Let’s think about what we’re doing. We make a lot of things. We breathe this stuff. And it’s this time of year when it’s just cold enough for you to see us exhale.
For the past four years, we’ve created holiday albums that put the timely and the timeless right next to each other, offering a space for the Hometapes family to condense the spirit of the season – and the spirit of every single day – into songs that, always surprisingly and always without fail, carry us through the long nights of winter. 
Today we release A Ride to Anywhere, a fourteen-track experience available via Bandcamp. It’s free, and you have the option to donate to Megabolt, an organization built on creating experiences and flat-out-joy for kids by uniting them with the design/fine art/craft communities in special projects, unique events and more. 
Happy holidays, in all possible ways.
DOWNLOAD / DONATE: A Ride to Anywhere
Track list:
01. Slaraffenland “Give Me No Splendour, Gold, or Pomp”02. Leverage Models “Christmas Eve Can Kill You”03. Ex Reyes “This Will Be Our Year”04. Keith Sunset “All Lights”05. CYNE “Mistletoe”06. Ormonde “Silent Night”07. Braveyoung “In the Bleak Midwinter”08. Brad Laner “Holiday in Granada Hills (for small fake chamber ensemble)”09. Adam Schatz and Ian Davis “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”10. Sunless “Somewhere In Our Memory”11. Benjamin Bearclaw “Cold December Flies Away”12. J D Emmanuel “Resonances Through Several Dimensions”13. Helado Negro “Lentamente (mezcla julio2012)”14. killer BOB “All I Want For Christmas Is Ewwwwww”
Let it snow: download other Hometapes holiday albums…Star Over (2012)The Never Ending Beginning (2011)I’ll Be Hometapes For Christmas (2010)

A Ride to Anywhere: Hometapes for the Holidays 2013

These are the days of weird light. The sun works half-time, its shift picked up by strings of bulbs wrapped around trees and porches, by darting headlights in freeway races, by flickering fire in all sorts of places. Stopping, sitting still, and listening are built-in themes of the season. I always think: “bring it on,” as I cycle through lists of memories and memories of lists. Let’s think about what we did. Let’s think about what we’re doing. We make a lot of things. We breathe this stuff. And it’s this time of year when it’s just cold enough for you to see us exhale.

For the past four years, we’ve created holiday albums that put the timely and the timeless right next to each other, offering a space for the Hometapes family to condense the spirit of the season – and the spirit of every single day – into songs that, always surprisingly and always without fail, carry us through the long nights of winter. 

Today we release A Ride to Anywhere, a fourteen-track experience available via Bandcamp. It’s free, and you have the option to donate to Megabolt, an organization built on creating experiences and flat-out-joy for kids by uniting them with the design/fine art/craft communities in special projects, unique events and more. 

Happy holidays, in all possible ways.

DOWNLOAD / DONATE: A Ride to Anywhere

Track list:

01. Slaraffenland “Give Me No Splendour, Gold, or Pomp”
02. Leverage Models “Christmas Eve Can Kill You”
03. Ex Reyes “This Will Be Our Year”
04. Keith Sunset “All Lights”
05. CYNE “Mistletoe”
06. Ormonde “Silent Night”
07. Braveyoung “In the Bleak Midwinter”
08. Brad Laner “Holiday in Granada Hills (for small fake chamber ensemble)”
09. Adam Schatz and Ian Davis “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
10. Sunless “Somewhere In Our Memory”
11. Benjamin Bearclaw “Cold December Flies Away”
12. J D Emmanuel “Resonances Through Several Dimensions”
13. Helado Negro “Lentamente (mezcla julio2012)”
14. killer BOB “All I Want For Christmas Is Ewwwwww”

Let it snow: download other Hometapes holiday albums…
Star Over (2012)
The Never Ending Beginning (2011)
I’ll Be Hometapes For Christmas (2010)

10 months ago

Let’s turn it back into something:
CYNE announces their new album, All My Angles Are Right

LISTEN: CYNE “Tears For Uriah”

CYNE are more than one emcee, more than two producers, more than their decade-spanning discography, and, with today’s announcement of the new album, All My Angles Are Right, more than just hip-hop.

Cise Star is a conscience for your headphones. Speck and Enoch dig deep so you don’t have to. CYNE rise above their sphere, merging the personal and the political with genre-busting production and silver-tongued rhymes that capture cross-millennia truths. Their beats have been used by Joey Bada$$, they’ve been remixed by Four Tet, they’ve collaborated with To Rococo Rot, Daedelus, and Nujabes, and, since 2008, they’ve been part of the Hometapes family (see Pretty Dark ThingsWater For Mars, and Wasteland Vol. 1.)

CYNE lights up their full spectrum with All My Angles Are Right, their fifth album out March 2014 and with today’s tell-tale release of the first single “Tears For Uriah.”

CYNE
All My Angles Are Right
Hometapes 065 - LP / CD / DIG
RELEASE DATE: March 18, 2014
01. Attics 
02. Avians 
03. Tears For Uriah
04. Sunglasses After Midnight
05. Fine Prints
06. In Between Kingdoms
07. Ancient Audio
08. Plato’s Cave
09. Poison
10. Carousels
11. Null
12. Heaven Is A Hologram
13. Spaces
14. Embers
15. Firefights

ABOVE:
Album art by 2Shy
CYNE photo by Ben Sellon

11 months ago
I’m so electric,I’ll say almost anythingThe Caribbean: Moon Sickness
LISTEN:The Caribbean “Jobsworth” (via Rolling Stone)The Caribbean “Imitation Air” (via Magnet)
Every time I stop to speak about The Caribbean, I usually just end up quoting Michael Kentoff’s lyrics. Part of the Hometapes family since 2003, the Washington, DC-based trio has built a house — strike that, a whole neighborhood — of words, images, and pop-dismantling sounds: William of Orange, Plastic Explosives, Populations, and Discontinued Perfume soundtrack an entire decade for Kentoff, Matthew Byars, and Dave Jones, as well as for Hometapes — all alongside the ever-shifting industry of music that we all operate both inside and outside of.
Today we announce Moon Sickness, The Caribbean’s new album which we’ll be releasing in February. Today, Rolling Stone featured “Jobsworth,” and Magnet has unleashed “Imitation Air.” Have a listen. I think you might find that the best medicine for the flashing-screen symptoms of Earth sickness is a giving-in to the world of Moon Sickness.
Check out Chad Clark’s writing on the album here.Download and read the album lyrics here.
Hometapes 067The Caribbean Moon Sickness1. The Chemistry Sisters2. Imitation Air3. I Haven’t Given Up Hoping4. Jobsworth5. Moon Sickness6. Electric Bass7. We’re Both Villains8. Echopraxia9. Sixteen Kingdoms
ABOVE: cover art by Hometapes.

I’m so electric,
I’ll say almost anything
The Caribbean: Moon Sickness

LISTEN:
The Caribbean “Jobsworth” (via Rolling Stone)
The Caribbean “Imitation Air” (via Magnet)

Every time I stop to speak about The Caribbean, I usually just end up quoting Michael Kentoff’s lyrics. Part of the Hometapes family since 2003, the Washington, DC-based trio has built a house — strike that, a whole neighborhood — of words, images, and pop-dismantling sounds: William of Orange, Plastic Explosives, Populations, and Discontinued Perfume soundtrack an entire decade for Kentoff, Matthew Byars, and Dave Jones, as well as for Hometapes — all alongside the ever-shifting industry of music that we all operate both inside and outside of.

Today we announce Moon Sickness, The Caribbean’s new album which we’ll be releasing in February. Today, Rolling Stone featured “Jobsworth,” and Magnet has unleashed “Imitation Air.” Have a listen. I think you might find that the best medicine for the flashing-screen symptoms of Earth sickness is a giving-in to the world of Moon Sickness.

Check out Chad Clark’s writing on the album here.
Download and read the album lyrics here.

Hometapes 067
The Caribbean Moon Sickness
1. The Chemistry Sisters
2. Imitation Air
3. I Haven’t Given Up Hoping
4. Jobsworth
5. Moon Sickness
6. Electric Bass
7. We’re Both Villains
8. Echopraxia
9. Sixteen Kingdoms

ABOVE: cover art by Hometapes.